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 Clark

About the Author: Jeff Clarke

Jeff Clarke is vice chairman and co-chief operating officer for Dell Technologies responsible for running day-to-day business operations, shaping the company’s strategic agenda and setting priorities across the Dell Technologies executive leadership team. In partnership with Chuck Whitten, Jeff directs the Infrastructure Solutions Group and the Client Solutions Group, and manages Global Operations including manufacturing, procurement and supply chain. Jeff is also responsible for setting the long-term strategy and leads planning for emerging technology areas such as Cloud, Edge, Telecom and as-a-Service. Jeff joined Dell Technologies in 1987 as a quality engineer. Since then, his remit has grown to lead the company’s biggest transformations that resulted in Dell Technologies No.1 worldwide share positions in many of its core infrastructure and PC products. He’s also passionate about Dell’s social impact agenda and plays an active role in advancing Dell’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, employee resource groups and 2030 moonshot goals. 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.