ICT for Development Consultancy
A prototypical feature of developing economies is their unstable nature due to changes in preferential market access arrangements, depleting reserves, international commodity price fluctuations, substitution risk and similar market structure shocks. All of which have historically left Regional economies vulnerable as technology advances and markets for traditional commodities are disrupted. These changes have invariably had detrimental economic and social effects on the nations and societies in question.
Indeed, the long-term sustainability of many developing economies – including their Governments, larger businesses as well as SMEs – is dependent on the widespread adoption and usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) the economic life, and the building of innovative capacity. Businesses must be encouraged to embrace the internet as a competitive, productivity and differentiating tool. Private sector businesses too must be encouraged to innovate and increase the knowledge component of their products – grasping the technology-based tools which now allow them to compete in the global arena. This is not simply a “nice to have”; for the many emerging market economies; it is a critical requirement to assure the continued global relevance of nation economies.
The tools and methods of technology, innovation and business – when appropriately applied – have within them significant potential to accelerate development and drive sustainability in economies, Governments and businesses. At INFOCOMM we use our knowledge and experience to guide clients to take a long-term view of the marketplace – taking into consideration within the strategic planning process, the potentially disruptive effect that technology will have on transforming business.
Our consulting services include e-Readiness assessments, visioning, process mapping / re-engineering, employee technology awareness, training and change management support. We also offer technical assistance with regard to data scrubbing, data architecture, technology and project governance – which we believe are all key to optimising project success.