In a world in perpetual evolution, nations must constantly face new challenges. In this age, digital is a major challenge for humanity. The many technological innovations that the world is facing are pushing countries that have not yet taken the right steps to accelerate the pace, at the risk of increasing technological disparities with the rest of the planet.
Aware of this, the African authorities are constantly increasing actions in the direction of digital development of the continent. It is in this context that will be held April 21 and 22 in Abidjan, Africa IT & Telecom Forum around
of the theme: “Africa: Towards digital maturity”.
Everjobs.ci found it opportune to unveil the challenges of digital maturity for our country.
Digital maturity: what does it imply?
Maturity refers to the state of a thing that has reached its full development. Reduced to digital, it calls on the ability of organizations to make changes from a technological point of view by including new solutions in their traditional mode of operation in order to be more efficient.
As the saying goes “infrastructures precede development”, to aspire to a digital maturity, it is necessary to have adapted equipment, able to support this evolution. In Côte d’Ivoire, the National Agency for the Universal Telecommunication / ICT Service (ANSUT) is the government body responsible for ensuring the digital coverage (infrastructure, services and ICT equipment) of the territory. To ensure its mission, ANSUT has launched several programs, including the National Broadband Network (RNHD), now in its third phase, which aims to deploy by the end of 2017, 7000 km of optical fibers.
The private sector through mobile operators is also playing a key role in the emergence of the Ivorian digital environment. To enable subscribers to benefit from a state-of-the-art connection, market leaders like Orange and MTN have the 4G connection.
Moreover, digital maturity goes hand in hand with the maturity of uses. This includes the need for people to have the skills to take full ownership of these new tools that are available to them. At this level, ANSUT has launched the project of Community Cybercentres which will ultimately create 5000 centers across the country. The vocation of these centers is to teach people the control of equipment. The association Babylab, to go in the same direction, organizes training courses with children from disadvantaged neighborhoods to introduce them to computers.
The impact of digital maturity on the economy
Today, it is indisputable that the digital has significantly change the habits of society. The impact of the digital revolution is felt on the economic and social development of our country. In the field of employment, these changes are observed both in the recruitment mode with the emergence of recruitment platforms that offer online tools allowing companies to sort and select profiles in a few clicks, that in the evolution of professions integrating the use of software. With regard to education, there is a new way of training. We are now talking about e-education with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are online platforms for learning thanks to free educational resources.
Digital technology is also affecting consumption patterns, which has led to the dematerialization of products. This has been made possible thanks to the establishment of e-commerce platforms such as jumia, kaymu, vendito, which connect sellers and buyers through digital equipment.
Source : Lactuwebdedith.com