Rancard, Africa's indigenous IT support services firm says it is poised to take the African IT market by a storm within the next three years after making great strides in Ghana and Nigeria markets.
The Chief Executive Officer of Rancard, Mr Kofi Dadzie, has disclosed. He told journalists at a press conference in Accra that his company intends to expand its physical foot prints in the West African sub region before spreading its tentacles across the rest of Africa in three years.
He added: "Currently we already have connectivity and deliver service on behalf of some our partners into Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo and a number of countries. We intend over the next 2 to 3 years to expand our physical footprints so that we actually operate on the ground in francophone West Africa east Africa southern Africa and eventually North Africa".
In a bid to expand its footprints across Africa, Rancard in July, this year, received an undisclosed invests cash from Global Investment and M&A Organization of Intel Corporation, Intel Capital and Adlevo Capital, a private equity fund.
"Intel comes on board as both a strategic and financial partner so we are actually developing technological and commercial engagements with Intel the company that's beyond the capital unit of Intel," Rancard's CEO added.
Rancard which prides itself as a leading provider of cloud based software for mobile content discovery and delivery began operations in 2001.
The IT firm rolled out its cloud platform rancardmobility.com and the Google Gmail SMS in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
Rancard also launched SMS voting in six countries and 18 countries in 2008; and Vodafone Live and Airtel Money, this year.
On his part, the Chief Technical Officer of Rancard, Ehi Binitie was quick to add that the company has also developed a cloud-based social recommendations engine called 'Rendezvous', which maps connections among mobile users and then uses this mapping of shared interests as a basis for recommending content to consumers.
The Intel Capital's Director of Sub Sahara Africa, Samuel Mensah Jr disclosed that Intel invests half billion dollars yearly into technology companies in the world, while since its formation the company invests US$11 billion into 54 companies across the globe.