Dell is on the acquisitions warpath. Only a couple of weeks ago it dug deep into its wallet to purchase security firm SonicWall, and now the company has announced that it's set to acquire Wyse Technology.
Wyse is a cloud client computing firm, ranked number one in thin client unit shipment volume in Q4 2011. Dell says that bringing Wyse on board will expand the company's desktop virtualisation capabilities, opening up new fronts when it comes to Dell's enterprise solutions.
Jeff Clarke, President of End User Computing Solutions at Dell, commented: "Desktop virtualization can help organizations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios.
"The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability complements Dell's strongest-ever device and computing solutions portfolio, and strengthens our position in offering customers among the broadest set of computing choices from the edge to the core to the cloud."
Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse Technology, was equally enthusiastic, and noted: "The combination of Wyse and Dell provides us with tremendous growth opportunities for our core desktop virtualization business, helps us expand into new and fast-growing market segments including mobility and cloud computing, and provides us with reach and scale we did not previously have."
As to how much the acquisition cost, that's unknown at this point - but the deal will apparently be closed before the second quarter is out.