Dell Technologies' newly redeveloped Customer Solution Centre at Ovens, Co. Cork has been officially opened.

The centre provides unique 'proof-of-concept' testing for businesses and organisations worldwide to evaluate new technologies and solutions and ensure they unlock new business opportunities.

As well as giving Dell’s customers the opportunity to test drive solutions with their datasets and workloads prior to deployment, offering the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience before going live, customers will be able to avail of hands-on demonstrations of how complex IT solutions can be implemented within an organisation and in tandem assess the solutions that best meet their business needs.

The centre will also bring together deep-domain experts with business and IT leaders to showcase the latest in enterprise technology and explore business critical topics such as cybersecurity, hybrid work and digital transformation.

One of 15 such centres globally, the €2m investment in the Customer Solution Centre in Cork further strengthens Ireland’s position as a strategic location for Dell globally. The company’s three campuses in Cherrywood, Cork and Limerick have made Ireland a global hub for Dell in Sales, Services, Centres of Excellence Solutions Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Operations, Engineering, IT and Finance.

Aongus Hegarty, President of International Markets, Dell Technologies, said, in today’s data-driven world, there is a growing demand amongst businesses and organisations to explore new technologies and make sure they meet their business needs. "Our Customer Solution Centre in Cork has been designed to address these needs and provide access to Dell’s expertise in areas ranging from cybersecurity to hybrid working."

Mary Buckley, Interim CEO of IDA Ireland said the plans to grow operations is excellent news for the South-West region.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath said the new investment by Dell in Cork is very welcome news and strengthens the city’s location as a global digital hub. "I wish all the team at Dell Ireland continued success as they help businesses and organisations to transform."