24 February 2013

Rwanda: Government Urges SMEs to Adapt IT Solutions

Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should integrate IT-based solutions to enhance their operations, the ICT director general, Didier Nkurikiyimfura, has advised.

Nkurikiyimfura said new IT innovations were vital in running businesses today since they ease operations and, hence, boost enterprise growth.

Nkurikiyimfura was recently speaking during the launch of business software, Cumulus, which will enable businesses handle different aspects of operations at the same time.

Cumulus is powered by Rwandan-based IT firm, Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS) and SAP, the world's leading business solutions software company.

TTCS Rwanda has partnered with local Rwandan IT companies, including the government-owned Broadband Systems Corporation, on the project.

"This new system will enable our SMEs streamline their operations and increase business insight, reduce IT cost and increase business agility," Nkurikiyimfura said.

"Having one system allows you to manage your business from any angle. Businesses, especially when they are growing, need to be competitive," explained Pankaj Pema, speaking on behalf of Cumulus.

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