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The importance of responsive website design in today’s world

  Interview with Ammar Maqsood — CEO Destin Solutions Ammar Maqsood CEO of Destin Solutions and a Google certified online marketing consultant strongly recommends that all the websites should be made responsive such that they can be viewed on all mobile screens irrespective of the screen size or resolution. This recommendation is based on the research done by him and other certified Google consultants all over the globe. The fact …

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Pakistan has become an attractive telecom market for foreign and local firms

  Pakistan is rapidly evolving as one of the telecom sector’s key investment prospects. The telecom sector has witnessed a significant year-to-year growth in the country. About 90 percent of Pakistanis live within areas that have cell phone coverage and more than half of the total population has access to a cell phone. The country’s telecom infrastructure is improving dramatically with foreign and domestic investments into fixed-line and mobile networks; …

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Plan9 – Pakistan’s largest technology incubator aiming to facilitate technological entrepreneurship

  The Punjab government is committed to bringing transparency, efficiency and accountability through the use of ICT interventions and e-Governance. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), led by Dr. Umar Saif, is at the forefront of efforts by the Punjab government to help citizens gain access to technology as well as to interact with the government in a more transparent and accessible manner. The Punjab E-gateway Project, planned and executed …

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Technology becoming integral part of our life

  If one sits down to take an account of how technology has become part of his/her life it may be difficult to think from where to begin. Almost everything what is done is driven my some sort of micro processor by it the wake up alarm set in a mobile phone, tea maker/toaster, unlocking of car to step in, elevator, biometric attendance, working at desktop or laptop computer and …

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ICT- banking industry is the best beneficiary

  Although the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is taking roots in almost every segment of the society and even weeding out the chronic rot of file culture in our government organizations, yet the best advantage of the ICT is being enjoyed by the financial sector in Pakistan. In this respect, the Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan’s largest international bank is taking a lead with one step ahead in its drive …

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Information technology offering key role for education growth

  IT (Information Technology) is the use of computer and software to operate information. Microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications is the processing, acquisition, storage and dissemination of textual, numerical, vocal and pictorial information. Use of IT in higher education has been enhanced through a variety of stakeholders approximately in two decades. Critiques of the often overhyped and tendentious nature of this enhancement identify a range of attentions in operation …

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ICT convergence revolution in Pakistan

  Over the years Pakistan has witnessed boom in information technology and telecommunication. The successive governments kept the lowest possible import duty on computers, which increased number of users of computer manifold. This was followed by induction of cellular telephony, the latest being introduction of 3G and 4G technology. With smart phones also being available at affordable cost now the users can receive/send e-mail, complete bank transactions, pay their utility …

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Global trends in ICT development

  During the two decades of the current millennium, the world has been taken by some sweeping changes in the field of ICT. Not surprisingly, the year-on-year growth in ICT has been higher in the developing world in comparison to the developed world. With the change in the US economy from industrial to consumer, the flow of dollar has been from the West to the East. The outsourcing factor and …

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Strategy to expand mobile banking

  Mobile wallet accounts to cross 50 million in five years The State Bank of Pakistan has developed a strategy, in collaboration with the World Bank, to make a multifold surge in mobile account holders to over 50 million in the next five years, as branchless banking remains an effective channel to expand outreach of un-banked and under-banked people in the country. The governor State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mahmood …

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Telecom: A booming industry of Pakistan with promising and vibrant future

  Total revenues of Pakistan’s telecom sector have been raised to Rs452.8 billion in fiscal year 2016 as compared to Rs446 billion in fiscal year 2015. The telecom sector in Pakistan, besides the auto industry, is moving in fast path enjoying high demand as it contributed Rs157.8 billion to the national exchequer. Increasing is ongoing in several sectors in which IT and mobile companies are providing new services and the …

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