Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dell Adds Bro's Email

GigaOm touches on the nepotism favor of Dell buying MessageOne:

Is Michael Dell rescuing his little brother, or does Dell spending $165 million to buy email continuity firm MessageOne make sense? MessageOne has a good product, but without the sexy security component offered by Postini or FrontBridge, buyers never picked up the 10-year-old company. So the deal has more than a hint of nepotism.

This is just one move in Dell's plans to offer managed services. It seems Dell and software companies want to move away from one-time buy and deep in to recurring revenue.

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