Dell to acquire Make Technologies

6 Apr 2012

Computer maker Dell has signed an agreement to acquire software company Make Technologies for an undisclosed sum, marking its third acquisition this week.

Make Technologies, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, provides of application modernisation software and services that reduce the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer applications.

The acquisition will modernise Dell’s array of applications it offers business customers, Dell said.

“We have the capabilities to help customers with all their modernisation 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,” said Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services.

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

“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,” Bergen said.

The transaction remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s fiscal year.

Earlier this week, Dell signed another definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology and announced its acquisition of Clerity Solutions.