EFU Life is the largest life insurance company in the
private sector with over 60% of the market share. The company provides
life insurance coverage to more than 370,000 lives
Through the Education Plan, by paying a monthly
premium, Citibank Credit Card customers can now plan ahead for the
education of their children. The plan provides required funds to cover
educational expenses of children and ensures that the education plans do
not suffer a financial setback in case of premature death of the
TCS ROAD TRANSPORT (PVT) LTD RECEIVES 1ST BATCH OF
TCS received the first batch of Toyota Hilux 2002 for
Intra-city Road Transport. TCS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jamil Janjua
was also present at the ceremony, which was held at Indus Motors Plant
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jamil Janjua said,
"After 20 successful years of our mainstay courier business we are
now aiming at becoming Complete Express Logistics Solutions Provider, by
having at our disposal the best air and surface transport fleet
TCS is the only multinational Pakistani courier
company operating in Middle East under valid license. Its project office
in Canada has now been catering to business community needs for over 2
NCR SERVICES ACHIEVES ADDITIONAL CISCO CERTIFICATIONS
Affirming its position as a leading provider of
services for Cisco Systems, Inc. solutions, NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR)
announced Cisco certifications in areas across the world.
The U.S. heads the list of countries and areas with
Cisco Gold Certification, the highest level of qualification in
provisioning and supporting Cisco network technologies for service
providers and enterprise businesses. Recent additions to the Gold
country list include Singapore and Germany.
Services for Cisco-related technologies form the
cornerstone of NCR's IT Infrastructure Services offering. The services
cover consulting and analysis, implementation, and ongoing support and
operational management for networks and systems.
The Cisco certifications demonstrate NCR has met
rigorous standards in each of the countries and territories where it
provides services, including training a dedicated group of sales and
service technology professionals. NCR has received Gold, Silver, and
Premier certifications from Cisco, meeting the infrastructure needs of
businesses across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Europe- Middle
"NCR has long been a trusted services partner to
Cisco," said Ralph Simpson, senior director of Advanced Partner
Enablement for Cisco Systems. "Their global presence and service
excellence are strong attributes for the many businesses across the
world that benefit from NCR services. Time and time again, they have
proven their capabilities and expertise with Cisco technologies."
In addition to certifications, NCR has received
specializations from Cisco for wireless LAN, VPN/security and IP
telephony technologies, and is an optical Advanced Technology Provider.
NCR has demonstrated multivendor service expertise in the vital
components of IT infrastructure, including networks, servers and
BOP — PROGRESSIVE BANK
The Bank of Punjab (BOP) is considered to be the
fastest growing scheduled bank which has endeavored to remain in the
forefront of modern financial institutions and has consistently shown
tremendous growth in all areas of its activity. It is a unique example
of public-private Sector partnership in which resources of both sectors
have been fully utilized to achieve cummulative results. Established in
1989, the BOP has made phenomenal growth.
The bank's credit activity is indeed meant to
channelise bank resources for development of the economy through
investment in trade, commerce, industry, agriculture and agro based
industry. The bank also endeavored to diversify its portfolio in order
to avoid concentration of resources on a single or few sectors. After
its scheduling, the BOP haq been able to open branches outside the
Province of Punjab. The branch network of the bank has expanded and
presently it has 242 branches spread all over Pakistan including Azad
Kashmir to serve its customers.
Besides commercial banking, the Bank launched a
number of following schemes to develop the Agri Sector of the country.
1. Kissan Dost Agriculture Finance Scheme
2. Kissan Dost Tractor Scheme
3. Kissan Dost Transport Scheme
4. Kissan Dost Abiari Scheme
5. Kissan Dost Rehabilitation Scheme
6. Kissan Dost Live Stock Development Scheme
7. Kissan Dost Form Mechanization Support Scheme
The Bank has actively participated in the Lahore
Metro Transport Project by providing a credit line. The bank emphasis on
improving foreign trade activity in the shape of overall growth in
import/export business. The bank is in the process of implementing a
fully integrated comprehensive management information system and has so
far computerized 60 Branches successfully. The complete network would be
fully computerized by the end of year 2003.
The success story of this bank is entirely due to
dedicated efforts of its staff, special emphasis on human resource
development and quality service provided by professional management. The
blending of brilliant youth with experienced professionals has provided
a unique team of workers.
In an era of economic revivification, it can be
ascertained that the Bank of Punjab would make best of its potential in
accomplishing optimum results and would serve the nation with vigor and
strength in the days to come.
AWARD FOR TERADATA
Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR),
announced that its customers dominated The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)
awards competition by taking eight of the 15 prestigious 2002 Best
Practices Awards. The awards are presented annually to companies
demonstrating innovative practices in real-world data warehouse
These Teradata customers were winners in the
•Travelocity - CRM
•Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad - Business Performance
•Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad - Real-time Analytics
•3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) - Integrating Data Marts
& Data Warehouses
•Nationwide Insurance - Web Analytics
•Nationwide Insurance - Data Stewardship & Data Quality
•Harrah's Entertainment - Justifying a Data Warehouse
•Anthem, Inc. - Meta Data Management
Teradata recognizes its partners for their
contribution in supporting these award-winning customers. Cognos'
powerful reporting and analytical capabilities have played an integral
role in the success of Harrah's customer relationship management
strategy. Hyperion's business performance management solutions are
helping Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad improve performance and
According to TDWI, the winners clearly demonstrated
that their data warehouse and business intelligence projects were truly
innovative solutions to problems commonly faced by data warehousing
practitioners, and were practices that could be followed by others. The
judges examined six key criteria to determine the winners in each
category: impact, relevance, innovation, alignment, maturity and bang
for the buck.
Nominations were judged by a panel of experts,
including practitioners, consultants, industry analysts, journalists,
Journal of Data Warehousing editors, Institute Fellows and TDWI
management. For additional information, go to www.dw-institute.com.
EMIRATES SKYCARGO AWARDS TOP STATIONS
At the annual gathering of Emirates Cargo Managers in
Dubai, Pakistan topped the poll twice, taking the trophies for the Best
Performance Worldwide and the Best E-Business Performance. The other
winning stations were: Best Performance in Europe and North America -
Italy; Best Performance Middle East and North Africa - Saudi Arabia;
Best Performance West Asia and Pacific Rim - Thailand; Best GSA
Performance Worldwide - Taiwan; Most Improved Station - Cairo.
The conference, on the theme New Horizons - brought
together cargo managers from all points on the network for a review of
the past year and an analysis of the year ahead.
KARACHI SHERATON DIPLOMATIC COOKBOOK
The only internationally managed five-star hotel in
Pakistan, the Karachi Sheraton Hotel & Towers has found the recipe
for helping the underprivileged — a charity cookbook where the authors
are all diplomats and their wives.
"From the Diplomat's Kitchen", the
brainchlid of the Karachi Sheraton Hotel and Towers, has just rolled off
the presses, looms as one of the publishing success stories of the
The book has been produced and published by the hotel
with all royalties going to Karachi's Lourdes Convent, a private school
that started 28 years ago and helps poor children from kindergarten to
matriculation. The school traditionally struggles for funds in the
ultra-poor port city.