Dell Is On An Acquisition Binge: Can It Fix Itself?

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Dell is buying enterprise service companies like the rest of us eat potato chips.It acquired Make Technologies today, a company that helps enterprises update ageing software apps.

Yesterday, Dell acquired another company in the same field, Clerity Solutions. On Monday, Dell acquired Wyse Technology.

Dell didn’t disclose the terms of the deal.

While the speed of these acquisitions are fast, it’s not out of character for Dell to be buying. It wants to quickly transform itself away from a low-margin PC company and into one that sells gear and consulting to enterprises.

In 2011, Dell bought eight companies, reports the Wall Street Journal. It certainly has the money to spend. As of its last quarter, Dell had about $18.2 billion in cash and equivalents on hand.

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