According to Forbes magazine, the five most valuable companies in the world in 2020 are Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and facebook, the amazing thing about this report is that all five companies are ICT based or digital solution providers with Coca cola at number six, this is to say digital technology is ruling the world today.
ICT is becoming one of the most vibrant industries in Africa, and the reason is not farfetched. Its relevance is continuously being displayed in almost every sector of the economy, be it Agriculture, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Security, Transport and Religious industries amongst others.
According to Statista, In 2020, Nigeria had 99.05 million internet users. This figure is projected to grow to 131.7 million internet users in 2023. The internet penetration amounted to 46.6 percent of the population in 2020 and is set to reach 65.2 percent in 2025. This presents a huge opportunity for growth in ICT as internet is the backbone on which Information Technology is built.
For ICT to thrive in any society there needs to be a sizeable number of highly skilled people who can understand and use technology in solving problems. Millions of Nigerian youths are beginning to give-up formal employment to learn hands-on ICT skills like programming, artificial intelligence, data science, design and networking, which has positioned them for better opportunities globally.
At Valuebeam we seek to promote excellent, user-friendly and affordable tech and brand development services in the Information and Communication Technology sector (ICT). The company offers software and web solutions, corporate branding and business development, trainings, digital promotions, consulting services and general contracts.