Top line-up of speakers at fourth annual Sri Lanka CIO Summit

Published : 12:01 am  March 1, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,116 views  |  

The fourth edition of the Sri Lanka CIO Summit to be held at Hotel Galadari on 8 March 2013 will feature a keynote address delivered by Niranjan de Silva, Director and CEO, Metropolitan Computers on ‘Delivering Business Value through IT Infrastructure and Services’.  Read More →


Etisalat Group signs 4G LTE agreements with Alcatel-Lucent

Published : 10:32 pm  February 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,408 views  |  

Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent signed a joint agreement to extend Etisalat’s LTE coverage across its footprint which includes a new partnership in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


Kaspersky Lab heads share views on cyberspace, Sri Lankan market

Published : 12:30 am  February 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,401 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Unveiling the latest B2B solution for cyberspace, Kaspersky Lab recently launched the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business in Sri Lanka, the first of its kind in worldwide markets. Kaspersky Lab Vice President Technical Division APAC Nathan Wang and Kaspersky Lab Managing Director South Asia Region Altaf Halde, who flew down to Sri Lanka to launch Kaspersky’s offering, spoke to the Daily FT on the performance of the company’s products amidst prevailing challenges in the online arena, some of which are beyond their control. Following are excerpts from the interview:  Read More →


SAP acquires SmartOps to help customers optimise inventory and service levels in supply chain

Published : 12:25 am  February 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  951 views  |  

SAP AG announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimisation software solutions. The acquisition paves the way for SAP to develop ‘real-time supply chain’ software solutions, leveraging the SAP HANA platform, which empowers customers to run their businesses in real time to analyse, predict, react and adjust instantly.  Read More →


HP sells webOS operating system to LG Electronics

Published : 12:24 am  February 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  575 views  |  

Reuters: Hewlett-Packard Co said on Monday it will sell the webOS operating system to South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc, unloading the smartphone software it acquired through a $ 1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010.  Read More →


Saberion appointed as Salesforce.com partner

Published : 12:23 am  February 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  870 views  |  

Salesforce.com, the global leader in customer relationship management systems and designated by Forbes as the world’s most innovative company both in 2011 and 2012, has appointed Saberion (Pvt.) Ltd. as their consulting partner for Sri Lanka.  Read More →


Microsoft says small number of its computers hacked

Published : 12:47 am  February 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  447 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp said a small number of its computers, including some in its Mac software business unit, were infected with malware, but there was no evidence of customer data being affected and it is continuing its investigation.  Read More →


Hutch retailers set wing to Dubai on MM2

Published : 12:47 am  February 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  524 views  |  

Phase two of the Hutch Mega Millions (MM) retailer’s promotion concluded recently as five lucky winners headed to Dubai with all expenses paid for air fare, hotel accommodation and transfers for excursions, courtesy of Hutch.  Read More →


Nokia strengthens basic line-up with 15-euro phone

Published : 12:46 am  February 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,084 views  |  

Reuters: Nokia has launched a 15-euro phone to shore up its position in the basic handset market, where it has lost share while it focused on developing expensive smartphones. The Nokia 105, introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to go on sale later this quarter, is the successor to the 1280, which sold more than 100 million units, the company said.  Read More →


Lanka rejects US Resolution in Geneva

Published : 12:43 am  February 27, 2013  |  Category: Front Page, IT / Telecom  |  3 Comments  |  1,717 views  |  

By Dharisha Bastians Sri Lanka yesterday rejected a proposed second US resolution against the country, saying country specific resolutions could not be brought before the UN Human Rights Council. The Sri Lankan Delegation to the 22nd Session of the UNHRC said the US resolution smacked of double standards and an attempt to draw “disproportionate attention” towards the country.  Read More →


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