VMware has opened its first office in Cairo in Egypt as it seeks to help the country drive Digital Transformation across a range of sectors, including government, education, healthcare and industry. VMware views the country as a key market in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The new office will serve the local and regional market focusing on a range of services including support, commercial and technical sales, project management and cloud consultancy. 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 programmes 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.