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New Horizon conducts a session on VMware Cloud Solution
“Journey to Your Cloud”

New Horizon took the customers to a journey to their cloud by organizing a session at Islamabad on VMware Cloud Solution.

In the two hour session, virtualization experts at New Horizon spoke over the virtualization and cloud solutions. Ali Ikram-Solution Architect at New Horizon explained the big step which is Cloud Solution. This section explained what VMware boards on cloud solution and why VMware should be chosen. The speaker discussed in detail on how cloud solution empower users to an automated, orchestrated, secure, on-demand consumable and chargeable IT as a Service.

Before elaborating Cloud Solution, Ali Ikram spoke about how to get started with virtualization on VMware platform, how the solution works, the features and benefits of the solution and some scenarios which audience can face while deploying the solution.

The benefits of the Virtualization and Cloud Solution the speaker discussed are:

  • Better utilization of IT
  • Reduced expenditures
  • Speed up processes
  • Lesser space requirement
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Centralized management-on window solution
  • This all leads to higher and efficient productivity in business

The other speaker was Irfan Panhwar-Product Manager Virtualization at New Horizon updated the audience on the new features and enhancements of VMware vSphere which is a core product for the server consolidation solution. The newest version of VMware vSphere is 5.1. Whereas for cloud solution, Irfan Panhwar explained the licensing modules and packaging of VMware vCloud Suite Edition.

In the end, Naseer Ali Khan-Group Head Sales & Marketing at New Horizon conducted a customer experience session in which videos of the customer experiences on virtualization and New Horizon’s services were presented. The speaker in the videos discussed the benefits his organization is enjoying using this solution and the services provided by New Horizon.

New Horizon is one the enterprise partners of VMware in this region and has highest number of deployments and certifications of VMware solutions in Pakistan. Keeping this in view, VMware has nominated New Horizon as the only partner in Pakistan to whom which VMware provides Marketing Development Fund for conducting sessions to educate the customers.

New Horizon and Microsoft organize a Session together

In collaboration with Microsoft, New Horizon organized a session for its customers of Karachi to make them know “What’s New in Microsoft”. The session was on the enhancements in the technologies Microsoft’s products which are already being used by organizations worldwide.

In the three hour session, the speakers from both New Horizon and Microsoft discussed the following products:

  • Lync
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Windows Server
  • Office365

Muhammad Shahid Mamji-Solution Advisor at New Horizon started with session discussing about the latest features added in Exchange 2013 which included the revised architecture as well as the business benefits that can be availed. He continued on with speaking over Lync 2013 and explained the new developments in the product as well as the benefits organizations can enjoy while using it.

  • Working from anywhere and communicating in real time with others is much easier now.
  • Enabling new ways of collaboration with voice and video using single client and reducing the cost of video conferencing and travelling.
  • Simpler to manage.
  • Deployment flexibility.

The next session was conducted by Muhammad Amim Khan-CIE at Microsoft Pakistan in which the topic discussed was Windows Server 2012. He described that Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put, Windows Server 2012 helps organizations transform their IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value.

The last session was about Office 365 which was spoken over by Muhammad Akbar Aqil-PAM Hosting Microsoft Pakistan. The speaker briefed the audience about Office 365 which provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, plus enterprise-grade email, conferencing, and more IT services. He explained the benefits as:

  • Get virtually anywhere access on select mobile devices.
  • Work on your Office files online or offline.
  • All your files are automatically backed up.
  • Stay safe with built-in anti-malware and anti-spam protection.
  • Count on a financially-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.
  • Focus your IT resources on other projects.

New Horizon is one of the leading Microsoft partners in Pakistan and has a no. of Microsoft Certified Professionals on board as well which enable New Horizon having numerous deployments based on Microsoft technologies across the country.

Is 2=20 possible?
With VMware Server Consolidation Solution, it is.

2=20 is an irrational equation which is not possible mathematically but when it comes to technology the equation is possible with VMware Server Consolidation Solution. To make people believe that how VMware’s Solution makes this possible, New Horizon conducted a session at Lahore and explained the audience in detail.

In the two hour session, virtualization experts at New Horizon spoke over the server consolidation solution. Ali Ikram-Solution Architect at New Horizon explained how to get started with virtualization on VMware platform, how the solution works, the features and benefits of the solution and some scenarios which audience can face while deploying the solution. The basics of the server consolidation clarified at the event are:

  • Partitioning – Run multiple virtual machines simultaneously on a single physical server
  • Isolation – Each virtual machine is isolated from the other on the same server
  • Encapsulation – Virtual machines encapsulate entire systems
  • Hardware Independence – Run a virtual machine on any server without modification

Whereas the benefits of the server consolidation solution discussed are:

  • Fewer servers to manage
  • Less power required
  • Less space needed
  • Less cabling required

The other speaker was Irfan Panhwar-Product Manager Virtualization at New Horizon updated the audience on the new features and enhancements of VMware vSphere which is a core product for the server consolidation solution. The newest version of VMware vSphere is 5.1.

In the end, experience was shared by New Horizon’s one of the esteemed customer who has deployed the server consolidation solution at his organization. He discussed the benefits his organization is enjoying using this solution and the services provided by New Horizon.

New Horizon is one the enterprise partners of VMware in this region and has highest number of deployments and certifications of VMware solutions in Pakistan.

Nightmare from the Tape Vault

EMC and New Horizon presents: Nightmare from the Tape Vault. Don't be afraid it's not a horror movie, EMC and New Horizon together held a session on the next generation of blockbuster disk-based backup solutions.

The session started off with a brief introduction on New Horizon & EMC and their portfolio. Later on the session continued by Rehan Shahid: Senior Technology Consultant - EMC, who discussed how EMC, #1 in disk-based backup and recovery, can help organizations triumph over tape and be the hero in their own IT epic. The speaker for the session also explained that EMC De Duplication Backup Solution can overcome the pain points of the organizations by helping them in:

  • Overcoming the problems of legacy tape backup
  • Improving performance, reliability, efficiency, and uptime
  • Reducing their backup data footprint and associated costs
  • Providing fast, reliable recovery

The session was held in a multi-star hotel in Karachi specifically for the Financial Sector. IT professionals from the leading banks and other financial institutions were present to attend the session.

New Horizon participates in World Islamic Finance Summit 2011

New Horizon participated in the World Islamic Finance Summit (WIFS) 2011 as the Technology Partner. The World Islamic Finance Summit 2011 was held in Karachi on the 21st and 22nd of September, 2011.

This was a high-profiled conference to devise collaborative strategies and solutions for the development and promotion of Islamic financing in Pakistan. The event hosted various financial institutions and overseas speakers.

New Horizon fulfilled the IT requirements of the event and also showcased its offerings specific to the Banking & Finance Industry. New Horizon fabricated a model branch of Meezan Bank in which New Horizon showcased a real image of how can the cloud solution integrate with core banking applications. Cloud Solutions is latest inclusion in New Horizon's solution portfolio. It is the most in discussion technology that helps the organizations reduce the cost of IT and become agile in nature. Other than this, New Horizon also showcased Office Printing Solution. The solution enhances user satisfaction through consistent print quality and from having suitable, energy-efficient devices in the right places, an improved printer utilization through increased uptime and minimized disruptions, an improved staff productivity and asset optimization by freeing their IT staff from managing devices, and a minimized administrative overheads from ordering and stocking supplies.

New Horizon sponsors the first Datacenter Event in Pakistan

New Horizon participated with the collaboration of Emerson as the highest tier sponsor in the first ever Datacenter event held in Pakistan. The event was constituted on two parts; conference and exhibition. The event was held to discuss the critical challenges faced by organizations in Pakistan in building datacenters and solutions to it. The event also discussed the issues related to datacenter operational and management issues, fire, facility management, security, power and cooling issues, energy efficiencies, servers, storages, virtualization, cloud computing, etc.

At the conference which was more of a panel discussion, the speakers said that the data is the most critical asset for any organization and in case of disaster; its recovery is the most challenging issue. The speakers also added that right people and right vendors are very important for building large and efficient datacenters. The speakers at the conference also suggested that organizations should invest more on building efficient and well-equipped datacenters and there should regulatory requirements for building datacenters.

On the occasion, an exhibition was also held where various companies set up their stalls to showcase their products and datacenter equipment. New Horizon also set up a stall in which a model Emerson datacenter was showcased. The datacenter constituted of flooring, 42U rack, high availability environmental sensor, water leak sensor, motion sensor, smoke sensor, door sensor, temperature and humidity sensor, vibration analyzer, USB camera, facial recognition machine and fire & security equipment.

The event was held on the 8 th September, 2011 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi.

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Sushi On Cloud

New Horizon organizes a session for the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from the Financial Sector. The event was organized at renowned Japanese restaurant Kamameshi. 25 CIOs and counter parts from HP and Microsoft were invited to attend the session.

The session started off with a brief presentation about ''Cloud Computing'' where speakers from New Horizon, Microsoft and HP provided the audience an overview on Cloud Computing and how it can benefit the financial services organizations in reducing their IT cost and become agile in nature.

The speakers from New Horizon - Syed Adil ( Head of Solution Design Center) & Kumail Morawala ( Lead Solution Architect also briefed on the types of Cloud Computing i.e. Private Cloud, Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud and the components required operating the solution.

This was followed by Japanese Lunch with the specialty Sushi. This generated the name of the session as "Sushi On Cloud".

New Horizon sponsors e-Banking 2011

New Horizon sponsors 9 th e-Banking Conference & Exhibition , held recently at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. The event brought together a large number of professionals from the financial sector and highlighted the latest technology trends, which would benefit their daily banking operations, improve productivity and increase cost effectiveness. The event was organized by Total Communication in collaboration with various other industry entities.

At the event, Kumail Morawala, Lead Solution Architect, New Horizon, spoke on general Cloud Solutions and how it can help organizations cut their IT assets and increase productivity. In his presentation, Kumail addressed about the types of Cloud Computing i.e. Private, Public and Hybrid. He further elaborated about the components required operating the solution that are Server Virtualization which is now commonly implemented at various organizations but Kumail emphasized on the next step which is Desktop Virtualization and Application Virtualization.

New Horizon also fabricated a model branch of Meezan Bank in which New Horizon showcased a real image of how can the cloud solution integrate with core banking applications.

Cloud Solutions is latest inclusion in New Horizon's solution portfolio. It is the most in discussion technology that helps the organizations reduce the cost of IT and become agile in nature.

 

Microsoft Pakistan organizes the Biggest IT Event of the Year

Microsoft Pakistan strikes with "Open Door": the biggest IT event of the year on Thursday November 4, at Sheraton Hotel, Karachi. The 2-day event was attended by over 700 IT professionals and experts from all over the country.

The event was an interactive and inspirational experience for hundreds of attendees. Microsoft, along with its business partners took the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the industry ranging from mobile solutions and business applications like Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM / ERP, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Virtualization Solutions. Microsoft and its partners also organized a series of live demos and presentations for experts and early adopters highlighting the company's strategy, products and solutions for business and consumers.

A panel of Industry Experts and speakers from all over the world also participated in this event. They spoke on various IT subjects, specifically on how Microsoft products and solutions have changed our world today. The topics ranged from the future of productivity to the acceleration of growth due to technology.

New Horizon also participated in the event as the official Microsoft Partner for Virtualization Solutions. New Horizon was provided with a booth which grabbed the most of the audience and educated them on the virtualization solutions and on the solutions emerged from the alliance of Microsoft and Citrix. Speakers from New Horizon also spoke on the solutions which were showcased on the booth. The show was entirely stolen by New Horizon.

Tagline for the day was
Save Money, Get Virtualized!

Team New Horizon after stealing the show

New Horizon participates in LUMHS Roadshow

New Horizon participated in a two day promotional campaign organized at Liaquat University of Medical Health & Sciences. New Horizon showcased different models of HP Notebooks to the management and the faculty members of the university to choose from.

HP is one of the top computing giants in the world. As HP Premier Business Partner, New Horizon is authorized to sell and service HP products to enterprise and end-user level customers in Pakistan. New Horizon is one of the strongest Premier Business Partners in Pakistan.
LUMHS conducted this activity by inviting all technology vendors to showcase their products letting the management and the faculty members decide which product they prefer. New Horizon being one of the reliable names in the market got invited to participate in the campaign at the university campus.

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences is a multi-dimensional educational institution in Jamshoro, Pakistan. With its mission to act as catalysts for innovative ideas, analytical, inter-personal and medical skills of its students, the Institute doesn't want to compromise in the quality, performance and efficiency of its networking infrastructure. The equipment of highest standard networking gear has been considered as an essential prerequisite in order to ensure that the Institute fulfills its ambition to pursue only the best teaching and training methodologies.

The campaign was held to boost familiarity and educate the faculty members and the management of the university with various brands’ wide range of products available in Pakistan. Through this promotional initiative, New Horizon not only offered HP product but also explained about the other services that are offered at New Horizon. The campaign received highly favorable response by the management and the faculty.

New Horizon Team demonstrating HP Notebooks to LUMHS faculty members


New Horizon sponsors NED Tech Elite


New Horizon sponsors the 4th edition of Tech Elite. The event gathered a large number of IT industry professionals as well as IT students from a number of universities.

Tech Elite is an event organized by the Computer Information System Department of NED University in which 30 universities with more than 350 students participate. This event consists of seminars where IT professionals from the industry educate the students over various new and existing technologies, and competitions where students from various universities present their expertise in their respective fields and then a jury judge their projects fairly on the basis of potential and aptitude. Speed Programming, Networks Management, Software Project and Software Modeling & Design were the areas of which the competitions were held in this edition of Tech Elite.

Events like Tech Elite provide benefits to the Information Technology field as it empowers people to do what they want to do. It allows people to be creative and productive. It permits them to learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. Competitions give an opportunity to the future engineers to compete and demonstrate their proficiency and potential in their respective fields of IT. Competitions provide the participants with a valuable experience which cultivates an increment in their talent as well as encourages creativity and builds innovation.

New Horizon has always been a key support to events of such kind that provides new talent an opportunity to have real world experience. New Horizon also congratulates the organizers of NED Tech Elite'10 on taking an initiative and its success.

Ahmed Bashir, Manager Marketing, New Horizon,
distributing prizes to the winners of Networking Competition

Strong focus on Skills Enhancement and Career Development of Employees

The shifting economy and ever-evolving technology has made it essential for IT professionals to understand the situation instantly and perform multiple roles at times. Resources apart from simply providing technical assistance, find themselves performing job of a salesperson, manager, or a public speaker and the vice versa.

This human component to adjust in multiple roles requires good communication and relationship skills which are commonly known as soft skills. Most IT support professionals know that the development of technical skills is fundamental to their careers, but learning about the subject matter is an essential element that every IT professional should cultivate.

New Horizon being on the highway of success is now expanding operations and diversifying the product portfolio. Alongside, New Horizon is also focused on career development and continuous learning & growth of its employees in order to improve the skill set and infuse global best practices within the organization. For this, New Horizon has been regularly organizing internal technical/soft skills training sessions and has planned to stimulate this learning process in future.

New Horizon has come a long way since its startup days. Although the brand of New Horizon is still associated with technology infrastructure & hardware, but the recent strategic wins in the Solutions & Services area has changed the perception of its customers.

Recently, New Horizon arranged a soft-skills training session on The Art of Selling ‘Services’ Smartly in a local hotel where renowned speakers from the IT & Telecom industry shared their experiences and useful selling tips. The training was focused on developing sales techniques which greatly helped the resources, enabling them to put their efforts in the right direction.

Today, New Horizon has proven expertise and known as one of the leading IT solutions provider in Pakistan, we still believe that continuous learning & training sessions can address many challenges and bring innovative ideas to life.



Furqan Qureshi briefing about the Art of Selling Services

 


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