With exactly two years to go until the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Dell has become the latest sponsor, which will see them supply world class technology to ensure that Glasgow delivers an outstanding event. Dell will deliver the IT hardware required for the Games –including over 1,500 desktops and 200 laptops, approximately 60 servers and storage solutions across 40 competition and non-competition venues.
From its Scottish headquarters in Dennistoun, a stone’s throw from where much of the sporting action will take place, Dell will provide the winning combination of its experience of large-scale global projects with its east end heart.
The announcement was made in Glasgow at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, where four children from schools in Glasgow met Team Scotland swimmer, Jak Scott, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist from Delhi 2010.
Dell already has a great track record in delivering world class technology for a global sporting event. Dell was the Official Hardware Provider for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games – supplying desktops, notebooks, workstations, servers and storage technology.
Not only is the scale of the Games significant, the requirements are unique and very dissimilar to usual business demands, requiring partners – like Dell – to work with Glasgow 2014 to deliver solutions to meet these challenges. The technology to be supplied by Dell will support a wide variety of critical applications and functions, necessary to ensure the successful staging of the Games.
Glasgow 2014’s Chief Executive David Grevemberg said: “For more than 26 years, Dell, as a household name, has empowered countries, customers and communities around the world to use technology to realise their dreams. Like the values of Glasgow 2014, Dell epitomises integrity, responsibility and empowerment.
“Dell’s global mindset and Scottish heart make them a great fit for Glasgow 2014 and we are delighted to have a company with their expertise, based in Glasgow’s east end, to perform such an important role for us through the supply of our IT equipment.”
Aongus Hegarty, President, Dell EMEA said: “Dell’s belief that technology can change the world, enabling people everywhere to grow and thrive, clearly has a strong synergy with the purpose of Glasgow 2014 – both in the delivery of world-class competitive sport it will showcase and the lasting economic and social legacy it will leave.”
Mark White, EMEA Client Services Director & Dell Scotland Site Lead said: “Since Dell’s Scottish operation opened in 2005, we’ve delivered first-class services to our customers; developed, retained and invested in our people; and made a real difference in our local community. From only a handful of people when our doors first opened, we’ve grown to a current team of 650.
“We are so proud to be joining Glasgow 2014 to provide essential IT equipment to ensure that there is the best technology behind the success of a world-class Games.”