Excellence Delivered (ExD), a Pakistani software solutions provider, is planning to open a series of SAP training centres across Pakistan. This initiative is part of the company’s commitment to the development of the country’s IT talent.
The first of these centres will be launched in Faisalabad in the coming weeks.
ExD is already providing training of SAP modules at a certified SAP training academy located at its head office in Lahore. As part of the current training programme, certified SAP professionals offer students the benefits of their knowledge, experience, and expertise. 100 % of the students who have graduated from this five month program have gone on to get local and international jobs.
Commenting on the upcoming launch of these SAP training centres, ExD co-founder and CEO Mr Sajjad Mustafa Syed said, “There is very growing demand of SAP consultants in the world. SAP consultant is the most sought after person in the IT world. It is unfortunate that none of the top universities in Pakistan provide proper SAP training, either in itself or as part of any special curriculum. This is the gap that we wish to bridge by establishing our SAP training centres. We wish to not only highlight the importance of SAP training, but also provide quality training of SAP modules to aspiring students.”
By the end of 2014, ExD plans to launch SAP training centres in other cities across Pakistan, particularly Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Abbottabad, along with a centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Anusha Rehman’s husband has resigned from PTML’s board, PTV and Capital TV have reported.
Our sources also confirmed the news and said that Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Khan, husband of Anusha Rehman, state minister for Telecom and IT, resigned from his position as member of Board of Directors at PTML.
They said that move was made after Mr. Shabbir’s appointment was discussed in the media and questions about conflicts of interests relating to the appointment had arisen.
As we reported earlier, Shabbir Ahmed Khan was appointed as board member of PTML board on recommendation of government of Pakistan.
Mr. Akhlaq Tarar, Secretary IT at Ministry of IT and telecom, had said that Anusha Rehman had nothing to do with the appointment and in fact government had requested Mr. Shabbir to join the position.
It merits mentioning here that PTML is controlled by PTCL, which is majority owned by government of Pakistan. Out of nine total members of PTML, government is represented by four board members while rest of five board members come from Etisalat, which had bought 26 percent shares in PTCL in 2005.
Experts had said that appointment of Mr. Khan posed serious conflict of interests, as Mr. Shabbir was board member of a company that is potential bidder in upcoming 3G/4G license auction while his wife is the State Minister for the Ministry that is auctioning the spectrum.
Huawei has added another smartphone Ascend Y530 to its budget Y-smartphone series in Pakistan.
Ascend Y530 (Single SIM) is priced at Rs. 15,000 and is currently available in black color with one year warranty of Airlink Communication across Pakistan.
Ascend Y530 takes some of its design inspiration from its predecessors namely the Y300 & G510, introduced last year. The body is entirely made of plastic but it doesn’t feel cheap, rather it is very durable and gives a premium look.
The phone features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 480×854 pixels (218ppi). It packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory. There is also a microSD card slot which takes a card up to 32GB.
The phone has a primary 5-megapixel camera with single LED flash and a secondary 0.3-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.
Just like all budget devices from Huawei, Y530 is packed with a removable 1750mAh battery, which is good enough for a single day use for most of the users.
Ascend Y530 packs almost the same hardware as its predecessors introduced last year but this device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Huawei EMUI 2.0 on top of it. So you may expect some improvement in the performance.
I am afraid that like previous budget devices from Huawei this phone will never get Android 4.4 KitKat officially but there are many hacks and custom ROMs available for the purpose.
Huawei Ascend Y530 boosts some decent hardware and the build quality is also good, but we think that it is a little overpriced. Add up Rs. 5,000 and you can get Ascend G610, which has double the specs and has Dual-SIM capability.
Do share your opinion about this smartphone and do you think its price tag is justified?