Technology is enabling Africans!

In our modern digital world, we all face unique challenges, but technology shouldn’t be the obstacle preventing us from pursuing productivity, efficiency, and excellence. You’ve probably encountered a situation where you’ve been doing something the hard way and thought, “There must be a simpler way to accomplish this.” Technology has given us the tools to continually simplify our daily tasks.

Economic Growth in Africa:

According to the African Development Bank’s report, Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) 2023, there’s a promising projection of approximately 0.2% GDP growth across Africa in the next two years. This encourages us to contemplate the possibilities for governments and private enterprises to collaboratively forge a future where technology becomes the cornerstone of African progress.


The future of technology for Africans:

With more and more people gaining access to mobile phones, computers and the internet, the need for private and state-owned businesses to implement innovative ways of communicating,  improving productivity and enabling collaboration  through digital platforms is becoming increasingly essential. On top of this, the amount of data and information we have access to drives a new challenge, namely structuring order from the data we are exposed to.

There are a myriad of solutions out there, poised to enable individuals and businesses to achieve greater productivity on administrative tasks such as Electronic Signatures, Knowledge Management and Document Management. Getting the correct technology first time around is crucial in ensuring you keep your capital outlay to a minimum whilst getting as much possible value out of the technology you are looking to procure.  Based on the article from Forbes; Buying New Tech For Your Business? Here Are 12 Crucial Aspects to Consider , one of the key considerations for businesses is to identify the challenge you are trying to solve, you would also need to consider how this will align with your overall business strategy, if there is local support available and naturally keeping data security and scalability in mind.


For business executives seeking to maintain a strong and professional image in today’s digital era, it is imperative to carefully manage Valuable Client Data, Safeguard Sensitive Documents, and thoughtfully craft communication channels with clients and partners. Developing a robust digital strategy is the compass that guides your organization toward its objectives, while neglecting this aspect may allow competitors to take the lead in innovation. Regardless of the specific strategic path you choose, there is a wealth of technological opportunities available to enhance business performance, ultimately contributing to economic growth within your industry and region.

Christo Marais – |Business Development Manager|
Co-Operative Computing

References: African Development Bank, Co-Operative Computing,  Forbes