Intel Core M processor debuts

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

At IFA, a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, Intel launched the new Intel Core M processor, which will power new 2 in 1 devices from a variety of manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba. Delivering the optimal blend of mobility and performance, Intel’s new processor was purpose-built for amazing performance in the thinnest, fanless ultra-mobile devices. The Intel Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core processor-level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a four-year-old system. “We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing,”... 


Samsung relocates Customer Contact Centre

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 views  |  

Digital technology giant, Samsung Electronics, recently shifted its Customer Contact Centre to a refurbished office at the World Trade Centre. The office’s opening ceremony was attended by senior management and staff of Samsung Electronics including Samsung Electronics India – Sri Lanka Branch Office Managing Director H.K. Chang, Amazai Group CEO Omer A. Fareed and the Samsung Electronics management team and Envoy facility team. Speaking about the relocation, Chang stated: “Samsung strives to ensure that our valued consumers in Sri Lanka receive the same quality products and customer care enjoyed by our consumers across the world. We are dedicated to delivering a high quality service... 


Dell rated No.1 PC vendor by IDC for 7th successive time

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  298 views  |  

For the seventh consecutive time IT brand Dell brand has been recognised as the No. 1 PC vendor in the country in the latest report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC). Dell has successfully secured 38.5% of the overall PC market in Sri Lanka for the second quarter of 2014, according to IDC’s 2Q Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. “This latest data issued by IDC is encouraging in that more Sri Lankan customers truly believe that we can help them drive results and increase opportunities,” said Dell Sri Lanka Country Manager Lackshmindra Fernando. “We have expanded our reach and are now available in all parts of the island through our partners.” Over the past few years Dell... 


Dilmah partners Mobitel Business Solutions for ‘One’ fuel card

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  304 views  |  

Mobitel Business Solutions (MBS), the enterprise solutions division of Mobitel, recently joined hands with the premium tea brand Dilmah to set up Mobitel’s ‘One’ fuel card to increase administrative efficiency, speed and ease at Dilmah. The ‘One’ fuel card stores a value on the card and acts as a direct replacement for the manual fuel allowance management system that is accepted and practiced in many large corporate organisations in the country. The special fuel card system pre-determines fuel limits to employees as per a company’s fuel policy. The process eliminates the difficulties of using a manual fuel allowance management process while also ensuring transparency through a sophisticated... 


Japan woos Sri Lankan IT sector

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  47 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s IT and high-tech sector has been energised with the first-ever top level official invitation from Asia’s high-tech power. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified the Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to and we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to Japan in the first quarter of next year,” stated Masahide Sakishige, Outgoing Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo on 4 September in Colombo. Representative Sakishige was addressing Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen. The meet was both a farewell call as well as a courtesy call by the outgoing and incoming Chiefs of Japan External Trade... 


ICT a guiding hand for economic development

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  248 views  |  

The Chief of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) during his recent visit to Sri Lanka emphasised it is imperative for inclusion to be at the very top of Commonwealth ICT agendas. CTO Secretary-General and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Chair Professor Tim Unwin who was in the country to address the 32nd National Information Technology Conference shared with the Daily FT the progress of institution, its areas of work, priorities, new initiatives, and areas that require more emphasis. Following are the excerpts of the interview: By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Q: Could you give us a brief about CTO and how it has progressed since its establishment? A: The Commonwealth Telecommunication... 


Pragmatic approach to cyber security urged at 2nd Ethical Hackers Forum

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  750 views  |  

By David Stephens A pragmatic approach to cyber security is the most effective method of combating a host of new threats targeting companies’ online systems and data, according to a collection of ethical hackers and professionals from the IT security industry, who shared their views at a recent forum on online security. This strategy was strongly endorsed by John Keells Executive Vice President and CIO Ramesh Shanmuganathan, the Chief Guest at the 2nd Ethical Hackers Forum organised by CICRA Holdings last Friday at Olympic House. Shanmuganathan advised the forum’s participants to adhere to sensible and workable policies when drafting security measures against online risks and to avoid over-engineering... 


Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  207 views  |  

Reuters: Apple Inc is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Apple will alert users through email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time, the report said. Apple is moving quickly to restore confidence in its systems’ security ahead of the crucial launch of its new iPhone next week. Cook said Apple will broaden its use of the two-factor authentication security system... 


IFS Regional Conference 2014 for MEASA in Colombo from 17-18 September

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  172 views  |  

The IFS Regional Conference 2014 for MEASA is scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka on 17 and 18 September in Colombo and is set to feature a participation of over 100 attendees from countries of the Middle East, Africa and South Asian regions or MEASA as it known. At a time when IFS has taken up a fixed presence in Sri Lanka, this regional conference will comprise of a diversified audience from the region where huge potential and scope is perceived through better growth in this industry. IFS have been in operation in Sri Lanka since 1997 and this establishment has helped carve out a position in Sri Lanka’s ICT landscape. IFS Sri Lanka also prides itself with the largest Research and Development... 


Xtreme Networks launches operations in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  267 views  |  

Xtreme Networks Ltd., an Information Technology Company consisting of a highly-specialised team of network professionals, has launched operations in Sri Lanka. Xtreme Networks is a premier certified company under Cisco Systems – Sri Lanka and has a specialisation in Advanced Unified Communications. Being the brainchild of Nalaka Karunaratne and Kiran Vuppalapati, Xtreme Networks originated from Sydney, Australia in 2009 and marked their presence in Sri Lanka in 2010, one year after Sri Lanka rose from the ashes of the 30-year civil war. This conducive outset enabled Nalaka – a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Voice –and Kiran – a dual CCIE holder in Routing & Switching... 


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