Dell's Acquisition Targets: 10 Other Companies Dell Should Buy

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    Don Reisinger

1. Any Cloud Storage Company

1. Any Cloud Storage Company

It's becoming clear that Dell just doesn't have what it takes to acquire 3PAR. But that doesn't mean that there aren't other companies out there it can't target. The PC maker needs to acquire the best 3PAR alternative on the market. It doesn't matter which company, but it needs to do it sooner rather than later.
Dell finds itself in a difficult position. The technology market has become hyper competitive with Cisco and HP fighting over who will rule the data center and acquiring companies left and right. Dell has tried to take a similar path, acquiring companies to bolster its services offerings such as Perot, Silverback and Everdream. But it still has a long way to go. On one hand, Dell wants to expand its service offerings. On the other hand, it doesn't have the technology to help it achieve that. So, it's looking to acquire even more other companies. But deciding which companies to acquire can be difficult. That said, Dell needs to get going on buying up companies in several different industries. And with the right strategies (and ample cash), it can work towards rebuilding its success in today's highly competitive marketplace. Here are the companies Dell should acquire.
This article was originally published on 2010-09-08
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.