Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Wyse bought by Dell in Technical; For those of us involved in the thin client business this is a big story.
Dell have tried unsuccessfully to ...
4th April 2012, 02:08 PM #1
Wyse bought by Dell
For those of us involved in the thin client business this is a big story.
Dell have tried unsuccessfully to launch their own thin client several times, and now, it seems, have taken a
different approach to get a foothold in the thin client market.
This is a very different "story" to HP buying Neoware a few years back, Neoware had essentially gone bust and HP picked them up
for a song.
Wyse are/were a strong company and, although the figures aren't publicised - there are reports in the press of Dell
paying a billion dollars to Wyse's Taiwanese owners...
4 Thanks to Axel:
glennda (4th April 2012), localzuk (4th April 2012), Oaktech (4th April 2012), plexer (4th April 2012)
4th April 2012, 02:14 PM #2
Another good product going to go down the drain!
4th April 2012, 02:14 PM #3
I've always considered wyse something of an industry standard, and it's going to be an interesting time to see what Dell does with this.
4th April 2012, 02:37 PM #4
If it is anything like what they did to poor Alienware.....
Originally Posted by Oaktech
4th April 2012, 02:43 PM #5
Originally Posted by jamesfed
5th April 2012, 05:24 AM #6
This post in the IT News forum by @Arthur covers the same topic.
Link: Dell acquires Wyse Technologies
Mods: Should these two threads be merged?
5th April 2012, 08:47 AM #7
Dell are definitely trying to position themselves as an end-to-end solutions provider. With their recent purchases (Force10, AppAsure, Sonicwall and now Wyse) you can see their thinking - trying to compete head on with HP/IBM etc. Will be interesting to see who they're eyeing up next as only things lacking in their stack now is really the software side. They already partner with Microsoft/VMWare/Citrix but will they try and get their own hypervisor (ala EMC) and purchase someone like Red Hat?
5th April 2012, 09:43 AM #8
It looks like I posted it in the wrong forum. I don't think anyone visits IT News.
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