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West Africa Needs Advanced Mobile Infrastructure, Says IBM Nigeria Boss

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THE country general manager of IBM West Africa, Taiwo Otiti, has said that increased investments in relevant new technologies such as mobile, cloud and big data analytics that offer advanced solutions and services are essential for West Africa’s socio-economic development.

Otiti, who said this at the HR Leaders Africa Summit held in Lagos, recently, noted that public and private organisations needed to adopt mobile and other technologies in order to inject efficiency and new performance levels in their operations.

He said, “For African countries, new technologies allow the continent’s businesses and people to leapfrog through development stages and phases.”

He stated that Nigeria’s adoption of mobile technology over the last 12 years has become a showcase of how well technology could help transform economies, adding, “The Nigerian environment struggled with barely 500,000 telephone lines as at the end of 2001.

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