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Cloud Computing: Dell Helps Businesses Reap its Full Value

Boomi acquisition in November 2010 was aimed at helping Dell's SMB customers drive costs down and innovation up

What do salesforce.com, NetSuite, RightNow, Marketo, Taleo, Zuora, Coupa, NASDAQ and Web MD all have in common? They all rely on Dell Boomi's AtomSphere integration technology. Such leading SaaS players and enterprise customers, says Dell Boomi, rely on AtomSphere "to accelerate time to market, increase sales, and eliminate the headaches associated with integration."

When the acquisition was announced in November 2010, Boomi president and CEO Bob Moul called it "a fantastic outcome" for his team, as well as for Boomi's customers and partners.

"Dell gives us the global platform to continue to scale Boomi AtomSphere as the leading integration solution in the SaaS and cloud computing industry," Moul commented.

From Dell's perspective, the move was one more step in its assembly of a technology portfolio for growing businesses seeking the benefits of web-based computing while addressing one of the top barriers to cloud adoption - managing and integrating cloud-based applications with existing applications and databases.

“Twenty-six years ago we helped accelerate the move to client-server computing," said Steve Felice, president, Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business, at the time. "Today we’ll help drive a similar transformation with customers turning to the cloud to drive costs down and innovation up,” he added.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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