Nigeria has been ranked among the top African economies that are making considerable investments in ICT infrastructure while also presenting attractive opportunities for IT service providers in the process.
According to a study released by International Data Corporation (IDC), a global advisory services firm, Nigeria, just like Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania in cooperation with international development agencies, academia, and ICT vendors, are driving key ICT infrastructure growth in Africa.
The report title “The African CIO’s 2014 Agenda: Opportunity for IT and Cloud Services” provides a view of African CIO opinions around IT and cloud services. The study provides insights into ICT budget outlooks and investment priorities in the areas of applications, tools, and technologies, datacenter solutions, and IT and cloud services. The analysis also includes analysis of the African CIOs’ investment roadmap, and examines the major technologies currently under consideration, according to IDC.
Lise Hagen, IDC’s research manager for software and IT services in Africa says “Although the pace of growth varies from country to country in the sub-Saharan Africa, considerable IT investments are being made across the continent. Savvy African CIOs are making informed decisions around technologies that will address issues pertinent to their markets. And as African organizations evolve, IT services providers must work to keep pace with the very latest technological trends, adapting them to the unique requirements of the local market while also bringing in global best practices.”