Dell does not make a lot of acquisitions, but it has made a number of acquisitions all centered around one specific type of product market. Datamation will tell you which.
Dell plans to acquire KACE Networks in a move to beef up its compliance and systems management offerings for midsized businesses.
Terms of the deal to buy the privately held systems management appliance company were not disclosed.
That’s the second purchase this week for Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), which is not normally an acquisitive company. Earlier in the week, it purchased the assets of Exanet, a bankrupt Israeli company that makes Linux-based clustered network-attached storage management software.
While not known for making many acquisitions, Dell does seem to have an eye for systems management software for the SMB market. It bought SilverBack Technologies in July 2007, acquired Everdream in November 2007, bought MessageOne in February 2008 and now Exanet and KACE.