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    ICT Minister, IDC Vice President Discuss Joint Cooperation, Launch of Regional Center in Egypt

    Cairo, 4 February 2016

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady has received the International Data Corporation (IDC) Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director of IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa Jyoti Lalchandani where they discussed aspects of cooperation and partnership in the areas of common interest and the opening of a regional center for providing the company's services in the region.

    During the meeting, ElKady highlighted the readiness of the Egyptian market and the availability of potential and human calibers of IT sector to receive investments in the field of high value-added services, the most important of which are services of consulting, knowledge, research and marketing studies. This is in the framework of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) trend to attract investments in the area of value-added services, in addition to the improvement of Egyptís competitive advantage in this area as an investment location, employed through the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).

    Lalchandani reviewed IDC business in the Egyptian market, plans to expand its business and the opening of a regional office in Egypt soon, set to include a regional research center in Smart Village in order to enhance the company's presence in the North African markets and the Middle East and the Levant.

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.

    More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives.

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