Entrepreneurs understand that technology is crucial for economic development as it accelerates new ideas, new business models, and new ways of selling goods and services. This drives opportunities for job growth. The major challenge is to integrate emerging technologies and infrastructure to gain access to information and financial resources. Something as basic today as mobile technology has proven to assist people and communities to connect with each other in ways unimaginable just 10 years ago, accessing markets, selling products across geographic areas, reaching new consumers, electronic payment systems, reducing fraud and crime, empowering the disadvantaged. TALA Professional Services consults and implements technology projects that bring people closer to the fits of economic development.