IN the past three decades, computerised technology has contributed to the rise of economies of scale, notably in the developed world. Technological innovation has transitioned from a micro-setup on a confined desktop to macro connected settings available in real time, inclusive and holistic enough to benefit the widest reach in populace.
This shift to what is referred to as "platform" has been spurred by the advancements in software and hardware, packaged in smart phone and tablet innovations coupled by connectivity to the internet.
The world has been impacted at global socio-economic scale, by platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Apple iTunes and
Key drivers underpinning the growth trajectory of present day successful technology players is the ability to identify universal problems and respectively building global solutions. Accepting that successful technologies have done so on the problem-solution equation, with the myriad of problems in
What is encouraging are the readily visible green shoots of this outlook on the continent. Value models such as Ubuntu, the world's most popular "free" operating system developed by
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