Havana will finally have a chance to catch up on the technology that's evolved in the rest of the world, particularly in relation to computers. People on the communist island have a lot of learning ahead, but no doubt excitement too as residents discovery the wealth of information available on the internet.
On February 24, Fidel's younger brother, Raul Castro, officially become the new president of Cuba. When the 76 year old came into power, Raul made a commitment to remove some of the restrictions of daily Cuban life.
Items like computers, videos and DVD players will no longer belong the list of restricted electronics. "19-inch and 24-inch television sets, electric pressure cookers and rice cookers, electric bicycles, car alarms and microwaves," were also listed on a memo of items which would now begin to be sold in Cuba. Toasters and air conditioning units won't be available until 2010 due to energy limitations.
Raul Removes Some Tech Restrictions
1. Technology Accessibility in Cuba - The lifting of computer ban and other restricted electronics opens up potential opportunities for companies offering technology and internet services in Cuba.
2. Digital Education in Cuba - The need for education and training in the usage of computers and the internet presents an opportunity for companies to offer digital literacy programs and training courses in Cuba.
3. Rise of Tech Startups in Cuba - The increased availability of technology and internet access in Cuba opens up potential for innovation and the development of new technology-based businesses.
1. Technology Industry - The technology industry could potentially expand into Cuba with the newfound accessibility to computers and other electronics.
2. Education Industry - The education industry can create a new business line in Cuba by providing digital literacy programs and other technology training courses.
3. Startup Industry - The startup industry in Cuba could experience growth with the increased availability of technology and internet access in the country.