Dell has come a long way from being a hardware vendor to dealers in computer software with the acquisition of Quest Software after bidding a hefty amount of $2.4 billion. By acquiring the software company, Dell will be able to utilize the management, security, data backup and recovery solutions of the acquired company.
Growing stronger with acquisition
With the success of its recent venture, Dell has made a special division for software development. President, Software Group at Dell, John Swainson said that this section of the company is accelerated the ongoing progress of Dell software IP development.
While elaborating on the future of the company, Swainson said that Dell will merge its existing software assets with the Quest Software to further enhance the value of the company. Currently, Swainson said that Dell is involved in developing existing software structure of the company. Through the acquisition, Dell hopes to achieve the ability to produce software goods with long term potential. While some people have been using pc monitoring software to store their data remotely, Dell’s new move has many talking.
Asset building technique
Acquisition is one useful and easy way of increasing the assets of the company. The acquisition can prove to be more lucrative and beneficial if made at the right time with the right company. Swainson expressed his hopes for future success and said that Quest’s assets of worth $30 billion will bring success and strength to the company.
While discussing various assets of Quest, Swainson pointed out that Windows Server Management platform of Quest will give the parent company more focused solutions to the tasks. Another useful asset is the Quest Foglight, which monitors the environment and detects and fixes any issues in their initial stage. Quest NetVault and Quest Workspace are two more valuable assets of the company that would enhance the management technology of Dell.
Synergising for optimum output
The acquisition of Quest Software has opened several avenues for Dell in terms of software and clientele. Both the companies share the same customer base; therefore, it will increase the number of customers. Similarly, Quest Software will be able to benefit from the users of Dell products. Moreover, Dell will also be able to increase its research and development of software.
Dell plans to allow Quest Software function as a separate entity in the beginning. But eventually it plans to integrate the functions of the acquired company with the Dell Portfolio. Human resources will also prove to be a great advantage for the parent company, as Quest Software’s employees, particularly the salespersons are well trained and can help Dell’s software sales.
Dell would also want to explore Quest’s Software as a Service (SaaS) model, and try to merge it with its existing software.
With promise to deliver!
Swanison said that without going into details, he would like to add that the acquisition of Quest Software has been carried out to increase the business of the parent company by increasing the assets and delivering maximum to the customers on time.
In lieu of this promise, Dell plans to take its business further and plans to acquire Wyse, think client vendor and SonicWall, security vendor.
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