Today’s global enterprise solutions don’t meet the unique needs of African businesses.
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In Africa, mobile numbers are people’s unique identifiers for digital services, as many users do not have email addresses which are often the default for enterprise systems in other markets. Therefore, enterprise solutions for Africa need to factor the use of mobile numbers as unique identifiers, where required.

Reading that article, I got the impression that they were marketing themselves more than anything. Africa is not waiting for some polished solutions from outside it to thrive. The focus of this article on how organizations outside Africa need to customize their solutions to fit Africa raises an obvious question – why are homegrown solutions failing? Which are succeeding? But perhaps most striking is the obsession with surveillance technologies like Facebook website tracking. I am not surprised (Harvard Business, after all) but I am pissed off by these kind of assumptions that nothing is happening therefore outside companies must come and solve the problems.

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Did you actually read the article the author is clearly stating that African entrepreneurs need to overcome the challenges not limited to those in the articles along with governments and investors needing to work together with them in order to solve them in order for the continent to thrive nowhere does it mention need for any foreign solutions .The title of the article is literally digital transformation in Africa requires homegrown solutions and the author himself is a Nigerian

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Yes I did. I read it twice. The general impression is that a Nigerian entrepreneur is revealing the necessary understanding on how to align with African realities. But if you read it critically, you realize it is an advise to American venture capitalists (and those kind of forces) on how to tailor their entry to Africa with their surveillance nonsense.

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It says nothing of the sort you’re imposing your own bias onto the article

A space to discuss general stuff relating to Africa.

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