Dell to create up to 100 jobs in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

COMPUTER giant Dell is to create up to 100 new jobs at its facility in Limerick

COMPUTER giant Dell is to create up to 100 new jobs at its facility in Limerick

The Texas-based computer giant has announced plans to develop a Dell Solution Centre in Raheen as part of Dell’s previously-announced plans to invest $1 billion globally in new technology solutions.

The Solution centre - the first to be launched internationally - is part of a global network of 22 centres with extensive customer engagement capabilities, designed to give access to Dell technology and solutions experts.

Employees at the Centre will be involved in research and development work, IP development, IT architecture and engineering as they engage in proof-of-concept testing for customers.

In addition, the new Solution Centre is playing a leading role in data management, identifying solutions to meet the challenges caused by the explosive growth of data online.

Dell has also announced today that it is to establish its first Cloud Research and Development centre in Dublin.

Finance Minister, Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s announcement. “Dell’s significant investment in these facilities signifies its ongoing commitment to provide its customers innovative information technology. Ireland is increasingly recognised as a location of choice for cloud and high end IT services, and we are delighted that Dell has made the decision to locate strategic operations in both Limerick and Dublin.”

Steve Schuckenbrock, President, Dell Services. added: “We are pleased to help bring the benefits of cloud computing and technology solutions to our European customers, both in government and in the private sector. Our highly qualified staff, operating in these brand new facilities, will be able to help our customers more efficiently and enable results.”