Major tech companies have been acquiring multiple relevant start-ups to boast their services and to add more skill-sets to their profile. Now, PC-maker Dell has announced that it will be buying Make Technologies in a bid to modernize its array of applications offered for business customers. Specifically, with Make Technologies, Dell hopes to reduce the volume as well as operational costs of automation of application and code migration.
Make Technologies is originally based in Vancouver and is known for optimizing traditional applications through its software and services so as to enable it for being used on cloud-based systems.
According to the president of Dell Services, ‘The addition of Make Technologies and Clerity Solutions to Dell Services positions us to lead in the fast-growing applications modernization space. We have the capabilities to help customers with all their modernization needs—from re-hosting and re-platforming to code re-engineering. These offerings will enable Dell to support the thousands of commercial and public sector customers looking to migrate business-critical applications to open, standards-based architectures, including the cloud.’
This is Dell’s third acquisition in a single week, which shows how rapidly the company is tries to increase its influence and set of services offered. CEO of Make Technologies, Bill Bergen, also seemed quite hopeful that the acquisition will be able to bring common users a unified product straight from Dell, ‘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. 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.’
The details of the deal weren’t divulged by either of the two companies, so we can’t really tell how much it raked in.
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