Dell remains committed to OKC, despite company changes

Despite ongoing corporate changes at Dell, company President Steve Felice sees larger role for its operation in Oklahoma City as it expands its services and software offerings.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: October 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm •  Published: October 16, 2013

The ongoing changes at Dell Inc. should not affect staffing levels at its Oklahoma City campus, Steve Felice, president and chief commercial officers of the Round Rock, Texas-based computer technology company said Tuesday during a visit to Oklahoma.

“Oklahoma City has been a very productive site for us and we're going to continue to grow here and support our facility,” Felice said.

Felice was in Oklahoma City this week to meet with Dell employees, as well as business and community leaders, after Dell shareholders approved a $25 billion deal in September led by founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell to take the company private.

Dell has about 2,000 employees at its campus at 3501 SW 15 in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Dell site employees are primarily focused in three areas: Sales, information technology outsourcing and technical support.

As the company shifts its business model away from PC sales to offer more services and software, Oklahoma City still will play an important role, Felice said.

Dell has struggled in recent years as PC sales have declined in the face of increased competition from mobile devices such as Apple's iPad.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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