Facebook mobile app to offer free, limited Internet in Zambia

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  319 views  |  

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries. The Internet.org app will offer, in partnership with wireless operator Airtel, more than a dozen services including online encyclopedia Wikipedia, websites devoted to weather, job listings and health information, as well as Facebook’s own social network and messaging service. The app will be available in additional countries over the coming months and years, Guy Rosen, product management director for Facebook’s Internet.org effort said on Wednesday. Facebook will not pay Airtel... 


Sony warns smartphone weakness will brake profit progress

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  296 views  |  

Reuters: Japan’s Sony Corp warned it doesn’t now expect to make money on smartphones this year, citing weak demand, as the consumer electronics maker said restructuring will still help it turn a profit on its TVs after 10 years of losses. As it said April-June operating profit doubled, boosted by its videogames business and a one-off asset sale, Sony on Thursday cut its smartphone sales target this fiscal year by 14 percent. Sony now expects to just break even in the business this year, down from a previous operating forecast of 26 billion yen ($253 million), and is reviewing its mid-term strategy. Sony now expects to sell 43 million smartphones this year, down from 50 million – a previous... 


Dialog rings Cyber Security Summit 2014 as official telecoms/mobile partner

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  396 views  |  

Dialog Axiata PLC – Sri Lanka’s leading mobile telecommunication provider – yesterday announced that it will support the EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014 as the official mobile partner. The partnership is for the second consecutive year. The summit on 5 August in Colombo will comprise a Leadership Forum with CEOs of top corporations, Cyber Security Summit for IT professions targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors, and a ‘Night Hack’ – an informative evening. The summit will feature high profiled international IT security experts including those who have worked with the Interpol and Fortune 500 companies. Titled ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit... 


John Keells sets up Centre of Excellence to showcase latest portfolio of SAP enterprise solutions

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  523 views  |  

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE). The CoE will enable enterprise customers to better understand how implementing the latest SAP solutions and technologies can help boost the velocity of their businesses and broaden their capability to innovate on all fronts that deliver business value. The CoE will showcase cross-industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions spanning manufacturing, hospitality, services, trade and so on. It will demonstrate how SAP applications incorporate analytics, offering various dashboards and predictive capabilities across lines of businesses. In addition, the centre will showcase some of the latest offerings from... 


IT shopping festival at Unity plaza

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  389 views  |  

The IT Shopping Festival Unity Plaza will open soon at Unity Plaza Mall, Colombo 4. The IT Festival will be held between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 10 storey Unity Plaza, Sri Lanka’s only mall for the domestic IT operators and for multinational giants, since 1994. It is the premier location and total solutions provider for all the IT needs of consumers. The second in the series of this one-of-a-kind annual event, will showcase the leading IT brands and the latest technology on offer, in order to cater to Sri Lanka’s rising demand for quality IT products at affordable prices. As IT literacy in Sri Lanka is rapidly growing the organisers of this IT showpiece have put together a great show, which... 


Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  285 views  |  

Reuters: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices but which have no built-in shields against tampering with their code. “You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is almost like a magic trick,” said Nohl, whose research firm is known for uncovering major flaws in mobile phone technology. The finding shows that bugs in software used... 


SLT holds prestigious Transformers’ Awards to reward outstanding employees

Published : 12:54 am  July 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT solutions provider successfully conducted the company’s Transformers’ Awards ceremony to reward outstanding employees who have contributed in exceptional ways towards the company’s performance and transformation during the year 2013. The awards ceremony was a prestigious event and was held in a grand scale at Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently, marking a milestone in the company’s staff recognition.    Chief Guest Minister of Telecommunications and IT  Ranjith Siyambalapitiya  addressing the gathering Minister of Telecom-munications and IT Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was the Chief Guest of the event. Private Secretary to the Minister Telecommunications... 


OMESTI Group and Microimage team up to bring cutting-edge HCM solutions to Asia

Published : 12:51 am  July 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  599 views  |  

Asia-based OMESTI Group, part of IT conglomerate Formis Resources Berhad, has formed a strategic partnership with Microimage of Sri Lanka to bring leading-edge Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions to Asian markets. Known as MIHCM (Microimage HCM) Asia, the new venture will use Kuala Lumpur as a launch pad to deliver proprietary HCM solutions to South East Asia and beyond, leveraging on the regional networks of the OMESTI Group.  Larry Ganof OMESTI Group said: “Microimage has an established track record for developing and implementing industry-leadingHR solutions that help organisations manage all aspects of their human capital. In setting up this new venture, we are providing access to... 


ZILLIONe launches Spindle Professional document solution in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:03 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  760 views  |  

ZILLIONe, a leading technology-based, enterprise-wide business applications and systems solutions provider, announced the launch of Spindle Professional in Sri Lanka, in partnership with software developer, Draycir. Spindle is a document distribution and archive solution, used by over 25,000 users in over 4,000 companies worldwide and offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a solution to automate and streamline document management within the company for better Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Speaking about the product at the launch, Suthasinee Charoennam, Senior Partner Manager of Draycir, stated that it was an ideal tool to streamline and automate routine business communications.... 


Mobitel secures prestigious ISO certification for Information Security Management

Published : 12:02 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  601 views  |  

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel received international recognition recently when it was awarded the prestigious ISO 27001:2005 certification for the company’s solid and reliable Information Security Management System (ISMS) for securing information within the organisation and ensuring safety and reliability to its customers. The globally recognised ISO 27001:2005certification safeguards the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information within an organisational framework and has been considered the most stringent security control certification process available worldwide. The ISMS ensures a secure governance structure within the IT processes, giving Mobitel further... 


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