Dell Expands Its Enterprise Services Platform

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2006-11-14 Print this article Print

With its acquisition of London-based ACS, Dell can offer its enterprise users better server solutions and increase its global presence.

In an effort to offer more services to its enterprise customers, Dell announced Nov. 14 that it would acquire ACS, a London-based IT services provider.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the two companies, in a joint statement, did not indicate when the deal would be finalized. Dell did note that it would absorb ACS' employees once the acquisition is complete.

The purchase will now give Dell, which is based in Round Rock, Texas, the ability to blend ACS' application management, deployment services and infrastructure consulting into its own services offerings.

On June 28, Dell announced a new line of services called Platinum Plus, which was seen as a way for the company to offer bigger and better services to high-end customers by packaging standard offerings with its equipment.

In a statement, Stephen Murdoch, a vice president with Dell's Europe, Middle East and Africa division, said the acquisition of ACS will help when systems migrate to Microsoft's new operating, dubbed Vista. Vista is set to be launched to businesses Nov. 30, and consumers early in 2007.

ACS' infrastructure consulting is centered on the areas of virtualization, security and Microsoft products.

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