In USA and in other countries such as UK and Japan, desktop computers with intelligence are available first in the market. Like Apple and Microsoft produced the world first computers. Then internet came alive after 1960. Businessmen started dealing with customers via internet. The first mobile phone was launched in 1970s. The first phone,
which can use internet, appeared in 1999s. The culture of using internet by smartphone became popular after 2007. It means that the revolution of computer devices in rich countries flow from Desktop to laptop and laptop to mobile.
But in Myanmar, the revolution is very different from other countries. As you can see that many most people are using smartphone, but only half of them have desktop or laptop computer in their home – mostly are laptops. Here what I want to point out is for business. To start a business in Myanmar on IT, people should think first about mobile devices. I mean business that goes on mobile devices such as mobile phone application and software, hardware and everything related to mobile phone.
Instead of considering to launch a website, to release a mobile application is better idea. You can also do multi-channel business such as launching a website, together with mobile app for website. As you can also see that many people are developing many mobile applications. But the problem what they are facing is content/ data. People can make an app technically, but they don’t have data to fill in. If you have data together technical background, you can make a mobile business easily. You cannot think of creating website. And compete with your friends who create mobile app and see which product is getting more queries from customers.IT revolution in Myanmar is starting from mobile phone.
Author: Aung Kham
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