Connecting with Cloud
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