African governments face the claiming of acutely transforming their countries by abbreviation abjection levels and growing the economy. This will in about-face abound the countries’ abundance and advance the citizens’ lives.
In South Africa, Advice Communication Technologies accept been articular as a key enabler to achieve this objective.
As a result, the government is putting in abode a amount of initiatives that will animate stronger acceptance of ICTs by government admiral and civilian servants, and able use of technologies to bear amusing casework to citizens.
One of the technologies that is getting clearly added to the mix is adaptable technology. South Africa already has 89% of adaptable buzz penetration, and there is a growing prevalence to use argument messaging and admission of the Internet application adaptable phones.
As a result, the State IT Agency South has partnered with adaptable abettor MTN to accompany advancement to government departments.
Essentially, MTN is to actualize a basic clandestine arrangement through which government advisers will be able to admission government’s centralized network. This adaptable arrangement will be accessible to local, bigoted and civic departments.
Here are some of the allowances this move is accepted to bring:
- Government advisers can admission their offices 24/7 application any devise (PC, laptop, PD
- A and adaptable phone) to admission the Intranet and emails.
- Increased admission enables advisers to use their time added effectively, abbreviation “down time.”
- The arrangement provides users quick admission to accordant advice for able accommodation making.
- The arrangement is secure, and users do not accept to go through the accessible Internet to affix to their offices to admission arcane government information.
- There are cost-savings due to economies of calibration ( aggregate buying).
Not bound to South Africa This affectionate of advancement is a able advantage for added African countries. Adaptable phones are acceptable common beyond Africa, with Nigeria punted as the fastest growing adaptable bazaar in Africa. Also, adaptable buzz companies in Africa about subsidise handsets, ensuring that African government departments do not accept to accept the aggregate of the amount area new devises are needed.
Lastly, South Africa is already acting as a analysis case for added African countries. Should this action be berserk successful, MTN can calmly customise the abstraction for bounded conditions.
MTN operates in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The countries are Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Islamic Republic of Iran, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Afghanistan, Benin, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Liberia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.