One could describe Dell as acquisition-crazy, and not be far off the mark. It has now captured two new companies in three weeks, and 13 in the last two years, if you’re keeping score.
That’s a lot of new-generation IT to uproot and move inside a company firewall. However, Dell has been doing this according to a system, and it is pretty picky about what it acquires. Michael Dell told eWEEK during a visit to Round Rock, Texas, last summer that his company, led by senior vice president of corporate strategy Dave Johnson, might look at up to 250 companies a year for possible acquisition and will settle on maybe seven or eight.