Earlier this week, we announced the opening of our Herndon Solution Center, the second center to open in the US. In April we announced that we were making a $1B investment in solutions this year; the solution centers are a major part of that investment and the center in Herndon is the fifth center to open of the twelve planned for this year.

The opening event was attended by a large number of customers, alliance and channel partners who were joined by many of our team members. After a tour of the center, Governor McDonnell officially opened the center, accompanied by Jan Uhrich, Vice President Services and Solutions Group, Lee Morgan, Executive Director Dell Solution Centers and Richard Pineda, Vice President Dell Services Federal Government. Guests were then given the opportunity to tour the center, meet the teams and experience some of our solutions at first-hand.

Dell Solution Center opening - Herndon Solution Center

Pictured L – R: Jared Scott, Jan Uhrich, Gov McDonnell, Richard Pineda, Lee Morgan

At our Herndon center, we enable our customers to test solutions in a controlled environment, ensuring that they meet the customer’s requirements and will work in their business environment. Our team of dedicated solutions architects drive workshops based on customers’ specific needs, helping customers to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The team at the Herndon center are also involved in research and development, IP development and engineering. Dell Solution Centers will play a key role in the development of solutions globally for Dell with the team at the Herndon Center also leading the focus on solutions for e-government and federal customers.

“The Dell Solution Centers make our solutions tangible and accessible to our customers through hands-on demonstrations and proof of concept testing. Our global network of solution centers offers first-hand knowledge of our services and solutions so that our customers can best apply and deploy them in their respective environments.” Jan Uhrich, Vice President, Services and Solutions Group, Dell Services.

Currently the only Solution Center open on the east coast, Herndon is a key location which will serve will serve a wide range of customers from Atlanta to Philadelphia. It is also located within the Dulles Technology Corridor and superbly situated to support customers such as the Federal Government and large industries, as well as many of our resellers and partners who are based in the wider Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.

Inside the Herndon Solution Center

Pictured L –R: Ron Hannan, Moe Khan, Gov McDonnell

“The opening of the Herndon Solution Center emphasizes Dell’s evolution to a services and business solutions company.  It will also serve as the venue to helping Federal and other local customers identify solutions that will help them reduce costs and find greater efficiencies.” Richard Pineda, vice president, Dell Services Federal Government.

Dell opened its first US solution center in Austin, Texas in July and to date has opened three others globally, including facilities in Limerick, Ireland; Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China; and Singapore. We will continue to open centers through the remainder of the year.

You can learn more about Dell Solution Centers at www.dell.com/solutioncenters.