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Dell has outlined its ambitions to continue to acquire as it continues to expand beyond its core PC market.
The Texan hardware giant splashed out for eight companies last year including Compellent and KACE Networks and used its analyst conference today to remind industry watchers that its still planning to expand.
Some of the acquisitions have been made to help Dell move into storage and services and the expectation is that those areas will again attract the vendor's investment.
Michael Dell, CEO at the vendor, said that it wanted to get more out of its own intellectual property to create portfolios of solutions that it owned.
But it was the comments made by CFO Brian Gladden around the strategy to be patient and selective in its acquisition strategy that was one of the highlights of the analyst meeting.
Dell has already been busy this year acquring cloud security player SecureWorks in January.