Smartphone giant E-tel ventures into enterprise solutions in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:54 am  December 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  957 views  |  

Brantel, the company that built ‘E-tel’ into the second highest-selling smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, has ventured into the next level of IT solutions with the launch of an enterprise solutions range under the same brand. Comprising of E-tel enterprise servers, front-end thin clients and mini PC terminals, the new product range represents a significant diversification for the company as it seeks to support the shift by many businesses into broadband networking and cloud-enabled Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).                     Used in combination, the new E-tel E350 server, E-teliPC i3 or i5 mini PCs and E-teleclient Wi-Fi-enabled... 


Top IT professionals network with Northern entrepreneurs at Jaffna IT Week

Published : 12:07 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,418 views  |  

EDB and ICTA conduct ultimate knowledge sharing session at IT/BPM Export Forum and Entrepreneurship Workshop       Sri Lanka’s entrepreneurial culture is at a thriving stage and the IT/BPM industry is at the forefront of this, with the emergence of a vibrant start-up ecosystem with several angel funding initiatives and a marked increase in new tech ventures starting up. Yet, there is still a lot of red tape to be cut across and untapped resources that budding entrepreneurs need to be directed and educated about. Understanding this, the Jaffna IT Week – an industry initiative for inclusive growth and reconciliation – hosted the IT/BPM Export Forum and Entrepreneurship Workshop... 


New council elected for Computer Society of Sri Lanka

Published : 12:06 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  465 views  |  

The new Executive Council of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) for 2015 was elected at their Annual General Meeting, held last week at the Kingsbury Hotel. CSSL’s new President Dr. Dayan Rajapakse (right) and new Vice President Yasas V. Abeywickrama   Dr. Dayan Rajapakse was unanimously elected as President while Yasas V. Abeywickrama was elected Vice President. The other members of the Executive Council are its Secretary W. K. Prabath Samindra, Treasurer Chrisantha Silva, Assistant Secretary Damith Hettihewa, Assistant Treasurer Udana Wickramasinghe, Student Counsellor Dr. D. A. S. Atukorale, Publications Secretary Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy and council members M. A. Salgado,... 


Huawei’s smartphone sales shoot up after copying Xiaomi’s online strategy

Published : 12:05 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  340 views  |  

BEIJING (Reuters): China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from one million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi Inc. Given the early signs, Huawei executives hope to emulate the phenomenal growth of Xiaomi, which broke into the global top five in just a few years – a success not likely to go unnoticed by the growing ranks of low-cost Chinese smartphone makers. But analysts say the low-cost strategy has fanned the price wars and thin profit margins prevalent in China, and that its spread could affect margins at all makers. Honor brand president... 


North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network “paralyzed”: Xinhua

Published : 12:05 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  219 views  |  

Reuters: North Korea’s Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralysed again on Saturday evening, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country’s networks. Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time, Xinhua reported, citing reporters in the country that had confirmed the situation over fixed telephone systems. The report comes after the North Korean Government called Obama a “monkey” and blamed the United States for enduring instability in the country’s internet infrastructure, after the US blamed North Korea for hacking attack on Sony Studios. The... 


Suspected state hacking campaign used commercial software

Published : 12:04 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  214 views  |  

Reuters: A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability, researchers said. The attack program relied on software usually sold by Boston-based Core Security to companies and other customers that want to test their own defences, said researchers coordinated by Israel’s independent Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT. The researchers from CrowdStrike and startup Cymmetria will present their unusual findings at the annual Chaos Communication Congress security conference in Hamburg on Saturday. Criminal hackers have made use of penetration-testing... 


Nenasala completes 1000

Published : 12:04 am  December 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  307 views  |  

President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week inaugurated the 1000th Nenasala at the Galigamuwa Bisovela Rajamaha Buddhist Temple. President Rajapaksa launched of the first Nenasala at the historic Kataragama Kirivehera on January 1, 2005 when he was the Prime Minister. The main aim of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in setting up these Nenasalas is to empower particularly the rural folk through ICT, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). The 1000th Nenasala is equipped with super modern ICT equipment and infrastructure. Nenasalas have been set up covering all districts islandwide including the North and East, located in premises of religious worship, such as Temples, Kovils, mosques and churches and... 


Crowning completion of ‘1,000 Nenasala Project’

Published : 12:00 am  December 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  620 views  |  

The 1000th Nenasala (wisdom outlet) will be inaugurated at the Galigamuwa Bisovela Rajamaha Buddhist Temple on Thursday (25), to officially complete the 1000 Nenasala Project.   The ‘1000 Nenasala project’ was launched and conducted under the guidance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Rajapaksa inaugurated the ‘1000 Nenasala Project’ with the launch of the first Nenasala at the Kataragama Kirivehera (Temple) on 1 January 2005 when he was Prime Minister. The main aim of President Rajapaksa in setting up these Nenasalas is to empower rural folk through ICT, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said. According to the ICTA, the 1000th Nenasala will be equipped with modern ICT... 


Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users

Published : 12:00 am  December 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  493 views  |  

Reuters: Apple Inc has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines.     The Apple logo is illuminated in red at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue to mark World AIDS Day, in the Manhattan borough of New York – REUTERS The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of its OS X operating system called the network time protocol, or NTP, according to Apple spokesman Bill Evans.NTP is used for synchronizing clocks on computer systems. The bugs were made public in security... 


Cyber security in the IoE era

Published : 12:05 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  734 views  |  

By Pravin Srinivasan The internet is now connecting people and things at a breathtaking pace and bringing together information from previously unconnected sources; it is promising expanded business capabilities, a richer user-experience and hence unprecedented economic opportunities. Over the next decade, this network of physical objects accessed through the internet – the ‘Internet of Things’, will bring billions of data-generating devices online and connect this vast stream of data with people, processes and other devices. Described as the ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), this will help create a connected world that can intelligently and intuitively respond to what people need and... 


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