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FINCA partners with Analytics Private Limited

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FINCA, microfinance banks in Pakistan, has nominated Analytics (Private) Limited (APL) as a strategic partner for becoming a data-driven organization. IBM’s analytic platform of market leading business intelligence and data manipulation tools has enabled this partnership. FINCA, an early adopter of technology in Pakistan, have enabled them in leveraging data to recognize customer needs, enhance […]…Read More

Govt-private coop needed to improve education sector

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Unless the private sector comes in, education problems cannot be solved. No country, especially Pakistan, has the resources to do it on its own. These views were shared by the chairperson of HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, at the National Education Conference on Quality in Higher Education: Issues and Current Practices.’ Ahmed joined a panel discussion on national education policy via video conferencing, responding to the queries posed by participants, largely…Read More

Moot highlights role of private sector in national uplift

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Management Sciences Department of Bahria University Karachi Campus has recently hosted a two-day National Conference on "Role of Private Sector in the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan". The aim of the event was to highlight and acknowledge the role of private sector in the economic wellbeing of the people and country, explore new roles of private sector and developing meaningful relationship between private sector and academia. In his remarks on…Read More

Zong adopts Microsofts private cloud

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft’s private-cloud technology, comprising Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012, has been adopted by Zong, one of the leading telecommunication services brands of Pakistan. According to details, through the creation of this new customised design and architecture for the telecom enterprises, the cost of bringing this paradigm shift in technology will be quickly covered through faster return on investment (ROI), while it will significantly improve…Read More

Linking research to market with focus on private sector

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There has always been a yawning need to use academic energy research to address the developing countries’ needs with particular example of Pakistan where the energy shortfall has shown its monster face. The lack of research relevance too shows the gap between research and creating products that poor people can actually buy. Commercializing products for use in requires input from key groups such as potential suppliers and poor consumers about what would be required to take a product to…Read More

Microsoft organises private cloud immersion session

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Cloud computing has ushered a revolutionary advancement in the field of Information Technology. To create awareness about this innovative platform among the business community of the country, Microsoft Pakistan has recently conducted a Private Cloud Immersion session for local media personnel. The event was organized in partnership with Fujitsu, which is the hardware partner of Microsoft Pakistan for the deployment of this cutting-edge technology across various organisations in…Read More

Public, private sectors coop to up wheat yield

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The private sector should join hands with the public sector in order to achieve self-sufficiency in the agriculture sector on sustainable basis. Scientists and farmers should also work together in the field and use modern practices and resource conservation technologies to enhance wheat production in the country."Wheat research should be diverted towards the betterment of small farmers to ensure food security," said Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (…Read More

Public-private partnership a tool for nation building

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan must open up its public institutes for public-private partnership in the best interest of our nation and the government is fully ready to very carefully consider all the recommendations that come out of this policy dialogue and will make every endeavour to implement the recommendations in their true letter and spirit."I sincerely wish that the proposals that will be made in the policy dialogue, especially in relation to the establishment of National Advanced…Read More

S and T commercialisation to bridge public-private sectors gap

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Developed countries have based their socio-economic development on the foundations of science and technology and its commercialization on a wider scale is benefitting these nations as commercialization in fact bridges the public sector to the corporate world and hence both complement each other in research and development.Speakers expressed these remarks at the recently held ceremony of the Commercialization and Innovation Cell of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources…Read More

Pring, GenITeam ranked in top 100 private firms of Asia

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pring (e-Business Pvt Ltd) and GenITeam have been declared winners of the 2012 Red Herring Top Asia 100. This prestigious list recognizes the most promising and innovative technological companies from Asia from a pool of hundreds of finalists.The evaluation of these companies was done by Red Herring on quantitative and qualitative fronts that includes financial performance, technological innovation, management and their track record, relevant to their sector peers."This…Read More