Nigerian technology company Bluechip Technologies recently finalised its move to East Africa.
The opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony was held in the company’s new office in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya and had media, local partners, and well wishers in attendance.
The technology company offers an expanded suite of tech services, and according to its website is a “full-service business applications firm dedicated to providing vendor-neutral solutions that bring industry best practices to bear in developing client data management solutions.”
Addressing attendees, Managing Director of Bluechip Technologies Kenya, Victor Murage, said the company was coming to fill a void in the market.
With offices and operations in Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bluechip Technologies says Kenya is one of its best locations till date.
According to co-founder, Olumide Soyombo,
“From the process of registrations, getting licences and fixing all the necessary requirements to run a business here, Kenya has been one of the easiest businesses set up rates for us till date,” he said.
Kenya is currently ranked number 61 in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index.
Apart from this ease of doing business, the choice of Kenya for Bluechip as the major East African hub is predicated on political and macro-economic stability in the country, strong social and physical infrastructure, skilled human resources and a fast growing economy.
Bluechip Technologies is registered partners with OEMs like Oracle, Microsoft, Dell EMC, HPE, Veritas, and Symantec, and also works with top organisations in Nigeria and around the world. The company will now bring this experience to bear in the Kenyan market and East Africa.
In Kenya, the company said it will also ‘leverage on the maturity of the technology climate to collaborate with other IT service providers to build an ecosystem for the country. And also localise its human capital’.