Dell software chief: We don't want to become a standalone software company
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Dell is not randomly looking for software pools that are profitable, Swainson said. Instead, dell inspiron 1300 dvd drive
focus is to offer software that makes it easier to manage and secure
devices and PCs, and also to offer appliances and servers with business
intelligence and cloud applications. The company is also tying
service-delivery models closer to hardware, and wants to offer bundles
to instantly deploy IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and SaaS
Dell is putting to work technologies acquired from its recent and
earlier purchases as it tries to integrate hardware and services,
The company hopes to initially develop mobile-device management software
that will help manage and secure mobile devices and PCs, Swainson said.
The company will implement software technologies from Kace, SonicWall
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devices are increasingly used, and the new software could help
midmarket customers, Swainson said.
"We've got this tremendous market opportunity ... to really attach
software into those businesses," Swainson said.
Device management could be tackled with Kace, which is a line of
management appliances that tracks software compliance and hardware
configurations and changes. Dell is adding software layers to the Kace
appliances that bulk up the management capabilities for a wider range of
devices. Swainson also said that some of the thin-client software
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mobile devices and PCs. The company earlier this year acquired
AppAssure, which will provide cloud-based data backup and recovery
services for mobile devices and PCs, Swainson said.
Mobile-device management software attaches well to mobile devices and
provides a great opportunity for Dell to sell higher-margin products,
Swainson said. Dell said it hopes to ship new consumer and business
tablets with the Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS. Microsoft has not
yet announced a release date for the OS, but it is expected to come
sometime later this year.
Other software areas being explored by Dell include analytics and
business intelligence software, around which the company can build
specific integrated appliances and servers, Swainson said. Dell already
offers Quickstart data-warehousing appliances, which comes standard with
Boomi software, to connect public cloud services and on-premise
applications. Boomi is also key to Dell's pursuit of application service
delivery functionality in a SaaS model, which Swainson said is being
targeting at the untapped market outside the U.S.