Home » News » Currently Reading:

Dell To Acquire Perot Systems

September 21, 2009 News 7 Comments

perot

Dell announced this morning that it will acquire Perot Systems Corporation for $3.9 billion. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the November to January time frame.

The $30 per share offer for Perot represents a 68% price premium to Friday’s close.

Perot will become a services unit within Dell as it attempts to diversify beyond hardware sales. Perot President and CEO Peter Altabef will say on, Dell says.

View/Print Text Only View/Print Text Only


HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     

Currently there are "7 comments" on this Article:

  1. In the most recent quarter, healthcare accounted for 48% of Perot’s total revenue. They’re not just diversifying beyond hardware sales, they’re continuing their push into healthcare.

    I wonder if there will be any issues reconciling Dell’s recent partnership with eClinicalWorks with Perot’s long-standing relationship with athenahealth?

  2. This merger appears to be targeting HP+EDS as well as IBM.

    Specifically for Healthcare IT, wondering if now Dell will support other EMR’s besides eClinicalWorks, such as NextGen, MedFlow and AllScripts – in addition to AthenaHealth and their already mentioned relationship to Perot.

    I have met Dell’s CTO (who left recently) and feel that they have a decent “cloud” strategy which would synergize well with PerotSystems’ processes for datacenters, resulting in a packaged service for remote storage and access to medical records. This, in turn, positions the new company for tele-medicine, e-prescribing.







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Math: Well considering all Epic facilities are capable and do 5 million exchanges per month, I can't help but chuckle at your ...
  • ex epic: That image says "documents exchanged" so while amazing, not in a good way. I wasn't on the Care Everywhere team so I'd b...
  • HIT Girl: And this is how it propagates all the way up to the Executive branch of our government -- nobody says "no". Nobody puts...
  • Friday Interoppin': Re: Commonwell (by way of Ex Epic) So, 29,360ish Cerner-using facilities have the capability of sharing clinical docu...
  • Sam Lawrence: Any idea how many of those Cerner sales were Sorian to Cerner conversions? Or was that the number you pointed out as ad...

Sponsor Quick Links