Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan on VMware Acquiring AirWatch: Will Growth Continue?

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Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

VMware Inc has agreed to buy Atlanta based Airwatch for $1.54 billion dollars according to Bloomberg, Jan 22.

Technology analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.

VMware Inc is the largest maker of software which let’s computers operate with different operating systems.

AirWatch LLC has grown successful in the area of managing and protecting corporate mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and watches.

AirWatch LLC helps businesses manage and protect all their mobile devices.

“Wireless is a rapidly growing and rapidly changing industry, and has been for the last few decades. AirWatch is been rapidly growing in the area which helps business customers manage and protect their many wireless devices. Protection is key today and going forward. And that’s where AirWatch is strong,” says Tech analyst Jeff Kagan.

“As smartphones, tablet’s watches and whatever comes next continue to grow, this presents a growing challenge to companies for management and protection. This segment is still young and will likely change over the next few years with regards to leadership, technology and so on,” says Principal analyst Kagan.

AirWatch is a competitor in the mobile device management software market. They compete with Good Technololgy, SAP, Citrix and MobileIron. This is a rapidly growing area, according to Bloomberg. The market is expected to reach $1.6 billion in revenue in 2013, up from $784 million in 2012.

“This is why VMware is so interested in AirWatch. They see this as a quick entry into this rapidly growing space. It looks like VMware wants to and expects to be a leader in this segment as it continues to grow. After an acquisition sometimes growth is strong. Other times it is not. So we’ll keep our eyes on it to see how they grow,” says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst, consultant and columnist. He is regularly quoted by the media and shares his opinion in many ways over 25 years.

He offers comment to reporters and journalists on wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television, IPTV and other tech news stories.

Kagan is also known as a Tech Analyst, Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst and Principal Analyst.

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