IT shopping festival at Unity plaza

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  402 views  |  

The IT Shopping Festival Unity Plaza will open soon at Unity Plaza Mall, Colombo 4. The IT Festival will be held between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 10 storey Unity Plaza, Sri Lanka’s only mall for the domestic IT operators and for multinational giants, since 1994. It is the premier location and total solutions provider for all the IT needs of consumers. The second in the series of this one-of-a-kind annual event, will showcase the leading IT brands and the latest technology on offer, in order to cater to Sri Lanka’s rising demand for quality IT products at affordable prices. As IT literacy in Sri Lanka is rapidly growing the organisers of this IT showpiece have put together a great show, which... 


Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  288 views  |  

Reuters: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices but which have no built-in shields against tampering with their code. “You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is almost like a magic trick,” said Nohl, whose research firm is known for uncovering major flaws in mobile phone technology. The finding shows that bugs in software used... 


SLT holds prestigious Transformers’ Awards to reward outstanding employees

Published : 12:54 am  July 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  282 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the premier ICT solutions provider successfully conducted the company’s Transformers’ Awards ceremony to reward outstanding employees who have contributed in exceptional ways towards the company’s performance and transformation during the year 2013. The awards ceremony was a prestigious event and was held in a grand scale at Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently, marking a milestone in the company’s staff recognition.    Chief Guest Minister of Telecommunications and IT  Ranjith Siyambalapitiya  addressing the gathering Minister of Telecom-munications and IT Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was the Chief Guest of the event. Private Secretary to the Minister Telecommunications... 


OMESTI Group and Microimage team up to bring cutting-edge HCM solutions to Asia

Published : 12:51 am  July 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  617 views  |  

Asia-based OMESTI Group, part of IT conglomerate Formis Resources Berhad, has formed a strategic partnership with Microimage of Sri Lanka to bring leading-edge Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions to Asian markets. Known as MIHCM (Microimage HCM) Asia, the new venture will use Kuala Lumpur as a launch pad to deliver proprietary HCM solutions to South East Asia and beyond, leveraging on the regional networks of the OMESTI Group.  Larry Ganof OMESTI Group said: “Microimage has an established track record for developing and implementing industry-leadingHR solutions that help organisations manage all aspects of their human capital. In setting up this new venture, we are providing access to... 


ZILLIONe launches Spindle Professional document solution in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:03 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  860 views  |  

ZILLIONe, a leading technology-based, enterprise-wide business applications and systems solutions provider, announced the launch of Spindle Professional in Sri Lanka, in partnership with software developer, Draycir. Spindle is a document distribution and archive solution, used by over 25,000 users in over 4,000 companies worldwide and offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a solution to automate and streamline document management within the company for better Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Speaking about the product at the launch, Suthasinee Charoennam, Senior Partner Manager of Draycir, stated that it was an ideal tool to streamline and automate routine business communications.... 


Mobitel secures prestigious ISO certification for Information Security Management

Published : 12:02 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  711 views  |  

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel received international recognition recently when it was awarded the prestigious ISO 27001:2005 certification for the company’s solid and reliable Information Security Management System (ISMS) for securing information within the organisation and ensuring safety and reliability to its customers. The globally recognised ISO 27001:2005certification safeguards the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information within an organisational framework and has been considered the most stringent security control certification process available worldwide. The ISMS ensures a secure governance structure within the IT processes, giving Mobitel further... 


Dialog powers Sri Lanka’s first street parking meters with Tenaga Car Parks

Published : 12:02 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  462 views  |  

Dialog Axiata PLC partnered with Tenaga Car Parks to introduce parking meters for the first time in Sri Lanka. The first two solar-powered parking meters were installed at Baron Jayathilala Mawatha in Colombo and users currently could use coins to purchase parking tickets. With the partnership with Dialog Synergy services ‘Touch,’ eZ Cash and Add-to-Bill will be implemented in the near future. ‘Touch’ cards that enable Near Field Communication (NFC) technology were recently introduced by Dialog to facilitate contactless payments and transport ticketing, while eZ Cash allows the users of Dialog and Etisalat to carry out payments and transactions using their mobile phones. With the Add-to-Bill... 


Jayantha De Silva appointed as SLASSCOM Chairman

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  326 views  |  

Jayantha De Silva, the President and CEO of IFS Sri Lanka, was appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) at the Annual General Meeting held last week. SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies) is the national chamber for IT/BPM industry in Sri Lanka. De Silva was also appointed as a Board Member for the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) just recently. ICTA is the single apex body involved in ICT policy and direction for the nation. With the appointment as Chairman of SLASSCOM, De Silva disclosed his focus and ideas with the aim of enhancing and seeing through the vision of SLASSCOM... 


Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers milestone

Published : 12:01 am  July 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  257 views  |  

Adds last 100 m customers in less than 2 years Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, announced that it has crossed the 300 million customers mark across its operations. The milestone includes customers across mobile, fixed line & DSL, and DTH services. Bharti Airtel, which began operations in 1995, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012. The latest 100 million customers have joined the Airtel family in less than two years. The company ranks as the fourth (by subscribers) largest mobile service provider globally and second (by subscribers) largest globally... 


Swatch plans fitness-based touch wristwatch, CEO tells paper

Published : 12:01 am  July 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  222 views  |  

Reuters: Swatch plans to equip its Swatch Touch line of plastic watches with electronic functions to measure personal fitness, in a bid to tap into the market for wearable gadgets, the company’s chief executive told a newspaper. He made his remarks several days after the firm denied working with Apple on a smartwatch project. “Beginning in 2015, we will integrate fitness functions into Swatch Touch,” Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek told Sunday’s Neue Zuercher Zeitung am Sonntag, a Swiss weekly. “It will remain a watch, but will have all today’s usual functions to monitor physical fitness.” Swatch has in past rejected partnerships over smartwatches and voiced concern about being... 


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