It’s still early but 2014 is shaping up to be highlighted by M&A activity. The VMware/AirWatch marriage is the latest example.
So why was VMware willing to spend $1.5+ billion for an MDM leader? The easy answer is that the world is going mobile – new application development is focused on mobile or web applications alone while PCs are moving closer to mainframe status. AirWatch immediately bolsters VMware’s play for endpoint computing as well with mobile complementing virtual desktop technology.