Dell opens IT solution centre in Chengdu

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 July, 2011, 12:00am


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Dell, the world's second-biggest supplier of personal computers, moved another step closer to completing its infrastructure expansion in western China with the launch yesterday of an 'information-technology solution centre' in Chengdu.

The centre will be part of the Texas-based company's second mainland flagship manufacturing and customer-support complex, which is due to open later this year. The first such complex was built in Xiamen.

Dell had earlier said it would boost investment on the mainland, its second-biggest market after the United States, to more than US$25 billion a year this decade in terms of manufacturing and sourcing of IT components and related products.

The Chengdu centre is part of Dell's US$1 billion global investment programme this year to build multiple data centres, 'enterprise solution hubs' and cloud computing services during a 24-month period.

Dell China vice-president Li Guoqing said that industry-specific facility would be a base for testing business systems used by customers in health care, education, cloud computing, mobile services and some government projects.

That followed the opening last week in Shanghai of the first Dell Global Solution Centre in the Asia-Pacific, where staff will work closely with large corporate customers to select IT systems based on their specific requirements.

Dell China president Amit Midha said earlier that Dell had about 60 per cent market share of the enterprise server computers and storage systems used by the mainland's biggest internet companies, including gaming giant Tencent, online search provider Baidu and e-commerce firm Alibaba.