MillenniumIT, SLIM, Oracle and EZY help drive customer experience management in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider and a part of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), recently joined up with the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), Oracle and EZY Infotech Ltd. to roll out the first program in a series of sessions which aim to introduce new approaches to customer experience management in Sri Lanka. This introductory session focused on the current challenges faced by the marketing community with regard to customer experience management, and how proper alignment with IT solutions can help overcome these challenges. The event was patronised by chief executives, chief marketing officers and other members of senior management from leading organisations across... 


ABC Trade & Investments celebrates 10th anniversary

Published : 12:25 am  November 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  417 views  |  

Continues expansion into new business areas ABC Trade & Investments Ltd., a key player in the IT industry that has today diversified into new business areas, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Having commenced operations in 2004 with a focus on a range of IT solutions, during the past few years ABC Trade & Investments has made strategic expansions into the areas of healthcare, green technology and personalised and corporate gifting solutions. The company has also set up their own Head Office Complex in Rajagiriya with a large, fully-equipped technical, warehouse and production centre. Commenting on these new developments, ABC T&I CEO/Director A. Jayaseelan stated, “In 2010,... 


‘Cyber Security Predictions for 2015’ at Ethical Hackers Forum on 3 December

Published : 12:21 am  November 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  278 views  |  

LankaClear CEO SunimalWeerasooriya Chief Guest LankaClear General Manager/CEO SunimalWeerasooriya will be the Chief Guest at the third session of Ethical Hackers Forum of Sri Lanka on 3 December at 6 p.m. at the National Olympic Committee Auditorium at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7. The session will be held under the theme ‘New waves of cyber crime: 2015 security predictions’. “Since there are numerous cyber-attacks targeting corporates on a daily basis around the world, it is vital for cyber security professionals in Sri Lanka to understand what could be future threats. That is why we opted for this current topic,” Kamal Liyanage, Convener of the Ethical Hackers Forums said. The keynote... 


US Government spending $ 425 m to build fastest supercomputers

Published : 12:19 am  November 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  198 views  |  

Reuters: The US Department of Energy said on Friday it is spending $425 million to research extreme-scale computing and build two super-computers, which would be the world’s fastest, for research into basic science as well as nuclear weapons. The DOE is awarding $325 million to build “Summit” for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and “Sierra” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. An additional $100 million will go to research into “extreme scale supercomputing” technology as part of a program called FastForward2, the DOE said in a news release. The supercomputers, made with components from IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox, will run five to seven times faster... 


Computer spying malware uncovered with ‘stealth’ features: Symantec

Published : 12:17 am  November 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  184 views  |  

Reuters: An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton antivirus products said its research showed that a ‘nation state’ was likely the developer of the malware called Regin, or Backdoor.Regin, but Symantec did not identify any countries or victims. Symantec said Regin’s design “makes it highly suited for persistent, long-term surveillance operations against targets,” and was withdrawn in 2011 but resurfaced from 2013 onward. The malware... 


Virtusa’s ‘ERA Insight’ recognised at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:17 am  November 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  153 views  |  

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, bagged the Silver award in the General Application category at the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2014 held recently. Virtusa received this award for ERA Insight, its comprehensive code quality and reuse governance solution that consolidates best-of-breed open source and in-house tools. The application has been nominated to represent Sri Lanka at the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) 2014. “We’re honoured to see ‘ERA Insight’, an application that brings in analytics and gamification... 


Brother successfully launches latest MFC & Printer series

Published : 12:50 am  November 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  189 views  |  

Brother is proud to announce the launch of its latest series of Multi Function Centers (MFCs), which represents a major breakthrough in the multifunction segment in the market with its competitive pricing and wireless features. The launch, which took place at the Cinnamon Lakeside recently, was met with a great deal of enthusiasm, attended by the coporate clientale, and hoping to reach its targeted sales growth within the coming months. These entry level machines with wireless connectivity will definitely revive the office automation and communications market in Sri Lanka. With its 100 year history, the Brother series was well received to its unique position in the market, having had great success... 


Mobitel succeeds at e-Swabhimani 2014 Awards for ICT innovation

Published : 12:50 am  November 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  130 views  |  

The national mobile service provider Mobitel won three esteemed awards at the recent ‘e-Swabhimani 2014 Awards’, the prestigious national awards that gives recognition for the best e-content and innovative ICT applications in the country. Mobitel received recognition for showcasing innovation in e-content and the use of its mobile platform as a powerful medium of exchange. Mobitel triumphed in the m-Content category for ‘Doc Call’, the service through which customers could receive initial medical advice from doctors affiliated to the Sri Lanka Medical Association. The Mobitel team with members of the Sri Lanka Medical Association receiving the Swabhimani Award for Doc Call From left:... 


Softlogic creates history with Nokia retailer’s family tour

Published : 12:49 am  November 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  163 views  |  

Nokia handphone partners in Sri Lanka, Softlogic Plc created history by sending the largest number of retailers spread within Sri Lanka to Bangkok recently. This batch of 170 business partners is the largest number ever sponsored by a single company on an overseas tour. This was a four nights and five days tour. The criterion for selection was basically the Nokia sales they had made. Softlogic Plc has undertaken similar tours to other destinations as well, mostly to Asian countries. Most of those tours were confined to 50-60 groups but the recent tour, which was undertaken on 17 October, features the largest team of dealers. Previous tour destinations were Malaysia, Philippines, India, China,... 


H One takes East-Asian hypermarket Lotte Mart Vietnam to the cloud

Published : 12:48 am  November 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  190 views  |  

Premier Microsoft Cloud Deployment Partner H One Ltd. recently transitioned Lotte Mart’s Vietnam operations to the cloud. The project, which involved moving the company’s 500+ Vietnam-based employees: factory staff, business users and senior management – to the cloud with next gen productivity tools, focused on enabling the organisation’s employees to collaborate more effectively and efficiently. Headquartered in Japan and South Korea, Lotte Mart is one of the region’s best-known hypermarket chains for clothing, electronics and groceries. In keeping with the company’s vision to be the leading retailer in East Asia by 2018, Lotte Mart recently expanded into China, Indonesia and Vietnam,... 


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