Dell to enhance mobile portfolio with Wyse acquisition

Dell has announced its intention to acquire cloud client computing provider Wyse Technologies for an undisclosed fee.

The giant PC manufacturer said that the addition of Wyse will expand its desktop virtualisation capabilities and provide new solutions and services opportunities for the full range of its enterprise offerings. The move also suggests a renewed effort from the PC maker to expand its mobile business.

Wyse, which is famed for its thin client business, has recently been stepping up its efforts in the mobile space. The firm’s general manager for its mobile cloud business unit, Daniel Barreto, told of the firm’s focus on mobility, at Mobile World Congress in February.

“We’ve become a new entrant in enterprise mobility management – through our acquisition of Trelia. That is bringing a strong heritage in mobile device management and enterprise mobility solutions to our business,” he said.

He explained that the business unit’s technology allows enterprise IT administrators to manage internal deployment of iPads and Android devices, as well as supporting employees’ that bring their own devices into work.

In addition, Wyse’s PocketCloud family of applications for content management aims to allow users to access applications that they could previously only do so in datacentres or on PCs, such as ERP system based on Windows, or Java applications, on mobile devices.

“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.” said Jeff Clarke, president, end user computing solutions at Dell.

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