Nigeria is the country not only with a huge number of industrial companies. It also has the entities in IT sphere, and these companies grow over the years in number, improving the quality standards and opening branches in other parts of the world. Many of these organizations gained development in the IT sphere on a global scale. This is the list of the biggest IT companies in Nigeria.
Cisco is one of the IT companies in Lagos. Staff of the company are the specialists in several areas, such as a cooperation with other companies, remote control, and the joint communications. They are also responsible for the safety, wireless connection, and networks. There are 10,000 employees in their company across the nation. They aren't limited to the territory of Nigeria and are major international firm.
IBM is one more international company involved in the sphere of information technologies in Nigeria. They have distinctive features in several areas, such as safety, ERP, CRM, a business analytics and optimization. They offer consultation of IT and several other services. The number of employees of their IT solutions company exceeds 10,000.
Microsoft is one more leading company in IT sphere, and they have the center of work in Nigeria. They provide the various services connected with IT consulting services, equipment manufacturing, and tools for developers. They work at their own system. It is one of the largest multinational companies in the production of the software for various computer facilities — personal computers, game consoles, mobile phones and other. This IT company is the developer of the program platform, which is the most extended at the moment — different types of Windows operating systems. Divisions of the company also create Xbox video game consoles, and accessories for personal computers (keyboards, mice etc.). Since 2012, the company makes its own tablet computer — Surface. Products of Microsoft are on sale in more than 80 countries of the world, and their programs are translated into 45 languages. The Microsoft Corporation is a producer of a wide range of programs and the hardware. First of all, it got the popularity due to operating systems of the Windows family, and the program for work with documents, Microsoft Office. Today they make a set of products: server programs, games, development tools for programs, Xbox video game consoles. Microsoft regularly purchases other software developers. In particular, as a result of the acquisition of the companies Navision, Solomonruen, Great Plainsruen in the assortment of Microsoft, there was a new large Microsoft Dynamics direction (in was called Microsoft Business Solutions earlier). In Nigeria, three solutions of this direction are provided: ERP system Axapta, Navision and the system of relation management — Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Microsoft also announced music service Groove. It will replace the existing Xbox Music service and will have similar potential: downloading of songs and albums from Windows Store, stream broadcasting of the tracks including loaded into OneDrive and radio with the automatic selection of compositions on the basis of the chosen tracks, albums or contractors.
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HP is one of the largest American companies in the sphere of information technologies, which exists since 1939. It is the supplier of hardware and the software for the organizations and individual consumers. The headquarters of the company is located in California. The company releases lines of printers, scanners, copiers, calculators, smartphones, servers, computers for office and home use, workstations, the network equipment, and provides business services in IT. Other product lines are measuring equipment, the electronic and medical equipment, and the equipment for the chemical analysis. They were taken by the Agilent Technologies company as a result of strategic separation from the HP company in 1999.
The company is engaged in the production of the original equipment and having knowledge and experience in equipment manufacturing. The company develops program and hardware systems, including firewalls and of the organization of virtual private networks. It was founded in 1993 in Israel. The size of the company reaches 5,000 people. Three main directions of developments are the program for datacenters (SDDC), the creation of hybrid clouds (Hybrid Cloud), and virtualization of workplaces of corporate users.
American company and the largest developer of software for virtualization. The headquarters of the company is located in California. About 9% of shares of the company belong to EMC corporation, and 1.5% – to Cisco corporation. EMC controls key decisions in the company. Assets of VMware were purchased in 2004 for $625 million. In 2007, VMware was up-scaled on IPO. Its income is about $10.9 billion. The company dominates in the market of program virtualization from the moment of the emergence. The share in the market steadily decreases, at the same time making about 65% in 2012.
American multinational corporation, the second-large software creator after Microsoft and the largest software creator for the organizations, the largest supplier of the server hardware. The company specializes in the release of database management systems, binding software and business applications (ERP-and CRM systems, customized industry applications). The most known product of the company is Oracle Database, which the company releases from the moment of is foundation. Since 2008, the corporation mastered to release the integrated hardware and software, and since 2009, it became the producer of the server hardware. The company releases only the software. It was founded in 1977. Larry Allison is the co-founder, the CEO during the period from 1977 to 2014, the largest shareholder (25% in 2014). Divisions of the corporation are located in more than in 145 countries. Now a number of workers are 122 thousand employees. The headquarters of the corporation is located in the USA, but there is also the office in Nigeria.
Dell EMC (EMC Corporation earlier)
American company, which is one of the world's largest corporations in the market of products, services and decisions for storage, and management of information. EMC was founded in 1979 by the former employees of Intel Richard Egan and Roger Marino. In 1981, the company provided the first chip for memory for Prime computers with 64 KB of memory and started development of chips for other computers. In the mid-eighties, the company switched from memory to disk and network devices of data storage. The company began deliveries of the flagman product, the Symmetrix system, in 1990. This product became the main reason of the explosive growth of EMC in the 90s. Moshe Yanai was responsible for development of Symmetrix from the moment of its origin in the late eighties before leaving EMC in 2001, and his team grew during this time from several people to several thousand people. EMC remains the largest system provider of data storage in the world, competing with IBM, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard, and Hitachi Data Systems.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
It is one of the largest Chinese companies in the sphere of telecommunications. Decisions and products of Huawei include equipment of wireless networks, equipment of basic network, network devices, applications, hardware, and terminals. In 2006, the company showed growth in a segment of networks of the new generation, including 3G networks.
Of course, this is not the complete list of all existing companies, which are engaged in software development in Nigeria but only some of them. However, now you have learned about the major companies from all.
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