[Irtalk] How Africa can benefit from the data revolution | Media Network | The Guardian

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 29 14:44:59 SAST 2015

African countries may be coming late to the information revolution, but
they will be able to exploit the lessons learned from those that have
trodden the path before. The UK’s attempt to centralise its health system
was an expensive failure. African countries don’t now need to spend £10bn
to learn the lessons derived from that misguided effort. *They could
develop infrastructures for commerce, administration and health that
exploit all the advantages of a distributed data system**.*

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