Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: Silicon Valley Tanzania?
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Silicon Valley Tanzania?

IBM has signed a collaboration agreement with Tanzanian Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology.

Key quote:

"This agreement supports the goals of the National ICT Commission to use innovative technologies and approaches to transform our infrastructures, build national data centers, increase cyber-security and invest in IT talent development," said Minister for Communication, Science and Technology Makame Mbarawa.

"Working with IBM will help to ensure that our initiatives are in line with international standards while positioning us to become competitive regionally and internationally," he added.

Chief Technology Officer Mark Dean announced that IBM and the Government of Tanzania will co-operate to support the country's National ICT agenda developing simplified and more effective social and administrative systems for e-Government, e-Health and e-Education among other areas.

"IBM is a long-standing partner to the Tanzanian government and we are committed to supporting the country's economic growth and technical advancement," he said.

The cynic in me says there is less than meets the eye to this story, but time will tell.

2 comments:

Ken & Carol said...

Is that kind of like choosing Pepsi or Coke products exclusively?

Ken & Carol said...

It took me three tries to guess what letters and numbers I was looking at. Are the robots that smart?