Dell acquires Make Technologies
Friday, May 25, 2012
Dell has announced it has finalised the acquisition of Make Technologies, a leading application modernisation software and services company.
This acquisition, combined with the recent acquisition of Clerity Solutions, enables Dell to empower customers to reduce the cost, risk and time required to transition business-critical applications from legacy systems to cloud infrastructure and open, standards-based platforms.
Through this technology, Dell is positioned to help organisations leverage more flexible platforms, allowing them to better leverage social and mobile technologies, enhancing workforce productivity and helping to deliver better business results.
Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services said: “The addition of Make Technologies to our Dell Services portfolio allows us to offer customers a complete suite of application modernisation services to help them move their legacy IT environments to more modern architectures. At Dell, we are focused on solving some of our customers’ most complex problems with powerful IT solutions. With Make and Clerity we believe we have the industry’s most robust offering to help customers meet their modernisation goals in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way.”
“If Dell embraces the MAKE process as well as the tooling, it will gain a formidable weapon for its services arm. The sky truly is the limit for Dell - if it plays its cards right¹,” wrote Forrester Research, Inc. principal analyst, Phil Murphy.
“The combination of Make Technologies and Dell provides the market with a single vendor solution for any modernisation activity and is an exciting step in expanding growth opportunities for our core application modernisation software and services,” said Bill Bergen, president and CEO of Make Technologies, Inc. “Together, with Dell’s global reach, scale and reputation for customer support, Make’s methodology and tools will become even more accessible to more customers struggling with the dilemma that surrounds legacy environments.”