Saturday 19th April 2014

Dr. Dileepa De Silva, first Sri Lankan appointed as Chairman of APICTAN

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  11 Comments  |  1,087 views  |  

It was a matter of great pride for Sri Lanka when the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) appointed Dr. Dileepa De Silva who is on the executive council of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Sri Lanka Section as the Chairman for APICTA 2014-2015, considering the significant role he has played and also Sri Lanka’s substantial contribution in the growth of the Alliance over the past 10 years. The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) is a regional cooperation of ICT associations to provide a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs in the ICT sectors in the region to benchmark their products with each other. The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, was initiated... 


Sri Lankan Windows Phone app developers win ‘big’ at international level

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  471 views  |  

Two software engineers from Sri Lanka have hit the international mark in the mobile app world.  Both have won international recognition for developing applications for Windows Phone 8 devices, earning them the unique opportunity to compete againsr peers at the World Mobile Congress, be held in Barcelona, Spain later this month.   The two young developers M.S. Heshan, a 23 year old alumnus of Richmond College Galle, a Software Engineer who received his degree from APIIT and Tharaka Wijebandara a final year Information Technology Undergraduate from the Moratuwa University, were winners at the ‘Nokia Create’ global competition, which invited developers from across the world to develop Apps... 


attune Consulting collaborates with SAP to support development of vertical solution for fashion and lifestyle companies

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  708 views  |  

Collaboration intends to integrate best practices within fashion wholesale, manufacturing, and retail into one system leveraging the SAP HANA platform attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, today announced its collaboration with SAP on plans to design and develop a new solution to better meet the challenges faced by apparel, footwear and accessory companies. It is intended that the new solution will leverage the power of the SAP HANA platform. Fashion wholesalers and manufacturers who run retail stores and have direct-to-consumer (D2C) web channels face a number of supply chain challenges – including the management and distribution... 


The importance of taking ICT to the masses

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  2 Comments  |  489 views  |  

The CSSL was established in 1976 and has been playing a major role in promoting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the past 36 years. We represent ICT professionals and also work towards developing them. It is a not-for-profit body. As part of our national role, we are involved in promoting ICT and increasing awareness. Today, we are even more committed to take its benefits to general public. It is in this backdrop that we are starting this column with the support of Daily FT to bring you insights about latest development in the field of Information and Communications Technology encompassing various areas such as hardware, software, mobile applications, applications to government... 


Huawei leads globe in 4G LTE technology

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  280 views  |  

Award-winning ICT company continues to set the benchmark in deploying new technology Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, continues to lead the way in deploying 4G LTE technology across the globe, according to Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Daniel Sun. Huawei LTE has set a global business footprint covering more than 100 capitals and 9 top global financial centres across 6 continents, including London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Geneva and Toronto. As of November 2013, Huawei ranked top in the industry with 110 commercial LTE networks launched and 241 commercial LTE contracts signed. The company has helped leading global telecommunications... 


Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  168 views  |  

REUTERS: Nokia will unveil a low-cost smartphone running a version of Google Inc’s Android operating system, despite the company’s close partnership with Microsoft Corp and its competing Windows system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The handset division of the Finnish company, which is in the final stages of being acquired by Microsoft, will show off the new phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, the report said on Monday, citing unidentified sources who were familiar with the matter. Nokia and Microsoft declined to comment. The new Android phone will be aimed at emerging markets and will not feature some of Google’s higher-end, custom Android... 


Indian IT sector exports seen picking up pace in FY15: Nasscom

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  73 views  |  

REUTERS: Exports by India’s IT outsourcing sector are expected to rise 13-15% in the fiscal year starting April, an industry lobby group said on Tuesday, as an improving global economy encourages banks and companies to boost spending on technology. IT services exports in 2014-15 are forecast to rise to as much $ 99 billion, according to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). The increase in growth rate compares with an estimated 13 percent rise in fiscal 2014, the lobby added. “Clearly compared to what we saw in the industry 12 months ago to now, we are seeing a far more positive momentum in our major markets,” Nasscom Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan, also... 


CA Sri Lanka to kick off its much sought after cyber-crime fighting diploma this month 

Published : 12:22 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  361 views  |  

The much sought after cyber-crime fighting diploma offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will kick off in mid-February and will be conducted by a versatile expert from India, who specialises in the subject. The Diploma in Information Systems Security Control and Audit (DISSCA) jointly conducted jointly by CA Sri Lanka and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has received rave reviews with participants of the past programs terming the diploma course as a program that enhances skills and helps add value to their career. Union Bank Senior Manager – IS Audit Shiran Punchihewa said that the DISSCA program was helpful for IS audit professionals... 


SLT Regional Office in Galle modernised to enhance customer experience

Published : 12:21 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  328 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT Solutions Provider in the country recently declared open its newly renovated Regional Telecom Office in Galle at a special opening ceremony. The office, which was reopened with a new look is now fully equipped with the latest facilities and services and is geared to seamlessly connect customers in the Southern province with world class information, communication and entertainment services, and provide them with superior and more enhanced service experience. The office was officially declared open by SLT Group Chief Executive Officer Lalith De Silva in the presence of top officials of SLT that included Chief Regional Officer Chinthaka Wijesooriya, Chief... 


Micromax launches Canvas 4 ‘The Phone that Can’

Published : 12:21 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  341 views  |  

Building on the tremendous success of the Canvas series, Micromax, has announced the launch of its much anticipated smartphone – Canvas 4. Canvas 4 combines great hardware and loads of great software features that make the device a great enabler for consumers. Exemplifying sleekness and simplicity, the Canvas 4 sports full aluminum mid-housing and users can now ‘blow’ to unlock their smartphone. Equipped with a 13MP camera with image sensor, the Canvas 4 promises the users an outstanding shooting experience with face detection, photosolid to increase precision, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile and face detection, four direction panorama and 1080p video recorder. Users can also enjoy... 


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