Thursday 24th April 2014

Zhara empowers online revolution for local hotel industry yet again

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  756 views  |  

The Zhara team at JKCS launched the revolutionary ‘Zhara Gateway’ yesterday at JKCS premises led by the senior management of JKCS and representatives from 12 leading hotels in the country Built around the basic principles of cost saving and hassle-free operations for the local hotel operators ‘Zhara Gateway’ is the latest chapter of NBQSA 2012’s overall gold winner: Zhara HS. As a comprehensive yet easy-to-use internet booking engine integrated to a hotel’s website the Zhara Gateway is equipped with a payment gateway as well, which eliminates the hassle of handling payments for hotel operators. Thinking in the lines of global travel trends defining competition the world over today... 


Open Source Forum Sri Lanka on 4 March

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  548 views  |  

Global Events & Convention Services together with FOSSMART Ltd. will be hosting the ‘Open Source Forum Sri Lanka – 2014,’ which will be held on 4 March 2014 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. It will be the first enterprise forum about open source to be held in Sri Lanka. The event will bring together 150 of the top C-Level executives and corporate leaders from Sri Lanka’s business and Government sectors. They will discuss and learn about the latest trends in open source technology. They will explore possibilities to adapt enterprise-ready open source solutions into the corporate environment to drive innovation and gain maximum value. This event is by Invitation Only. Enterprises, governments... 


For Lenovo, ThinkPad turnaround provides blueprint for Motorola handset future

Published : 12:01 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  439 views  |  

Reuters: Lenovo Group Ltd. leader Yang Yuanqing says the Chinese technology giant will draw on cost-cutting lessons learned when it bought IBM Corp’s ThinkPad laptop unit to turn losses into profit at businesses acquired for $5.2 billion last month. Reporting third-quarter profit jumped 29%, Lenovo’s Chief Executive warned the drive to turn around the Motorola handset business it bought from Google Inc and the computer server unit it bought from IBM will squeeze earnings in the short term. For Yang, the pain may only last “a couple of quarters” after the deals close, he said, and is worth it: though October-December personal computer sales were strong, the aggressive acquisitions are... 


SLASSCOM/Motorola Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 Finals to showcase innovative solutions

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  471 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and Motorola Solutions sponsored Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 finals will take place on 21 February 2014 at Prof. V.K. Samaranayake Auditorium of University of Colombo School of Computing, under the patronage of Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka as the Chief Guest and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Michele J. Sison as the Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony. The event is open to the public. The competition, being held for the fourth time, is aimed at developing innovative, creative and entrepreneurship skills among ICT undergraduates. A total of 18 undergraduate... 


Axienta’s mobile solutions promises to revolutionise operations of Lankan biz

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  244 views  |  

Axienta, a Sri Lankan company that specialises in offering high performance mobile enterprise solutions have transformed their client’s business results by connecting and empowering field professionals to achieve extreme levels of productivity. Speaking of the mobile revolution which is very much a part of Sri Lankan enterprises today, and outlining some of the factors that are prevalent in our current market place Axienta CEO Manju Fernando stated, “Many organisations are leveraging their corporate information anytime, anywhere, similar to the way we use consumer applications on our devices. Most of our customers in Sri Lanka are interested in using mobile solutions across many sectors.” Speaking... 


HP Indigo, a profitable growth to its print partners

Published : 12:00 am  February 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  336 views  |  

The HP Indigo Digital Offset Press provides a cost effective alternative for those looking for digital press which offers the same quality as offset press together with the benefits of digital versatility. HP Indigo and Inkjet Press Solutions Business Development Manager, Gaurav Chadha said: “We aim to transform our print partners to grow in their own role and become leaders of providing printing solutions by creating high-definition digital printing and an evolution in commercial market ecosystem where personalised short-run prints can be delivered on-demand, linked to a customized web-to-print workflow.” He noted that HP Indigo promises a profitable growth to their print partners by offering... 


Huawei Consumer Business Group ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013

Published : 12:00 am  February 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  431 views  |  

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013, according to the leading market research and analysts firms International Data Corporation (IDC), Strategy Analytics and Canalys. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Huawei retained its number three position worldwide in 2013, with the highest year-on-year increase among the leading vendors at 67.5%. Huawei captured 4.9% market share in 2013 with smartphone shipments of 48.8 million units, up from 4% in 2012. In the report, global smartphone shipments increased by 38% in 2013, with over one billion smartphones sold in... 


Sri Lankan appointed as Chairman of International Young ICT Professionals Group

Published : 12:00 am  February 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  679 views  |  

InterYIT appoints Sri Lanka’s Yasas V. Abeywickrama as its Chairman International Young ICT Professionals Group (InterYIT), is a group for young professionals in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has appointed Yasas V. Abeywickrama from Sri Lanka as its Chairman. InterYIT comes under IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing; which is the leading multinational, apolitical organisation in ICT which is recognised by United Nations and other world bodies. IFIP has the representation of ICT Societies from 56 countries/regions, covering five continents with a total membership of over half a million. It links more than 3500 scientists from academia and... 


Mobitel introduces ‘Roam without a Deposit’

Published : 12:00 am  February 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  329 views  |  

Added convenience; less hassle while travelling overseas The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, introduced an exciting new service designed especially for its post-paid customers travelling abroad. This service, which doesn’t require overseas travellers to make a cash deposit in order to utilise the roaming facility, enables them to stay in touch with their home and office with absolute ease. Commenting on the launch of this new service, Nalin Perera, Senior General Manager – Marketing, Mobitel said: “‘Roam without a deposit’ offers our customers a host of benefits. Most importantly it removes the burden of a customer having to make a cash deposit in order... 


Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

Published : 12:00 am  February 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  271 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Thursday, is the first that Microsoft has made public for more than six months. The relatively slow sales of Windows 8, and its latest incarnation Windows 8.1, reflect a steady two-year decline in personal computer sales, as smartphones and tablet sales explode. Sales of tablets are set to overtake PCs worldwide next year. Windows 8 was designed as a flexible... 


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