SLASSCOM launches Campus DirectLink

Published : 12:00 am  June 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  315 views  |  

Initiative set to revolutionise collaboration between Sri Lankan Corporate Information Technology sector and universities/higher educational institutes SLASSCOM, the IT and Knowledge Services industry body is set to launch the ‘Campus DirectLink’, an online ecosystem for the benefit of all stakeholders. The initiative brings together the Sri Lankan Corporate Information Technology sector and universities/higher educational institutes, enabling them to actively engage in collaboration around project ideas for universities at Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Doctoral level studies with mentorship from industry experts. It also serves as a forum for internship collaborations, discussions... 


JKOA honours top dealers at 2013/2014 Annual Dealer Convention

Published : 12:00 am  June 18, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  414 views  |  

John Keells Office Automation (JKOA) celebrated the achievements of their dealers for the year 2013/2014 at the annual dealer convention held recently. Top performing dealers island wide were honoured at the award ceremony for exceptional achievements in year on year growth, market coverage, business development, and volume of sales. Speaking at the occasion John Keells Holdings Executive Vice President, Head of IT Sector Sujiva Dewaraja stated, “This year was another incredible chapter for JKOA here in Sri Lanka. All this would not have been possible without our committed and dedicated dealers who have continued to show support and maintain relationships with our customers every time they... 


Most web apps are open doors to hackers, says eCybersec

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  634 views  |  

Web applications are often an open door to hackers, according to Sanjee Balasuriya, MD & CEO of eCybersec Ltd. Despite being a key tool for many organisations for handling communications and transactions, web applications are seldom secure by design. Web hacking today is very simple to perform. The term ‘script kiddy’ describes the issue well – people with only the bare minimum of hacking skills are able to easily compromise poorly protected websites for a small profit, for recognition or just for fun. It’s far from heap overflow exploitation in modern operating systems with numerous built-in protection mechanisms that the attacker has to by-pass to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable... 


HNB Assurance deploys Oracle E-Business Suite

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  662 views  |  

Initiative to streamline core business applications for timely business decisions and increased staff productivity HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), a public quoted company listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange with an islandwide dispersed network of branches, has further enhanced its operational efficiency by successfully deploying Oracle E-Business Suite 12 for better integration and streamlining of its core business applications. This deployment can help HNBA to receive timely and accurate data for quick business decisions, while automating the processes to increase staff productivity. Prior to deploying Oracle E-Business Suite, HNBA was using a legacy finance system, with many reporting activities... 


Lanka BPO Academy completes training program

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  391 views  |  

At Seenigama BPO empowering rural youth Lanka BPO Academy completed a BPO training program at the Seenigama BPO recently. Seenigama BPO is a rural service provider of outsourced services that commenced operations in 2010, providing career opportunities to youth that were badly affected by the 2004 Tsunami. Starting with two data processing operators, the company today has close to twenty owner associates. This BPO is sponsored by John Keells, The Foundation of Goodness and FARO. The work started with John Keells outsourcing some of its accounting work through its subsidiary Infomate, and today the operations have expanded where even a USA based client is being serviced by a group working parallel... 


Telekom Malaysia joins Broadband Forum

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  259 views  |  

Telekom Malaysia has become the latest major telecommunications network operator to join the Broadband Forum as the organisation continues to see a major commitment from the region’s service providers and vendors towards ongoing standards development. Telekom Malaysia was established 30 years ago and is now the largest integrated solutions provider in the country. It joins other major players from Asia, all actively pursuing solutions with global and regional impact. At CommunicAsia, the Forum’s Marketing and Membership Director, Laurie Adams de Sá will chair discussions on how to monetise fiber broadband for businesses on day three of the 2014 conference. The session will take place on... 


Abans wins major award for HP retail category

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  354 views  |  

The Annual Awards Night of Hewlett-Packard (HP) Sri Lanka was held recently at the Colombo Hilton. A large gathering of VIPs, guests and HP Authorised Partners attended the function. The Chief Guest was Sue San Ang, General Manager of Asia Emerging Countries at Hewlett Packard. Masud Waqas, Country Manager of HP in Sri Lanka hosted the function. The highlight of the evening’s program was the presentation of Performance Awards to HP Partners. The prestigious award for ‘Best Geographical Performance in Retail Category for HP Printers and Personal Systems’ was presented to Abans. Abans is the largest IT retail company in Sri Lanka and have been long standing partners of HP, selling their products... 


Ajith Salgado appointed as President of SEARCC

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  675 views  |  

President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka Ajith Salgado has been appointed as the President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confede-ration (SEARCC). SEARCC is a forum of national Information Technology professional societies in the Asia Pacific region. The concept of a regional computer confederation grew out of the first regional computer conference held in Singapore in September 1976 under the auspices of the International Federation for Information Processing and implemented by the Singapore Computer Society. The Charter and Constitution of SEARCC was signed in Singapore on 28 February 1978. Six national societies from the region, the Hong Kong Computer Society, Indonesian Computer... 


IBM overtakes Trend Micro as No. 3 security software maker

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  371 views  |  

Reuters: IBM overtook Japan’s Trend Micro Inc to become the world’s No. 3 provider of security software last year, after acquiring cybersecurity firm Trusteer, according to market share data released by Gartner. Symantec Corp and Intel Corp’s McAfee retained their slots as the top two makers of security software in a market whose sales last year rose 4.9% to $19.9 billion, according to the annual survey by the Connecticut-based research firm. IBM’s revenue from security software climbed 19% to $1.14 billion last year, Gartner said. In a deal announced last August, IBM paid close to $1 billion for Trusteer, whose products help businesses fight malicious software and cyber fraud, as part... 


Intel drives technology adoption across Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  263 views  |  

Intel Sri Lanka, together with several local partners, has launched a road show to take ICT into rural communities in the country. The mobile Intel experience and sales centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including PCs, laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile devices powered by Intel.  “We are giving consumers across the island access to technology,” said Intel EM Ltd (Sri Lanka Liaison office) Country Business Manager Indika de Zoysa. “With plans underway to make Sri Lanka 75% IT literate in the next two years, it’s imperative that all Sri Lankans have access to the very best and latest technological advances on par with their global peers to prepare them for the future.” Attendees... 


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