The ICT space is one of the fastest growing in the world. In Nigeria, the industry has also done quite well as scores of ICT companies have sprung up over the last couple of decades.
In this post, we take a look at a full list of the ICT firms currently operating in the country and their locations. Some of these firms are indigenous while others are multinational companies with Nigeria as one of their operating offices.
Sidmach is an indigenous information technology (IT) company providing integrated solutions to customers across the public and private sectors of the economy.
The company was formed over 23 years ago by a team of five Nigerians and it has since grown to become one of the leading IT Companies in Nigeria with offices in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
Sidmach provides IT solutions in the following areas:
- Custom Software Development
- Systems Deployment and Integrations
- System Monitoring, Management and Problem Resolution
- Biometrics and Security Solution
- Connectivity and Integration Solutions
- Hosted Services
- Content Management and Collaboration Solutions
- Business Intelligence Solutions
- Microsoft Solutions Procurement, Licensing, Implementation and Support
- e-Business Services
- Infrastructure Services, Hardware Supply and Maintenance
- Cloud Services & Mobile Apps Solution
- Campus Wireless Solutions
The company has offered its services to scores of businesses and some of its notable clients include The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Military Pensions Board (MPB), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Phillips Outsourcing, Chrisland University, Diamond PFC, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, APM Terminals and the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) amongst others.
Cisco Systems is a multinational technology conglomerated headquartered in Silicon Valley located in San Jose, California. The company is the largest networking company in the world with presence in many countries around the world.
Cisco was one of the first IT companies to sell commercially successful routers supporting multiple network protocols.
Also, Cisco was an important part of the internet wave a few years ago as it was involved in producing modem access shelves (AS5200) and core GSR routers that quickly became vital to internet service providers. This led to the company becoming the most valuable company in the world in 2000 with a market capitalization of more than $500 billion.
Over the last 15 years, Cisco has remained one of the most valuable companies in the world.
In recent times, the company has been involved in the cloud technology and this has led to acquisitions in this aspect. In February 2017, Cisco premiered a cloud-based secure internet gateway to tackle cloud and mobile security risks. The offering, Cisco Umbrella, is tailored to provide safe internet access to users who don’t use their corporate networks or VPNs to connect to remote data centers.
Cisco Nigeria was setup to serve the Nigerian community and the office is located at the Atlantic House in Victoria Island.
Cisco is well known in Nigeria with regards to its networking academy which has several partners in the country providing training in courses related to cyber security, Internet of everything and many other aspects of IT.
The company is also involved in the development, manufacture and sales of networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
Microsoft is another major multinational technology company with an operating office in Nigeria. The company’s headquarters is located in Redmond, Washington.
The company was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company’s 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees.
Microsoft is one of the leading companies in cloud computing with its flagship product, Azure playing a pivotal role.
The Nigerian office is located on the 6th Floor of Civic Towers on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, beside Caverton Helicopters; Victoria Island, Lagos.
The company recently partnered with Tech4Dev to create the Basic Digital Education Initiative to train over 500,000 young Nigerians in order to acquire the foundational digital skills.
Popularly called HP, this is another major multinational ICT firm with headquarters in Palo Alto, California in the U.S
The company has an office in Lagos, Nigeria and HP computers are quite popular in the country. The HP office is located on the 5th Floor, Mulliner Towers at 39 Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
HP is one of the leading PC manufacturers in the world. The company is also involved in the development and provision of a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
HP’s major products include personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products.
The company also has services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
In 2015, HP was divided into two companies when it split its PC and printers business from its enterprise products and services business. However, the Enterprises Services division has become DXC Technology while the Software division is now called Micro Focus.
Google is a world renowned technology firm with offices in every major country of the world. The company has an office in Lagos, Nigeria. The office is located on the 3rd Floor of the Mulliner Towers which is located on 39 Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Google specializes in internet related services and products which include which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
The company was established in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California.
Below are some of the popular Google products:
- Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- Gmail, an email server,
- Google Calendar, a scheduling and time management software,
- Google Drive, a cloud storage application,
- Google+, social networking platform,
- Google Allo/Duo/Hangouts, an instant messaging and video chat app,
- Google Translate: a language translation app,
- Google Maps/Waze/Earth/Street View: mapping and navigation app,
- YouTube: a video sharing platform
Spitek Solutions is one of the leading ICT service providers in Africa. The company’s corporate office is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
When it comes to deployment of information and communication Infrastructure, CCTV installation, automated systems, access controls, intercom, Hi-Tech Security systems, inverter and solar power system, Spitek is one of the leading service companies in the country.
The company is known for its excellent track record of top notch service which is why it has a wide range of big industry players in its clientel.
The vision of Spitek is to become the biggest Information and Telecommunication service provider company with diversity in Alternate Power Solutions in Africa.
Overall, Spitek is known for its innovation and world class solutions that have been tailored to fit users in the Nigerian environment.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Popularly called IBM, the International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States.
The company has an office in Nigeria which is one of the 170 countries in which it operates. The office in Nigeria is located on the 7th Floor, Africa Re Building, Plot 1679, Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
The history of IBM can be traced to 1911 when it was then called the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR). It was latered renamed and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924.
IBM is a prominent manufacturer and marketer of computer hardware, middleware and software. The company also provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Apart from its technology interest, IBM is also a major research organization with the record for the most U.S. patents generated by a business (as of 2018) for 25 consecutive years.
The company is responsible for the invention of the automated teller machine (ATM), the PC, the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
In fact, the IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.
IBM has been nicknamed the Blue and it is one of the largest employers of labour in the world with over 380,000 employees. Over the years, IBM employees popularly called “IBMers” have been awarded five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards; ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science.
Also known as Oracle, the Oracle Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation with headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. Oracle has an office in Nigeria and the company has several partners in the country.
The company specializes primarily in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems and enterprise software products — particularly its own brands of database management systems.
In 2015, Oracle was the second-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft.
The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.
Oracle Nigeria is located at the Office Avenue Towers, 1391 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and Services Company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.
The company is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world. Initially, Huawei focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China, and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market.
The Huawei Office in Nigeria is located on Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Between July and September 2017, Huawei was the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung. It was during this period that Huawei created an NB-IoT city-aware network using a “one network, one platform, N applications” construction model utilizing IoT, cloud computing, big data, and other next-generation information and communications technology (ICT).
The company is also one of the players in the cloud computing space and it aims to become one of the world’s five largest cloud players in the near future.
Computer Warehouse Group
Computer Warehouse Group has been in the information communication and technology sector over the last two decades.
The company is a reference point in the ICT space in Africa when it comes to excellence.
Computer Warehouse Group was founded in 1991 as Computer Warehouse Limited with the objective of catering to hardware projects. The office is located in Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos.
One of the company’s subsidiaries is the DCC Networks which was established as the communication arm, to provide VSAT, Metropolitan, Wide Area and Local area networks to corporate organizations.
Interswitch was founded in 2002 and the company is one of the oldest technology companies with a focus on the financial sector in Nigeria. The Interswitch office in Nigeria is located on 2648C Oko Awo Close, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The company is focused on facilitating the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis.
Other ICT companies in Nigeria include the likes of Business Connexion, EMC and MicroAccess. Below is a list of these ICT companies and their addresses.
- Dell EMC Nigeria | 1 Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Dimension Data | 235 Muri Okunola St, Lagos
- Vodacom | 3a Ajanwachuku Cl, Ikoyi, Lagos
- Wipro Technologies Nigeria | Lagos, Nigeria
- Weco Systems | Block 129, Plot 1A, Akinyemi Avenue, Off Oriwu Road, Elf/ UPDC Est Junction, Lekki Phase I, Lagos
- Resourcery | 16 Adeola Hopewell St, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Layer3 | 45 Saka Tinubu St, Victoria Island, Lagos
- iTeco (Member of the Telnet Group) | Plot 242 Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island, Lagos
- Roe Ltd | 2E-4E, Ligali Ayorinde Street, 3rd Floor Amazing Grace Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos
- MicroAccess | 7 Durban St, Wuse, Abuja