Breaking: Descon closes IT24 unit – BPO business is picked up by CTO24/7

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We just confirmed earlier today that Descon-IT24 is no more, although thankfully this hasnt affected business or jobs as bad as it could have. The unit was closed recently as the owners wanted to focus elsewhere.

The part of the staff that was looking after the IT operations of Descon group has now merged into Descon Engineering.

The rest of the unit- which was focused on business based on BPO services such as document processing – have moved and integrated into another firm CTO24/7, also in Pakistan.

This was part of a planned jointly-agreed transition, we were told, although we couldnt confirm if the unit was officially sold to CTO24/7. From what I understand, CTO24/7 was started by Amin Ansari about a year ago, before which he used to head Descon’s unit. When Descon’s current owners decided to close the unit, an agreement was reached to migrate the business, clients and the related staff to CTO24/7.

We were also told that the transition is now fully complete. From an industrial-perspective then, atleast the business remains within the country and this transition seems to have caused a minimum disruption.

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  • Its a bad news and i am depressed to hear about this, as i had worked as a consultant with DIT 24 for therre CMMI project and they were a great bunch of people.

    Although most of them had already left but still i wish best of luck to all the effectees and i hope that this is just a stand alone incident and does not reflect the status of our software houses in general.

    Regards,

    Farhan Mirza

  • Ah…finally….I started my career with him with an internship back in 1997 when they were Descon Infodesk :)…

    Amin was brought in from US and Mansoor Ansari headed up the IT ops while Zargham Haider headed the IT development.

    The talent was very impressive but when I look back I now feel they missed a strategic plan at that point…I wasn’t in touch with them later on maybe things improved…

    /Majid

  • Well the DMD department was good but people who were heading it like Awais and especially Shams were really bad…..on the other hand were Waqas and Tauseef supporting them made Descon a nightmare for most of the DesconItes and it became an unpopular organization among most of LahorItes

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