You may have seen this week's press release:
“ROUND ROCK, Texas and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 2, 2012 – Dell and Quest Software today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Quest, an award-winning IT management software provider offering a broad selection of solutions that solve the most common and most challenging IT problems….” Read the complete release.
As Vinny Smith has said: “Dell chose Quest because our focus on systems management and security align so well with their overall software strategy. Additionally, Dell recognizes the expertise that we bring to this market as critical to their success, and they very much want to learn from what we already know and do so well. Moving forward, our products and people will allow Dell to deliver more complete and competitive computing solutions to their customers. We serve similar markets and Dell plans to build on the impressive momentum we have already created in serving our customers so fanatically over the years. ”
Quest has already made a deep commitment to the SharePoint community. And we will be able to extend that further with the assistance of our new colleagues at Dell.