Axienta develops sales force solutions specifically geared for telecom industry

Published : 12:00 am  January 21, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  345 views  |  

With the large number of technological developments propelling the enterprise mobility business worldwide to a double digit year on year growth business, Axienta a Sri Lankan software services company is certainly riding the right wave. Hutch CEO Thirukumar Nadarasa   Having cemented their dominance in the sales force automation landscape with an envious list of top tier clients mainly in FMCG and Pharma industry verticals, they turned their focus to the much challenging telco vertical two years ago In what is described as an ‘overcrowded’ market due to its fast-paced demand, the telecom industry in Sri Lanka has, under its umbrella a populace of 21 million necessitating its services... 

Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  627 views  |  

Reuters: Apple Inc sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company’s LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. The iPhone maker said it has not infringed on the patents and does not owe royalties for them. Apple says that the mobile telecoms gear maker is seeking royalties for the LTE technology calculated as a percentage of the price of the entire smartphone or tablet. The royalties should be based on the value of the processor chip that includes the technology, Apple said in the lawsuit filed in a federal court in California. If Ericsson’s patents are deemed essential and the court rules... 

Samsung Elec says has no plan to acquire Blackberry

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  561 views  |  

Reuters: South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it had no plan to buy Canada’s Blackberry Ltd, denying a Reuters report on a takeover approach. “Media reports of the acquisition are groundless,” a Samsung spokeswoman told Reuters. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $ 7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. Blackberry said in a statement that it had not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any purchase offer.  Read More →

Samsung Electronics launches Tizen smartphone in India

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  598 views  |  

Reuters: South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant’s aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc’s Android. The Z1 device went on sale in India in Wednesday for Rs. 5,700 ($ 92) each, targeting first-time smartphone buyers, the world’s No.1 smartphone maker said in a statement. The no-nonsense handset – one of Samsung’s cheapest – sports a 4-inch display, a plastic body and a simplified user interface. Hyun Chil Hong (R), president and chief executive of Samsung India Electronics, and Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi hold the Samsung’s new Z1 smartphones at its... 

99X Technology named winner at National Business Excellence Awards

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  770 views  |  

Triumphs with top accolade in ICT Services Sector 99X Technology Co-Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram accepting the award 2014 was a golden year for 99X Technology as it was recognised and lauded for numerous achievements in many spheres of work, and bringing the year to a fitting close, the company was declared winner in the ICT Services Sector at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2014, in acknowledgement of business excellence in the IT/BPM industry. The prestigious award is a tribute to 99X Technology’s admirable all-round performance in areas that include corporate governance, capacity building, performance management, global and local market reach, corporate social responsibility... 

Obama seeks enhanced cybersecurity laws to fight hackers

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  482 views  |  

Reuters: President Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to strengthen US cyber security laws to protect government, businesses and consumers while protecting privacy, after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc and Target Corp, and on Monday the federal government itself. “We’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm. The problem is that government and the private sector are still not always working as closely together as we should,” Obama said. During a tour of a ‘war room’ at the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber security nerve centre, Obama said the attacks highlighted the threat to financial systems, power grids and healthcare systems... 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online now available to Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  821 views  |  

Microsoft recently announced that it has expanded the availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Online to include Sri Lanka. The cloud-based business application deliversa comprehensive solution that provides businesses with sales and customer care capabilities, which are seamlessly integrated with leading productivity applications such as Office 365, Yammer, Lync, Skype, SharePoint and Power BI. The online CRM facility has made a comprehensive set of marketing, customer care and social listening capabilities that will help local Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to match their customers to the right products and services, engaging with them in the right way, at... 

2014 outsourcing market review and predictions for 2015

Published : 1:14 am  January 14, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  422 views  |  

By John Keppel The last 12 months have produced a lot of highs in the outsourcing market, which has set the tone for 2015. Indeed, we saw one of the strongest years for outsourcing in EMEA in a decade with more activity across the continent. We have also seen government spending on outsourcing increase significantly. As the year draws to a close, let’s have a look back at the key factors of the year and what to look out for in 2015. Market trends We saw confidence in the European outsourcing market pick up in the second half of 2013, and this continued to improve throughout 2014. In fact, 2014 is on track to be one of the strongest – if not the strongest – years for outsourcing in EMEA... 

Everest Group names Virtusa emerging player in PEAK Matrix for large capital markets application outsourcing relationships

Published : 1:14 am  January 14, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  349 views  |  

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, announced it has recently been named an Emerging Player in large capital markets application outsourcing relationships by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. This is the first year Virtusa has been positioned by Everest Group in this category. In July 2014, Virtusa was named a ‘Major Contender’ in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for IT Outsourcing in Banking and Financial Services. Everest Group evaluated 23 global large capital market service providers in the recently-released report... 

Celltick and Mobitel partner to offer interactive home screen service

Published : 1:14 am  January 14, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

Celltick, a global leader in mobile initiated commerce, announced that it has partnered with Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, to deliver an interactive high value location based service, based on its patented LiveScreen platform. The partnership will enable Mobitel to provide high value services to millions of customers in Sri Lanka. Celltick’s LiveScreen service provides a network-efficient way to provide targeted location based interactive engagement to mobile customers on the home screen. Celltick provides a managed service to Mobitel enabling a high-value, interactive and non-intrusive experience for Mobitel customers. LiveScreen’s capabilities ensure personalisation... 

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