Facebook developing a professional website ‘Facebook at Work’: FT

Published : 12:05 am  November 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

REUTERS: Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called ‘Facebook at Work’ that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported. The new website that will look very much like Facebook, will compete with professional social network LinkedIn Corp, Google Inc, and Microsoft Corp, the newspaper said. Facebook’s new site will allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents, the newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources. Facebook was not available for comment outside regular US business hours. Facebook employees have long used the site in their daily work and... 


i-Context reaches excellence at NBQSA 2014 for its cloud e-learning solution Virtual Academy Cloud

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  377 views  |  

This year Virtual Academy Cloud (VAC), the cloud e-learning solution developed by i-Context, was recognised as the best e-learning solution for its unique features available compared to any other e-learning platform in the Sri Lankan market at the NBQSA (National Best Quality Software Awards) organised by BCS Sri Lanka is the most prestigious and recognised software award in Sri Lanka. i-Context Co-founder and CEO Anjana Ratnasara accepting the Silver award under the Education & Training category from APICTA Awards Committee Chairman Dr. Dileepa De Silva   Virtual Academy Cloud is the only cloud e-learning platform developed here in Sri Lanka and is also the only e-learning solution... 


SolidWorks 2015 arrival marked with SolidWorks Innovation Day 2015

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  262 views  |  

Customers, academia, innovators, engineers, designers, and doers who are involved in 3D design, simulation and data management experienced a day filled with engineering innovation, advanced solutions and streamlined design at SolidWorks Innovation Day 2015 held at The Kingsbury Colombo on 5 November. ACECAM Ltd. is the only Authorised SolidWorks Reseller in Sri Lanka and offers the best range of engineering software, consultancy services, technical support, training and certification to the Sri Lankan design, engineering and manufacturing industries, universities, and other technical institutions. SolidWorks solutions focus on the way you work every day, with an intuitive, integrated 3D design... 


14th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions ICTer2014 in December

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  260 views  |  

The University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) has announced that this year’s International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2014) will be held in Colombo from 10 to 14 December 2014. ICTer2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section and is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference (IITC) held in Sri Lanka since 1998. It provides an ideal platform to the researchers and practitioners alike to showcase research and development activities carried out in ICT and CS domains. Proceedings of ICTer2014 will be published in both book and submitted to IEEE Xplore indexing service. Selected papers will be invited for publication... 


John Keells Office Automation launches ZTE mobiles in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,158 views  |  

By Inshira Shainaz ZTE launched its latest range of android-powered smartphones and tablets in Sri Lanka recently, brought here exclusively by John Keells Office Automation. The launch event titled ‘Unlock the value of global technology’ was held on 12 November. ZTE is the number two phone brand in the prepaid market in the US in partnership with John Keells Office Automation, the leading distributor of smartphones in Sri Lanka. Nine of ZTE’s latest devices were unveiled, catering to a broad range of users from high end to entry level.   The blazing fast and ultra slim ZTE star 1 was among the phones that were launched, featuring a quad core processor, a five inch, 441 ppi screens... 


hSenid and Dialog Axiata wow TAD 2014 with Ideamart

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  402 views  |  

hSenid Mobile and Dialog Axiata last week presented the success story of the revolutionary Ideamart platform implemented in Sri Lanka at the Telecom Application Developer Summit (TADS) 2014 held in Istanbul, Turkey. Venura Mendis, Head of Product Service Innovation at Dialog Axiata together with hSenid CEO, Dinesh Saparamadu, detailed the workings of the Ideamart platform, which has churned out over 2,900 applications and over 2,000 app creators over a short span of just two years. Sri Lanka’s premier telecom service provider, Dialog Axiata, presents the Ideamart platform to developers and content providers to use network features via shared APIs to monetise their efforts. The ‘AllApps’... 


Computer Society of Sri Lanka announces overwhelming response to NSSC – 2014

Published : 12:00 am  November 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  264 views  |  

Awards ceremony in January 2015 The National Schools Software Competition, NSSC – 2014 conducted by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) for the 25th consecutive time, encompassing both national and international schools in the country’s nine provinces, received a tremendous response island-wide.The ceremony to present awards and prizes to the winners of this key event will be held in January 2015, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka announced. This national competition was organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). The CSSL first launched the National Schools Software Competition... 


hSenid Mobile showcases success stories at TAD Summit 2014; launches WebRTC

Published : 2:08 am  November 14, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  927 views  |  

hSenid Mobile yesterday showcased the success stories of API management platform deployments with multiple operators and launched WebRTC APIs for its Telco Application Platform (TAP) at the Telecom Application Developer Summit (TADS) 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. TAD Summit is the industry’s most significant showcase event for Telco API management vendors and hSenid Mobile is a major sponsor of the event for the second consecutive year. hSenid Mobile has been at the forefront of innovating in the space of API management for telcos and has industry’s most comprehensive self-service solution which enables a long tail of application creation. Launch of a self-service environment by hSenid Mobile... 


FITIS conducts patent workshop with ICTA support

Published : 2:07 am  November 14, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  422 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) conducted a training programs on ‘Inventing, Innovating and Patenting’ recently with the financial assistance from ICT Agency Sri Lanka. Practicing ICT professionals from local software firms joined this program held at Hilton Colombo Residencies. The training was delivered by Dr. Steven H. Voldman from United States of America who is an authority in the subject. Inventions should be protected and the returns and rewards are enormous. It is good for individuals, corporations and nations. As a country, it is important to pay attention to promote inventions and innovations. This is crucial for Sri Lanka in its way forward as a competitive nation... 


Softlogic deploys latest Dell 13G servers for leading construction company

Published : 2:06 am  November 14, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  463 views  |  

New Generation PowerEdge server portfolio to enhance optimisation Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the premier ICT companies in Sri Lanka and a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings, deployed the latest Dell 13G R730 server solutions at International Construction Consortium Ltd (ICC), a building and civil engineering contracting organisation with the finest reputation for construction excellence. The new server solution will be used for ICC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), increasing business performance and data demands in mission critical enterprise environments. Next generation PowerEdge server portfolio includes the PowerEdge R730xd, R730, and R630 rack servers,... 


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