Must be the weather.. First we have Abu Dhabi buying 8% stake in AMD and now Dell buys Everdream. The purchase of Everdream seems to signal direction to truly provide remote management for their products. You have to wonder who HP will buy now...And yes, another "software as service" emerges...
Dell to Acquire Everdream
11.15.07, 6:57 PM ET
Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Everdream Corp., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for remote-service management.
Terms were not disclosed and the purchase will not be final until all closing conditions are met. Everdream is based in Fremont, Calif., with a second facility in Charlotte, N.C.
The planned acquisition is a key component in Dell's strategy of enabling customers to Simplify IT. Everdream's capabilities complement those provided by the recently acquired SilverBack Technologies, further enabling end-to-end remote management of customers' IT environments. With this acquisition, Dell can now extend remote management of critical IT assets from servers, storage, printers, etc. to desktops, notebooks and other end-user devices globally.
"The planned Everdream acquisition is a significant step in Dell's next-generation service offerings and provides Dell an expanded presence in the rapidly growing SaaS-enabled managed services market," said Steve Schuckenbrock, Dell senior vice president. "Everdream has an extremely talented team that has developed industry-leading technology enabling customers and partners to easily and affordably manage PCs from anywhere in the world."
Everdream products will continue to be developed for and offered through channel partners, and will also serve as the foundation for future Dell service offerings.
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Everdream Corp. is a market leader in delivering cost-effective, low-risk on-demand desktop management software services. Built around a powerful, scalable, and cost-effective Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform model, Everdream delivers a comprehensive set of software services via a single, integrated management console, enabling companies to manage their mobile, distributed workforces via the Web anytime from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit the Everdream Web site at www.everdream.com.
Also noted as related:
from The Wall Street Journal.
Nov. 16, 2007
An investment fund controlled by Abu Dhabi's government agreed to pay $622 million for an 8.1% stake in Advanced Micro Devices. The computer chip maker, which will issue 49 million new shares to Abu Dhabi, said it plans to use the proceeds to boost R&D as it competes with rival Intel. AMD said Abu Dhabi will not receive any board representation for its investment.