Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Colombo vibe: This IT company wants to connect with its millennial employees

Published : 1:16 am  February 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM, SECTORS  |  Leave a Comment  |  401 views  |  

Virtusa is Sri Lanka’s largest employer in the IT sector and the largest tenant in Colombo’s Orion City IT Park, with 150,000 square feet, on the edge of the city. Virtusa’s 2,200 employees spill out of a six-floor building into other space there. Tuk-tuks, or motorised rickshaws, as well as buses and Prius taxis, line the streets outside the compound. Inside, Virtusa’s neighbours include publishing company Pearson, outsourcing company WNS and MediGain, which processes medical bills and reimbursements. Using the standard IT open floor plan, Virtusa has what it calls chill-out rooms on each level. These are actually used for brainstorming. Hot pink, gold and black beanbags, couches, coffee... 


Kingslake and Infor help Sri Lankan manufacturers gain real benefits from ERP

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  480 views  |  

The Future of Manufacturing seminar was presented by Kingslake, in partnership with Infor on Thursday 30 January 2014, at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The focal point of this seminar was to give local manufacturers the opportunity to discover new and innovative ways in which to maximise their potential and expand their horizons using the power of ERP. The event was attended by a large number of invitees from various local manufacturing organisations. In his welcome speech, Kingslake Chairman Dr. S. Dharmavasan emphasised the need for effective ERP in today’s dynamic environment. He stated that due to technological advancements and the convergence of IT with SoMoClo (social, mobile, cloud),... 


Real 4G experience with LG G2 LTE smartphone from Abans

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  358 views  |  

The way we use our mobile phone is set to change with the latest LG G2 4G LTE Smartphone. This flagship model of LG Electronics, Korea pushes boundaries and sets a new standard in the smartphone industry. The new LG G2 exemplifies LG’s aim to bring forth more customer-centric innovations, offering a variety of real-life benefits such as ergonomic design, practical functions and an intuitive user experience. The LG G2 has revolutionised smartphone designs by placing all the buttons at the rear of the device, making it the first smartphone to be completely devoid of buttons at the sides of the phone. The Rear Key concept was derived when studies found that it was increasingly challenging to properly... 


Bigger Canvas for your imagination – Micromax unveils Canvas Doodle 2

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  184 views  |  

Scribble, animate, create and send doodles to friends regardless of the device they use! Communicating on your mobile phone would no longer be just about words, but you can now give your thoughts a new dimension altogether. You can give your imagination a bigger Canvas, share your moments of expressing joy in exactly the way you design and create them. Micromax has launched its new Smartphone – ‘Canvas Doodle 2’, offering creative freedom to communicate in a special way with your friends, family and colleagues. Consumers would now be able to break away from the monotony of calls and texts to doodle chats and animate conversations, scribble smiley faces, draw doodle text over clicked pictures... 


Lenovo to buy Google’s Motorola in China’s largest tech deal

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  214 views  |  

Reuters: Lenovo Group said on Wednesday it agreed to buy Google Inc’s Motorola handset division for $ 2.91 billion, in what is China’s largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a heavily competitive US handset market dominated by Apple Inc. It is Lenovo’s second major deal on US soil in a week as the Chinese electronics company angles to get a foothold in major global computing markets. Lenovo last week said it would buy IBM’s low-end server business for $ 2.3 billion. The deal ends Google’s short-lived foray into making consumer mobile devices and marks a pullback from its largest-ever acquisition. Google paid $ 12.5 billion for Motorola in 2012. Under this deal the search... 


Reputed Rotterdam-based IT company signs BOI venture

Published : 12:00 am  January 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  907 views  |  

Rotterdam-based ISM eCommerce recently signed an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for setting up a project to develop software and provide Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) services for the export market. The total value of this investment is $ 3 million. ISM eCompany is a Rotterdam-based, full service and innovative e-commerce and e-learning firm. The company develops for both practices, globally renowned products (Sana and Easygenerator) and provide top notch web based solutions to their clients. ISM’s specialists work in the monumental Van Nelle design factory in Rotterdam, in Zhytomir, Ukraine, New York City and Singapore. Sri Lanka is their new location and will... 


LenovoEMC re-invents Iomega storage business with Sofltogic in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  January 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  433 views  |  

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the premier IT companies in Sri Lanka and a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings, was recently appointed as an authorised distributor for Lenovo Think products and LenovoEMC storage products in Sri Lanka. Through the partnership Softlogic will consolidate and add more value to its enterprise solutions offering in Sri Lanka. Lenovo-EMC offers a range of Network Attached Storage (NAS) and IPSAN storage ranging from 2 TB Tower form factor to 48 TB Rack form factor. These industry leading solutions are ideal for applications such as storage consolidation and disk backup, video surveillance, storage virtualisation and VDI. Softlogic is also the authorised... 


JKOA awards Samsung Experience Store franchise to Papyrus

Published : 12:00 am  January 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  360 views  |  

John Keells Office Automation (JKOA), the Authorised National Distributor in Sri Lanka for Samsung mobile phones, has awarded a franchise to Papyrus Papers Ltd., to set up and operate a chain of ‘Samsung Experience Stores’ in the country. The Samsung Experience Store is an exclusive, custom-designed retail outlet for sales of and after-sales support for Samsung mobile phones, intended to be a place where people can share, play and learn through the latest technology releases from Samsung. The appointment of Papyrus Papers as a franchisee marks a significant diversification for the country’s leading supplier of fine papers for printing, corporate stationery and Digital Quick Print services,... 


Google, Samsung announce global patent agreement

Published : 12:00 am  January 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  195 views  |  

REUTERS: Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, announced on Sunday that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The deal covers patents currently owned by the companies, as well as any filed in the next 10 years, the companies said in a release. Financial terms were not disclosed. The companies said the deal “would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects.” “By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the potential for litigation and focus instead on innovation,” said Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel for... 


Lenovo to buy IBM’s Server business in China’s biggest tech M&A

Published : 12:00 am  January 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  265 views  |  

BEIJING (Reuters): Lenovo Group Ltd has agreed to buy IBM Corp’s server business for $ 2.3 billion as the Chinese PC giant grabs another piece of the computing world in a long-awaited deal. The acquisition comes nearly a decade after Beijing-based Lenovo bought International Business Machines’ (IBM) loss-making ThinkPad business for $ 1.75 billion, eventually becoming the world leader in personal computers in 2012. But with the PC business now under siege in the face of powerful smartphones and super-fast tablets, Lenovo is diversifying its revenue and remodelling itself as a force in mobile devices and data storage servers. The acquisition of the IBM unit, still subject to approval from... 


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