3G a big opportunity for information technology companies
KARACHI: The 3G (Third Generation) technology is a big opportunity for information technology companies in Pakistan as they have a crucial role in the launch and operation of the high-speed and heavy data technology to millions of cellular users across the country.
This was stated by Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economy (West) Managing Director Ahsen Javed in a news briefing held here on Thursday. Oracle has been engaged with different telecom operators to deploy all software solutions and hardware equipments for 3G technology because Oracle is capable to deliver all solutions with complete integration.
He added that 3G technology on mobile phone is based on data storage and transmission which will be requirement of all operators hence Oracle sees its vital role in the launch of 3G technology in Pakistan, which is currently in development stages.
Talking about different sectors, Javed shared his experience of working with different companies, saying that Pakistan’s companies are very eager to adopt technology in their business surprisingly in contrast with the impression that people running their family business are shy in adopting technology in the businesses.
People in Pakistan welcome advanced technology as it is introduced worldwide without waiting for analysing experiences of different countries, the Oracle managing director said. Business tycoons are very confident about technology and believe that advancement in their business through IT could benefit them particularly reduction of their business cost and improvement of their efficiency and productivity in businesses.
In the manufacturing sector, Oracle products including application, solutions and systems are installed for financial management, human recourse management and security. Corporation has specific needs and we have complete solutions for them, so many of them are equipped with plug-and-play equipment based on complete hardware and software needs.
Javed pointed out that around 50 units of big textile companies have used Oracle’s different solutions and witnessed excellent responses regarding the efficiency of their production. Similarly the adopting trend of latest technology is amazingly high in Pakistan’s enterprises particularly in financial sectors, telecom companies, manufacturing units and government department.
Despite various challenges particularly economic slowdown and energy crisis, corporation are not reluctant to invest money on IT because they are very optimistic about the good time in future and exploring opportunities at the time where businesses environment is not conducive, Oracle managing director said.
The IT has been changed completely whatever it was 10 years ago. Now new trends and new technology are indispensable to grow in the market while doing research and development for innovation in the businesses to reduce operating cost as much as possible.
Therefore there is a dire need to simplify IT through minimising its complexity and it could be done when solution providers could have all solution portfolio for addressing the issues of corporations with respect to their operations and productivity issues.
Pakistan is the second biggest country is the region having PeopleSoft Campus Solution in its 15 big universities – the same solution installed at Stanford University. There are more universities in the process of enabling the system since it improves the management system of education system significantly.
Javed is very optimistic about Oracle business growth in Pakistan by virtue of potential in the local market. Oracle business in Pakistan has witnessed handsome progress as its customers base reached up to 1,100 including big and middle size corporation, he concluded.