To remain competitive in the short and long-term, small businesses should be using the very best technology tools available at their disposal.Category : Reports And Surveys
To remain competitive in the short and long-term, small businesses should be using the very best technology tools available at their disposal.
“If you look at the issue of data prices in South Africa, with ours being the highest in Africa, we are placing those who cannot afford it at a disadvantage because they are unable to attain information and knowledge to enhance and empower themselves. This will also place them at a disadvantage because they’ll be unable to fully participate in the 4IR.”
Luvuyo Rani, co-founder and MD, Silulo Ulutho Technologies
“More affordable data is essential for both economic development and for unleashing opportunities for South Africa’s youth.”
Gugu Mjadu, executive general manager of marketing, Business Partners Limited
“There is a lack of appropriate technology skills. SMEs are not alone in this. There is a general shortage of digital skills in the South African economy. The result is that the cost of employing a well-qualified person is very high. This leads to the second critical gap, namely the affordability of technical skills.”
Professor Barry Dwolatzky, founder and director, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)4
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