Google visiting universities in Pakistan for the first time
Google visiting universities in Pakistan for the first time starting next week
In a recent move, Google has announced that it will be visiting some of the top universities in Pakistan for the first time starting next week. The maiden voyage will span across five major cities in the country, and will take place over a time period of nearly ten days. The company will be hosting sessions on web and app development as well as ad monetization using tools provided by Google for bloggers.
The first-of-its-kind tour to the country from Google includes visits to leading business, engineering, and Computer Sciences educational institutes. The company will be hosting seminars and training sessions for app and web developers, providing students with knowledge and technical expertise in their respective fields. Furthermore, Google will also be holding talks with bloggers in order to explain the advantages of the company's tools and advertisement-based revenue services such as AdSense and AdMob.
Google will be visiting several top universities in Pakistan over the course of its visit which includes Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NUCES), the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and more. These educational institutes are situated in several major cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujrat, and Topi.
Google executives who will be representing their company on this visit include Waqas Burney and Ahmad Nawaz, managers for web and app development respectively, as well as Strategic Online Partnerships in South Asia. Other speakers whose schedules are yet to be confirmed include Programs Specialists and University Recruiters Cymone Ding and Charlotte Park. Interested students enrolled in any of the eligible universities can register for free via Google's dedicated website.
Isn't a great news ?? and there is also one great news is that soon Pakistan going to launch its own servers to give Web Hosting in Pakistan. PTCL has agreed to launch Public Cloud Services in Pakistan with the collaboration IBM Italia S.p.A (Pakistan). The IBM turnkey solution will be hosted at PTCL’s state-of-the-art Data Centers in Lahore and Karachi for corporate customers.
The landmark agreement was signed between two leading industry players in Islamabad and it was decided that PTCL, using the IBM cloud platform, will be offering cutting edge services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Disaster Recovery Site (DRS), Backup and Storage as a Service along with Webhosting Solutions and Compute on Demand to customers in Pakistan.
The IBM cloud platform, equipped with the latest technologies, is an important step forward in developing a viable information technology infrastructure and a natural progression of PTCL’s successful data center business in Pakistan.
On the occasion, Kamal Ahmed, Chief Digital and Corporate Services Officer PTCL, said: “The PTCL-IBM Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) agreement is an important step forward in our efforts to create greater value, not only for our customers but the entire enterprise segment.”
Ghazanfar Ali, General Manager IBM Pakistan, who also graced the occasion said: “Cloud is changing the IT landscape across the world. This collaboration brings a reliable in country Public Cloud service built on the well-established capabilities of IBM and PTCL.”
A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the Internet. Although, this collaboration is not going to be first of its kind step into the cloud computing arena of Pakistan. Pakistan’s First OpenStack Cloud was deployed by Nayatel with PLUMgrid and Inbox.
IBM has an active existence with vast cloud computing services in Pakistan while, PTCL is the largest internet provider which powers DSL connectivity to most of Pakistani homes and that is why this collaboration has been viewed as a very good notion for Pakistani technology scenario by critiques.
Now enterprises can focus more on their core business as IBM and PTCL can take care of their infrastructure needs with world-class technology, connectivity and processes.