Expanding Horizons for Oracle
With last year’s acquisition of Perot Systems, Dell Services has a newly expanded portfolio of services—
and a new practice focusing on Oracle technologies. This Dell Services Oracle Practice is now in position
to provide end-to-end services to Oracle users—encompassing applications, middleware and the database—to help companies drive complexity and cost out of the IT infrastructure.
Today, the consulting industry is evolving to meet the changing needs of the companies it serves. A key
development in that evolution was Dell’s purchase in late 2009 of Perot Systems, the worldwide
provider of information technology services and business solutions, and the integration of that organization into Dell Services.
That acquisition expanded the Dell Services portfolio significantly. Perot Systems was a pioneer in
the field, and a world-class provider of applications, technology, infrastructure, and consulting services.
Its capabilities, combined with Dell’s, means that Dell Services now has a greatly enhanced ability to
provide comprehensive services to clients.
A key component of this broader approach lies in the area of Oracle-related services, based on the
complementary strengths of Perot Systems and Dell. Perot Systems had a consulting practice focusing on Oracle applications in place since 1995, while Dell has built up a range of services based on
running Oracle database and middleware software on Dell servers and storage. Bringing these capabilities together, Dell has created the Dell Services Oracle practice to provide end-to-end services—
spanning business strategy, design, build, maintenance and outsourcing offerings—for the range of
“This acquisition has created a new, major IT services provider,” says Tim Daigle, Managing Director
of the Oracle Practice, who came to Dell from Perot Systems. “It enhances the already-strong Dell-Oracle relationship, and it opens up new options for Oracle users.” Dell, Daigle explains, is a leading
reseller of Oracle products across the entire product range, and the largest provider of Oracle database
solutions among Oracle partners. “Now, the Dell Oracle Practice can support the entire Oracle solution
stack with a full suite of services.”