OUTLOOK — By Ali Al Matani — There are some realities that reflect a positive development concerning the use of modern technologies in doing business inside our dear country. Really, it is heartening to see that there are business transactions that could be achieved “online” by wide sections of businessmen and entrepreneurs inside the Sultanate.
Today, there are 66 business services that could be utilised electronically without bearing the burdens of going to the respective departments and standing in queue to get them.
What makes us feel comfortable is that the benefit rate of such technologies reach 92 per cent. It is a big rate compared with many other community data. This reflects other positive developments achieved in this aspect that promises a transformation from traditional to technical transactions.
There is no doubt that the use of modern technologies in completing the daily transactions is an important step to benefit from the technological advances and harness the technology in developing and promoting the mechanism of work in a way that contributes into saving the time and effort needed by any investors who wish to complete business transactions …etc.
Statistics and data show that electronic services achieved many benefits for its users. Such services need more attention so as to be used widely by the citizens and the community in general because it contributes into accelerating the business transactions in a way that is consistent with the nature of life and its requirements.
The governmental authorities intend to keep up with the technological developments and harness it into serving the investors who could complete their transactions very easily without any troubles. The development of these technologies could continuously facilitate doing businesses by utilising the benefits of these technologies.
Business development efforts take many forms nowadays. The introduction of modern technologies is an important step that could not be ignored by any means in the course of this development. These technologies should be utilised by businessmen, entrepreneurs and dealers whether from their houses via the electronic websites or through Sanad Offices scattered in the wilayats of the Sultanate.
Citizens and investors are invited to benefit from these technologies gradually till we achieve our desired objective which is abandoning the traditional way of doing business.
Of course, there are challenges that face the use of such modern technologies in business transactions including educational elements, the lack of telecommunication and Internet services …etc. These elements could limit the use of such technologies. Yet, they would dwindle in the future when the authorities continue their efforts to develop many public and private entities.
We hope to benefit from such modern technologies in a better way and replace the paper dealings with electronic transactions. This is not difficult in the light of the modern developments.