Huawei enters hill capital

Published : 12:00 am  November 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  247 views  |  

Huawei announced the official launch of its flagship store in Kandy recently. The flagship store was ceremoniously declared open by Sarath Ekanayake, the Chief Minister of Central Province and the management of Huawei and Singer Sri Lanka. The new store is located at 312, S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake Mawatha, Kandy. Huawei customers around the Kandy region will now be able to purchase and experience latest Huawei smartphones, mobile accessories and avail themselves with the opportunity to experience a first-class after sales service. Huawei elevated its position to the number 2 position in the Lankan smartphone market together with the efforts of Singer Sri Lanka, the exclusive national distributor... 


attune Consulting Gold Sponsor at SAP Retail Forum 2014 

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,301 views  |  

attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, was a proud Gold Sponsor at the SAP Retail Forum 2014, which was held in New York, during the second week of October. The annual event is dedicated to bring retailers together to interact, learn from each other and hear from the best industry experts. This year, breakouts were organised against three retail platforms: food, drug and convenience stores; fashion and department stores; and general merchandise and hardliners. Brooks Brothers, Sports Basement and Luxottica were some of the fashion retailers that attended the event. Much emphasis was given to SAP’s new Fashion Management Solution; a co-innovation... 


Nippon Paints bags gold at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

Nippon Paint Lanka walked off as winners of a Gold award at the recently held National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014. NBQSA is the national awards competition for best software products in Sri Lanka organised by the Sri Lanka section of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute of IT. Over the years the event itself has grown in recognition and prestige, both locally and internationally. Nippon Paints Sales Force Automation System software ‘Smart Sales’ bagged the award under the in-house application category. The competition was open to 21 categories overall. Today, NBQSA ‘Seal of Excellence’ is regarded as an acknowledged symbol of achievement, and serves... 


Microsoft partners with Dropbox for online file-sharing

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox Inc to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox’s website and mobile app. Microsoft said the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to be rolled out in the next few weeks, and online accessibility would be available in the first half of 2015. Microsoft already has a file-sharing service called OneDrive, but partnering with Dropbox will allow it to tap more than 300 million users of the Silicon Valley startup’s services.  Read More →


Palo Alto Networks discovers new malware targeted at Apple devices

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  290 views  |  

Reuters: Palo Alto Networks Inc has discovered a new family of malware that can infect Apple Inc’s desktop and mobile operating systems, underscoring the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers. The “WireLurker” malware can install third-party applications on regular, non-jailbroken iOS devices and hop from infected Macs onto iPhones through USB connector-cables, said Ryan Olson, intelligence director for the company’s Unit 42 division. Palo Alto Networks said on Wednesday it had seen indications that the attackers were Chinese. The malware originated from a Chinese third-party apps store and appeared to have mostly affected users within the country. The malware... 


hSenid partners TAD Summit 2014 in Istanbul

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  330 views  |  

In this pre-departure interview, hSenid CEO Dinesh Saparamadu explains the objectives and value of the TAD Summit to local entrepreneurs. The TAD Summit 2014 will be held on 12/13 November at Istanbul. hSenid will be sending a seven-member team to participate in this prestigious telecommunications event. Q: What is TAD Summit? A: TAD Summit is a forum, where all stake holders of the Telecom Application Development ecosystem come together and share knowledge, showcase their products and services and success stories. The summit focuses on building an essential yet missing component of the telecom industry, that creates new services and customer value to address the revenue decline from the commoditisation... 


International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions on 10 Dec.

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  358 views  |  

By Inshira Shainaz The University of Colombo’s School of Computing announced this year’s International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer2014 – cosponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section – will be held at the BMICH from 10 to 14 December. It will provide an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners alike to showcase research and development activities carried out in the ICT and CS domains. The proceedings of ICTer2014 will be published in a book and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issue of ICTer Journal. From 2012 ICTer has been indexed by Thomson Reuters, the only Sri Lankan academic conference... 


Laugfs wins award at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  

Diversified conglomerate Laugfs Holdings was recognised for its in-house developed Laugfs Bid Plus software at the prestigious National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014. Bid Plus won a Merit award under the ‘e-Inclusion & e-Community’ category which recognises software which adds value to the community and society at large. This system was developed by the Group IT of Laugfs Holdings according to a concept of Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya and Managing Director U.K. Thilak De Silva. BiD Plus is a platform through which Laugfs employees can sell new and used items within the Laugfs Group while contributing towards raising funds for welfare. Users post pictures of the item to be sold,... 


SLT launches 100G ultra-speed national backbone network

Published : 12:52 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  3 Comments  |  1,135 views  |  

National ICT solutions provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) yesterday announced that it has launched the country’s first ultra-speed national Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fibre-optic backbone transmission network in Sri Lanka. Huawei worked together with strategic partner SLT to implement the National Backbone Network (NBN) with a new generation OTN-based 100G DWDM solution. The solution supports eight terabits (1 Terabits = 1000 Gigabits) per second transmission to cater to the future exponential growth of ICT in Sri Lanka. A versatile ICT platform is a critical tool for the Government to achieve its goal of a $ 100 billion GDP economy and $ 4,000 per capita income by 2016. The... 


ICTA collaborates with VTA in streamlining ‘Nenasala’ IT education

Published : 12:51 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  329 views  |  

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) signed an MoU recently boosting recognition of ICT education at Nenasalas. ICTA Chairman, Senior Presidential Advisor and Peradeniya University Chancellor Professor P.W. Epasinghe and VTASL Chairman Colonel S.R.P. Ratnayake signed the MoU at the Youth Affairs and Skills Development Ministry.                         The aim of the MoU is to launch a project leading to issuing a recognised certificate to students attending the program of ICT training and education at Nenasalas. According to the MoU, VTASL... 


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