Dell Technologies has opened a new innovation facility. The facility is based in Singapore. It is the first such facility by Dell outside the United States. Dell said that it will invest USD 50 million in the facility. It will focus on research and development. It will cover areas like edge computing, data analytics, and augmented reality. The objective is to develop and enhance digital transformation technologies. Dell executive Amit Midha said that advancement in technologies is the need of the world. He said that the facility will encourage the fast adoption of digital solutions and new technologies. This will strengthen Dell products’ performances. Besides, it will contribute to the innovation system.
Dell said that it will add new roles to support the facility. It will hire designers and developers. The new facility in Singapore comes soon after Dell launched a skills accelerator program in the country. Singapore has a digital-friendly environment. It is the world’s second most digitally competitive country. The first rank is held by the United States. Singapore offers high levels of training and education for adopting digital technologies. Dell said that the skills accelerator program will cover cloud computing, data protection, big data analytic, and data science. It will provide training to students and mid-career professionals. Besides developing skills, it will also open doors of opportunities in the tech sector. It will ultimately help in achieving a sustainable economy. The program is designed for two years.
Dell noted that the Covid-19 pandemic led to the rise in the remote workplace culture. It encouraged companies to adopt new technologies to keep their businesses running. Dell said that the new center in Singapore will drive innovation. The hub is located in International Business Park. Dell informed that it will create over 160 jobs. The facility is part of Dell’s ongoing efforts to push for the adoption of digital technology. The company said that it will invest USD 23 million in 2021 out of USD 50 million planned investment. The remaining money it will invest next year.