Cloud computing has really gotten to be a big deal. Many smaller companies are looking to run applications hosted in the cloud, without their perceived complication of running their own equipment for their business applications.
If you haven’t heard already, Dell has acquired Wyse Technologies. The move made sense for Dell, a corporation known mainly for it’s PC’s and laptops. This gives Dell the opportunity to satisfy market demand for cloud computing through more of a virtual model.
The PC market is flat at best as people and companies are moving more to centralized computing model. Businesses tend to be moving to virtual environments where devices are communicating with one or more servers, as opposed to running applications (programs) locally on the PC. Often, these servers are running at the same locale, but not always. The servers can be running at a remote location – often you can find this type of set-up at companies that have several locations.
- Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings (slashgear.com)