Middle East Pakistan Microsoft Pakistan announces Biggest IT Event of the Year
Microsoft Pakistan announces Biggest IT Event of the Year
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Islamabad, Pakistan


Karachi, November 4, 2010 - After the successful launch of MS Windows7, MS Office 2010 and Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Pakistan kicked off with “Open Door” the biggest IT event of the year on Thursday November 4, at Karachi Sheraton. The 2-day event was attended by over 700 IT professionals and experts from all over the country.

The event was an interactive and inspirational experience for hundreds of attendees. Microsoft, along with its business partners took the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the industry ranging from mobile solutions and business applications like Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM / ERP and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Microsoft and its partners also organized a series of live demos and presentations for experts and early adopters highlighting the company’s strategy, products and solutions for business and consumers.

A panel of Industry Experts also participated in this event. They spoke on various IT subjects, specifically on how Microsoft products and solutions have changed our world today. The topics ranged from the future of productivity to the acceleration of growth due to technology.

“The evolution in technology has now enabled IT products to become more purposeful and flexible, meeting the needs of the people as per how, where and when they work. Most professionals today want to instantly access and effectively manage their work at the office, at home, or on the go. IT professionals, in particular, are challenged to deliver business value to their companies while continuing to decrease their costs. In addition, businesses need to comply with new and increasing regulatory mandates and security protocols, while also focusing on driving efficiencies,” said Kamal Ahmed, Microsoft Country Manager.

Participating with Microsoft in the event emphasizes our joint vision on communication and mobility, delivering solutions that allow people to access information anytime and anywhere across many devices.” said Jehan Ara - President P@SHA, “The World is becoming more mobile, communication is not what it used to be. In this day and age people need to be connected, wherever they may be, while commuting or travelling, at home or at the office. These are the times of e-commerce, email, growing internet usage and social networking, it is crucial for an organization to get on to the mobile highway. At this event we are demonstrating to customers how leading Microsoft Solutions operate seamlessly in order to ensure optimal results.”

“Partnering with Microsoft brings completeness to our vision, in assessing and realizing key business opportunities for our valued clients, through credible and broad range of technology solutions.” said Hashim Ali-CEO of Mantaq Systems (Pvt.) Ltd.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft Pakistan opened its offices in 1999 with over 200 partners all over the country.MS Lebanon is Part of the NEPA subsidiary which comprises Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Pakistan, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Palestinian authority. As the use of software and technology increases with the number of Lebanese companies and individuals depending on IT as part of their everyday life, the company is poised to thrive even more over the coming years.

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Microsoft Pakistan's Web site is: www.microsoft.com/pakistan

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