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IT adoption key to Nigeria economic growth

02 April 2015, 18:31 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Nigeria and other emerging African economies are increasingly embracing information technology services solutions in a bid to support their growth initiatives.

This is according to the latest insights the International Data Corporation (IDC) has released.

“Governments in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Botswana, and elsewhere are implementing national ICT policies that are driving the adoption of technology,” said Lise Hagen, research manager for software and IT services at IDC South Africa.

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“Governments are using ICT to enable service delivery, while eGovernment and mGovernment initiatives are high on the agenda for driving etransformation and addressing issues around rapid urbanization. The continent’s telecom, banking and finance, oil and gas, and mining verticals also present major ICT opportunities.”

The official from the global advisory services firm also explained that growing public and private sector IT spending, together with maturing and increasingly competitive business environments, are also driving IT services demand.

“While each country has different requirements, there are common themes supporting the adoption of IT services in Africa,” said Hagen.

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