Dell has completed the acquisition of Quest Software. We are now Dell!
It has been a busy year or so. I joined BiTKOO in October 2010 to help expand and scale BiTKOO’s push into the nascent XACML external authorization space.
14 months later, Quest Software acquired BiTKOO in part to fill a gap in Quest’s identity and authorization management offerings.
Now, less than a year after that, Dell has acquired Quest Software. Quest’s people and products will help Dell establish a strong presence in the enterprise software and services market, particularly in the identity and access management space. Dell brings to Quest an enormous increase in sales force and customer contact, which translates into a huge bump in software revenue and resources for further technology development. Quest is great for Dell. Dell is great for Quest people, Quest products, and Quest customers!
I expect we will continue executing on Quest product cycles and technology roadmaps uninterrupted through the Dell integration process over the course of the next year or so.
I look forward to engaging with my new Dell colleagues to solve identity and authorization challenges for our new Dell customers – and beyond!