In Kenya today, there is a glaring gap in the market for companies which can put together turnkey solutions and it is this gap that Kenyan Startup Down To Earth (DTE) seeks to fill.
According to the DTE Engineering General Manager Bramwel Wakachunga , the company was founded with the aim of developing the skills which are needed to ensure customers get the best from their technology investments.
“We continue to grow our skill base and as it stands, we have twenty engineers certified in various technologies with experience to deploy the technologies. Out of these, fourteen are Cisco certified, three are Vmware certified while five are certified in various server infrastructure like HP, Dell, and IBM,” Wakachunga told CIO Africa.
The company was founded in 2011 in Kenya and East Africa as a dependable home bred company that would execute complex projects. Over the past four years, DTE has grown exponentially in business within Kenya and in the region with staff numbers growing from 7 in 2017 to currently 30 with another 15 contractors across the country.
Speaking to CIO Africa in an exclusive interview, DTE Technical manager Florence Munene counted other growth opportunities that were seized by the tech firm.
“At DTE we have been able to specialize in Advanced Enterprise networks Architecture, Advanced Security Architecture and Advanced Service Provider Architecture. With these specializations DTE has proven their capabilities to deploy complex Networks with Security as a foundation for Enterprises, SMEs as well as service Providers,” she said, “Over the last two years we have seen growth in opportunities we have gotten both in size and number of projects we have been able to handle. Our team has also grown which ensures we can work on more projects and ensure our customers receive the best services.”
DTE Managing Director Vincent Milewa, on the other hand, thinks that the firm has a great future according to what they have planned in 2022. Although he did not reveal much of what has been planned out in the year, he affirmed that the company will shake up the market.
“The future looks bright for DTE. We have high level partnerships with key vendors and have deployed some highly complex projects successfully. We aim to become the Kenyan bred version of Wipro or Tech Mahindra. As it is today, there has been no Kenyan born brand that had been able to design , deploy and execute projects to a global scale,” Vincent told CIO Africa.
To set the mood for the big things planned out in the year, DTE have planned an event dubbed ‘DownToEarth Technology Day’ on March 3rd 2022. If interested you can register for the event via https://bit.ly/3BbdO1W