won't turn IT/ICT
sector as a vibrant
scopes are there?
Starting from early 80s when British Airways initiated its back-office operations at New Delhi, American Express's back-office operations during 1985-86 and GE'sIndian outsourcing adventure in 1990; the humble beginning of IT Outsource has turned itself up into a huge operational Tsunami in India by 2012.IT outsource process is now a formidable industry contributing 7% to Indian GDP.
By contrast, although Bangladesh is a geo-political neighbor to India, although people are shaped by same mental-map sharing most common traits like merit, tenacity, zeal to learn new knowledge and absorb changes; although our socio-cultural norms are historically developed on the shores of same Ganges-Yamuna; although Bangladesh is sovereign and independent politically - still then IT/ICT in Bangladesh is caught up in its perennial infancy looking alike "cottage industry" rather than an Industry as in India.
Why it has to be so disparate is any one's guess, but it is a matter of grave concern if taken seriously. Why our IT/ICT sector looks alike "cottage industry" after two decades of progressive success just across the border? What could be wrong with our spirit?
Garments' industry initiatives in Bangladesh, ironically, started almost at the same time of the beginning of Indian IT outsourcing. Fortunately, Bangladesh has long been managed to turn Garments' as a formidable $14 Billion Industry as of 2011, while IT/ICT sector still limping mostly represented by small scale private enterprises under BASIS while Indian IT/ICT sector is worth one-fifth of total volume of outsourcing of the world-market.
It is evident that Bangladesh has been grossly neglecting the prospects and ignoring the importance of IT/ICT sector ever since either out of mis management or due to not adequately understanding the internal growth mechanism of IT/ICT sector in terms of Tire-1, small and medium sized organizational demands and conditionality of outsourcing. Exploration aspects of mining world-outsource-market were naively overlooked.
As a result, Bangladesh lost the momentum for internal growth in IT/ICT sector whichwould have otherwise developed an army of outsource-skilled IT/ICT workforce, not to mention about billions of dollars of lost....
The attachment of our elites