Dell finalises Make acquisition

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A ‘formidable’ weapon in modernisation

Dell has finalised its buy of Make Technology which it will fold into its Dell Services portfolio. According to the company, Make Technologies will enable customers re-architect applications to suit modern IT platforms like on the cloud.

Dell claims that with the acquisition, it will be able to update and modernise customer IT, in turn reducing operational costs. Make, er, makes it easier to migrate to a standards based architecture, and move to data architecture that fits in better with their business strategies. Dell already has a portfolio of modernistion software and services so it thinks Make is a good addition to the roster.

Dell Services president Steve Shuckenbrock said the acquisition will really help the company to offer customers a full suite of application modernisation, to shift away from legacy environments. “With Make and Clerity,” Schuckenbrock said, “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”.

Dell Services wheeled out principal analyst at Forrester Research Phil Murphy, who agreed the acquisition was a clever move. “If Dell embraces the Make process as well as the tooling,” Murphy said, “it will gain a formidable weapon for its services arm”.

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