ICT services market overview for 2011 presented in Azerbaijan
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Presentation of Overview of ICT in Azerbaijan for 2011 has been held in Baku. The Overview was prepared by ITWorld.az (a portal of information technologies in Azerbaijan) in collaboration with interactive agency Start.
According to project coordinator Lala Allahverdiyeva, existence of such a review is an important part in creation of development strategies for companies: opening of new branches in the local market, creation of new products or guidance for determining trends in the ICT sector as a priority industry.
"As this overview is published for the first time, feedback about it is very important for us for further improvement of the document and provision of the necessary data," project manager Rena Alakbarova said.
The review compares such key performance indicators of the industry as earnings, investments for 2011, the level of use of innovations, Azerbaijan’s role in the global ICT development. In addition, the overview describes the IT-infrastructure of Azerbaijan, including communications, Internet, cloud computing, the development of space industry and gives estimation of software development and computer equipment.
A separate section is devoted to the topic which is actual for Azerbaijan - e-government. The overview provides a detailed description of the work done in 2011 on each organ of state power, and the measures taken on information security, occurred incidents and cyber threats faced by users of Azerbaijan.
The survey also focuses on the development of e-commerce market and turnover of payment systems in the country.
The overview also focuses on the information society, describes the development of blogging, appearance of IT-communities, preferences of Internet users, the Azerbaijani segment of the Internet and the importance of social media.
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