Cyber security in the IoE era

Published : 12:05 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  734 views  |  

By Pravin Srinivasan The internet is now connecting people and things at a breathtaking pace and bringing together information from previously unconnected sources; it is promising expanded business capabilities, a richer user-experience and hence unprecedented economic opportunities. Over the next decade, this network of physical objects accessed through the internet – the ‘Internet of Things’, will bring billions of data-generating devices online and connect this vast stream of data with people, processes and other devices. Described as the ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), this will help create a connected world that can intelligently and intuitively respond to what people need and... 


Abans unveils iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus

Published : 12:04 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,172 views  |  

Abans Apple iStores have just launched the Apple iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus, the record selling iPhones for bigger, better and faster access and communication. The Apple iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger – it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner, more powerful, but remarkably power efficient, with a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display, it’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.   Companies and professionals around the world have chosen Apple iPhones as their business standard for optimal productivity. The new Apple iPhone 6 and... 


Google expands Android One initiative to Sri Lanka

Published : 12:03 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  772 views  |  

Back in June, Google introduced its Android One program to improve the affordable smartphone experience in emerging markets. The project debuted in India in September, and now it is making its first expansion to cover neighbouring Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Google announced that a number of devices under the Android One banner will go on sale in these three markets over ‘the coming weeks’. The search giants said that existing partners Micromax, Karbonn and Spice – which released phones in India – will service these three markets, as well as Bangladesh-based Symphony, which is preparing to launch a phone called the Symphony Roar A50.   (Symphony is the hardware-maker Google... 


IBM says cloud business enjoying ‘breakthrough year’

Published : 12:02 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  598 views  |  

LONDON (Reuters): IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25% to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a “breakthrough year” in 2014 for its cloud computing business. IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers around the world to 49 in the past 18 months, responding in part to laws requiring the local retention of data following revelations over US Government Web surveillance as well as increased corporate compliance rules.   The company said on Wednesday it has now struck a partnership with data centre provider Equinix Inc for nine more cloud centres in Australia,... 


Metropolitan shines as Gold sponsor of Unity Plaza IT Shopping Festival

Published : 12:01 am  December 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  281 views  |  

Metropolitan Group, the nation’s technological pioneer with diversified business interests, announced its participation and gold sponsorship of the eagerly anticipated Unity Plaza IT Shopping Festival 2014, scheduled to take place from 17-24 December at Unity Plaza MaIl.   Held for the second consecutive year, this unique event showcases a range of state-of-the-art IT products including offering consumers a host of major discounts and special bundle packages. Metropolitan will demonstrate its expanding range of Canon Printers and scanners and Acer Laptops, Desk top PCs and Tabs. The company also hopes to showcase its attractive Micromax mobiles, smart phones and tab’s at this year’s... 


Luxottica signs deal with Intel to develop computerised eyewear

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  398 views  |  

Reuters: Italy’s Luxottica is joining forces with US chipmaker Intel Corp to develop hi-tech glasses as the world’s largest eyewear group pushes further into so-called wearable technology. The deal with Intel, which the two companies announced last week, is the second such agreement for Luxottica following a partnership it sealed with Google Inc earlier this year to manufacture and distribute Internet-connected glasses. The latest multi-year research and development accord, for which the companies provided no financial details, is aimed at producing frames that are “as intelligent and functional as they are beautiful”, Luxottica Chief Executive Massimo Vian said in a statement. The first... 


Intel showcases latest technology at Unity Plaza IT Festival 2014

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  413 views  |  

Intel is playing a key role at this year’s ‘Unity Plaza IT Shopping Festival’ by bringing its cutting-edge technology to Sri Lankan consumers. Intel EM Ltd. Sri Lanka Liaison Office Country Business Manager Indika de Zoysa demonstrating an NUC to the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka’s Chief Executive Officer Reshan Dewapura at the Unity Plaza IT Festival   The one-of-a-kind IT festival, taking place at Sri Lanka’s mall for IT retailers and multinational companies, was introduced in 2013 to showcase the world’s leading IT brands and the latest technology on offer. The festival is on until 24 December at the Unity Plaza shopping mall, and will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to... 


WSO2 ranked number 211 fastest growing company in North America

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  546 views  |  

WSO2 attributes 459% revenue growth to the agility it provides enterprises with the only cloud and middleware platform in which all products are built on the same code base WSO2 has announced it ranked 211 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. WSO2 grew 459% during this period. WSO2 founder and CEO Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana credits the agility WSO2 provides enterprises, through the only middleware platform in which all products are built on a common core, with the company’s 459% revenue growth. Dr. Weerawarana said, “We developed our pre-integrated,... 


Creative Solutions expands partnership with Pagero

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  293 views  |  

Creative Solutions, a leading Sri Lanka software company, has significantly expanded its technology partnership with Pagero, a major player in global e-order and e-invoice software services. This announcement coincides with Sri Lanka winning the NOA Award for outsourcing destination of the year and strengthens its position as a preferred location for international software companies. The local team at Creative Solutions assigned to work on the Pagero Project   Pagero is headquartered in Sweden, and helps businesses to streamline operations throughout the entire order-to-pay process. Currently over 10,000 customers in 40 countries benefit from Pagero’s services and their roaming agreements... 


Lanka uniquely tech savvy, says CISCO India-SAARC Sales Director

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  297 views  |  

By Kiyoshi J Berman At the recently-concluded Cisco India Summit, a commercial session was conducted by Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India and SAARC and Amit Malik, Director, Sales Cisco India and SAARC. They discussed the importance of building partnerships on their journey towards leading the future with technology. Gollagunta said that their Partner Ecosystem consists of reseller channel partners, learning partners, consulting partners, technology partners, independent software partners, IoT partners, colonel partners, distributors, SI & Solutions and cloud partners. He showed that these partners are mainly looking for growth to expand their businesses,... 


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