Mi­crosoft Pak­istan of­fers ‘Open Door’

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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.

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