Microsoft Pakistan offers ‘Open Door’
Microsoft Pakistan in its spirit of bringing the entire Microsoft eco-system together, organized the biggest IT event of the year, Microsoft Open Door, at Karachi Expo Centre in September, 2011. The 3-day event brought together developers, IT professionals, business decision-makers, partners, industry stakeholders and academia. The entire Microsoft Pakistan team and Microsoft Business Leaders from MEA (Middle East and Africa) were present on the occasion.
The rich and new technology-laden event was an interactive and enriching experience for thousands of attendees including 2500 IT professionals and experts who participated from all over the country. Latest innovations in the industry ranging from mobile solutions and business applications were showcased on the occasion. Microsoft and its partners organized a series of live demos and presentations for experts and early adopters, highlighting the company’s cloud computing strategy, products and solutions for business and consumers. It explained how to step into the private cloud and be able to control and manage information technology across physical and virtual server environments by leveraging the existing IT investments and skills.
With the world getting closer through increased connectivity via mobile phones and PCs, cloud computing has further eased the process by focusing on faster delivery of software, computing power and services to online users using a variety of devices. “Cloud computing is all about technology connecting people and technology anywhere via use of powerful and interconnected devices” said Kamal Ahmed, Microsoft Country Manager. “It doesn’t matter what PC, phone or browser you use, Microsoft is focused on producing the best productivity experience.”
“This has been a great opportunity for both IT and IT-enabled sectors in Pakistan to connect with the user community, as well as advance Pakistan’s prominence on the world ICT map which will increase the levels of local and foreign investments with regard to technology,” added Sultan Hamdani, CEO, Maison Consulting.
According to Hashim Zulfiqar, CEO Mantaq Systems, “We are deeply convinced that information technology has a huge role to play in successful enterprises and that the impact that most companies in Pakistan are getting out of their technology initiatives is far below potential. Microsoft Business Solutions has understood this need and demonstrated how existing IT investment and skills can be utilized by firms to respond to this growing need.”
Conclusively, this event has given the chance to the user community to increase their knowledge, advance their skills and meet local and international Microsoft and IT experts
Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuro (centre), Kamal Ahmed Country General Manager,
Microsoft Pakistan (third from left), along with attendees of Microsoft Open Door 2011.