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Dell Buys Wyse: Brilliant!

Dell announced today the acquisition of Wyse and while there is no denying the move was a brilliant business move I cannot help but feel sad, I am almost as sad as when HP bought Compaq back in the day. I guess I am sad because I have been using Wyse devices for a very long time and I am always fearful when larger companies buy smaller companies that are market leaders, and the reason for that is that I fear the new thin client division of Dell will be limited in its agility and innovation. That being said, I hope I am wrong because it would be a pity.

On the other hand Dell just became the #1 thin/zero-clients manufacturer overnight, but it does not end there, Wyse had recently acquired Trellia, a mobile device management solution, so essentially Dell hit two birds with one stone. If I was a betting man, I would say that Dell will expand the MDM offering to manage laptops as well, thereby delivering a comprehensive end-to-end consumerization solution for enterprises.

If HP (Help, Please!) was having trouble competing with Wyse, well now they have a bigger problem considering Wyse has just grown big muscles and now has penetration inside of all of Dell's accounts. Hopefully, competition will trigger more innovation on both sides of the spectrum, which means that we end up the benefactors of that.

Posted by Elias Khnaser on 04/02/2012 at 12:49 PM


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