Can The .KE Government Outsource to IT SMEs?
November 12, 2012 Leave a comment
With the growth of ICT start-up and small enterprise businesses (SME) in Kenya, one of the questions that has frequently been asked is: What role can the government play in this emerging ecosystem?
One suggestion that has been put forward is that the government and state agencies should look to outsource IT services, procurement and IT application design to SMEs, driving growth of the local ICT sector. Government outsourcing to local SMEs is something that has been successful in the EU and US in driving SME sectors, and would seem to be a reasonably cost effective policy that the government could implement quickly to support the ICT sector.
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