Oracle unveils faster gear to energise hardware business

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  570 views  |  

Reuters: Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison unveiled a new line of faster servers on Tuesday, the latest step to revive a shrinking hardware division and shore up a core software business threatened by smaller rivals. Servers built with Oracle’s new ‘T5’ microprocessors have beaten several performance records and run business databases and applications much faster than previous versions, the billionaire told reporters at a launch event in Redwood City.  Read More →


Avoiding electronic fraud

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  498 views  |  

Electronic usage commenced in Sri Lanka about 25 years ago. Currently, its usage is widespread in all transactions and communications (computer, e-mail, websites etc.). At the same time, massive frauds and scandals in the industry are shaking Sri Lanka and many other countries globally. These frauds are well planned in consultation with deceitful computer experts.  Read More →


Spark iT finalists receive one million each in funding

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,152 views  |  

By Rashika Fazali The Spark iT award ceremony conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the CCC ICT Steering Committee awarded four finalists – Atiral, Ridgecrest Asia AutosLK, Search Sri Lanka Portal and TopDocOpinions – Rs. 1 million each as a future investment for the project’s development funded by the four key sponsors, MAS Holdings, Brandix, John Keells and Dialog.  Read More →


Technology at your fingertips: Zigo launches Nebula 6.9

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  3 Comments  |  3,377 views  |  

Zigo Mobile operated by the UAE free zone company Serendib Ventures, has brought the latest smart phone technology to its customer’s fingertips with the launch of Nebula 6.9 Tab, a revolutionised one-piece mobile personal computer at an unbelievable affordable price. Creating seamless communication and connectivity, the seven inch multi touch screen tablet has been designed with Android ICS 4.0 software and 1Ghz, Dual Core processor with a media tech chip set.  Read More →


Linux users file EU complaint against Microsoft

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  386 views  |  

Reuters: A Spanish association representing open-source software users has filed a complaint against Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) to the European Commission, in a new challenge to the Windows developer following a hefty fine earlier this month. The 8,000-member Hispalinux, which represents users and developers of the Linux operating system in Spain, said Microsoft had made it difficult for users of computers sold with its Windows 8 platform to switch to Linux and other operating systems.  Read More →


SLIIT introduces graduate diploma in cyber security by Curtin University

Published : 12:47 am  March 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  964 views  |  

SLIIT has collaborated with long-standing academic partner Curtin University Australia, to provide students with an opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security awarded by Curtin University leading to the MSc. in IT specialising in cyber security at SLIIT, marking yet another milestone in the institute’s portfolio of academic offerings.  Read More →


Switch to Nokia Lumia this Avurudu

Published : 12:46 am  March 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,258 views  |  

Nokia launches Lumia WP8 devices in SL and offers Dialog, Mobitel and Etisalat customers get free 3G data packages for a year Nokia introduced the highly anticipated Lumia range powered by Windows Phone 8 (WP8) to Sri Lanka yesterday. The new range includes the world’s most innovative smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 620.  Read More →


Just do it: Yahoo’s teen app millionaire

Published : 12:45 am  March 27, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  778 views  |  

Reuters: Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you’re out of your teens? Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who’s just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported US$ 30 million.  Read More →


Sierra Global at forefront of 4G implementation

Published : 12:01 am  March 22, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,491 views  |  

Sri Lanka has been leading the South Asian region in deploying of the new technologies in the telecommunication sector. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has been proactive in introducing new technologies where Sri Lanka was the first to introduce 3G network followed by 3.5G network in South Asia.  Read More →


Hambantota ushered into digital realm through city app

Published : 12:00 am  March 21, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,336 views  |  

Coinciding with the opening day proceedings at the Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala, President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the Hambantota City App at a colourful evening ceremony held at the airport premises in Mattala on 18 March. The app which runs on Windows 8 provides travellers and investors with a complete guide to the emerging city of Hambantota, poised to become the next economic hub of the nation.  Read More →


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