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Dell at Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

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Dell at Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

Dell at Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

Taking place in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August 2014, these Games will be the biggest sporting event ever hosted by Scotland. They will feature 17 sports, play host to 6,500 athletes & officials and provide venues for 1,000,000 spectators from around the world.

 Discover what’s possible when power, dedication, precision and planning come together celebrating the spirit of achievement.
As the Official IT Hardware and Data Centre Supporter, Dell will be helping to power Glasgow 2014 with 2,400 OptiPlex desktops, and Latitude laptops, and approximately 50 PowerEdge servers and EqualLogic and PowerVault storage solutions across 40 sites which include support for priority critical functions and venues.

We’re thrilled to play a role in fuelling the preparations and enabling the Games to run flawlessly over the course of 11 days. Dell’s support of Glasgow 2014 is a powerful example of how technology really can help people to achieve more. From connecting athletes, volunteers and officials from around the globe, to supporting business critical functions such as ticketing and video graphics, our IT solutions will provide the reliability and support needed to ensure that everyone involved — the fans, volunteers, athletes and officials will have the best experience possible.

We’re not just providing our IT hardware and data centre solutions — Dell will also be getting involved in bringing the event to life in the lead-up to Glasgow 2014 through community events, volunteering and more, so stay tuned for more details!

 “We work closely with Dell to ensure we’re taking advantage of advancements that are relevant and will benefit us.”
-Brian Nourse, CIO
Dell supports Brian Nourse, CIO’s IT team from preparation through performance, inside and out of the office. From ticketing to results being deployed from the media centre, the Dell infrastructure is integral to a smooth execution of the Games. Hear what Brian has to say about our strategic partnership:

Dell is a very important partner providing IT hardware that we need both to help our teams prepare and throughout the venues helping with the staging of the events. We’ve got laptops and desktops being used by a growing team; our back office is made up of Dell servers and storage. We operate in a highly pressurized environment—with the obvious immovable deadline—and have a high reliance on our equipment working flawlessly. It’s crucial to ensure our computing environment that supports the Games works, and if there is an issue, we can get it resolved very quickly. With Dell, I have full confidence that we’ll be able to achieve that.

Planning and delivering for the Games is all about accomplishing goals and objectives we’ve set to achieve. A lot of our planning is centered on virtualized and hosted environments, which Dell is playing an important part of. In the same way an athlete spends years in planning and training, we as a team are making sure the technology services for the Games are achieving all they need to do.
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Caroline Rogers uses her Venue 8 Pro tablet with Windows 8 in the field to stay connected from office to building site while keeping information at her fingertips. Discover the award winning tablet that’s right for you.
PowerEdge servers bring Commonwealth Games results to the Games Data Network so global media channels can share results around the world, all in a matter of moments. Think what they can do for your business!
Dell storage solutions help manage the vast amount of data that is integral to Glasgow 2014.
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  “I spend a lot of time out at the village, and my tablet helps me stay in touch with the team, be able to visually monitor progress, take pictures, come back to the office and have the information to share with team members and in client meetings.”
-Caroline Rogers, Village Accommodation Manager for Glasgow 2014

Caroline Rogers, Village Accommodation Manager for Glasgow 2014 uses Dell to make sure accessibility requirements and placement preferences are met for the 70 delegations attending the Commonwealth Games. Since the Village will go on to serve as affordable housing for the people of Glasgow after the XX Commonwealth Games have come to a close, ensuring the building logistics go according to plan is important to the long-term impact the Games has on the city.

For Caroline, preparing for the arrival of thousands of athletes is all about communication and flexible problem solving. “Different countries have different priorities; for example, for Australia, it’s all about visibility, they want a very central location, whereas some countries like New Zealand want to be on the periphery to spend time together as a team, focusing,” she shares. Getting all of these preferences in from team leaders at different times, coupled with team sizes and rivalry considerations means Caroline needs all of this information at her fingertips at all times. She spends a lot of time at the Athletes’ Village build site, monitoring progress, snapping photos and keeping everyone abreast of the changes to the environmentally conscious Village.

Caroline Feature
The Athletes’ Village is designed to truly be a home away from home for all the athletes competing in the XX Commonwealth Games. From ordering the right ingredients for 2,000 menus, to coordinating laundry for 6,762 beds; from ensuring effective communication between venues to keeping up with progress on the build sites, reliable, connected technology is as necessary to Glasgow 2014 as running shoes

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Caroline Rogers uses her Venue 8 Pro tablet with Windows 8 in the field to stay connected from office to building site while keeping information at her fingertips. Discover the award winning tablet that’s right for you.
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A year ago Team Dell were thrilled to welcome runner Lynsey Sharp, cyclist Elinor Barker and swimmer Oliver Hynd MBE as our UK brand ambassadors. 

Between them, these impressive athletes have taken part in over 40 championships, won 63 medals and used our technology in combination with their training to give them the power to do more. In the last year they have demonstrated how integral technology is to their individual sports and engaged in a range of activities to inspire not only a future generation of athletes, but those of us who can only call ourselves fans. Dell is thrilled to have enabled both the athletes and the infrastructure at the XX Commonwealth Games.

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Elinor Barker (MBH)

Congratulations to Dell athlete ambassador Elinor Barker, World cycling champion and Commonwealth medallist!

"I love chocolate, Cardiff, Made in Chelsea, blueberries, Ed Sheeran and my Fiat 500!"

Elinor Barker
Sport: Track cycling 
Age: 19
Born: Cardiff, Wales 
Major Achievements: Gold, World Championships 2013 and 2014
Can't stand: Traffic, chips, parallel parking, hotels without free Wi-Fi, coffee and being late.
Twitter: @elinorbarker
Hear more from Elinor:
• Road to Glasgow 2014: Elinor Baker tells us about her recent Team Pursuit medals

Ollie Hynd

Congratulations to Dell athlete ambassador Ollie Hynd MBE, Paralympic, Commonwealth, British, European and World swimming champion!

Fresh from winning a Gold medal at both the Commonwealth Games and the Euros, Ollie lives by the motto, “Dream it, believe it, achieve it!”

Olli Hynd
Sport: Class 8 Swimming
Age: 18
Born: Sutton-in-Ashfield 
Major Achievements: Gold, London 2012
Favourite junk food: Pizza
Top training track: Droideka, “Get Hyper”
Supporter of: Variety and
an ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Sporting hero: Michael Phelps (and my brother of course!)
Twitter: @olliehyndgb
Twitter tags: #lovefood #lovemusic

Hear more from Ollie:
• New Year -New Focus on Glasgow 2014

Lynsey Sharp

Congratulations to Dell athlete ambassador Lynsey Sharp, European 800m champion and Commonwealth medallist!

"I love my dog Walter, eating out, sunshine, Edinburgh, travelling, music, fashion and cakes.”

Lynsey Sharp
Sport: Athletics - 800m
Age: 22
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland 
Major Achievements: Gold, European Athletics Championships
2012, Helsinki
Favourite training track: Tiesto, Club Life
Supporter of : Macmillan Cancer Research
Twitter: @LynseySharp
Twitter tags: #Foodie #LawGrad #Sun-worshipper

Hear more from Lynsey:
All Roads Lead to Glasgow 2014: The race back from injury

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The XPS 12 Ultrabook™ is the ultimate connectivity partner for our Athlete Ambassadors. With this two-in-one tool, they are able to analyze training video, stats, stay in touch with coaches, family and friends, no matter where their sport takes them.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gets end-to-end solution through Dell

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gets end-to-end solution through Dell
Organisers chose Dell to deliver an end-to-end solution, including Intel®-powered Dell laptops, desktops, workstations, servers and storage. It had funding from Dell Financial Services and also opted for Dell ProSupport backed by Dell Security Services.

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Latest News
Elinor Barker Wins Bronze Ahead of Glasgow 2014

•TeamDell Athlete Achieves Fastest Swim of the Year at Commonwealth Trials

• Elinor Barker Brings the Spirit of the Games to Dell Glasgow

•  Connected Workplace allows Dell employee to train for Commonwealth Games

• Shooting for a place in the 2014 Commonwealth Games!

• Read about Lynsey's race back from injury

• Elinor Barker talks about her recent Team Pursuit medals

• Fresh from Montreal, the Hynd brothers talk about their success

• Missed the Queens Baton Relay launch? Catch up here

• Meet our ambassadors: official press release

• With one year to go Tim Griffin welcomes our athlete ambassadors to #TeamDell


Social links

Twitter: @thecgf
Twitter : @delluk
Twitter : @glasgow2014
Fast Facts:

1. 70 nations and territories, representing one-third of the world’s population, will take part in the Games.

2. Containing a special message from Her Majesty, the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit every Commonwealth nation, from Anguilla to Zambia, before arriving in Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony.

3. One million tickets have been sold for Glasgow 2014.

4. 6,500 athletes and officials will live in the Athletes’ Village in the East End of Glasgow.

5. More than 1.5 billion people from all corners of the globe will tune in to watch the Games.

6. The Para-Sports programme will be fully integrated in the Games, helping Para-Sports athletes achieve greater exposure on the international sports scene