Dell Acquires Make Technology, Gains Leg-Up In Services

Dell's been in the news lately for their decision to step back from smartphones -- perhaps, anyway -- but they're quietly acquiring some pretty valuable assets in the background. Now, the company has snapped up Make Technologies, expanding Dell's services capabilities and giving them another leg-up in the enterprise service market. Make is a provider of application modernization software and services that reduce the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer applications.  With the acquisition of Make Technologies, Clerity Solutions and existing Dell Services capabilities, Dell provides end-to-end solutions from hardware through application migration services.

"The combination of Make Technologies and Dell provides the market with a single vendor solution for any modernization activity and is an exciting step in expanding growth opportunities for our core application modernization software and services," said Bill Bergen, president and CEO 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."

Perhaps Dell is actually shifting to be more of an enterprise company and less of a consumer company, sort of like IBM did years ago. Time will tell, but we surely hope those XPS machines don't vanish anytime soon.