Last update: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08am

IT and Computers: Pakistan


Gilgit Baltistan (GB) government will replicate e-vaccination, Punjab's Safe City and police projects to eradicate polio, terrorism and crime. The Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said this during his visit to the Punjab IT Board (PITB) here Friday. The Chairman PITB Dr Umar Saif, who is also vice-chancellor of IT University Lahore, briefed him on the diverse ICT interventions initiated in Punjab.
President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the Government of Pakistan considers Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) as key enabler to enhance productivity, transparency, and good governance for empowering the people for moving towards attaining the objectives set under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The President noted that ICT in Pakistan has become one of the most dynamic sectors and a major contributor to economy.
Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) honouring top IT companies in Pakistan at the 13th P@SHA ICT Awards. P@SHA ICT Awards being organized in Karachi on October 14. Now in its 13th year, the objective of annual P@SHA ICT Awards is to provide recognition to the software and service companies of Pakistan by providing them an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities.
Microsoft is investing $75 million globally over the next three years to increase access to computer science education for all youth, and especially for those from under-represented backgrounds. Cloud programmes, like Office 365, play a significant role in enhancing collaboration, creativity and critical thinking in the classroom.
Oracle has announced a number of innovations in analytics that give organisations a unified and complete suite of Cloud services to unlock value from their data. The new Oracle Cloud services enable businesses to fundamentally transform the way they generate insights from people.
The massive theft of Yahoo user data disclosed last week came from "professional" hackers seeking to profit from the breach, according to an analysis by security researchers. The analysis published Wednesday by the security firm InfoArmor, which claims to have seen some of the data, contrasts with Yahoo's claim that the attack was likely "state-sponsored," but did suggest that stolen data was sold to a state-sponsored group at one point.
In keeping up with the excitement of online shopping in the country, the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) - Pakistan's biggest online shopping festival will be held from September 28-30, 2016 at www.gosf.live. The festival, supported by Google, JazzCash, Yayvo.com, Goto.com.pk and powered by Interlink Multi Media, will see more than 50 e-commerce partners participating. Users can shop for jewellery, shoes, apparels, books, kids wear, gadgets, watches, computer accessories, health & fitness equipment, home decor products and a host of other things and can expect generous discounts up to 70 percent from the participating e-tailers.