Top industry professional Jayantha de Silva appointed to ICTA Board

Published : 12:00 am  June 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  813 views  |  

The Government has appointed Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS) Sri Lanka Chairman/CEO Jayantha de Silva to the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Board recently. De Silva fills the vacancy created by the demise of ICT industry pioneer Dr. R. B Ekanayake. Coming from an ICT professional background, Mr. de Silva is decked with qualifications from reputed world institutions, including the University of Washington D. C. He is renowned for his pioneering ICT industry leadership and stewardship over several decades. De Silva received the ‘Most Valuable Employee Award’ consecutively in 2004 and 2005 from IFS, the Swedish publicly-quoted global company operating in over 50 countries. In 2011 he... 


Colombo Agile Conference 2014 on 26 June

Published : 12:00 am  June 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  318 views  |  

Featuring a panel of renowned international experts in the various facets of Agile methodologies Back for the second consecutive year after its hugely successful debut in 2013, the Colombo Agile Conference 2014 this time around boasts a line-up of some of the world’s most renowned Agile experts and resident professionals in Agile methodology to share their knowledge and experience with local practitioners in Sri Lanka’s budding IT industry. A diverse range of topics, from the very basics to the most complex areas of development will be discussed and dissected at this conference. Powered by the Colombo Camps Community, the conference will be held on 26 June at the Cinnamon Lakeside. The... 


Intel keeps faith with PCs as next-generation models evolve

Published : 12:00 am  June 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  104 views  |  

REUTERS: The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes – keyboard optional, said Intel Corp’s global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry’s slowest growth segment. The world’s biggest chipmaker by revenue, which recently began an aggressive though belated push into tablets, is keeping faith in PCs with new models variously dubbed all-in-one, 2-in-1 and hybrid, featuring foldable or detachable keyboards. “The desktop (PC) used to be that dusty box below your desk that you basically replaced when the fan broke,” Kirk Skaugen said in an interview at Taipei’s annual Computex trade fair. But instead of a... 


CIA logs into Facebook and Twitter

Published : 12:00 am  June 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  70 views  |  

REUTERS: The CIA, which has long trolled social media to try to uncover global trends and track evil-doers, officially joined Twitter and Facebook on Friday. The spy agency cast the move as an effort to better get out its message and engage directly with the public, but its first Twitter message, sent out shortly before 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), did not indicate there would be major revelations. It said simply: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” The lack of content did not dampen interest; in less than 90 minutes, the CIA account had nearly 84,000 followers, and that number was climbing fast. The Central Intelligence Agency has long had a public website, and maintains... 


WhatsApp co-founder sees challenges in US and other markets

Published : 12:00 am  June 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  68 views  |  

REUTERS: Boosting the adoption of messaging service WhatsApp in the United States and some other markets is proving difficult, co-founder Brian Acton said, but the company will still create substantial revenue for prospective parent Facebook Inc. “Growth in the United States is a challenge for us,” Acton said after a talk at StartX, an incubator for young companies affiliated with Stanford University. He also cited Japan and Taiwan as countries where “we could have been more successful with a little bit more effort.” But Acton otherwise struck an upbeat tone in his first public comments since Facebook said earlier this year it would acquire fast-growing WhatsApp for $ 19 billion in cash... 


Intel unveils ultra small form factor PC

Published : 12:37 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  378 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Global chip giant Intel on Wednesday introduced to the local market its newest product, the Next Unit of Computing (NUC), an ultra small form factor PC. The NUC is a 4×4 inches PC that weights less than 500g. While majority are used to having PCs that weighs at least five kilograms, the NUC has a smaller footprint than a wireless model, providing the advantage of mobility. Since Intel’s newest product range brings the latest technology in just a small package, the NUC can serve as home theater PC, media server, gaming machine or even as personal cloud storage. The device is equipped with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allowing processor cores to safely... 


Atom launches flagship showroom in Dubai

Published : 12:36 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 views  |  

Known for exquisite design and workmanship coupled with compelling pricing and value for money, Atom opened its operations in Dubai with a state-of-the-art showroom on the renowned Jumeirah Beach Road on 28 May 2014. Atom’s first stand-alone showroom in the United Arab Emirates marks the first time a Sri Lankan audio visual company has ever been launched in the Middle East. The opening was a culmination of a journey that started eight years ago which took Atom from Sri Lanka to Korea, China, Bahrain and now Dubai. Dubai further marked the launch of the brand new Atom Platinum Range, which is due to be launched in Sri Lanka in June 2014. The range includes Atom’s new 65 inch, 55 inch and 49... 


With sights on Apple, China smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils first tablet

Published : 12:35 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  280 views  |  

BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled last week its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. The Mi Pad, which comes in six colours, will have a 7.9 inch screen, the same size as an iPad Mini. Like other tablets, it comes equipped with wireless internet, front and back cameras and a built-in memory capacity of 16 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes. But it is priced cheaper than comparable iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab models at 1,499 yuan (142 pound)) for the smaller version. “We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple’s iPad,” Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun said at... 


DMS Electronics wins Plantronics Growth Partner Award

Published : 12:34 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  283 views  |  

DMS Electronics (DMSE) – Sri Lanka’s longstanding partner for Plantronics – walked away with the ‘Highest Growth Partner’ award for India and the Middle East at the annual Plantronics Regional Partner Awards event held recently in Chennai. The award acknowledges partners that have showcased the most significant sales growth in the region during the previous year. The presentation was made by Plantronics Inc. Director, President & CEO Ken Kannappan and accepted by DMSE Group Manager for Unified Communication Solutions Ricardo Senathirajah. Commenting on this achievement, DMS Electronics Managing Director Lal Chandranath said: “We are extremely honoured to have received this award.... 


Acer launches cloud computing drive in shift from PC reliance

Published : 12:34 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  340 views  |  

Taiwan’s Acer Inc has detailed its long-touted push into cloud computing, as the struggling computer maker responds to a shrinking PC market by pitting itself against cloud leaders Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O and Google Inc. The world’s fourth-biggest producer of personal computers (PC) aims to start making software and offering online computing services under the heading Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC). Acer announced BYOC with few details at the end of 2013 when the company booked a third straight loss after the global PC market shrank 10 percent. PCs have been losing out to tablet computers and sidestepped by the cloud, where users store files remotely and run applications over the internet. “The... 


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