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Implications of COVID-19 on the Software Industry

Current Scenario of the Industry The IT sector has been one of the most booming sectors for the rapidly growing economy of Bangladesh. The government has declared this as a thrust sector to meet its goal of a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ by 2021. The sector has witnessed 8.6% CAGR globally over 5 years reaching a value […]

E-Governance: Empowering Citizens through Simplified Services

In Bangladesh where red-tapism and speed money are deep-seated in public administration, e-Governance can bring about a positive change by putting an end to these bureaucratic tangles. E-Governance or electric governance refers to the delivery of government services through the application of information and communication technology (ICT). Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing economies in […]

Smart City in the City – Opportunity Space for Bangladesh

From Digital to Smart Rapid advances in technology are reshaping economies all over the world and Bangladesh is no exception. However, Bangladesh is interesting because of three critical factors – our demographic bulge (63%  below the age of 35) makes technology adoption lightning fast, rapid urbanization makes the capital an hotbed for talent driving economic […]

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2019

Our stories have been read by thousands, over the past year. It reflects the hope and curiosity of modern business leaders in every sector with the anticipation of a better 2020. Find out the 10 most read in 2019.

ICT Outsourcing: Catering to the Growing Demand

Blessed with the demographic dividend since 2007, with more than half of the population in prime working ages (15-54), the ICT industry in Bangladesh has a tremendous potential in driving the economy of the country. The ICT sector in Bangladesh has grown by 40% annually since 2010. The presence of a high number of young […]

Emergence of the Sharing Economy Defined the Decade

The sharing economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and trends in the world, expected to be worth $335 billion by 2025. It is one of the many transformative trends created through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sharing economy is an umbrella term that includes the gig economy, crowdsourcing, coworking, and freelancing, as well as […]

Smart Urbanization: Is Bangladesh On The Right Track?

Urbanization has been synonymous with the growth of the world economy and the improvement in human lifestyle. It is no surprise that 55% of the world population lives in cities and these cities generate 80% of the world’s GDP. However, while cities have been a powerful tool in the evolution of human civilization, they have […]

A Brief Overview: Asian Development Bank Tracer Study – “Bangladesh: Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education in 2018”

Carried on the back of its competitive apparel industry and large pool of migrant remittances, Bangladesh’s strong and admirable growth in recent years is the product of multiple factors. However, behind this picture lies another story not talked about nearly as much–the role of education in enabling this transformation. As the economy matures, the engines […]

[Infographic] Latest Startup Funding and Deals in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem has picked up rapidly since 2013 – driven by participation from angels; rise of eco-system enablers like co-working space, community events, local and global incubators; and a growing active interest from government/development partners. However, major deals and growth have started happening since the end of 2017. Foreign investors and startups are attracted […]

Skills Gap in the IT Sector: Utilizing the Power of Youth

Economic growth is transforming Bangladesh, building its pathway to becoming a middle-income economy. Bangladesh is a fast growing economy, with a GDP growth of over 7 percent in fiscal year 2018 keeping up an impressive annual average growth rate of more than 6 percent over the last ten years. Bangladesh has multiple factors that favor […]

Can Bangladesh Spur Growth Through IoT?

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the next big technological revolution hitting the world connecting everyday items like coffee machines and door locks through sensors and actuators to a computer system through the use of the Internet. And in doing so, people are able to integrate the power of computing into their everyday lives. […]

Democratizing Education through Technology

Historically education transformed from being siloed to unified Education evolved through various phases throughout human civilization. During ancient times, due to the lack of a transferable medium, all the knowledge in the world was stored in peoples’ minds and the only mode of access to that knowledge was through interaction. One of the greatest inventions […]
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