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[January 08, 2014]


(Pakistan & Gulf Economist Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Microsoft Pakistan addressed Information Communication Technology solutions for NGOs, Youth and Education, last week in Karachi. Prominent educationists, philanthropists, representatives from social sector and community builders attended the day-long event where discussions on the use of ICT solutions to alleviate social problems ensued.

"Microsoft technology has been benefiting the social as well as educational sector. This event is to further promote the many advantages Microsoft can offer when it comes to tackling issues of poverty, health, education, environment and cultural heritage to name just a few. We have also pledged to reach by 2015, the next 1 billion users who have yet to receive the benefits of ICT", said Mr Amir Rao, Country Manager Microsoft Pakistan.

Microsoft’s 21st Century Learning tool which enables students not only to grasp concepts very quickly but also facilitates problem solving skills and knowledge construction was spoken of at length. "The 21st Century Learning Device opens whole new avenues for teachers and students alike. On the students’ part it encourages self- regulation, concept building and innovation, whereas the teachers can use the tool to introduce new ways of thinking and problem solving," commented a student present at the occasion.

Employability Portal, Microsoft’s popular CSR initiative, was also spoken of at length. Employability Portal provides available courses to develop professional skills, a job search function as well as youth mentoring by professionals and social networking. The portal will help bridge the opportunity divide for young Pakistanis through the use of technology. This implementation truly reflects the aspirations of Microsoft for a better society.

Office 365, Microsoft’s new and complete office version, allows users to stream full versions of all applications on any internet connected device. Thus enabling them to work on the go via any tablet, phone or PC. The Office 365 University connects teachers and students online for remote classes as well as post class discussions and assignments. The full range of Office 365 features advanced tools and rubrics beneficial for the social and educational sector.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft Pakistan opened its offices in 1999 with over 200 partners all over the country. MS Pakistan is Part of the NEPA subsidiary, which comprises Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Palestinian authority.

As the use of software and technology increases with the number of Pakistani companies and individuals depending on IT as part of their everyday life, the company is poised to thrive even more over the coming years.

HUAWEI TELECOM Meanwhile, the worldwide telecom company, Huawei, recently launched its "Unlock Possibilities" campaign in Pakistan. After a huge successful launch of online Unlock Possibilities campaign has gone live in Lahore and Islamabad.

The Mall of Lahore and Centaurs Mall, Islamabad both swarmed with shoppers as the holiday season started in full swing. The engaging campaign began on Christmas eve and continued till the 29th of December, 2013.

Attractive kiosks have been set up at both cities, decked with holiday celebrations. Customers flock around to partake in the "Unlock Possibilities" competition, eager to win prizes.

With the holiday season just around the corner and people flocking in for winter shopping -- Huawei is adding to this year’s festivities by giving consumers a little more to hope for," said Mr Fraz Khan Director Marketing of Huawei.

Airlink Communications, Huawei’s official distributor helped unleash this exciting series. Consumers are to earn points and use them to unlock gift boxes for the chance to win exciting Huawei products. What’s more, everyone who enters can have the chance to win the final grand prize – a Mercedes Benz.

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one-third of the world's population.

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