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Offshore IT outsourcing center for Ethiopia

afrol News, 30 August - A Chicago-based IT consulting and outsourcing firm, eVentive, LLC has announced the opening of its offshore IT outsourcing center in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The center, the first of its kind in the region, became operational with the graduation of the first class of Ethiopian consultants from eVentive's exclusive training program.

Addis Ababa, a thriving metropolis of nearly 3 million, offers a large workforce of English-speaking IT professionals, and its major advantage over other outsourcing destinations is its 8 hour time difference with US Central time. eVentive officials said this provides a significant daily window for live communications.

The outsourcing came at a time when the Ethiopian government has targeted Information Technology and Communications (ICT)as one of its top 5 priorities for development, resulting to significant in ITC infrastructure.

As an emerging economy, Ethiopia offers cost advantages that cannot be matched by many countries that provide offshore IT outsourcing services, eVentive officials concurred, believing that its “outsourcing center is poised to contribute to the rapidly growing Ethiopian economy by offering IT consulting and outsourcing services to U.S. and Ethiopian companies.”

eVentive's BlueNile(TM) offshoring methodology ensures project success by combining U.S.-based project management with highly trained Ethiopian resources and that its Ethiopian consultants undergo a rigorous training program. The -week program, which has been adapted for Ethiopia, develops a balance of high-level technical and business skills.

With its local partner, United Systems Integrators, eVentive commenced Ethiopian operations with projects for both Ethiopian and US Fortune 500 customers. "eVentive's introduction of U.S.-style consulting and outsourcing services will be a key to technology growth in the region, as well as a great advantage to its US customers," said Michael Shebelle, President of United System Integrators in Ethiopia.

"eVentive's expertise in process and technology, coupled with the local talent, offers great value for US customers seeking the advantages of offshore outsourcing."

eVentive, LLC is an established consulting and outsourcing firm whose customers include McKesson, Volkswagen of America, and The Northern Trust Company. United Systems Integrators, Plc. is a highly-regarded hardware systems integrator in Addis Ababa, and has delivered hardware and networking products and services to some of the largest companies in the region.

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