KARACHI - “Local and multinational companies have realized the importance of cloud computing as emerging and cutting-edge technology and are adopting it at a fast pace to expand with minimum investment and space.”This was stated by Engr. Farrukh Nizami, IT Head, CTTP, while speaking at a the seminar on “Cloud Computing” held on Sunday, organised by the Computer Engineering Department of Sir Syed University. The presentation was very prolific and effective for the students as well as for the faculty members for their growth and knowledge. He said, “Cloud Computing offers IT professionals an opportunity to increase their strategic values to their businesses. Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions help IT professionals become cloud innovators for their companies, delivering applications to the people who need to be productive across private, hybrid and public clouds.” Engr Nizami pointed out that IT professionals can evolve their roles with cloud computing to help their business to be more competitive. “With being cost efficient and reliable, Cloud can help save money, increase productivity and reduce management complexities,” he further added.Engr Nizami explained in detail the virtualization concept and presented a preview of how Microsoft’s private cloud becomes more powerful with Windows Server 8. 

He highlighted how customers around the world are already using Windows Azure Platform, which is available today for evaluation and purchase to create private clouds. He launched the new track of Microsoft Cloud certification of Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). At the seminar, Engr Nizami announced scholarships for 4 lucky winners for doing MCSE certification course.In the end Prof. Dr. Syed Misbahuddin, Chairman Computer Engineering Department, gave a memento to Engr Nizami, the keynote speaker.