ASUS makes strong comeback to Sri Lankan market

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  957 views  |  

Director Operations and CPM – Sri Lanka, Rajeev Chaudhari outlines plans for ASUS operations in Sri Lanka   ASUS launched in Sri Lanka recently. Is it because you see potential in the Lankan market?    Director Operations and CPM – Sri Lanka Rajeev Chaudhari Of course. ASUS has been a leading brand in Sri Lanka for products like Motherboards, VGA cards, optical drives, LCD monitors with a large market share a few years ago. We hope to reach this status again with the re-launch in June with some new and exciting products in Notebook category.   How do you propose entering the local market? We pioneered the ultraportable laptop market with many of our groundbreaking products,... 


Kleiner to invest in Snapchat at near-$ 10 b valuation: Report

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,517 views  |  

Reuters: Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The venture-capital firm had committed to invest up to $20 million in Snapchat in May, the Journal cited one of the people as saying, without elaborating. At least one other strategic investor has committed to joining the latest round of funding, the Journal cited two of the people as saying. Neither Snapchat nor Kleiner were immediately available for comment.  Read More →


MAS Holdings partners MillenniumIT for country’s largest Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Agreement

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,984 views  |  

MAS Holdings chooses Millennium IT as its Enterprise Partner for Microsoft Office 365 Unified platform enables mobile workers across 40 SBUs in different regions to streamline communications Reduced operational costs in terms of resources and implementations Fully hosted on cloud, facilitating high availability and scalability    From left: Roshan de Silva, Sanjaya Dayananda, Sampath Gunawardena, Jehan Mutaliph, Faiq Faiz, Imran Vilcassim, Senaka Harishchandra, Radhive Fernando, Ackiel Hameen and Chaarya Somasiri MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider and Microsoft License Specialist (LSP) announced the signing of a Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Agreement... 


eVolve Technologies appointed F-Secure security devices agent

Published : 12:00 am  August 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,320 views  |  

e-Volve Technologies Ltd. has been appointed as sole agent to distribute F-Secure internet and mobile security products in Sri Lanka.  Abans Plc is the authorised reseller, making the products are available at Abans showrooms and retail outlets islandwide. “We are honoured to be part of a high-end Internet and Mobile security distribution network,” e-Volve Technologies Managing Director K.P.L. Pintoe said. “With increased usage of internet and smart phones for day to day activities, it is important to protect personal and business information from malware and cybercriminals.” “F-Secure internet security protects your digital content and you, with real-time protection against malware,... 


Spotlight on ‘ICT for Inclusive Development’ at NITC 2014

Published : 12:00 am  August 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  494 views  |  

 CSSL creates platform for Commonwealth nations to deliberate on role of ICT in citizen-centric development By Senuri De Silva The 32nd National Information Technology Conference 2014 (NITC) was inaugurated on Monday with the attendance of many Commonwealth delegates and guest speakers focusing on ‘ICT for Inclusive Development’. The event organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) is to create a platform for Commonwealth nations to deliberate on the role of ICT in citizen centric development in the Commonwealth beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which reach their deadline in 2015. It will also consider the relevance of the CHOGM 2013 theme ‘Growth and Equity:... 


Huawei Ascend P7 awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014-2015’

Published : 12:00 am  August 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,349 views  |  

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was today awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014-2015’ by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for its latest flagship smartphone, Huawei Ascend P7. This is the second consecutive year that Huawei has been recognised by EISA after receiving the award for ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2013-2014’ for the ultra slim 6.18mm Ascend P6 launched in June 2013. The new 4G LTE-enabled Ascend P7 redefines smartphone excellence and builds on the success of Huawei Ascend P6. EISA commended Huawei Ascend P7 for its beautiful glass finish available in black or white and at an attractive price... 


Mobitel Cash Bonanza winners receive cash prizes worth Rs. 75 m in past 6 months

Published : 12:00 am  August 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,416 views  |  

Mobitel announced that it has distributed cash prizes worth an overwhelming Rs. 75 million within the past six months to the winners of the Cash Bonanza grand draw as part of an exclusive Rs. 150 million cash prize giveaway this year, which is the largest cash prize to be rewarded by a company in the telecom industry. Mobitel pre-paid customers M.H. Akila Randun Jayawardena from Ratmalana, S.K. Ravindra Pushpa Kumara from Dodanduwa, K.A. Ariyadasa from Pelawatta, K.G.T.C. Fernando from Alawwa and D.H.M. Wimalasiri from Udawela all received individual cash prizes worth Rs. 500,000 through the Cash Bonanza monthly draw. Meanwhile pre-paid customer A.L. Sampath from Ratnapura emerged the grand winner... 


FITIS conducts big data training with ICTA

Published : 12:00 am  August 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  713 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) conducted two training programs on ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ recently with financial assistance from ICT Agency Sri Lanka. Practicing ICT professionals from local software firms joined these programs held at Hilton Colombo Residencies. The training was delivered by Venugopal Krishna of Simplilearn India, who is an expert on Big Data and Hadoop. ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ is a timely topic as we now live an era where data is being generated in large volumes by various individuals and organisations. Use of data is quite essential not only for commercial affairs but also for social matters. Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storage... 


New feature-packed LG G3 redefines definition of global smartphones

Published : 12:00 am  August 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  362 views  |  

Abans, the sole agent in Sri Lanka for LG Smartphones, will be launching the feature-packed LG G3 smartphone very soon, the successor to its record selling G2. Developed under the ‘Simple is the New Smart’ concept, LG G3 is empowered with the best of what current technology has to offer, providing consumers with a user experience more ambitious than anything LG has offered before, beyond all boundaries, in their quest to prove that ‘There’s Life Beyond Galaxy’. The LG G3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 – 2.5GHz Quad-Core) in Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and almost twice as much higher resolution than... 


Thakral One celebrates a decade as Lenovo business partner in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:01 am  August 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  518 views  |  

Lenovo is one of the fastest growing major PC companies with a vision to become the leading personal technological company in the world. In Sri Lanka, Thakral One has been a business partner for Lenovo since the merger of Lenovo and IBM’s personal computing division in 2005. Thakral One markets the Lenovo Think-branded PCs as well as workstations and strives to be the preferred partner for personal computing solutions in Sri Lanka. Hayleys Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest multinational business conglomerates who drives a globally competitive business portfolio, were facing challenges with the company’s PC brand for personal computing needs in terms of delivery times and on certain occasions... 


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