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Dell Munches MessageOne for $155M

By James Rogers, February 12, 2008 5:40 PM

A flurry of announcements this week showcase the popularity of software-as-a-service (SaaS) -- and the eagerness of many players to join the emerging market as quickly as possible by buying their way in.

Dell & MessageOne

Dell cranked up its email management story today, throwing down $155 million to buy SaaS specialist MessageOne.

MessageOne, which recently overhauled its flagship EMS system, claims around 1,000 customers, as well as reseller deals with IBM, Iron Mountain, and SunGard.

Dell is keen to boost its SaaS presence, as demonstrated by its recent acquisition of Everdream for an undisclosed fee, and the company already had strong links with MessageOne.

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