Intel Corp. has opened seven new electronic business testing facilities to help end user companies build e-business operations, Intel said in a statement Monday.
The new centers are in the U.S. states of California and Virginia and Sweden, England, Germany, India, and China. This brings to 16 the number of test centers Intel has opened under its Intel Solution Services program since it began in the first quarter of 2000.
It said the opening of the new centers is in response to the changing e-business environment in which companies have a much greater focus on getting a financial return on their investment and reducing the risk of e-business adoption. Using the centers helps end users to minimize the disruption to their day-to-day operations while building e-business applications, Intel said.
Existing services include analyzing an end user's hardware and software requirements, and optimizing and stress-testing their e-business applications. Intel is also making new services available under the program including tuning, infrastructure services, server stack integration, migration, network design and management, and architectural design, the company said.
Intel has previously opened five test centers in the U.S., one center in China, and centers in Moscow, Grenoble, and Tokyo.