Nsoroma, the innovative range of tracking and vehicle fleet management services invented and marketed by Multiplant Ghana Limited, has won one of five prestigious prizes in the e-business and commerce category of the 2011 World Summit Awards (WSA).
It was the only entry from sub-Saharan Africa to have received honours at this year’s awards. The four other entries that shared the credit with Nsoroma in the e-Business and Commerce category were Aeroscan — New Zealand; Hootsuite – Canada; Monaqasat – Lebanon; and Hammerkit from Finland.
Nsoroma provides clients with a variety of automated daily reports about their fleet as well as instant Short-Message-Service (SMS) alerts on a number of situations such as driver-tampering, deviations from pre-set routes for high-value cargo, and alert of emergencies in dire circumstances.
Nsoroma also offers highly effective solutions for clients who may want to immobilise and retrieve their vehicles in event of theft, or whenever the need arises.
Nsoroma clients are drawn from a wide range of industries such as oil and hazardous material transporters, mining companies, trans-national and intra-national general haulage companies, construction and tourism.
“We operate on a cloud computing model which allows you to access your information at any time and with any device that can browse the Internet.
“This frees our clients from the costs and headaches of having to host and manage software and allows them to focus on their core operations. It is as simple as checking your email,” said Harry Baksmaty, the Chief Executive Officer of Multiplant Ghana Limited.
Baksmaty added: “Our services allow clients the flexibility to choose from a variety of mapping servers such as Google Maps, Bing, OpenStreet Maps and Google Earth.”
The WSA is a global not-for-profit activity in the framework of the United Nations to select and promote best practice in e-Content production and creativity in innovative Internet applications.
It was initiated in 2003 by the Austrian government as its main contribution to the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
The key objective of WSA is to select, evaluate and promote every two years the best practice examples in e-content and creativity in a limited number of categories. These include e-Commerce and Business; e-Government and Institutions; e-Health and Environment; e-Learning and Education; e-Entertainment and Games; e-Science and Technology; and e-Inclusion and Participation.
In Ghana, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) under the leadership of the Director-General, Dorothy Gordon, partners and coordinates with the WSA to promote and support Ghanaian innovation on the international level.
By Michael Sarpong BRUCE