VMware opens office in Cairo to support digital transformation across Egypt
VMware has opened its first office in Egypt as it seeks to help the country drive digital transformation across a range of sectors, including government, education, healthcare and industry, in line with the Egyptian government’s ambitious Vision 2030 agenda. VMware views the country as a key market in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The new VMware office, located in Cairo, will serve the local and regional market focusing on a range of services including support, commercial and technical sales, project management and cloud consultancy. To ensure its complete portfolio of solutions is available with full local support for the market, VMware intends to hire more than 130 people in Egypt in the first year of operating the new office.
Having a local presence in-country will support VMware’s vision to help companies build, run, manage, connect and protect any app, on any cloud and any device. This is especially important in Egypt, which has a large population of young people, creating strong demand for quality customer experience and employment opportunities.
The company is expanding ICT knowledge in Egypt through its partner programs, and through recent initiatives such as its collaboration with Egypt’s National Telecommunication Institute (NTI). VMware also formed a collaboration with Egypt’s Information Technology Institute (ITI), an affiliate of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in April 2019, to support Egyptian ICT students with professional training to help bridge the gap between academic studies and the skills needed in today’s competitive job market.