Dell Acquires More Microsoft IT Consulting MuscleBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2009-01-13 Email Print
Dell paid $12 million for the Microsoft consulting portion of IT solution provider and Microsoft Gold Partner Allin. About 100 of Allin's 170 employees will move over to Dell as part of the deal.
Further shoring up its services organization on the heels of a reorganization around customer segments,
Dell has announced that it has acquired the Microsoft IT consulting and
solutions portions of IT solution provider Allin.
The acquisition of those parts of the Pittsburgh-based Microsoft Gold Partner Allin for $12 million in stock brings 100 of the company's 170 employees over to Dell's service business, and gives Dell an expanded services presence in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; San Jose, Calif.; and Walnut Creek, Calif. Allin's financial services and interactive media practices were not part of the deal.
Allin's expertise includes Microsoft infrastructure, collaboration and business applications, Dell and Allin said in a prepared statement.
"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," says Rich Talarico, chairman and CEO of Allin, in a statement announcing the deal.
"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," he adds.