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Quest Software

Dell Acquires Quest Software
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Acquisition Overview
Dell has completed the acquisition of Quest, an award-winning IT management software provider offering a broad selection of solutions that solve the most common and most challenging IT problems.

Why Quest Software 
Quest’s family of software solutions and key technologies are strongly aligned with Dell’s software strategy. The acquisition provides critical components to expand Dell’s software capabilities in systems management, security and business intelligence. In addition, Quest’s software portfolio is highly complementary to Dell’s scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.

Dell recently announced the formation of its Software Group to build upon its existing software expertise. The Dell Software Group will add to Dell’s enterprise solutions capability, accelerate strategic growth and further differentiate the company from competitors by increasing its solutions portfolio with Dell-owned intellectual property.

Customer and Partner Benefits 
The acquisition of Quest strengthens Dell’s software capabilities to bring to market industry leading, differentiated, and easy to manage solutions for customers worldwide.

Quest’s software portfolio is highly complementary to Dell’s scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.

Dell is invested in preserving and growing Quest’s current channel relationships. Like we have with other acquisitions, we will offer Quest’s existing partners globally an opportunity to join our current PartnerDirect program, which will enable them to preserve the investments made with Quest.

 

Quotes

John Swainson, President, Dell Software
“The close of the Quest acquisition is a tremendous milestone in Dell’s journey to strengthen our end-to-end IT capabilities, empowering our customers to unlock greater value in their Dell technology investments, as well as their overall IT environments. We are addressing key needs for our customers, helping them leverage the cloud, support ‘bring your own device’ in their enterprise, and deploy mobile applications and virtualization to drive improved business results. The addition of Quest Software into Dell’s software portfolio will extend our industry-leading suite of solutions to a broader range of customers and partners, while simplifying operations, maximizing workforce productivity and delivering faster results.”

Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC
“Growth opportunities for the market’s leading strategic IT vendors continue to evolve and expand, and with the addition of Quest, Dell significantly extends and enhances its software capabilities and is in a unique position to offer complete end-to-end IT solutions to customers. As mid-to-large enterprise customers seek powerful yet simple-to-use business solutions in key areas like systems management, data protection and business intelligence, Dell should be a strong consideration for its industry-leading offerings across software, systems and services.”

Kenneth Lamneck, President and CEO of Insight Enterprises, Inc.
“As a long-time strategic partner of both Dell and Quest, Insight looks forward to driving continued, significant business through the Dell PartnerDirect channel program that supports our delivery of innovative solutions and expert services. Together, Dell Software and Quest offer a powerful combination of systems management, security, business intelligence and application software that aligns with Insight’s value proposition as a single source for our customers’ diverse IT needs.”

Special Note:

Statements that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements based on Dell's current expectations. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that projected benefits may not materialize as expected; that Dell is unable to successfully implement the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Dell’s or Quest’s Securities and Exchange Commission reports. Dell does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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