IBM and Tanzania government sign pact to boost technology adoption

IBM_Presidential_handshakeIBM has signed a deal with a Tanzanian government ministry to help speed up technology adoption across the country as part of the government's strategy of increasing Tanzania's industry competitiveness in East Africa

IBM will work with the Tanzanian Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology to help it achieve its vision of becoming a hub for trade in the wider East Africa region and enhance sustainable economic development.

Minister for communication, science and technology, Makame Mbarawa, said, “This agreement supports the goals of the National ICT Commission to use innovative technologies and approaches to transform our infrastructures, build national data centres, increase cyber-security and invest in IT talent development.

“Working with IBM will help ensure that our initiatives are in line with international standards,” the minister added.

The two entities will co-operate to support the country’s ICT agenda by developing simplified and more effective social and administrative systems for e-Government, e-Health and e-Education, along with a host of other areas.

IBM chief technology officer Mark Dean said, “IBM is a long-standing partner to the Tanzanian government and we are committed to supporting the country’s economic growth and technical advancement.”

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