Challenges with off the shelf solutionsCollins Mann
Many people argue that off the shelf solutions from Europe, Asia and or the USA should be procured to solve some of the city’s most pressing challenges. This approach fails most of the time because such solutions were developed based on different environments and with different requirements in mind. The most viable approach is to have custom made solutions that are tailored to our local settings. This will prove both cheaper and more efficient in the long run and it also develops local capacity to innovate.