Dialog announces free Wi-Fi offer

Published : 12:00 am  September 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  373 views  |  

Premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata PLC is inviting all Sri Lankans to register to Dialog Wi-Fi, the island’s largest Wi-Fi network before September 30, 2014 to receive a Wi-PIN and enjoy free data for 30 days. For the first time in Sri Lanka, any mobile device tab or laptop user with Wi-Fi irrespective of their mobile network can connect free to any of the over 2,500 Dialog Wi-Fi hotspots island wide to surf the web, downloads and video streaming, all while taking a load off their monthly mobile data plan. Registrations open via the website at www.freewifi.dialog.lk and registered users will receive the Wi-PIN via SMS, which in tandem will be used with the password – Dialog – to... 


Transcend, EZY Distribution introduce Apple compatible product solutions

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,627 views  |  

EZY Distribution Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier IT distribution company (part of EZY group of companies in Sri Lanka) together with Transcend Inc. Taiwan, have established the brand ‘Transcend’ as the leading product for memory and memory related products in the country. Transcend is a globally recognised leader in the manufacture of storage and multimedia products. Established in 1988, Transcend offers a full line of standard and proprietary memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives, solid-state drives, digital music players, card readers, multimedia products and industrial products. Transcend has manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China, and has offices... 


Atlas implements state-of-the-art system to optimise sales operations

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  647 views  |  

Atlas (Ceylon Pencil Company) is the market leader for office and school products in Sri Lanka and manufactures, imports and distributes a wide variety of school and office products including licensee products for the Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes, Cartoon Networks and Ben 10. With their mission to be the number one creative brand in learning products, Atlas strives towards innovation and the use of cutting edge technology in all their operations.   In a bid to further enhance and strengthen their sales effectiveness and operations, Atlas recently implemented a customised Sales Force Automation (SFA) solution from Axienta, a   software company that specialises in the rapid... 


Intel Core M processor debuts

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,633 views  |  

At IFA, a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, Intel launched the new Intel Core M processor, which will power new 2 in 1 devices from a variety of manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba. Delivering the optimal blend of mobility and performance, Intel’s new processor was purpose-built for amazing performance in the thinnest, fanless ultra-mobile devices. The Intel Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core processor-level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a four-year-old system. “We’ve been on a multi-year mission to address end-user requirements and transform mobile computing,”... 


Samsung relocates Customer Contact Centre

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,453 views  |  

Digital technology giant, Samsung Electronics, recently shifted its Customer Contact Centre to a refurbished office at the World Trade Centre. The office’s opening ceremony was attended by senior management and staff of Samsung Electronics including Samsung Electronics India – Sri Lanka Branch Office Managing Director H.K. Chang, Amazai Group CEO Omer A. Fareed and the Samsung Electronics management team and Envoy facility team. Speaking about the relocation, Chang stated: “Samsung strives to ensure that our valued consumers in Sri Lanka receive the same quality products and customer care enjoyed by our consumers across the world. We are dedicated to delivering a high quality service... 


Dell rated No.1 PC vendor by IDC for 7th successive time

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,359 views  |  

For the seventh consecutive time IT brand Dell brand has been recognised as the No. 1 PC vendor in the country in the latest report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC). Dell has successfully secured 38.5% of the overall PC market in Sri Lanka for the second quarter of 2014, according to IDC’s 2Q Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. “This latest data issued by IDC is encouraging in that more Sri Lankan customers truly believe that we can help them drive results and increase opportunities,” said Dell Sri Lanka Country Manager Lackshmindra Fernando. “We have expanded our reach and are now available in all parts of the island through our partners.” Over the past few years Dell... 


Dilmah partners Mobitel Business Solutions for ‘One’ fuel card

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,631 views  |  

Mobitel Business Solutions (MBS), the enterprise solutions division of Mobitel, recently joined hands with the premium tea brand Dilmah to set up Mobitel’s ‘One’ fuel card to increase administrative efficiency, speed and ease at Dilmah. The ‘One’ fuel card stores a value on the card and acts as a direct replacement for the manual fuel allowance management system that is accepted and practiced in many large corporate organisations in the country. The special fuel card system pre-determines fuel limits to employees as per a company’s fuel policy. The process eliminates the difficulties of using a manual fuel allowance management process while also ensuring transparency through a sophisticated... 


Japan woos Sri Lankan IT sector

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  212 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s IT and high-tech sector has been energised with the first-ever top level official invitation from Asia’s high-tech power. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified the Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to and we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to Japan in the first quarter of next year,” stated Masahide Sakishige, Outgoing Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo on 4 September in Colombo. Representative Sakishige was addressing Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen. The meet was both a farewell call as well as a courtesy call by the outgoing and incoming Chiefs of Japan External Trade... 


ICT a guiding hand for economic development

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  651 views  |  

The Chief of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) during his recent visit to Sri Lanka emphasised it is imperative for inclusion to be at the very top of Commonwealth ICT agendas. CTO Secretary-General and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Chair Professor Tim Unwin who was in the country to address the 32nd National Information Technology Conference shared with the Daily FT the progress of institution, its areas of work, priorities, new initiatives, and areas that require more emphasis. Following are the excerpts of the interview: By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Q: Could you give us a brief about CTO and how it has progressed since its establishment? A: The Commonwealth Telecommunication... 


Pragmatic approach to cyber security urged at 2nd Ethical Hackers Forum

Published : 12:01 am  September 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,715 views  |  

By David Stephens A pragmatic approach to cyber security is the most effective method of combating a host of new threats targeting companies’ online systems and data, according to a collection of ethical hackers and professionals from the IT security industry, who shared their views at a recent forum on online security. This strategy was strongly endorsed by John Keells Executive Vice President and CIO Ramesh Shanmuganathan, the Chief Guest at the 2nd Ethical Hackers Forum organised by CICRA Holdings last Friday at Olympic House. Shanmuganathan advised the forum’s participants to adhere to sensible and workable policies when drafting security measures against online risks and to avoid over-engineering... 


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