Dell has been pretty active in Pakistan of late. They’ve got a decent reseller network, with companies like Gerry’s and DWP Group reselling their wares. Heck, Michael Dell’s even had his business cards printed in Arabic script!
Moving on from the conventional box-pushing business and standard PCs (yawn!), they’re now growing in to more of a solutions focused sale. There’s additional components, like storage, servers, thin clients and virtualization infrastructure that are increasingly becoming part of a standard desktop replacement deal. To highlight some of these new solutions for their customers, Dell has invested in a brand spanking new solution center in Karachi that they refer to as a “Center of Excellence”. They want to make sure you – as their customer – get a good view of all the components that go into a modern IT infrastructure.
Not only is this good for customers, it also speaks to the continued confidence Fortune 500 companies are demonstrating in the Pakistani market and economy. In fact, Dell’s GM for South Asia was quoted as saying that Pakistan was one of the most important developing country markets for Dell… Good news all around.
Here’s more from Ye Ole’ Biz:
Dell’s first Centre of Excellence in Karachi
KARACHI (March 04 2010): Dell inaugurated its first state of art showroom (Centre Of Excellence) in Karachi. Managing Director South Asian Growing Economies Ali Jaleel and Managing Director South Asian Developing Markets Varinderjit Singh were also present on the occasion. They shared their experiences with the media in term of Dell’s foot print in Pakistan and future prospects
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