KalSoft & Internet
By Khurram H. Kalia
June 18 - 24, 2001
Internet, Once a luxury — now a necessity.
In the IT Era of today you'll hardly find people who
are not aware of Internet. Life today is incomplete without Internet. An
increasing number of people are now benefiting from the rich advantages
and service provided on Internet. Internet is not only a source of
Information but also an entertainment provider. Gone are the days when
we had to run to the libraries in search of information or watch TV to
entertain ourselves. Today all one need is to log on to the Internet and
get tons and tons of information from all around the world.
Internet has brought a revolution into our lives.
Before Internet humanity was bound within geographical barriers.
Internet — where there are no such boundaries and one can just sit in
front of the PC and the whole world is right in front of you.
Communication problems have been resolved; ways of carrying out economic
activities has been modified. Not only this, Internet has revolutionized
the way businesses are conducted, education is pursued, shopping is
done, so on and so forth.
Blessings of Internet cannot be quantified. In
short we can say that there is not even one aspect of life, which has
not been affected strongly by this incredible technology. The change can
be predicted in this manner that a time will soon come when each and
every electronic appliance in the home will have an Internet Address and
connection. For instance, Refrigerator will maintain stock of things it
contains and as soon as the stock goes below a certain level, it will
automatically place a reorder of the required stuff through Internet.
Through this example we can foresee how Internet would facilitate our
activities and will take away the load of monitoring minor
responsibilities from our life.
E-Commerce is another term being widely used
these days. E-Commerce is an abbreviation for Electronic Commerce. Any
kind of transaction carried out on Internet or through World Wide Web
(www) comes under E-Commerce. E-Commerce involves B2B, B2C and C2C
transactions. These abbreviations stand for Business-to-Business,
Business-to-Consumers and Consumers-to-Consumers transactions
respectively. Today if you want a particular raw material from Brazil, a
fine piece of Art from Egypt, a spectacular piece of Jewelry from USA, a
nice Bottle of Perfume from Paris, all you need to do is to log on to
Internet and buy one.
E-Commerce has simplified our lives in an amazing
manner. All those things which once seemed too difficult to acquire, can
be own now with the blessing of E-Commerce.
Today every kind of product and service is available
on Internet due to E-Commerce. Several new products and services are
coming up which were no longer there before the advent of Internet. The
concept of Virtuality is gaining popularity like a wild fire.
Everything, which was once done physically, can now be done virtually on
the web. You want to send cards to your family & friends, you can
send them E-Cards, you want to send them flowers you can send virtual
flowers. In addition to this one can also place an order of real flowers
or gifts for the loved ones through Internet.
The concept of Virtuality is penetrating all kinds of
the major and minor segments. Online universities are coming up with the
concept of Virtual University where by students do not need to go to the
actual premises to attend the class. Rather they just log on to their PC
at home or at any Cyber caf'e and attend their Class in any University
in the world. This has led to several new dimensions for the educational
sector. Teachers can cater to a larger number of Students at one time as
per their convenience. Institutes can hire instructors from anywhere in
the world since the physical presence of the instructor is not an issue
here. This mode of education has led to many advantages plus convenience
for teachers, students and administration.
Internet has also changed the way monitoring and
tracking is done. There was a time when the management and the managers
physical presence was necessary to make employees work properly, now
Internet not only facilitates monitoring of projects but also enable
managers and managements to track each and every activity and resource
involved in that project. For this purpose the management and mangers'
physical presence is not necessary in the office. They can get access to
the reports online and communicate with the relevant personnel via email
or chat. Same features can be provided to clients who in turn can
monitor and track the development or manufacturing of their software or
KalSoft is a Software House where by our mission is
that: We upgrade our customer's business to meet the challenges of
the future and to give it an 'IT-edge'.
KALSOFT has been incorporated with the intention of
undertaking software Development of all kinds. The main concentration is
on exporting quality software that not only earns precious Foreign
Exchange for the country but also promotes Pakistan as an emerging
software market. This concern is being governed by a panel of experts
having a vast experience in the Information Technology (IT), and
business areas headed by a dedicated professional with IT experience of
over 35 years. Initially it has been planned to assemble a group of
about 400 professionals to develop quality software for our local &
foreign clients/customers. This group consists of a blend of experienced
and fresh graduates.
The vision behind Developing KalSoft is to promote it
as Pakistan's most quality oriented software house that enjoys a
distinctive position in the International market and promote Pakistan as
a leading player in the Information Technology. Thus, our prime
consideration is to maintain Quality and to that end there will be no
compromise. The other and perhaps more important aspect of this venture
is a social one and that is to increase the IT literacy of our beloved
country and create more opportunities for employment. Excellence is a
tradition of the Kalia Group and we intend to make Kalsoft a house of
excellance as well.
Since information technology is the most important
tool for any business these days therefore our main emphasis is on Web
based solutions, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, and specializing in C2C, B2C
& B2B software development.
Kalsoft predicted this advancement of Internet and
that's why developed several financial, educational and management
applications which are all web based. By web based we means that all our
software can be operated on the web i.e. Internet. All these software
can be accessed or used from any platform, which means that these
softwares do not need to be installed on any particular computer. The
database of these applications is maintained on web so as to provide
Internet is also offering online Database for back up
purpose to ensure reliability and accessibility. It is offering immense
services to everyone no matter whether it's a child or an old man,
whether it's a housewife or a working woman, whether its a multinational
firm or a small local entrepreneur. Internet is our present and it is
our future. It is high time that we must get ourselves equipped with the
tool of Information Technology; after all it is the language of the 21st
century. If we won't acquire it, we would be left far too behind, where
no one would even consider us as an entity and eventually we would loose
KalSoft has taken an initiative and InshaAllah would
accomplish its goal of making Pakistan a leading player in the world of