Dell to open IT solution center in Chicago in early 2015

Enterprise networking vendor Dell today said it will open its solution center in downtown Chicago, Illinois, in early 2015.

Dell has already opened new centers in Dubai, UAE and Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2014.

With the new Dell solution center in Chicago, the number of such facilities will go up to 15 centers worldwide. Dell enterprise customers and partners can test and evaluate broader solutions and services.

Since opening its first center in Limerick, Ireland, in 2011, Dell completed nearly 20,000 enterprise customer and partner engagements, influencing more than $4 billion in commercial sales. In the past 18 months, Dell’s solution centers hosted more than 11,000 customer and partner engagements.

The company said it has accelerated investments in research and development, the channel, the customer experience and sales to deliver growth and innovation.

“Our strategy is resonating with customers worldwide as they look for a stable, reliable end-to-end solutions provider to meet their business and IT needs,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, speaking at the Dell World 2014.

Dell CEO Michael Dell

Dell chairman also shared the company’s recent achievements quoting IDC data.

Dell was the No. 1 storage supplier in the first half of 2014 based on total terabytes sold for internal and external storage.

Dell maintained its No. 2 share position in the global x86 server market and retained the No. 1 share position in APJ as well.

Dell was the only major vendor to generate year-over-year growth in both rack and blade servers.

Dell Software registered double-digit revenue growth, with strength in security and information-management areas, including data analytics and enterprise application integration.

Dell posted its seventh consecutive quarter of gains in global PC market share and grew more in the third quarter than its top two U.S. competitors combined. Dell’s U.S. PC share is 24 percent, a 3.1 percentage-point increase, and worldwide Dell grew its PC shipments during the quarter by nearly 10 percent.

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