Recently ‘The $1,000,000 Donation Plan for African IT industry’ proposed by SalvationDATA has firstly landed in South Africa. After stages of exposure to the public, it subsequently attracted eyeballs of the local enterprises who are interested in expanding their IT business or growing their data recovery business. “We found it quite amazing and moreover, full of competitive superiorities for fresh man at a start-up business.”One of the applicants from Mauritius told the reporter, “choose a potential project, operate it under the control of marketing procedures, we firmly believe it does great help, and share us with a piece of this delicious cake.” This Mauritius applicant considered setting up a dust-free room to create an in-depth career in data recovery fields, this plan definitely caught his mind.
SalvationDATA’s donation project is not an accidental example among the cases that technique suppliers aid in African IT development either by investing capital or sending equipment.
It reports that Nokia is continuing its efforts in North Africa via signing two agreements with Egypt’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) for mLabs and MobileMonday. “Mobile devices provide the world’s largest service delivery platform and local developers and entrepreneurs have the necessary skills combined with local knowledge to create appealing and economically sustainable services,” says Nokia Middle East Head of Government Relations Jussi Hinkkanen.
Meanwhile, IBM is marching paces in Africa as opening of a new branch office in Dar es Salaam, the capital city of Tanzania, as part of the company’s continued geographic expansion initiative to increase its presence in key growth markets and support its global growth strategy. Further as Huawei and Bharti inking a partnership deal to modernize and expand the 2G and 3G network infrastructure, new projects being proposed to increase broadband penetration across Africa etc proved the truth that cannot be belittle.
Africa continent now stands at a significant inflection point in this new world, where the demands for its natural resources are fuelled by a return to global growth coupled with a desperate need to modernize private and public sector institutions. These changes ensure the fact that Africa is able to compete globally by virtue of its fast growing up IT strength as well. It reveals an optimal developing tide regarding to regional areas in Africa. Take Nigeria for instance, the Nigerian government is looking to increase education and training in the information and communications sector. According to Africa ICT’s report, more than 4,000 school teachers will take part in a new program to educate them on technology efforts in order to bolster the country’s IT education.
Technology is moving to the times of Cloud. Cloud computing gives people freedom and IT control. “It’s a gradual journey. You can’t go and buy a cloud. You simply change the way you operate. Companies need to leverage the investment in existing IT resources,” says Dave Wright, the VP of Technology Services EMEA. This worldwide tide impact on African IT industry as well. Rapid technology growth brought about tremendous amount of new chances for the whole continent. But relying on the external forces that pouring in to guide and assists enterprise’s life is far short sighted. Local SME had better play to self strengths coupled with making use of regional superiorities to figure out ways for business’ prosperity. Here comes the vital issues that where to discover the opportunity and how to carry out the plan? It might be a harsh problem that most SME have to confront is the big projects exhausting money plus in the demand of stronger technique support. So the wise decision maker will go off the beaten track under the tough circumstances and launch the correct projects to solve the existing problems in Africa such as short power supply, slow internet speed etc.