IBM Corp. has partnered with Egypt’s information technology development agency to provide cloud computing development competencies to software companies in the country with the goal of helping those firms grow their offerings.
Independent software vendors will have access to IBM Cloud to develop and test information technology systems and IBM will mentor software developers on transporting their works to Softlayer and Bluemix platforms, IBM said Tuesday.
“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to the local market. It will enable these companies to grow without large capital costs,” said Amr Talaat, country general manager of IBM Egypt.
The first 20 companies have been selected for the program and the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency will select the next batch of ISVs every three months.