Will Dell be your friend or foe in the managed services market? Instead of asking me, you can ask Dell representatives directly during the MSP Alliance summit in San Jose on Sept. 24-25. Dell acquired Silverback Technologies (an MSP platform provider) in July. Silverback's Web site now carries both a Dell and VARBusiness logo. How's that for Ironic. This event marks one of the first appearances of Silverback since the Dell deal was announced.