Tech Talk by Volume drives ‘Indexing Strategies for Performance’

Published : 12:00 am  April 1, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  340 views  |  

  On 12 March, Volume Technology Centre held the second TechTalk event at their office in the World Trade Centre. TechTalk is an event where attendees can discuss latest technology and trends with industry experts, hold debates, discussions and demonstrations. The event, which was held targeting the wider community within Colombo, under the topic ‘Indexing Strategies for Performance’ saw a significant increase in participants. The lecture, ‘Indexing Strategies for Performance’, saw an increase in the number of participants following the success of the first TechTalk. The TechTalk was conducted by database expert and SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Dinesh Priyankara... 


Samsung to focus on branding and marketing in Sri Lanka

Published : 2:44 am  March 31, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  491 views  |  

With a growing market share in Sri Lanka and a dominant presence in the region, Samsung has turned its focus firmly on Sri Lanka with a drive to improve its local operations and introduce new line-ups of products that have local consumers at heart. Samsung Sri Lanka’s new Managing Director Youngmin Shin sat down with the Daily FT to discuss his vision for the local operations of the multinational conglomerate, while revealing its renewed focus on marketing and branding. Following are excerpts:   By Malik Gunatilleke Q: After taking over as the new Managing Director of Samsung Sri Lanka, what are your first impressions of the country? A: It’s been a very short time but actually people... 


Intel lauds Sri Lanka’s sustainable sales growth

Published : 2:41 am  March 31, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  276 views  |  

Pledges to bring more innovations in 2015 By Hiyal Biyagamage Silicon Valley chip maker Intel Corporation recently commended the efforts directed towards increasing the sales distribution in Sri Lanka and stated the growth has become sustainable over the last few years. Ferhad Patel, Intel Director for Re-seller Channel Organisation (RCO) in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, was here in Sri Lank for a short visit and told Daily FT that Sri Lanka had done tremendously well in 2014 and robust growth trends are poised to continue in 2015 as well. “Sri Lanka was one of the fastest growth emerging markets for Intel in 2014 across the Asia Pacific and Japan region. I see strong sales growth trends... 


Microsoft and Redington join forces to deliver technology solutions to out-of-Colombo SMEs

Published : 2:33 am  March 31, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  256 views  |  

Microsoft Sri Lanka announced that it has entered into an agreement with Redington Sri Lanka to distribute its software and services across the island. Redington, which entered the Sri Lankan market as a networking business back in 2002, is a worldwide distribution company with a network of more than 33,000 channel partners across 24 countries, as well as being the single largest distribution partner for Microsoft products and services in India. Redington Sri Lanka Ltd. Country Manager Manish Joshipura said: “We have a long history of collaboration with Microsoft. When we first entered the Sri Lankan market we were a network business operating with companies like Cisco and EMC. Then we set... 


Forum shares intl. expertise on assessing threat of cybercrime

Published : 12:03 am  March 30, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  491 views  |  

By Kiyoshi Berman The Project Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY)International Conference on the theme ‘Assessing the threat of cybercrime’ concluded successfully last week at the BMICH. This conference was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Information and Communication Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT). Comprehensive public policies are needed to help protect societies against the evergrowingthreat of cybercrime. Public reporting on cybercrime and the collection of criminaljustice statistics are essential for well-informed and effective policy responses in this respect.The conference was, therefore, aimed at... 


iPlaza brings whole new shopping experience

Published : 12:01 am  March 30, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  2 Comments  |  352 views  |  

David Pieris Information Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of David Pieris Group of Companies, recently launched iPlaza, an online shopping store that is guaranteed to offer a flexible and exciting shopping experience. This innovative e-commerce platform will enable Sri Lankans to buy and sell a wide range of goods in a fast, easy and convenient manner. It is ideal for today’s busy shoppers as well as individuals and businesses looking to grow and succeed online.                       The online store was officially launched on Sunday, 22nd March amidst a large gathering of David Pieris Group employees and their family members at the Sri... 


Etisalat unveils VIP Numbers

Published : 1:14 am  March 26, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  689 views  |  

In a time where life is fast-paced, hectic and greatly dependent on technology, Etisalat Lanka has pioneered in formulating and designing products and services to modify and ease the lives of the people of Sri Lanka. With the aim of doing so, the brand now introduces an exclusive offer and value plan of Etisalat VIP Numbers to aid corporate clients, entrepreneurs and executives alike toset themselves apart amidst the chaotic business environment. The effortless retrieval of contact numbers brought by Etisalat’s VIP offer is attributed to the unique number formats such as 072 0123123/072 5544911, which can be chosen to fit the preferences of the customer from over a range of 100,000 distinct... 


US calls for global consensus on tackling cyber crime

Published : 1:14 am  March 26, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  534 views  |  

Reuters: The United States called on Wednesday for an international consensus to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime in financial services and other sectors, saying governments alone cannot tackle the problem. “We now need to develop consensus around ways to respond to this threat,” U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin told the CityWeek conference in London. Any solution will be suboptimal if governments act alone without the help of the financial services sector, she said. “There is no silver bullet,” she asserted. Reaching a state of absolute cyber security is an unattainable goal. “Each of us must recognise the fact that this risk is perhaps the most pressing operational... 


Samsung unveils its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Published : 1:12 am  March 26, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  699 views  |  

Samsung Electronics yesterday unveiled its highly-anticipated Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to the Sri Lankan media in an event held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre in Colombo. The new entries into the Samsung Galaxy smartphone series boast unique designs and improved specifications as the mobile giant attempts to improve on the standards set by previous Galaxy phones. Samsung stated that its R&D team had been working along with a team of engineers in developing modern processor software that makes the device the most powerful smartphone in the market today. Samsung Southwest Asia Corporate Communications Vice President Rajeev Mishra stressed the importance of R&D at Samsung, highlighting the consumer... 


Mangala receives warm welcome on his first official visit to SLT

Published : 12:41 am  March 25, 2015  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  711 views  |  

SLT Chairman P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena (left) presents a memento Minister of Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications and IT, Mangala Samaraweera to mark his first official visit as SLT Group CEO Dileepa Wijesundera looks on        Minister of Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications and IT, Mangala Samaraweera made his first official visit to the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) head office on 23 March 2015. The Minister was welcomed to SLT by its Chairman, Board of Directors, Group CEO and senior management. During the visit, he took time to address the senior management and discuss the future plans of the company and also carried out a special address for the union members of SLT. During his... 


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