Friday, September 28, 2012
Quest Software Now Part Of Dell
Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software is now officially part of Dell, Dell said today, after the two firms completed their $2.4 billion acquisition deal. The acquisition of Quest is a significant part of bolstering Dell's software ambitions, with Dell saying that the acquisition will add 100,000 customers, 5,000 channel partners, 1,500 software sales and marketing experts, and 1,300 software developers to the Dell Software Group. Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software develops a wide portfolio of IT management software tools. Dell had announced the acquisition back in July. Dell has not said how the acquisition will affect Quest's extensive Orange County employee base, but Dell has been ramping its software efforts as it diversifies away from an increasingly commodity, and somewhat stagnant, personal computer market.