Kenyan ICT firm creates digital marketplace for tech developers
A Kenyan Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company has created a digital marketplace to enable tech developers host their applications thereby significantly cutting down their time to market.
The announcement was made by Atlancis Technologies CEO Daniel Kinyua during a panel discussion on ‘Technology as an Enabler for Development’ that was held on the final day of the just concluded Connected Kenya Summit 2018.
“Through the Atlancis Cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, we will be able to have a Digital Marketplace where we will host software solutions developed by partner organizations and individual innovators, and they will be readily available to the general public through the cloud,” revealed Mr. Kinyua.
“Hosting of these solutions will be done on a revenue share model and will be supported as part of our SaaS offerings,” he continued.
Atlancis Technologies is one of many Kenyan based private sector ICT players that supported the ICT Authority in the Connected Kenya Summit held between October 22-24, 2018 at the Bomas of Kenya.
The summit brought together over 500 ICT thought leaders, experts and decision makers across the East African region under one roof to deliberate and provide ICT sector-related solutions.
Keeping in line with the summit’s theme ‘Preserving our Heritage, Pioneering Technology’, Mr. Kinyua challenged Kenyan ICT companies to focus more on innovating their own products that are customized to the unique needs of Kenyans as opposed to merely becoming conduits for imported technologies.
“For Kenyan IT companies to remain sustainable for the next foreseeable future, they must focus on innovation,” he advised. “That is why we have developed Atlancis Cloud, the first self-service cloud to be developed by a Kenyan IT company and it is our desire to have all innovators benefit from this platform,” he added.
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