HP supports IT skills in Egypt

Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of the world’s largest technology company and Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide world-class training for Egyptian hardware companies and increase their competitive advantage.

The MoU aims to assist Egyptian companies to impart key skills to employees and increase their footprint in local and regional markets.

Adel Danish,head of Xceed, a contact centre based in Cairo believes the recent developments will help continue to push Egypt to the forefront of international investment options.

“We are definitely keeping pace, even after the troubles earlier this year with the protests. Outsourcing is a key institution for Egypt and through our concerted efforts, it is obvious that companies see it the same way,” says Danish.

All three companies have signed agreements with either ITIDA – a government information technology operator and regulator or the ministry of communications to develop their companies reach into Egypt and the region. For analysts, it is a sign that the Egyptian economy appears to be rebounding well.

“This MoU is a clear testament to our commitment to support all segments of the IT industry in Egypt. While our endeavours in positioning Egypt as one of the key outsourcing destinations have yielded significant results, we are keen on extending all the necessary support to the Egyptian hardware companies and we are positive that this training, along with other initiatives will have considerable impact”, says Yasser ElKady, ITIDA CEO.

By: Staff Writer