MessageOne Snapped Up by Dell

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 Dell is expanding its growing services portfolio by acquiring the managed services provider.

Dell is adding to its growing enterprise services portfolio and announced Feb. 12 that the company is acquiring MessageOne, which provides managed services for e-mail management, archiving and business continuity.

Dell announced that it would acquire MessageOne, which is based in Austin, Texas, for $155 million in cash. The company is owned by Adam Dell, the brother of Michael Dell.

Since returning to the CEO post in 2007, Michael Dell has looked to expand Dell’s list of services for its enterprise customers, an area where the company had lagged behind such industry heavyweights as Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

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