Ter­a­data Push­ing an­a­lyt­i­cal in­tel­li­gence for­ward

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With the to­tal size of the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy sec­tor in Pak­istan cur­rently es­ti­mated at about US $2.8 bil­lion and a growth po­ten­tial of $5 bil­lion, the coun­try can look for­ward to tremen­dous op­por­tu­ni­ties of en­hance­ment and new op­por­tu­ni­ties in the sec­tor in com­ing years. How­ever, what is needed to ac­cel­er­ate this growth is a proac­tive ap­proach on part of the gov­ern­ment as well as the cor­po­rate, in­dus­trial and ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor so that the req­ui­site en­vi­ron­ment is es­tab­lished and more new ar­eas of en­trepreneur­ship are opened.

Ter­a­data Cor­po­ra­tion is one or­ga­ni­za­tion in Pak­istan that has played a trail­blaz­ing role in pro­mot­ing the coun­try’s IT sec­tor by in­sti­tut­ing the Ter­a­data Na­tional IT Ex­cel­lence Awards, a pro­gram that was started in 1997 and to­day is the largest awards event of its kind, re­ward­ing ex­em­plary work in 12 cat­e­gories re­lated to IT.

The 10th An­nual Na­tional IT Ex­cel­lence Awards cer­e­mony is to be held in March this year in Karachi where out­stand­ing achieve­ments by in­di­vid­u­als in the Pak­istan’s In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IT) com­mu­nity will be rec­og­nized. Nom­i­na­tions for the awards closed on Jan­uary 6. The ba­sic idea be­hind the Awards is to rec­og­nize those dis­tin­guished in­di­vid­u­als who will usher the coun­try into a new era of pros­per­ity through In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. Ter­a­data is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing these fu­ture lead­ers to spur IT growth and in­no­va­tion in Pak­istan.

Says Khu­ram Ra­hat, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Ter­a­data Pak­istan: “We look for­ward to rec­og­niz­ing those in­di­vid­u­als that have had the great­est im­pact on the Pak­istan IT com­mu­nity – we are look­ing for the best-of-the-best. The pro­gram has grown ever since we launched it in 1997, as part of Pak­istan’s Golden Ju­bilee, which rec­og­nizes pro­fes­sion­als in the IT in­dus­try.”

To main­tain neu­tral­ity and trans­parency in the nom­i­na­tion and eval­u­a­tion process, Ter­a­data has en­gaged KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. as an in­de­pen­dent au­di­tor to re­ceive and com­pile nom­i­na­tions that were re­ceived through the web­site www.ter­a­data-awards.com. The firm will also work with the judges who have been se­lected on the ba­sis of their ex­per­tise and lead­er­ship in ed­u­ca­tion, IT and re­lated fields.

The awards will be pre­sented in 12 cat­e­gories cov­er­ing ex­cel­lence in IT Busi­ness In­tel­li­gence, Soft­ware Ex­ports, Soft­ware De­vel­op­ment, Net­work­ing, IT Ed­u­ca­tion, IT En­abled Soft­ware Of­fer­ing, IT Project Man­age­ment, IT Re­search and De­vel­op­ment and IT Me­dia and Pub­li­ca­tion in ad­di­tion to Best IT Stu­dent, Life­time Achieve­ment and C.I.O. of the Year.

Ter­a­data is the world’s largest com­pany fo­cused solely on cre­at­ing en­ter­prise agility through en­ter­prise data ware­hous­ing, data ware­house ap­pli­ances and an­a­lyt­ics. Ev­ery day it pushes an­a­lyt­i­cal in­tel­li­gence deeper into op­er­a­tional ex­e­cu­tion, en­hanc­ing ef­fi­ciency and trans­form­ing cor­po­rate cul­ture. It has been cel­e­brat­ing true IT in­no­va­tors who are striv­ing to cap­ture this fu­ture vi­sion. Ter­a­data Pak­istan has part­nered with Pak­istani busi­nesses in many sec­tors in­clud­ing tele­com, fi­nan­cial, travel and re­tail to help them grow.

The com­pany of­fers Pak­istani busi­nesses an en­tire plat­form with en­ter­prise class ca­pa­bil­ity for to­day’s com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ments. It acts as a trusted ad­vi­sor in pre­sent­ing a range of op­tions, rather than fol­low­ing the ap­proach of “one size, one price” fits all. As a re­sult, it is able to of­fer cus­tomers best- in- class sup­port, ease of use, af­ford­able, low to­tal cost of own­er­ship, a sin­gle view of the busi­ness, a fa­mil­iar toolset and a com­pelling foun­da­tion for busi­ness in­tel­li­gence.

In the opin­ion of Christopher Ar­mitage, Area Vice Pres­i­dent, Ter­a­data, “Ter­a­data is com­mit­ted to the Pak­istan mar­ket and we are ex­cited about the ad­di­tion of new cus­tomers. We are op­ti­mistic about the fu­ture and find­ing new ways to bring in­no­va­tive data ware­hous­ing and an­a­lytic data so­lu­tions to our cus­tomers.”

No won­der then that Ter­a­data has been rec­og­nized by an­a­lysts, publi­ca­tions and think-tank groups for its lead­er­ship in busi­ness, data ware­hous­ing and en­ter­prise an­a­lyt­ics. It is po­si­tioned as a leader by Gart­ner. In the lat­est Data Ware­house DBMS Magic Quad­rant is­sued by Gart­ner, Ter­a­data earned top place­ment in CRM Mul­tichan­nel Cam­paign Man­age­ment. It has also been rated as the in­dus­try’s top strate­gic data­base plat­form in the “Cur­rent Of­fer­ing” cat­e­gory in “The For­rester Wave™: En­ter­prise Data Ware­hous­ing Plat­forms”, by For­rester Re­search.

Ter­a­data was named one of the world’s Most Eth­i­cal Com­pa­nies in 2010 by the Ethi­sphere In­sti­tute for the sec­ond year. In 2010, it was named one of the world’s “Top Ten Most Strate­gic IT Ven­dors” by In­for­ma­tion­week, which has rec­og­nized Ter­a­data in its an­nual lists. In 2010, Ter­a­data was se­lected for the eighth time by In­tel­li­gent En­ter­prise for the mag­a­zine’s Ed­i­tors’ Choice Awards - the elite list of 12 tech­nol­ogy providers that lead the way in in­no­va­tion and busi­ness op­ti­miza­tion. Ter­a­data and its cus­tomers also have a strong record of win­ning mar­ket­ing awards from the Na­tional Cen­ter for Data­base Mar­ket­ing.

Through the years Ter­a­data Pak­istan has demon­strated that it is also a so­cially re­spon­si­ble cor­po­rate cit­i­zen. It fi­nanced the ed­u­ca­tion of 2500 school chil­dren for one year in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, pro­vided flood re­lief through its Ter­a­data Cares pro­gram while the Ter­a­data Univer­sity Net­work and Ter­a­data Podium Power pro­grams have sup­ported ed­u­ca­tion .

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