Dell Acquires Allin

January 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

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Dell has just acquired Allin Microsoft Services Expertise for $12 million in stocks.  Allin is a Microsoft IT consulting firm.

The acquisition, announced Friday, aims to bolster Dell’s consulting work in the areas of designing and implementing scalable networks and application architectures via Allin’s technology infrastructure business, as well as in the areas of collaboration and business applications.

"The expertise we gain from Allin further deepens our ability to help customers exploit Microsoft technologies for business advantage," Stephen Murdoch, vice president of Dell’s Global Infrastructure Consulting Services, said in a statement.

As usual in any acquisition, the assets, technology and talent of Allin will be used to further expand and improve Dell’s capabilities.  The target of improvement is Dell services which has been expanding since 2000.  Of course, the better services Dell can deliver, the more computers they can eventually sell.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the Allin employees who are part of the acquisition. They will have the opportunity to more effectively scale their client services teams and suite of services they currently have to a broader set of customers,” said Rich Talarico, chairman and CEO, Allin. “We will focus our services in the vertical markets we serve and look forward to continuing the collaboration between these operations and the Dell team.”

However, the acquisition does not include Allin’s other businesses including their Pittsburgh-based interactive media and business processing consulting units.