The Role of ICT within Small and Medium Enterprises in Gauteng.

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dc.contributor.author Modimogale, Lloyd
dc.contributor.author Kroeze, Jan H
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-06T06:32:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-06T06:32:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation MODIMOGALE, L. & KROEZE, J.H. 2011. The role of ICT within small and medium enterprises in Gauteng. Communications of the IBIMA, Vol. 2011: 1-13 (Article ID: 369288)[http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/CIBIMA/cibima.html] en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4247
dc.description Copyright © 2011 Lloyd Modimogale and Jan H. Kroeze. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License unported 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that original work is properly cited. Contact author: Lloyd Modimogale E–mail: modimoll@endiansys.co.za en_US
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the role of information and communication technology (ICT) within the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in Gauteng, a province in South Africa. ICT plays a very important role in the current knowledge economy. It is vital for SMEs to participate in this economy in order to compete and thrive in the future. The problem is that SMEs are mainly using traditional tools to stay competitive. They need to take advantage of the power of ICT in order to take on the competition, whether small, big or global. Both the traditional and the ICT tools are very important for the competitiveness of the business. The article follows a qualitative research approach and uses semi-structured questionnaires with open-ended questions as data gathering method. There are a number of reasons why an SME might not implement ICT tools, such as limited funds, lack of knowledge, lack of skilled staff and lack of tools. The article highlights the limitation that SMEs have in using ICT and make recommendations on how to overcome them. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5171/2011.369288
dc.description.uri http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/CIBIMA/2011/369288/369288.pdf
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IBIMA Publishing
dc.subject Information and communication technology (ICT) en_US
dc.subject Small and medium enterprise (SME) en_US
dc.subject Knowledge economy en_US
dc.title The Role of ICT within Small and Medium Enterprises in Gauteng. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.researchID 10063455 - Kroeze, Jan H

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