The Intel acquisition of popular anti-virus software, MacAfee comes as a big surprise to the IT industry. Intel is synonymous with processor technologies as well as being a hardware vendor. McAfee has always been a big player in the anti-virus game for enterprise and home use.

This is particularly interesting because of the disjoint industries represented by both parties. Is this a sign of more industry consolidation, such as with Dell and EMC? Or, is this possibly a new joint effort between hardware and software based companies? Time will tell, and I’m sure we’re to see more acquisitions like this in the coming years. 

To see all the details, check out – http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/intel-mcafee.aspx

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