Bits Blog: VMware Looks To Improve Its Cloud With AirWatch

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VMware agreed to pay $1.54 billion for AirWatch, an Atlanta start-up that specializes in mobile device management on Wednesday. Patrick Gelsinger, the chief executive of VMware, said "The seas are parting,” he said. “There are those older companies that are moving forward, and those that have to retrench.” On the “retrench” side, Mr. Gelsinger may have been referring to IBM and Intel, both of which are likely soon to lay off employees involved in decaying businesses.