By Chinenye Anuforo
Effective software quality assurance in the Nigerian Digital Economy will greatly impact its digital economy’s accelerated growth, says Professor Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.
He said this at the first-ever Software Testing Conference in Nigeria with the theme “Impact of Software Quality Assurance in the Nigerian Digital Economy”, organised by Nigeria Software Testing Qualification Board (NGSTQB) in Lagos.
Pantami acknowledged the importance of software in global development cannot be overemphasised, said software powers the hardware, and most of the innovations in all sectors and spheres of life.
“If you look at the world’s advancement in the internet economy, transportation, financial services, power, cyber security and many life endeavours; software is the secret to that success. I can categorically say that the world would not have achieved much if there was no invention of software.
“The article by Jeff Lawson in the Harvard Business Review argued that in the digital economy, your software is your competitive advantage.
“He said ‘many companies respond to digital competition by embracing methodologies like agile, building ‘innovation centres,’ acquiring startups, or outsourcing app development to consulting firms. But the true disruptors know that in the digital economy, whoever builds the best software wins. Companies that want to compete need to empower their developers and adopt a ‘software mindset’”.