UPnP Forum bridges IoT and Cloud with UPnP+

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  205 views  |  

Global home networking standards group, UPnP Forum, is driving UPnP+ forward, using the Cloud to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) to the things you will have in your home and make those things even more capable. UPnP Forum, which is exhibiting at this year’s IBC (12-16 September), will demonstrate UPnP+ capabilities using sensor management control over a Cloud network to show how UPnP can integrate devices into the IoT. UPnP Forum has created a strategy around using new and existing UPnP device control protocols (DCPs) and UPnP Cloud architecture to provide UPnP protocols specifically for IoT applications. UPnP core technology provides a base for IoT, creating bridges to both wide-area... 

China’s Xiaomi hopes Mi 4 smartphone can take on Apple

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  512 views  |  

Reuters: Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker’s Chief Executive sought to challenge larger US rival Apple Inc. The Mi 4 comes as budget handset makers in China are competing more aggressively on price and generous features, with even high-end manufacturers feeling the pressure. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Ltd said this month that its disappointing smartphone shipments were due to poor sales in China, which had 1.27 billion mobile subscribers in June. Dressed in a black T-shirt and blue jeans, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took aim repeatedly at iPhone maker Apple during the presentation on Tuesday, comparing the design... 

OpenArc offers ‘Training for Certification’ workshops with QAI Global

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  260 views  |  

Being the first of its kind, the workshop on Software Testing leading to Certified Software Tester (CAST) Certification which will be held in Colombo end July has been received very well by corporates and individual professionals from diverse industries in Sri Lanka. The two-day workshop by a QAI Master-Trainer will be supplemented by a one-month email support with QAI. This mentoring is another unique feature designed to provide support to the participants in their achievement of the QAI certification. Further fresh graduates could utilise these workshops and certification to gain highly employable skills and qualification. The workforce development and consulting arm of OpenArc Campus, OpenArc... 

SLIIT welcomes 11th student intake for master’s degree programs

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  507 views  |  

With the aim of equipping students with a well-recognised MSc qualification, SLIIT, the premier degree awarding institute welcomed its eleventh batch of master’s degree students. The welcome ceremony was held at the SLIIT Metropolitan Campus recently. Participating at this ceremony was Professor Lakshman Ratnayake, Chairman of SLIIT, Professor Lalith Gamage, President/CEO OF SLIIT, Professor Sam Karunaratne, Professor/Academic Advisor of SLIIT, SLIIT staff and the new students. Students can select from the following master’s degree programs; MSc in Information Technology, MSc in Information Management, MSc in Information Systems, MSc in IT (specialising in cyber security) and MSc Degree... 

Samsung Global CEO arrives in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  271 views  |  

Samsung Global CEO Boo-Keun Yoon (third from left) was warmly welcomed to Sri Lanka on Monday by Taj Samudra, Colombo Area Director and General Manager Rohit Khosla (second from left). Here Boo-Keun Yoon with Rohit Khosla and Samsung Country Manager Hyun Ki Chang (third from right) along with other officials at the Taj Samudra, Colombo  Read More →

IIT introduces program to acquire digital life-skills

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  243 views  |  

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) which has been a pioneer in offering internal British degrees in Sri Lanka since 1990 has introduced a study program leading to a Preliminary Certificate in Computing (PCC). This latest addition to IIT’s study programs is a unique six month course which will cater to those seeking an all-round IT experience and for those looking forward to acquiring a valid and recognised IT qualification. It’s an essential qualification for students interested in moving towards successful, professional careers containing all the basic IT, mathematics, communication skills and digital life skills necessary for today and tomorrow. The PCC qualification will also... 

CSSL ICT skills certification

Published : 12:01 am  July 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  388 views  |  

The certification of ICT skills is imperative. That is why the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) in partnership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) offers a certification of ICT skills based on the SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) competency framework. Any CSSL member could apply to be certified in any of the 96 SFIA skills and seven levels of responsibility defined in the SFIA framework. The framework provides a clear description of each professional skill and generic skills at each level of responsibility. SFIA is an open source, two dimensional skills matrix developed in 1998, by the Skills Framework for the Information Age Foundation, a UK consortium comprising IET,... 

3 LOE partners Infinite IT to promote sales force automation solutions

Published : 12:01 am  July 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  439 views  |  

3 LOE Solutions Ltd. has partnered with European-based Infinite IT Solutions as the sole business partner to promote its Sales Force Automation System and other Infinite products in Sri Lanka. The company said this will enable the FMCG and Pharmaceutical sectors and all categories of production organisations to manage its distributor network properly. The newly-introduced mobile sales force automation system (Mobiz) is based on Android platform. This system enables field sales representatives to respond to customer needs by creating sales orders, performing real-time inventory, pricing and credit checks, recording sales activities and updating customer account details or manage your workforce... 

Doctorate for Lanka Bell’s Managing Director Prasad Samarasinghe

Published : 12:01 am  July 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  643 views  |  

Managing Director of Lanka Bell Ltd. Prasad Samarasinghe was last week conferred with a Doctorate in Telecommunications by the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Dr. Samarasinghe holds a B.Sc. (Eng) Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications with First Class Honors and a M.Sc. in Engineering, both from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. A member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), he also has a Licentiate (Parts I and II) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with the island’s best results in Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Statistics and Data Processing. Dr.... 

Google’s ‘Security Princess’ leads team of hackers paid to think like criminals

Published : 12:01 am  July 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  302 views  |  

‘Security Princess’ is the actual title Google’s Parisa Tabriz has on her business cards. Tabriz is one of the more than 250 Google security engineers responsible for protecting our user data and the company’s infrastructure. In an excellent Elle profile, Tabriz told reporter Clare Malone that she chose the title before a trip to Japan, because she wanted to one-up the ‘hired hacker’ moniker. Tabriz leads a team of more than 30 engineers who focus on sniffing out and fixing security threats to Google Chrome. She and her team essentially get paid to think like criminals. “There are a lot of similarities with the know-thy-enemy part of war,” she says. She regularly leads ‘think... 

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