Dell (DELL) has won the FTC's blessing to acquire systems management software vendor Quest...

|About: Dell Inc. (DELL)|By:, SA News Editor

Dell (DELL) has won the FTC's blessing to acquire systems management software vendor Quest Software (QSFT). The news isn't surprising, given Dell's share of the systems management market is small relative to that of rivals IBM and H-P. Quest is instrumental both to Dell's ambitions for turning its software ops into a $5B/year business, and offering integrated hardware/software solutions for virtualization deployments.