Dell announces intent to acquire Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology LogoBy now many of you hopefully many of you have seen news around Dell's intention to acquire Wyse Technology, which we announced earlier today. With the addition of Wyse, the global leader in cloud client computing, Dell is able to broaden the range of computing offerings it makes available to its customers and partners and to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings. 

Desktop virtualization is commonly defined as a different compute model which helps organizations enhance security, streamline desktop management, and boost user productivity, while providing the flexibility to support a comprehensive array of business requirements. Wyse’s assets will add to Dell’s existing desktop virtualization offerings, Desktop Virtualization Solution Simplified and Desktop Virtualization Solution Enterprise and its recent Desktop as a Service (DaaS) partnership with Desktone.

While this announcement is exciting for Dell on the computing side, it holds just as much promise for our datacenter and enterprise businesses. A desktop virtualization instance often includes a significant sales drag of data center technologies such as server, networking and storage, and complemented by deployment and implementation services. The expanded desktop virtualization capabilities will create potential new market opportunity for the full range of Dell’s enterprise solutions and services.

We also look forward to welcoming all of Wyse’s existing channel partners into our PartnerDirect program. As we have done through previous acquisitions, we will leverage the best of their program to strengthen ours. An additional benefit to Wyse’s channel members is that they will now have access to all Dell products, which we expect to open up new opportunities.

As the press release notes, the transaction was approved by the board of directors of each company. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s FY13.

Thanks.

Jeff

Jeff Clarke

About the Author: Jeff Clarke

In partnership with CEO and Chairman Michael Dell, Jeff is responsible for running day-to-day business operations, shaping the company’s strategic agenda and aligning priorities across the Dell Technologies executive leadership team. Jeff oversees the company’s operations, including its global manufacturing, procurement and supply chain activities. In fact, Dell Technologies’ supply chain is recognized among the world’s most innovative and continues to receive accolades for its achievements in closed-loop recycling and sustainable product development. Additionally, Jeff oversees the engineering, design, development and sales of the Infrastructure Solutions Group across servers, storage, data protection and networking products. He also oversees the engineering, design, development and sales of the Client Solutions Group, including computer desktops, notebooks, workstations, cloud client computing and end-user computing software solutions. Jeff joined Dell Technologies in 1987 as a quality engineer, moved into a product development role in 1989 and since has served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles. Jeff founded and launched Dell Technologies Precision workstation product line, and subsequently oversaw Dell Technologies OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial PC lines of business. Under his leadership, all three businesses achieved No. 1 worldwide share positions. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Jeff served as a reliability and product engineer at Motorola, Inc. He serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for his alma mater, the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1986.