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VMware: No major acquisitions in the offing

Diane Greene answers:

At a question and answer session with reporters at the 2007 VMware Conference Sept. 11, Diane Greene, VMware's president and CEO, said that while her company is prepared to buy other businesses, VMware is not planning a major purchase anytime soon.

"We don't anticipate a large acquisition," Greene said during the session with journalists. "That being said this is an opportunistic business and we are keeping our eyes and ears open. However, I don't see a large acquisition anytime soon."

What Greene and her management team are looking for are companies with either technology or solutions that can help grow or strengthen VMware's product line, such as its Virtual Infrastructure suite.


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