Dell becomes latest sponsor of Glasgow 2014
Sunday, 05 August 2012
August 5 - Computer technology corporation Dell has signed a deal to become the latest sponsor of Glasgow 2014 where it will be charged with supplying the IT hardware for the Commonwealth Games.
The announcement means that Dell will deliver around 1,500 desktop computers, 200 laptops and 60 servers, as well as storage solutions across 40 competition and non-competition venues for the Games in two years' time.
Although Dell is an American-based company, their operations for the Commonwealth Games will be led out of their Scottish headquarters in Dennistoun in Glasgow which is a short distance away from the Athletes' Village.
"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," said Dell's EMEA President Aongus Hegarty,
"It will showcase and the lasting economic and social legacy it will leave."
The move comes after Dell worked as the Official Hardware Provider for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games – supplying a range of computer technology for the event.
"For more than 26 years, Dell has empowered countries, customers and communities around the world to use technology to realise their dreams," said Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.
"Like the values of Glasgow 2014, Dell epitomises integrity, responsibility and empowerment.
"Dell's global mind-set and Scottish heart makes them a great fit for Glasgow 2014 and we are delighted to have a company of their expertise, based in Glasgow's East End, to perform such an important role for us through the supply of our IT equipment."
The announcement means that Dell becomes the fifth Official Supporter of Glasgow 2014 alongside Ernst & Young, Harper Macleod, Search Consultancy and Atos.
In addition to the Official Supporter, Glasgow 2014 has two Official Partners – the highest rank within the event's commercial programme – with SSE and Longines.
July 2012: SSE unveiled as Official Energy Partner of Glasgow 2014
June 2012: Glasgow 2014 unveils timekeeping specialists Longines as its first Tier One Partner
March 2012: Atos newest Official Supporter of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
September 2011: Ernst & Young become third Glasgow 2014 sponsor
September 2011: Glasgow 2014 announces second Tier Two sponsor