DEA, through its association with the PAN-IIT (This is the worldwide alumni network of the Indian Institute of Technology) has access to a vast network of IT specialists and firms around the world. This and DEA's knowledge and experience with developing country circumstances and needs, uniquely places it as the vendor of chioce for IT needs of developing countries. The DEA team knows and understands the limitations of IT and network capabilities in the various countries where it works and understands better than most, the IT capabilities of the local IT specialists and staff. The DEA approach focuses on buiding capacity in the host country even if that is not, for some reason a contract requirement.
DEA's practice in this area focuses on helping its clients to do better requirements planning, systems design, preparing the RFP, helping to select and negotiate with vendors, and certifying delivery by providing third party review of the system as it goes live.