Thursday, July 12, 2007

What do you think in Egyptian IT industry?

I've been shocked a little when I saw this picture (the one lower the context) but I said that's right, so why I've been shocked and why I admitted that.

Shocking: came from that I know and I am sure of that, we have brilliant people and they can carry the IT industry in Egypt to infinity success, I've dealt with a lot of IT professionals whatever the tool they use, but they working in same room, working in IT field, but as Mohamed Nabil said in his really really great post, we don't want to innovate new technology, he didn't say go and reinvent the wheel, he was talking about innovating something new, I recommend you to read this post

Why that's right: almost of my friends who did great and powerful graduation projects, really new ideas, great work, perfect implementation, etc
after all of that, they haven't the motivation and ambition to continue, executables isn't products, what about if each computers and information faculty in Egypt out 50 - 60 IT products, just 1 and only 1 research in any IT field???
Would Egypt rank be like that??!!
Would next CS and IS generations have this frustration that most of us have?!!!
Would some of IS students going on to make web sites as graduation projects??????????!

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MarieM SamiR

Salamo 3lekom
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Mohamed Meshref

Actually you're missing the big picture, the wrong this here is not the "innovation", it's about the management, in other words, look at a company like Yahoo, what are the amount of innovations out there?

What about facebook?

What about all these companies whose business depends entirely on databases and web services?

The idea that management in Egypt is working from a wrong prospective (exactly like India but in a much more less numbers, if you looked you'll find India very near to us), our market is based entirely on custom software products, what we’re missing is marketing and management, I can make a very simple web service (i.e. facebook) and you can make a very powerful OS (i.e. ReactOS) but which one of us attracts more users and more business depends on how the business model is, and how we’re doing our marketing and management.
By the way, I used the two examples above just for illustration, I know that facebook is a commercial site while ReactOS is and open source OS :)