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Aaron Rakers, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, wrote Monday that the acquisition is a smart one for Dell.
"In an August 2011 report, Gartner estimated that the evolution toward OS/Application Streaming in the client/PC market enables enterprises to leverage distributed-processing capabilities with increasing levels of security," Rakers wrote. "Gartner believes this will be a major trend playing out over the next 5-10 years; a trend we believe could play out as enterprises become increasingly comfortable with end users bringing their own devices into the enterprise."
Rakers also noted that at the Stifel's 2012 Technology & Telecom conference in February, that Maner estimated Wyse would generate $500 million in sales and has grown more than 100 percent for the last several years.
Wyse also is a player in the mobile device management space, with its PocketCloud solution.
The acquisition by Dell allows Wyse to go "beyond MDM" into enterprise mobile management when integrated with Dell servers, storage and more, Maner said. "We deliver enterprise mobile management, security, cost control and provisioning. It's an end-to-end solution for mobile devices that is great for channel partners," he said.