Virtualization and cloud computing global provider VMware announced that it has launched its Kenya office and hired a local team aimed at driving its growth as well as the growth of the cloud and virtualization sector in Kenya.
The company hopes to take advantage of Kenya’s growth in the ICT sector, as evidenced by the recent announcement from the ICT ministry that it expects the country to see 15 percent or higher growth in the market as a whole by the end of the year.
According to VMware, the local team will be the caretakers for the entire East Africa region and “is composed of Mary Ndirangu who is the Territory Manager, Daniel Ndirangu in the role of Systems Engineer and Everline Kamau as the region’s Strategic Partner Business Manager.”
“The opening of the Kenya office follows the firm’s strategic decision in 2012 to expand into the West East and Central Africa (WECA) region. The commitment was later followed with the opening of an office in Nigeria and now Kenya,” the company said in making the announcement.
Kenya is seen as an ideal investment location due to the country’s low cost of running a business and the cheaper yet highly skilled IT workforce.