Moreover, software needs awareness. Though marketing in
The free IT exhibitions still could not attract many customers. No IT advertisement or promotion is made by the state or its affiliated enterprises.
The weak economy of the country hinders the admiration of information systems by the private sector. The lack of proactive and dedicated awareness activities to deploy trained executives whose result needs time is common in the existing discouraging atmosphere.
The targeted software development works or those under process are too few though a big infrastructure is built. The result is a big tanker with little water.
There is no proper means of software tenders and evaluation. Right from the start, the criteria of procuring software allows participation of all, including the incapables in the field, and favors those having big turnover capital and colorful documents without being examined.
There is a deep rooted cult on foreign products and doubt on the indigenous capabilities. Lack of policy and strategy from the government to encourage and guide IT services especially for local companies is clear.
Of course, the local producers themselves do not upgrade themselves in some instances. They repetitively take works fail without being monitored and punished. The owners of the projects deliberately retender the failed projects to get their piece of the cake again and again, bleeding their own organisations.
The works to be done in software projects are mostly obscure to the user and are not rigorously tested and transferred to the owner. The major prospects being government organisations, the bureaucracy either lacks understanding about the products or is susceptible for corruption.
Even when implemented, the technology requires dedication of the customer to transfer it to its business processes where the work force is stagnant. Besides, the support following the handover of software is not considered as essential and simply left out for lack of budget.
The big flow of IT employees to better payments also creates disappointing situations in project accomplishment. Sometimes, trained and responsible people that care for such systems are transferred from projects without understanding their value.
The solution is that local private enterprises which can deliver a refined basket of services tailored to local needs must be promoted and appreciated. This will push them to look outward and serve even other countries and become a source of revenue to the country.
Actually, it is possible to deliver a combination of IT based services tailored to the needs of the community more efficiently at a lower cost than any foreign service provider. It is, therefore, recommended the government bring in policies to promote entrepreneurship for delivery of IT based services.
To give the opportunity to the private entrepreneurs until a reliable stage is achieved, a model where services are delivered through government support can be provided after examining companies and the effectiveness of their systems. This is the principle now followed by
Hence, a successful growth and transformation can only be achieved after the government and businessmen believe in their local capability, remove the prevailing obstacles and clarify the advantage of software through policy discussions . This must be then followed by giving large controlled assignments to qualified developers to carefully study business processes and implement the required systems, as a result of which, those who achieve the goal shall be awarded and promoted to even participate in the international arena, like
Mignote Kassa He Is an Electrical Engineer With Over 25 Years of Experience, of Which 15 Are in the It Industry.
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