Airtel Lanka launches all new ‘Airtel App Store’ with over 10,000 apps

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  616 views  |  

First to launch an app store which contains a range of local apps in Sinhala and Tamil This all new ‘Airtel App Store’ is also tailormade to support app developers in Sri Lanka Bharti Airtel, has announced the launch of the ‘Airtel App Store – a one stop online shop for all local and international apps. This modern apps store is empowered by neXva, a global provider of white branded app stores. This will provide Airtel Lanka with a full app store eco system which includes a customised website, mobile website and Android app as well as a developer portal for the localisation of the app store to make it relevant for the market in Sri Lanka. Currently, this all new Airtel App Store contains... 

Huawei unveils big ambitions with 6-inch Ascend Mate7

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,374 views  |  

Huawei has launched the Ascend Mate7 at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2014, featuring a big 6-inch screen with FHD display for enhanced entertainment viewing, a slimmer 7.9 mm body for increased comfort, a more powerful octa-core chipset for superior performance, and a longer-lasting 4100 mAh battery. With new single-touch fingerprint technology and EMUI 3.0, Ascend Mate7 dials up the mobile experience to make it easier for users to live life to the fullest. Ascend Mate7 is the latest big-screen smartphone from Huawei as it showcased its big ambitions as the number three smartphone vendor in the world. Boasting octa-core architecture, Ascend Mate7 has an intelligent Huawei Kirin... 

The Ceylon Chamber hosts seminar on ‘Google apps for business’

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,075 views  |  

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted a seminar organised by Google together with its local partner FineTech to enlighten the business community on how businesses can effectively and efficiently use Google, to increase the organisation’s productivity whilst reaching higher levels of profitability. The seminar was addressed by Google Sri Lanka/Maldives Country Consultant Rohan Jayaweera, Etisalat Former CEO Dumindra Ratnayake and Finetech CEO Clehan Pulle. During the seminar, which was attended by over 200 participants, experts said that in today’s competitive world, it is very important to increase the organisational productivity, whilst reducing on traditional costs, to collaborate with... 

Virtusa major contender in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix

Published : 12:54 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,470 views  |  

 For IT outsourcing in banking and financial services Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, has announced that it has been named a ‘Major Contender’ in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for IT Outsourcing in Banking and Financial Services. Virtusa was recognised, for the second consecutive year, as a key global player, leveraging unique technology solutions to drive innovation in the industry. Additionally, Virtusa was recognised as a ‘Star Performer’ based on its relative year-on-year movement on the PEAK Matrix. “We are very pleased to be named a Major Contender... 

Facebook’s Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

Published : 12:53 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,769 views  |  

Reuters: Facebook Inc’s Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers. The new Crescent Bay device also is lighter than the most recent prototype of the Oculus Rift headset the company has made available to developers, Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said on Saturday at an Oculus developers conference in Hollywood. “This is not the consumer product,” Iribe said. But he added that “it is much, much closer.” Facebook, the world’s largest social network, acquired two-year-old Oculus in July for $ 2 billion, making a bet that the untested technology... 

Cyber Security Week 2014 launched with undergraduate quiz

Published : 12:53 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,680 views  |  

The first event of the Cyber Security Week program was conducted on 10 September with the Cyber Security Quiz for undergraduates. The event was held at the BMICH with a total of 21 teams participating in the final round. Each team consisted of three members and there were eight rounds of competitions. This year’s participation was the largest-ever. The teams were from University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Moratuwa University, Peradeniya University, Sabaragamuwa University, Uwe Wellassa University, SLIIT, ICBT and Sri Jayewardenepura University. Larger institutions like the UCSC, the Moratuwa University and SLIIT presented multiple teams. Over the past six years, Sri Lanka CERT|CC... 

Banks spend more on IT, hoping the cloud is silver-lined

Published : 12:51 am  September 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  368 views  |  

GENEVA (Reuters): Two-thirds of banks are planning to spend more on information technology this year, the highest proportion since before the start of the financial crisis, according to an annual survey published on Wednesday. The survey of 198 senior bankers by banking software firm Temenos also found only 11% anticipated spending less on IT this year, the lowest since 2008. “Historically, and even more in Switzerland, IT was considered as a necessary evil, something that needed to exist because it existed in the engine room,” said Pietro Di Gregorio, head of business intelligence at Swiss private bank EFG Bank. “But as of now, IT has to change its behaviour,” he said. Survey respondents... 

Ericsson to shut modem business, expects savings

Published : 12:00 am  September 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,139 views  |  

STOCKHOLM (Reuters): Ericsson, the world’s top mobile network equipment market, will stop developing modems, it said on Thursday, shutting a loss-making unit it took on after joint venture partner STMicroelectronics pulled out a year ago. Europe’s semiconductor firms are struggling to compete with bigger U.S. and Asian rivals, which have largely outsourced chip manufacturing to cope with volatility in demand and prices. “Since integration, the modems market has developed in a direction that has reduced the addressable market for thin modems,” Ericsson said in a statement. “In addition, there is strong competition, price erosion and an accelerating pace of technology innovation. Success... 

ASUS amongst top 5 PC vendors worldwide in latest IDC report

Published : 12:00 am  September 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  427 views  |  

According to the most recent IDC (International Data Corporation) PC market share chart for the second quarter of 2014, ASUS was identified as one of the top five PC vendors worldwide. The IT magnate came in at fifth place, with an increase from 5.9% market share in Q2 last year to a 6.2% this year. The company has maintained continued growth in PC shipments inspite of a 1.7% decrease in worldwide PC shipments including both desktop and notebook units in the second quarter of 2014. Speaking about this Rajeev Chaudhari, Director Operations (India) and Country Product Manager (Sri Lanka) said, “We are very pleased to have maintained our position in the top five from the first quarter of the year.... 

A booth staff poses with Sony Corp’s smartphone

Published : 12:00 am  September 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  214 views  |  

A booth staff poses with Sony Corp’s smartphone displaying Square Enix’s Final Fantasy World Wide Words at Tokyo Game Show 2014 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo 18 September. About 421 companies and organisations are participating in the Tokyo Games Show 2014, which will be held until 21 September – REUTERS  Read More →

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