Technology – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:10:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Industrialization’s strategic plan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/industrializations-strategic-plan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/industrializations-strategic-plan/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:54:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25442 At no point in recent history have calls for Pakistan to industrialize been stronger than they have been now. Industrialization is arguably the most talked about subject among policymakers since years in Pakistan. Yet, action on the ground has so far failed. Better quality of life for people of Pakistan is an election campaign for …

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Technology http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/technology-6-19/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/technology-6-19/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:17:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25300 PAKISTAN NEWS: PTA & ICANN Hold a Workshop on DNS Abuse and Misuse: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), organized a workshop on “Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse and Misuse” at PTA Headquarters Islamabad, to build capacity and skills of senior technical officials from PTA, telecom …

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Releasing trapped value is key to success in the digital world http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/releasing-trapped-value-is-key-to-success-in-the-digital-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/releasing-trapped-value-is-key-to-success-in-the-digital-world/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:05:33 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25528 Business opportunities have become increasingly abundant, as prices continue to plummet for advanced technologies – from 3D printers, to electrical vehicle battery packs, and commercial drones – and essential digital services, such as the cloud and global bandwidth. While many companies are seeing these opportunities, most are unable to capture them fast enough. There are …

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Technology http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/technology-5-19/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/technology-5-19/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:17:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25091 PAKISTAN NEWS: New Guidelines for Registration of Imported Mobile Phones: The federal government has approved the extension in the launch of Devices Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) with effect from 15th January, 2019. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a detailed procedure on Tuesday by issuing a customs general order (CGO) number …

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Calculators didn’t replace mathematicians, and AI won’t replace humans http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/calculators-didnt-replace-mathematicians-and-ai-wont-replace-humans/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/calculators-didnt-replace-mathematicians-and-ai-wont-replace-humans/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:02:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25250 Not many of us would see a calculator as a threat to our jobs. Yet just as the development of these now ubiquitous tools disquieted some mathematicians, rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are now sparking debate and no small measure of concern about the future of the global workforce. Recent …

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Funding for IT-Entrepreneurial Culture: a main concern http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/funding-for-it-entrepreneurial-culture-a-main-concern/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/funding-for-it-entrepreneurial-culture-a-main-concern/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:51:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24936 On 17th day of September 2001, an ambitious article of mine was published in the Pakistan Gulf Economist. The title of article was “TECHNOLOGY, THE LAST OF OUR SURVIVAL”. At that particular time, I was taking part in one of Asia’s largest Software Development initiative, worth 60 million US dollars in the heart of the …

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Technology http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/technology-4-19/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/technology-4-19/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:17:02 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24815 PAKISTAN NEWS: Under-Invoicing of IT Products Has Cost Pakistan Rs40Bn in 5 Years: Pakistan is witnessing huge under-invoicing in information technology, as products with an actual value of Rs. 68 billion were imported last year compared to the declared value of Rs. 36 billion – resulting in tax evasion of Rs. 8 billion. During the …

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Here’s how drone delivery will change the face of global logistics http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/heres-how-drone-delivery-will-change-the-face-of-global-logistics/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/heres-how-drone-delivery-will-change-the-face-of-global-logistics/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:01:20 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25017 The power of technology to bring positive change is well documented and well understood across the planet. However, when its benefits are distributed unequally across different strata of society, technology creates barriers, dividing peoples and inhibiting social development and economic growth. This so-called “digital divide” is something we at JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company, and …

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Future of higher education in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/future-of-higher-education-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/future-of-higher-education-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:00:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24728 Quality improvement and the growth of science and technology based education should be the main focus of attention Pakistan faces a variety of challenges in reforming its education sector whereas a lack of capacity in the higher education segment is one of the main reasons for the poor standard of higher education in Pakistan. Pakistan’s …

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Technology http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/technology-3-19/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/technology-3-19/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:17:51 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24344 PAKISTAN NEWS: Govt to Launch Online Portal for Registration & Tax Payment of Phones: The government has come up with a new plan for international passengers who plan on bringing more than one mobile phones with them. You will no longer have to stand in the long queues to get the mobile phone(s) registered either …

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