Friday, September 19, 2014

Moroccans are turning to new technologies – Magharebia

A recent study in Morocco on digital behavior shows that 84 percent of respondents have at least one personal computing device, nearly two-thirds laptop.

Almost half of Moroccans have a PC and a quarter tablet, according to this online study conducted among 2,500 people and sponsored by Intel, the world’s largest new technologies.

This study was published on Tuesday 16 September in Casablanca and shows the attractiveness Moroccans, especially young people, have the advanced technology and high performance.

The majority of respondents said they considered themselves to be creative and good at these technologies, but many of them (58 percent) reported that their creativity and productivity are hindered by hardware too old.

As told Magharebia Jankari Rashid, consultant IT and New Media: “The significance of this study stems from the development of the market dynamics in computer equipment and continued growth, including the effect of the acquisition boom in tablets context of maturity and diversity of users. “

A view shared by Jihan Ghazali, who believes that mobility is the dominant trend among young Moroccans who wish to acquire mobile technologies with superior performance.

This provides marketing, employee in an IT company in Casablanca, adds that it is important to note that the use of obsolete machinery and ignorance of the value added devices are the latest generation ” all factors that hinder productivity and creativity among young people. “

” Seventy-nine percent of respondents consider themselves creative, but 46 percent wish they could do more with their devices, such as produce photos faster, edit videos, create art, develop an application or compose music, “he explains.

K’tiri Karim, director of a company technological innovation, for his part stressed the importance of new information technologies to improve the school system and vocational training for young people.

“New technologies are becoming essential for employability youth and business competitiveness, “he says.

Young Moroccans are closely following the development of technological applications of the latest generation, but access to these facilities remains problematic.

“I really want to buy a new computer, but I do not have the money it takes, and I have a real problem with updating my PC that has more than two years,” Essaouiri said Ahmed, an economics student.

“I have a powerful device, but as a professional, I’m usually the victim of a slow connection and catastrophic,” said Salim meanwhile Boualal Technical assistant in an insurance company

A situation that also knows Meriem Lamhelli responsible in an advertising agency. “Infrastructure networks provided by operators wanting.”

The Digital Morocco lags behind because of government policy, said Imad Rahmoum, youth member of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP)

He added:. ” It is the duty of the government to promote new technologies to citizens and to continue to support national plans previously launched such as Infitah, Nafida and Injaj. “

According to the annual survey of market IT conducted by the National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT) in 2013, almost 59 percent of households in urban areas have a computer, and 67 percent want to replace their old appliances.

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