Dell Inc.’s (DELL) research and development centre in Taiwan will hire more than 100 people next year as part of its plan to expand its corporate and cloud computing-related businesses, Dave Archer, a managing director at Dell Taiwan, said Wednesday.
“Cloud computing is the biggest growth driver for our enterprise market today, ” Archer said, referring to the emerging technology that allows users to access data saved in remote servers through phones or computers.
The research centre has around 500 employees, he added.
Terence Liao, country manager of Dell Taiwan, said the centre is also planning to invest more in cloud computing, with the aim of developing more products.
Archer said Dell, the world’s second-largest personal computer maker by revenue after Hewlett-Packard Co., expects rising demand for cloud-computing services and applications to boost sales of its servers.
The company is planning to double the number of products from its Data centre Solutions business, which custom-makes servers for large enterprises, to meet the growing demand for cloud computing solutions, Archer said.
Liao said: “Our customers have been receptive to our (customised) server solutions. We are making money in this segment, and we believe we have a big opportunity in this.”