Author(s): Hartono, B., Atmaja, H. E., Ratnawati, S., Verawati, D. M., & Ikhwan, K
The purpose of this paper is to examine challenges benefits, barriers and strategies to decrease barriers to adopt the technology faced by MSMEs in Indonesia. We used library research which is based on a review of literature, both online and print. The results showed that the MSMEs' actors were still experiencing difficulties in using and utilizing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from the upstream side. Literacy capacity and technology exploitation in the upstream side is still relatively limited. This was triggered by limited human capital in managing both technical and technical aspects of ICT operations. For that, the formulation of strategies and policies in the use of ICT for MSMEs should be able to combine proactive and reactive approaches, so optimization of productive resources can be achieved. The major limitation of this paper is that it only reviews relevant literature and that empirical findings are not obtained to give a wide insight into ICTs adoption by MSMEs.