Make Technologies

Dell acquires Make Technologies
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Acquisition overview

Dell announced the close of the acquisition of Make Technologies, a leading global provider of application modernization software and services that reduce the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer applications. Application re-engineering is a key capability in the growing field of Application Modernization, an important area of investment for Dell Services. Recently, Dell also announced the acquisition of Clerity Solutions, an application modernization provider focused on application re-hosting. The addition of intellectual property, talent and capabilities from both Clerity Solutions and Make Technologies will significantly augment the applications expertise offered by Dell Services to customers.

Why Make Technologies

Make Technologies’ unique TLM suite and methodology provide a faster, lower risk, and more cost effective approach to legacy application re-engineering. The company differentiates itself in several ways:
  • Provides customers with end-to-end application portfolio transformation solutions that modernize entire portfolios of legacy applications in less time and with lower risk
  • Provides automated application and code migration tools to automatically re-architect legacy application software and data to a more modern architecture
  • Reduces cost of maintaining and managing legacy applications
  • Drastically reduces the amount of custom code in legacy portfolios, while protecting the legacy information of the business functions it supports
  • Increases business agility through both migration and interoperability efforts

Customer and partner benefits

Make Technologies drastically reduces the amount of custom code in legacy portfolios, while protecting the legacy information of the business functions it supports. Bringing legacy applications onto a modern, re-architected platform makes business processes more efficient and reduces the cost of maintaining and managing legacy applications. These end-to-end application transformation solutions modernize entire portfolios of legacy applications in the least amount of time and with the lowest risk.


Steve Schuckenbrock“The addition of Make Technologies to our Dell Services portfolio allows us to offer customers a complete suite of application modernization services to help them move their legacy IT environments to more modern architectures. At Dell, we are focused on solving some of our customers’ most complex problems with powerful IT solutions. With Make and Clerity we believe we have the industry’s most robust offering to help customers meet their modernization goals in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way.”
Steve Schuckenbrock, president,
Dell Services
“If Dell embraces the MAKE process as well as the tooling, it will gain a formidable weapon for its services arm. The sky truly is the limit for Dell - if it plays its cards right."
Phil Murphy, principal analyst,
Forrester Research, Inc.
Industry Analyst

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