STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan enterprise hardware market, which comprises servers and external storage, expanded a healthy 18.8 per cent year on year in 2013.

According to a research recently released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the enterprise revenue in Pakistan has been on a consistent uphill growth trajectory for the past few years, with further growth anticipated for 2014.

“Despite considerable political turmoil and social unrest, Pakistans enterprises have managed to keep the IT investment fervor upbeat as they strive to remain current in a rapidly changing technology landscape,” says Zeeshan Gaya, research manager for systems and infrastructure solutions at IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.

Indeed, enterprises have been very current in terms of their implementation of emerging technologies like virtualization and cloud. However, a sizeable disparity exists in the adoption trends of different verticals in Pakistan, with the banking, telecommunications, and government sectors taking the lead in embracing and updating new technologies.

He also said that the countrys Pakistans IT industry needs to continuously re-invent itself in order to thrive amid the geostrategic, socioeconomic, and political challenges that are quite unique to the country,” says Gaya.

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