SST charges into Ethiopia

Michael Macharia, founder and Group CEO of Seven Seas Technologies (SST) group. (Image Credit: SST)

Seven Seas Technologies (SST), a Kenyan integrated information technology services provider, has set up shop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“Across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and now Ethiopia, we are making a mark as the fastest growing indigenous-owned IT services provider focusing on the provision of a wide portfolio of data centre solutions, managed services and infrastructure design solutions,” says Michael Macharia, SST Founder.

The firm’s venture into the Ethiopian market is powered by a joint venture agreement with Netcom Limited, an Ethiopian network solution provider.

Mashamba says the new office was set up to grow the company’s data business the region, and further disclosed that the firm was on course to unveil a world class specialised IT training facility to fuel skills transfer programmes for the Ethiopian people.

“With the opening of our Addis office, SST is now very well positioned to provide end to end, turnkey solutions covering Business applications, Business Intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), core banking, Infrastructure solutions and related services for the Ethiopian market.

“Our ultimate corporate goal is to facilitate the growth and development of business in Ethiopia by lowering costs, addressing real business pain points and creating agility for companies in terms of their ability to focus on their customers,” says Macharia.

Business presence

Macharia assured business leaders at the ceremony that SST’s entry into Ethiopia would provide a cost saving launch pad for private and public sector Ethiopian companies.

In Ethiopia, SST has concluded a major contract to provide Information Technology solutions to Bank of Abyssinia, Awash Industrial Bank and Dashen Bank in Addis Ababa.

At Awash Industrial Bank, SST was instrumental in the design and deployment of solution providing connectivity inter-branch communication and connectivity to the banking applications at the headquarters and across its branch network in Ethiopia.

At Bank of Abyssinia, SST is currently rolling out a USD $700 000 project to design, install and commission an ultra-modern data centre at the Bank’s headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Brian Adero