Published on February 22nd, 2009 | by Babar Bhatti7
Rising Popularity Of Google Apps For Education In Pakistan
With increasing availability of broadband connectivity in educational institutions, cloud computing is making inroads. Google applications for the education sector enables new ways for students, staff and faculty to collaborate and be productive. In case of Pakistan the recently introduced offline components of google applications are important in particular. The Google Apps suite is not as comprehensive as its desktop competitors but offers many other clear benefits (as shown in the clip below) and comes out ahead in terms of economy and the conveniences of software-as-a-service. This article in CIO magazine mentions some of the academic instituions using Google Apps:
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Alumni also runs Apps for their users and integration onto their site. Other institutions include Virtual University, FAST-NU, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Aitchison College, CASE, Kinnaird, University of Gujrat and IBA Sukkar.
As I see it, students and young professionals will adopt lighter, connected netbooks with most applications residing in the cloud.