Note – as it wasn’t completely obvious to everyone, this was written for April Fools Day. I am not really looking at the three countries highlighted for international expansion just yet. I was amused at the people who thought it serious, and was amazed and scared by the large number who came from the software industry :>
We are very excited by the following announcement made today, April 1st, 2011.
capioIT is a leading analyst firm focused upon emerging markets and emerging technology. Growth has been strong in the 6 ½ months that the firm has been in existence.
As a result, capioIT is proud to announce its first geographic expansion into three key strategic markets. Phil Hassey, founder of capioIT said “clearly rapid growth and international expansion without limits is at the forefront of everything that we do. We believe that the global economic, social and political environment is at an unprecedented level of stability throughout the world. Now is the time to expand to emerging markets and put some real feet on the street”.
Clearly the location of the markets was incredibly important. Hassey added, “We wanted to find markets where there was unlimited, uninhibited and unrealised market opportunity and no competition”. Narrowing it to just three was incredibly difficult. “Identifying markets where IDC in particular was not present was a key location decision”. Hassey added again.
“The markets chosen are all highly technology literate and offer incredibly attractive business opportunities for growth and a lack of corporate bureaucracy to encourage investment” yet again, Hassey added.
Without further ado, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th offices of capioIT will be located in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Timbuktu, Mali, and Paramaribo, Suriname, creating a global footprint alongside Sydney, Australia.
Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj endorsed the decision of capioIT to set up Asian operations in his country. “We feel that as a nation we are not complete until the hordes of analysts have run over our IT industry. The investment of capioIT will put our country on the map as a hotbed of technology investment”. Richel Apinsa, Minister of Transport, Communications and Tourism of The Republic of Suriname added “This is really cool. Guyana does not have this”.