So far, a very good indicator for the industry. Pakistani IT exports have been growing steadily for the last five years at 50% and even this year has not been behind in any aspect, growing from $116M to $175M (66%) this year.
I’ve been quite involved in the software industry here and the figures do justice to what i’ve been seeing. Last month, i was giving a course to SQA engineers from three organizations. Participants from two of those companies couldn’t give me their contact addresses after the course, promising to deliver them later. Why? Because both of them were moving to bigger premises that week! One to their own campus, a three story building they had acquired, while the other to their own ‘towers’. The fact that these companies were relatively new entities, except for one, and already had dedicated SQA departments was another positive sign.
What are your thoughts? Why are we growing and which areas should we be growing in the future?