IT in Africa: Making business with Europe

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Published on March 28, 2008

Author: JoachimGraf

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The presentation outlines how African IT companies can set up a business relationship with European IT and media companies.

Making business with media and IT companies in Europe Joachim Graf CEO HighText Verlag, Munich, Germany

HighText Verlag Since 1991 Trendscouting and consulting for strategic decision makers in convergent markets iBusiness.de: knowledge data base and data mining tool for the interactive industry Networking tools and tenders for the industry

Since 1991

Trendscouting and consulting for strategic decision makers in convergent markets

iBusiness.de: knowledge data base and data mining tool for the interactive industry

Networking tools and tenders for the industry

Europes IT business is small 573.000 IT companies 120.000 media companies 90% of them are smaller than 10 employees

573.000 IT companies

120.000 media companies

90% of them are smaller than 10 employees

 

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Who are the decision makers? European IT SMEs are often driven by research, technology and science. They are not focussed on marketing and sales The CEO is often the chief engineer, thinking engineerish They focus on facts

European IT SMEs are often driven by research, technology and science.

They are not focussed on marketing and sales

The CEO is often the chief engineer, thinking engineerish

They focus on facts

The trigger words Trust Quality Time (price)

Trust

Quality

Time

(price)

Outsourcing decisions Prove of knowledge In technology, in project management, in line of business References, references, references Prove of ability to work on time and in quality

Prove of knowledge

In technology, in project management, in line of business

References, references, references

Prove of ability to work on time and in quality

Where are the decision makers? Focussed conferences and fairs CeBIT, Hannover Social Networks

Focussed conferences and fairs

CeBIT, Hannover

Social Networks

Problems with Networking 1.0 Expensive for Europeans AND Africans. No “One stop shopping” Time consuming Complicated, especially for small companies Who should do it? Lets switch to Networking 2.0!

Expensive for Europeans AND Africans.

No “One stop shopping”

Time consuming

Complicated, especially for small companies

Who should do it?

Lets switch to Networking 2.0!

What does this guy want to do? Set up a multinational online networking platform To connect European and African SMEs It should be OPEN for every IT and media company and professional It should open the SOURCE AFRICA for European entrepreneurs, seeking outsourcing and partnership And open the Market Europe for African entrepreneurs

Set up a multinational online networking platform

To connect European and African SMEs

It should be OPEN for every IT and media company and professional

It should open the SOURCE AFRICA for European entrepreneurs, seeking outsourcing and partnership

And open the Market Europe for African entrepreneurs

The project idea SMEs Africa friendly professionals GOVs NGOs SMEs outsourcing Distribution, partnership International trainers Seeking regional partners regional outsourcing Regional outsourcing

Why am I here? I want to listen and learn more about IT in Africa I want to find project partners in the field of Open Source software development My E-Mail: joachim.graf@ibusiness.de Project Blog: www.open-source-africa.com

I want to listen and learn more about IT in Africa

I want to find project partners in the field of Open Source software development

My E-Mail: joachim.graf@ibusiness.de

Project Blog: www.open-source-africa.com

Joachim Graf Let‘s get in contact ...

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