According to Oracle Corporation’s Vice President of ASEAN Systems Sales, Ron Goh, Pakistan has a promising market for third generation mobile technology because broadband penetration and mobile teledensity in the country has created room for growth. In fact, the requirement for latest technology is so much that current data centre operations are unable to fulfill them. This means more business is required in the sector, but due to lack of investment, not much is happening.
There is a need of optimization and efficiency in technology applications. According to Goh, 80% of the IT budget is often consumed by expenditure on systems operations and integration. There is no need for this waste, when through efficiency better results can be achieved. While speaking with journalists in Karachi, Goh made his vision for going about achieving these changes was very clear. He is of the view that through Data Centre Optimisation (DCO), businesses can lower operation costs by 75%.
In a country like Pakistan which is reaching up to technological development as others and acquiring newer standards in technology, this is a significant change required to meet the financial constraints. Oracle has been operating since 1997 in Pakistan and has a clientele of more than 1,100 customers, which is growing rapidly.
With Oracle’s partnership, many businesses in Pakistan have adopted integrated information technology infrastructures. There are not many certified Oracle professionals in Pakistan, but through its certification programme, many of the IT professionals here are trained to receive specified knowledge and applications.