I make no secret of the fact that I like third parties. These companies take risks and drive innovation. Some third parties I'm closer to than others, and Shavlik is one of them. This company pioneered patching and is now moving much of its software to the cloud. It has built a great brand with a cool company name (it is the last name of the founder Mark) and a quirky product name: NetChx. I always need to spell check that one.
VMware just announced plans to buy Shavlik and hopes to seal the deal by next month.
I'm happy for Shavlik -- I'm sure it is a great deal. But I truly hope VMware keep the Shavlik brand that has been around longer than VMware.
A few years ago I wrote about what makes technical entrepreneurs tick and where their ideas come from. Check this out to gain insight into how Mark Shavlik and other tech geniuses think.
Posted by Doug Barney on 05/20/2011 at 1:18 PM
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