APTECH signs MoU with Microsoft -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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APTECH signs MoU with Microsoft

KARACHI- APTECH Worldwide Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft, the largest software company of the world to promote information technology in Pakistan.

The partnership among two giants will aimed at increasing penetration of personal computers in middle and lower middle class income group, programmes for teachers, government officials and development of entrepreneur for I. Tech sector.

Addressing the ceremony, Master Business Partner, APTECH Worldwide Dr. Junaid Ahmed said the MoU is aimed at providing quality I.Tech training to students living in Pakistani cities and rural areas besides provision of Microsoft’s latest hardware and software technology. APTECH would now arrange training of Microsoft’s latest technology for 1000 Pakistani I.Tech experts, he added.

He informed that Pakistan has entered into World Game Industry, which is over U$ 40 billion industry as three of APTECH students have prepared a computer game of international standard by using Microsoft’s technology and software.

On the occasion, he informed that his organisation is going to initiate a Student’s PC Programme, during which they would try to provide personal computers to students at cheapest possible rates. Without PC penetration, the dream of bringing I.Tech revolution in the country is impossible, he maintained.

The Country Manager Microsoft while speaking on the occasion informed that Microsoft was in search of reputed training institution in Pakistan to extend for collaboration to its support and introduce technology in local market. The agreement would enable Microsoft to promote its products in the country with the help of APTECH, which would provide training to masses.

He observed that they would be focusing on providing Microsoft’s latest technology and tools at cheaper rates whereas a special package for students would also prepared to enable them to have latest technology at concessional rates.
Source: The Nation
Date:4/16/2002