Evolution of Information Technology in Lesotho


Information Technology is one of the most essential tools. It has changed the world tremendously. Today globally, information technology forms a fundamental part of all sectors, being government, industrial, educational, or any other. In this post, I will take a quick view on how IT can help improve the economy of the Mountain Kingdom.

In definition, information technology is the design and development of computer systems, that is hardware and software, that are connected to form networks which are used for acquiring data, processing and storing data.

Why is Information Technology important in our day to day activities:

1Smooth Operations

Information technology today is essential in ensuring the smooth functioning of all the departments in a company, such as the human resource department, finance department, manufacturing department and in security related purposes.

Many different businesses require specialized software-packages for satisfying their operational as well as functional needs. The major companies sign deals with the software development companies to purchase their products along with their yearly updates.

The software applications and the hardware devices are known to be the main elements required for the use of information technology. The web browsers, the operating systems, ERP’s and special purpose applications are the software which are used in information technology.

2Computational Speed

IT plays an important role in easily solving the mathematical problems especially in engineering and in the project management systems. It has great use in the automated production of sensitive information, up-gradation of the important business processes, and streamlining of the various business processes. It also plays an important role in the areas of communication and automated administration of entire systems.

3Business Analysis

Information Technology has a significant presence in the management of various organizations. It helps the managers in adapting to new business processes, and also for predicting the possible impacts of newer technologies.

The managers can benefit from the efficiently prepared computer packages and the electronically stored confidential information. With just a single click, they have the relevant information in front of their screen.

However, to be able to handle these software packages in a better way, the managers have to undergo quality training in the use of information technology. Taking this need into consideration, many organizations can be seen making efforts to develop the capacity of their workforce, via training programs prepared by experienced software professionals.

4Education and Information

Information technology has made its presence in the educational sector too. It helps the students as well as the teachers in studying the course material easily, by enabling faster access to information from across the globe, on a number of different topics.

Studying online has expedited learning and bring a broader choice of course available to students. The inclusion of information technology in the syllabus of schools, colleges and universities, has helped many in understanding their subjects well, and for getting their basics and fundamentals cleared.

Online grading system, used by many educational centers, is a boon for the parents, as it helps them keep track of their children’s performances and progress. IT based communication systems such as emails, SMS, etc., can also be used to forward the details of the attendance records and performance of the children to their parents or guardians.

Final Thoughts

Basotho, the applications of the IT sector today are available in many different fields, ranging from industrial, managerial, to educational. With newer innovations and developments happening daily, the IT sector is expected to grow at an even faster pace in the coming years, thereby creating ample opportunities for deserving candidates, improving the different processes and procedures, and further enriching our lives. Let’s make Lesotho the nation of technology.