Con­nect­ing with Cloud

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IT in­fra­struc­tures have be­come too com­plex and brit­tle for the pace and dy­namism of busi­ness to­day. About 70 per­cent of the cur­rent IT in­vest­ment re­mains fo­cused on main­te­nance, leav­ing lit­tle re­sources for in­no­va­tion. With users clam­or­ing for faster re­sponse times and man­age­ment de­mand­ing lower costs, IT needs a bet­ter strat­egy. Cloud com­put­ing of­fers a new model that cuts through IT com­plex­ity by lever­ag­ing the ef­fi­cient pool­ing of on- de­mand, self- man­aged vir­tual in­fra­struc­ture, con­sumed as a ser­vice.

Mi­crosoft Pak­istan and its part­ners are con­stantly en­gaged in lever­ag­ing the ex­ist­ing IT in­vest­ments and skills through the com­pany’s cloud com­put­ing strat­egy, prod­ucts and so­lu­tions for busi­ness and con­sumers. Mi­crosoft’s cloud com­put­ing in­vest­ments in Pak­istan have ex­posed the coun­try to greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for IT and IT en­abled sec­tors to con­nect with the user com­mu­nity. Pak­istan has also achieved ad­vanced promi­nence on the world ICT map which has in­creased the lev­els of lo­cal and for­eign in­vest­ments in the coun­try with re­gards to tech­nol­ogy.

Ac­cord­ing to Ka­mal Ahmed, Coun­try Man­ager, Mi­crosoft, “Cloud com­put­ing is all about tech­nol­ogy con­nect­ing peo­ple and tech­nol­ogy any­where via use of pow­er­ful and in­ter­con­nected de­vices. It doesn’t mat­ter what PC, phone or browser you use, Mi­crosoft is fo­cused on pro­duc­ing the best pro­duc­tiv­ity ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mi­crosoft Busi­ness So­lu­tions un­der­stands the grow­ing needs of global busi­ness at­mos­phere. With op­ti­mistic cloud com­put­ing in­vest­ments in Ro­ma­nia, Mi­crosoft has set up a sparkling start for young Ro­ma­nian tal­ent. Ro­ma­nian en­trepreneurs, es­pe­cially in the in­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies sec­tor, are go­ing out to reach the global mar­ket.

Ac­cord­ing to Jan Muehlfeit, chair­man of Mi­crosoft Europe, “The lo­cal pool of tech­nol­ogy tal­ent is one of the main rea­sons Mi­crosoft has in­vested in the coun­try.” Mi­crosoft has been present in Ro­ma­nia since 1996. In the last decade, it in­vested in open­ing a tech­ni­cal cen­ter in Ro­ma­nia, the largest of its kind in Europe. Cre­at­ing a con­ge­nial environment for small busi­nesses, Mi­crosoft part­ners soft­ware de­vel­op­ers and lets them oper­ate at the cen­ter of an ar­ray of more than 4,000 in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies.

About 90 per­cent of Mi­crosoft’s world­wide R& D team is en­gaged in work re­lated to cloud com­put­ing. Mi­crosoft wants all coun­tries to dis­play sim­i­lar po­ten­tial for cloud com­put­ing tech­nol­ogy but em­pha­sizes govern­ment sup­port as crit­i­cal as part of an ef­fec­tive in­vest­ment strat­egy. Ear­lier this year, China’s Min­istry of In­dus­try and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy ( MIIT) said that cloud com­put­ing has been listed by the govern­ment as a key project in the coun­try’s 12th Five- Year Plan ( 2011- 2015).

Mul­ti­ple busi­ness sec­tors are de­vel­op­ing their stakes in this new tech­nol­ogy, as cloud com­put­ing can help save en­ergy through its ef­fi­cient man­age­ment of data. The tech­nol­ogy has be­come highly suc­cess­ful in al­lo­cat­ing com­put­ing ca­pac­ity in ac­cor­dance with the de­mand of each busi­ness sec­tor

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