Russia arrests two in hijacking of Apple devices

Published : 12:32 am  June 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  246 views  |  

REUTERS: Russian police have arrested two alleged hackers they say extorted money from users of Apple devices by locking them and demanding payment to free them up again. The suspects, one a teenager and the other in his early 20s, could be jailed for two years if tried and convicted in a relatively rare cybersecurity case in which the arrests have been announced by Russian authorities. The suspects, residents of Moscow, were arrested by the Interior Ministry’s cybercrime department – Directorate K – and have given self-incriminating evidence, according to a ministry statement issued on Monday. The Ministry did not say how many Apple users were affected or whether there were victims outside... 


US Congress updating music copyright laws as world goes digital

Published : 12:31 am  June 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  301 views  |  

REUTERS: The US Congress is working to update laws on who gets paid for recorded music, in a possible omnibus bill, as old CDs pile up at yard sales and music lovers increasingly shift to streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. One bill, the RESPECT Act, would close a loophole that allows digital music services, like SiriusXM, to stream music recorded before 1972 without paying for them. These include legends such as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and other Motown artists. A second bill, the Songwriter Equity Act, would give songwriters more leeway to argue for higher royalties when their songs are played by digital streaming services. Songwriting and recordings are licensed... 


Oracle database in-memory powers the real-time enterprise

Published : 12:30 am  June 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  352 views  |  

CEO Larry Ellison unveils breakthrough technology In today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected, and mobile/social world, businesses demand instantaneous information and responsiveness. In this environment, businesses must be able to move as fast as their customers, be they B2B or B2C, to deliver the experience those customers demand. For years, technology companies have been talking about the “real-time” enterprise. And for years, that’s all those vendors delivered – talk – because they didn’t have the necessary range of world-class technologies to deliver on the real-time promise. But today, Oracle is changing that paradigm, because only Oracle can bring together for customers optimised... 


Virtusa bags Gold at National Green Awards

Published : 12:29 am  June 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  343 views  |  

Recognised for commitment to sustainable business practices and governance   Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, was awarded the Gold Trophy of Commendation in the ‘Private Enterprises’ category by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the National Green Awards 2013/2014 held in Colombo recently. Virtusa received the award for its Code Green initiative, one of the fundamental pillars of the company’s corporate sustainability agenda under which the company carries out several programs in the areas of climate change management. While adhering... 


World Cup to be most tweeted global event ever

Published : 12:28 am  June 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  139 views  |  

REUTERS: The World Cup, which kicks off this week in Brazil, will be the most tweeted event ever, a Twitter Inc executive said on Tuesday. Brazil’s Twitter Director Guilherme Ribenboim said the volume of messages sent during the month-long competition starting on 12 June will dwarf the 150 million tweets sent about the 2012 London Olympic Games. “The World Cup will take all that to a whole different level,” Ribenboim told Reuters. “For Twitter this will be the biggest event ever.” With 255 million users around the world, Twitter is a popular platform for commenting on global events such as sports. The London Olympic Games showed people like to tweet about what they see at a stadium... 


Sri Lanka’s first batch of ECC Network Security Administrators pass out from CICRA

Published : 12:00 am  June 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  453 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s first batch of EC-Council Network Security Administrators (E|NSA) passed out recently from CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – the country’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy organisation. “It is very encouraging to receive a high demand for E|NSA inquiries. We had over 500 inquiries and got a full class at the first instance,” said CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne. “Whether you are a cyber security professional or an amateur who is looking for a career in network administration, you need to have fundamental knowledge in how to evaluate network and internet security issues and design, and on how to implement successful security policies and firewall strategies.... 


CA Sri Lanka workshop to edify professionals on how to improve business with Google Apps

Published : 12:00 am  June 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  

The many benefits of Google Apps and how it could help businesses develop and improve will be the focus at a workshop organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on 11 June 2014. The workshop which will feature several local and foreign experts on the subject will address how businesses can improve productivity while saving costs with the use of Google Apps, and also reduce IT management overheard and licensing costs. The morning workshop which will be held at CA Sri Lanka, Colombo 7 will also educate participants on how to move away from conventional infrastructure that inhibits innovation and collaboration while also helping improve employee productivity... 


Global recognition for ISACA – Sri Lanka chapter

Published : 12:00 am  June 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  375 views  |  

ISACA Sri Lanka chapter has been awarded the K. Wayne Snipes award for the Best Medium sized chapter in Asia for the year 2013. The Sri Lanka Chapter of ISACA has been in existence since 1996 and has more than 170 members. ISACA is the world’s leading provider of IT-Audit, Governance, Security, Risk and Control certifications and has more than 110,000 members in more than 200 chapters worldwide. The Sri Lanka chapter also has the distinction of being the recipient of this award in 2006 previously. The K. Wayne Snipes award was formally presented to M. Asokan, President Sri Lanka Chapter at the ISACA Global Leadership conference held in Las Vegas, USA on 26-27 April 2014. Currently Sri Lanka... 


Microimage showcases path-breaking technologies at Asia HRD Congress 2014, Malaysia

Published : 12:56 am  June 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  596 views  |  

Microimage, a leader in Human Capital Management software solutions in the region showcased its flagship offerings at the Asia HRD Congress 2014 in Malaysia. Microimage partnered with Formis Computer Services Sdn Bhd at this two-day international conference and exhibition at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, which commenced on Sunday. The Asia HRD Congress 2014 brings international and regional experts onto one stage to address main areas where HR is expected to make a huge difference in Human Capital development, strategy and leadership. Exhibitors were allowed to showcase their innovations to establish HR as the game changing enterprise wide function, which permeates all levels of the organisation... 


PanAudio unveils Imation 2-in-1 MicroUSB Flash Drive

Published : 12:55 am  June 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  317 views  |  

Innovative device provides both USB and MicroUSB support for Android devices PanAudio, one of Sri Lanka’s leading companies in the business of IT related peripherals, data storage, imaging and presentation systems, has announced the launch of the Imation 2-in-1 Micro USB Flash Drive for Android devices. The Imation 2-in-1 MicroUSB Flash Drive for Android devices was launched worldwide earlier this year and is specifically made for smartphones, tablets and computers. It provides a rugged, swivel and slide cap-less design that lets the user carry additional photos, videos and files in the pocket without worrying about damage or lost caps. Due to the availability of both a standard USB and... 


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