Giving society an IT edge

Published : 12:00 am  October 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

  British Computer Society President Professor Liz Bacon visited Sri Lanka for the BCS graduation ceremony which was held on 19 October. During an interview, she spoke about the services the British Computer Society (BCS) provides to enhance IT education, and the initiatives they have taken to encourage more women to work in technology while identifying key reasons for the dearth of women in the IT industry. She holds a BSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, FBCS, CITP, FHEA, and is the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich. She was a past Chair of the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing) and has been involved in... 


Bileeta bags top 3 NBQSA awards

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

CEO named ICT Entrepreneur of the Year   Marking an impressive milestone in the company’s list of recent achievements, Bileeta Ltd swept the boards with the three top awards at the 16th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014 held last week at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. Bileeta was adjudged the Overall Gold Winner for its cloud-based ERP ‘Entution’ at this pinnacle awards ceremony that recognises the best software products by competing with some of the best-known names in the ICT industry. Bileeta also won Gold for E-Logistics & Supply Chain Management for the same product placing them amongst the top tier ICT companies in Sri Lanka. Adding to the glory of the... 


SLIIT bags Gold and Bronze awards at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:00 am  October 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Two teams from the premier degree awarding institute SLIIT clinched the Gold and Bronze awards under the Tertiary Student Category – Technology at the recently concluded National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA). Both Gold and Bronze winners have been nominated to participate at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2014. In addition, for the first time a team from SLIIT earned a Merit award under the Tertiary Student ‘Business’ category. SLIIT President and CEO Professor Lalith Gamage along with the winners at NBQSA 2014 The Gold award was won by T.C.P. Kularathna, L.C. Kurruppuarachchi, W.M.S.S. Wijekoon and W.A.M. Kulamini for their innovative product titled ‘YALU’; a Learning Disability... 


Sri Lanka appointed Vice Chair of UNESCAP’s ICT committee

Published : 12:01 am  October 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  389 views  |  

Sri Lanka was selected as a Vice Chair of the UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) Information and Communication Technology Committee last week. The bearer of this great honour for Sri Lanka is the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura. Dewapura was unanimously selected by ESCAP as one of the two vice chairs of its ICT Committee. ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura chairing the joint plenary session of the ESCAP ICT committee held together with the ESCAP transport committee at the UNESCAP headquarters in Bangkok Dewapura’s selection for the next two years occurred at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok. The unanimous election... 


SATL’s ‘CIO Weekend Forum’ a great success

Published : 12:00 am  October 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  1,159 views  |  

South Asian Technologies Ltd. (SATL), Sri Lanka’s leading IT solutions provider, recently held its much-looked-forward-to annual CIO Weekend Forum at Centara Ceysands, Aluthgama. Panellists at the CIO Forum Nearly 60 Chief Information Officers and Heads of IT from leading corporates including the telco, BFSI and the IT industry, as well as a few CEOs from systems integrations organisations took part in this weekend event together with their spouses and children, thus giving the entire experience a totally different, ‘away-from-home’ and ‘away-from-office’ dimension. This power-packed event was attended by several of SATL’s foreign principals. In a very interesting forum discussion... 


DMS Electronics partners with Ingenico Group

Published : 12:00 am  October 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  339 views  |  

DMS Electronics (DMSE), a pioneer in the Information Technology industry in Sri Lanka for more than 32 years, announces this partnership with Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, to provide smart and secure electronic payment solutions for end customers in Sri Lanka and Maldives. This partnership will allow bringing end-to-end and secured payment solutions to businesses of all sizes in Sri Lanka and Maldives, empowering existing payment infrastructures and the solutions of the two countries, offering a smart, seamless and secure payment environment for customers. DMSE customers from Sri Lanka and Maldives will be able to leverage on the 30+ years of expertise of Ingenico Group... 


Etisalat joins Mobitel mCash

Published : 12:15 am  October 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  428 views  |  

            Etisalat Lanka recently signed up with mCash, Mobitel’s mobile money platform, signifying the addition of the second m-commerce platform to its portfolio of mobile transaction services this year. Using the mCash platform, Etisalat subscribers can seamlessly pay Etisalat bills and top-up airtime free of charge at any Mobitel mCash retailer outlet island-wide. mCash customers can also pay any Etisalat bill or top-up airtime by dialing #111# on their mobile phone. From left: Nalin Perera, Senior General Manager, Marketing at Mobitel, Ranjith Rubasinghe, Chief Executive Officer, Mobitel, Wail Ismail Salman, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Lanka and Riyaaz... 


FBI warns US businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

Published : 12:15 am  October 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  295 views  |  

Reuters: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The “flash” warning to businesses described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if they believe they are the victims of such attacks. The document said the agency recently obtained information regarding “a group of Chinese government affiliated cyber actors who routinely steal high-value information from U.S. commercial and government networks through cyber espionage.” FBI spokesman Josh Campbell confirmed via email that the FBI had released the document,... 


Singer rewards top 10 Grade 5 scholars with X Series Notebook computers

Published : 12:09 am  October 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  343 views  |  

Singer (Sri Lanka), the country’s number one consumer durables retailer, recently gave away Singer X Series notebooks to each of the top 10 Grade 5 scholarship winners. The prize-giving was organized by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) in order to celebrate the achievements of the country’s best Grade 5 students.                       A Singer X Series Notebook, one of the leading PC brands in Sri Lanka, was presented to each of the top 10 Grade 5 scholarship winners by Vajira Tennekoon, Marketing Manager – Digital Media for Singer (Sri Lanka). Singer’s active sponsorship of this event is a testament to the company’s... 


INFOTEL 2014 opens on 24 October

Published : 12:08 am  October 21, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  322 views  |  

 Amidst an array of innovative and progressive features INFOTEL 2014, South Asia’s biggest Information and Technology Exhibition organised by the Federation of Information and Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will open at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 24 October. The event will be held from 24-26 October and the inclusion of many novel and innovative features will be a specialty in this year’s exhibition – a long-awaited annual happening in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) calendar. Successive INFOTEL exhibitions have adopted significant progressive initiatives to develop the ICT industry in Sri Lanka. Expressing his views... 


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