Glasgow 2014 marks two years to go by signing Dell as seventh sponsor
Date : 23/07/2012
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|Dell has become the latest sponsor for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which will see Dell 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 a Commonwealth silver medallist, swimmer Jak Scott.
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.”
Note to Editors
- The photo call to mark the launch took place at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, and was attended by the Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing, Mark White – North Region Client Services Director & Dell Scotland Site Lead, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg, Michael Cavanagh, Chairman Commonwealth Games Scotland and Councillor Frank McAveety from Glasgow City Council, who is also a Glasgow Life Board Member. For pictures of the children at Scotstoun Leisure Centre with medal-winning Scottish athlete Jak Scott and the Games Partners, please visit this site:
- For all media queries please contact PR Manager Holly Garland at Glasgow 2014 on 030 2014 0131 or Holly.Garland@Glasgow2014.com.
- Dell is the fifth sponsor for Glasgow 2014 with Tier Two (Supporter) status. They join the existing Glasgow 2014 family of official sponsors including Official Timekeeper Longines, Official Energy Partner SSE, Harper Macleod, Search Consultancy, Ernst & Young and Atos.
- The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations and Territories. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 250 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of 15,000 local volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland.
Notes on Dell
Since the first Dell PC was introduced in 1986, Dell has continued to shape the industry by breaking new ground and pioneering critical developments in home, small business and corporate computing. Our customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. As a global company located in over 165 countries, with a team of over 100,000 people it’s an organisation that has the scale, capabilities, resources, supply chain, influence and experience to deliver a truly outstanding technology partnership.
Dell’s Scottish operation is ideally located in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow, in the heart of the city’s East End. Based within the revamped art deco building, City Park, Dell’s operation will be only a stone’s throw from the Games’ East End venues, including the Athletes’ Village, Celtic Park, Commonwealth Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Tollcross International Swimming Centre and Glasgow Green Hockey Centre. With the M8 directly opposite, access to the Games’ other venues in the South Side and West End are literally only minutes away.