Dell to acquire Make Technologies

Computer maker Dell today said it will acquire Make Technologies,a provider of application modernisation software and services,for an undisclosed sum.

Written by Agencies | New York | Published: April 5, 2012 8:55 pm

Computer maker Dell today said it will acquire Make Technologies,a provider of application modernisation software and services,for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition,which is expected to close in the second quarter of its fiscal year (February-January),would add about 100 employees to the Dell Services team,Dell said in a statement.

“We continue to build and acquire the intellectual property necessary to execute on our strategy,and enable our customers to more simply and quickly deploy solutions that meet their needs,” Dell Corporate Strategy Senior Vice President Dave Johnson said.

By implementing the technologies acquired in Clerity Solutions and Make Technologies,Dell can help customers consolidate their legacy application on industry standard infrastructure,he added.

“This will simplify their operational environments,lower their infrastructure costs,and enable them to leverage the cloud,” Johnson said.

Founded in 1999,Make Technologies is headquartered in Vancouver,British Columbia.

“The combination of Make Technologies and Dell provides the market with a single vendor solution for any modernisation activity,” Make Technologies President and CEO Bill Bergen said.

Dell had yesterday announced that it will acquire Wyse Technology,a provider of cloud client computing,to significantly extend its desktop virtualisation offerings.

The addition of Wyse will expand Dell’s desktop virtualisation capabilities and provide new solutions and services opportunities for the full range of Dell’s enterprise offerings,Dell had said.

The transaction was approved by the board of directors of each company and is expected to be accretive to Dell non-GAAP earnings in the second half of its Fiscal Year 2013. It is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s FY13.

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