The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- Dell ( DELL) has acquired Make Technologies, its third acquisition last week alone. Make Technologies is a software modernization company that competes in the same space as Clerity, a previous acquisition by Dell. The terms of the deal with Make are, however, not disclosed. See our full analysis on Dell The quickest way to consolidate a fragmented market is to acquire the major players and integrate them into one single entity. This has many advantages, particularly in terms of expanding market share and pricing power. Another added advantage is that it lets the acquiring company control most of the patents in the field, essentially neutralizing patent trolling.