Quest Announces Dells Takeover

September 4, 2012

Dell and Quest recently went public with their plans to have Dell obtain the 15-year-old California native. Quest supplies more than 100,000 customers with support and something around 87 percent of those customers are Fortune 500 companies. According to a recent article on, “Dell to Acquire Quest Software” the prospects of the merger seem promising.

The article explains:

“The Dell Software Group will add to Dell’s enterprise solutions capability, accelerate strategic growth and further differentiate the company from competitors by increasing its solutions portfolio with Dell-owned intellectual property.

Quest’s family of software solutions and key technologies are strongly aligned with Dell’s software strategy. The acquisition provides critical components to expand Dell’s software capabilities in systems management, security, data protection and workspace management. In addition, Quest’s software portfolio is highly complementary to Dell’s scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.”

The article talks more about how well this agreement might play out. It appears as though this could end up being very good for both parties. Just because Quest gets to incorporate with a top tire company does not mean Dell is not going to benefit. Quest is bringing in an assorted software portfolio and high sales, $857 million done globally in 2011. If everyone plays their cards right we might be seeing some great things coming from these two. Could this deal possibly help Dell gain competitiveness with Apple?

Edie Marie, September 04, 2012

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