Wednesday 16th April 2014

Volume Sri Lanka backs future ICT rising stars

Published : 6:45 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  400 views  |  

Leading digital and innovation agency Volume, has teamed up with the Faculty of Computing at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), as gold sponsor of CODEFEST, the nationwide software competition to find the country’s future stars of software application design and development. The competition, open to all School and Tertiary level students in the country, tasked competitors with developing innovative ICT solutions to solve real world problems. It was an opportunity to compete with peers from across the island to showcase their talent, share experiences as well as network. More than 400 students participated in the last event. There were two main categories – School and... 


Dialog to launch enterprise m2m self-service solution with Ericsson in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  January 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  562 views  |  

Dialog has chosen Ericsson to provide M2M connectivity delivered as a service Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform will give Dialog great flexibility in developing innovative M2M products and services for enterprises in Sri Lanka Dialog currently addresses M2M services across diverse vertical industries, including utilities, finance, telematics and transport   Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog, is set to implement the Ericsson Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson. The solution will provide Dialog and its customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetise millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. Dialog has been at the... 


Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies

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

Reuters: A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic – rather than political – gains. According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign include energy and technology firms, some of which have lost valuable intellectual property. CrowdStrike declined to go into detail about those losses or to name any victims, citing confidentiality agreements related to its investigation. Officials with the Russian Interior Ministry could not be reached for comment early on... 


MillenniumIT wins award for Best VLSI/Embedded Design Company

Published : 12:00 am  January 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  1 Comment  |  381 views  |  

MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider, has been named the Best VLSI/Embedded Design Company from the Indian subcontinent at the Mentor Graphics and Silicon India’s Leadership Awards. MillenniumIT’s world leading systems use Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) as part of their technology stack. This hybrid approach gives MillenniumIT’s customers the speed and flexibility needed to meet the ultra-low latency demands of global financial markets. The technology company, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, is an early adopter of such hybrid systems for capital markets clients. MillenniumIT was recognised in the new category of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)/Embedded... 


HP, Google select Altair’s chip for LTE-only Chromebook

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  336 views  |  

Reuters: Israel’s Altair Semiconductor, a developer of chips for fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology known as LTE, said its chips will connect the new Hewlett Packard Chromebook to Verizon Wireless’ LTE network. The ultra-portable device, developed by HP in collaboration with Google, is based on the WiFi-only Chromebook 11, launched in October. It is the only LTE-only Chromebook available, Altair said on Wednesday. “Our solution equips the Chromebook with a dependable and incredibly fast Internet connection,” said Eran Eshed, vice president of marketing and business development at Altair. “By focusing on 100 percent LTE and eliminating costly 3G components, we were able to help... 


CICRA launches EC-Council Network Security Administrator

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  285 views  |  

Announces 10 full scholarships CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s premier cyber security training and consultancy organisation – will offer 10 full scholarships to follow EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) training program. The scholarships – each valued at Rs. 65,000 course fee and a $ 250 worth complementary exam voucher – was announced recently during an official ceremony in Colombo to launch the ENSA qualification in Sri Lanka. “Network security plays a major role in protecting the corporate IT infrastructure. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce this advanced training program for all network and system administrators in Sri Lanka,” CICRA Director/CEO Boshan... 


Norwegian students blow US algebra record away with 5 million equations

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  154 views  |  

Reuters: Norwegian students solved nearly 5 million algebra equations in a week long challenge, using an app aimed at popularising mathematics among children whose maths skills have been steadily sliding in international rankings. Students hoped to just beat the previous record of 400,000 equations set by students in Washington State using the Dragonbox app; but that record fell in just three hours, organisers said. “This has been a mind-blowing experience for us,” Dragonbox co-founder Jean Baptiste Huynh said as the competition came to an end on Wednesday. “No one has done anything of this scale on a national level before.” “The best part is that this is scalable. We hope to do a national... 


Partnership is key to transforming ICT education in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  304 views  |  

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake addresses Microsoft ‘Transforming Education for Digital Age’ Workshop “With changes to be introduced to the local higher education delivery system, particularly in terms of promoting a student-centred learning structure that involves digital technologies as opposed to the current trend of being dependent on text books and learning material, a digital – education partnership can bring about significant results in transforming the ICT education landscape in Sri Lanka,” remarked the Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake who was Chief Guest at an Education Workshop held last week. Microsoft Sri Lanka held the workshop titled ‘Transforming... 


ZTE aims to ship 60 m smartphones in 2014

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  122 views  |  

HONG KONG (Reuters): Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp aims to ship more than 60 million smartphones globally this year, as it tries to grab more share of a highly competitive market dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple. The Shenzhen-listed company shipped around 40 million smartphones last year, Senior Vice President Zhang Renjun told reporters at a company event on Thursday. ZTE, which competes with cross-town rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the telecom equipment and mobile device businesses, fell out of the top five global smartphone vendors list last year, according to third-quarter data from researchers IDC and Gartner. At home in China, the world’s largest mobile phone market... 


Microsoft considers Ericsson CEO for top job

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  154 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant’s executive search. The dynamic 48-year-old Swede fits the bill as a media-savvy technology fanatic, but his emergence as a leading candidate for the US company will still come as a surprise to many on Wall Street. Vestberg, a former elite-level handball player, worked his way through the ranks at the world’s largest mobile telecoms equipment maker, with stints in China, Brazil, Mexico and the United States en route to becoming chief financial officer before taking the top job in 2010. But he has... 


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