When a hulking, multinational technology company acquires a startup, there is a real risk that the technology will languish amid the corporate bureaucracy, and the entrepreneurial spirit that made it an attractive acquisition target in the first place will wither away.
It’s a trap Dell is trying to avoid.
Dell has made a series of acquisitions in recent years, collectively aimed at enhancing its enterprise business as it looks to take on heavyweights like HP and IBM.
But the computing giant has taken pains not to “Dellicize” companies that it has acquired, including Scalent, KACE and Boomi, and executives from those firms say that they operate with considerable independence.
Server Watch takes a look at Dell’s enterprise strategy and its approach to integrating the companies it acquires.