Intel unveils platform to simplify connectivity of products

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  169 views  |  

Reuters: Intel Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new platform to make it easier for companies to create Internet-connected smart products using its chips, security and software. Intel’s platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker’s components and software for companies to create smart, connected devices, Doug Davis, head of Intel’s Internet of Things business, said at a launch event in San Francisco. It also aims to make it easier to connect to data centers in order analyze data collected from devices’ sensors. “We’re creating compute capability in end-point devices that scale from our highest performance Xeon processor to the Quark family of products,” Davis said,... 


Etisalat to set up 200 more base stations in 100 days

Published : 12:20 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  318 views  |  

Etisalat Lanka Ltd., is set to complete 200 base stations across the country in just 100 days as a part of its ongoing phase in coverage and capacity expansion to continuously ensure its customers’ experience enjoy the best in the market. This move is a part of Etisalat’s continuous service excellence commitments to its customers. The initiative is aimed at further strengthening islandwide connectivity and reach as part of the company’s rapid expansion of network infrastructure. The 200 base stations commissioned under this project will be inclusive of both 2G and 3G sites, spanning over eight districts. Following the investments committed by EtisalatLanka for the continuous service enhancement;... 


SLT partners Citrix to enhance breakthrough AKAZA Cloud platform

Published : 12:20 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), has announced the company’s partnership with Citrix Systems Inc., a global leader in providing cloud services, mobile workspaces, virtualisation, mobility management and networking services to strengthen SLT AKAZA Cloud platform. SLT believes that the Citrix Cloud Platform will empower SLT AKAZA Cloud offerings to make SLT customers’ IT infrastructures more agile and efficient infrastructures via AKAZA cloud applications. The state-of-the-art services currently offered by AKAZA includes: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Virtual Data Centres (VDC), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Communication-as-a-Service (CaaS) and Software-as-a-Service... 


NSA’s surveillance a “trade barrier” for EU companies: EU official

Published : 12:19 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  226 views  |  

Reuters: The US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance is a trade barrier for European Internet companies trying to provide services in the United States, a top EU official said on Monday. US citizens are deterred from using European e-mail providers because they do not get the same protection as they would by using US providers, said Paul Nemitz, a director in the European Commission’s justice department. “The law … which empowers the NSA to basically grab everything which comes from outside the United States, is a real trade barrier to a European digital company to provide services to Americans inside America,” Nemitz, who is overseeing an overhaul of the EU’s 20-year-old... 


Inventor of home video games, Ralph Baer, dies in US at 92

Published : 12:19 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  161 views  |  

Reuters: The man credited with inventing the first home video games, Ralph Baer, died on Saturday at age 92 at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire, a director at the Goodwin Funeral Home said on Monday. Baer, who fled his native Germany with his family in 1938 ahead of the Second World War, spent much of his career working on advanced radar systems for a defence company before turning his attention to interactive video games in the late 1960s. Baer’s first video game console, dubbed The Brown Box, made its debut in 1972, and was later licensed by Magnavox as the Odyssey game system. It included the game Table Tennis, a forerunner to Pong, which was one of the first video games to achieve... 


Twitter unveils improved tools to report harassment

Published : 12:18 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  140 views  |  

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Twitter announced on Tuesday improvements to simplify the way users report abuse and harassment on the social media platform. Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Twitter in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo in Sarajevo – REUTERS   The company said it will now require less information from users flagging inappropriate content and that it will be easier to submit tweets and accounts for review, even when wrongful behaviour is simply observed and not received directly. “We are nowhere near being done making changes in this area,” Shreyas Doshi, director of product management and user safety said in a message posted... 


North Korea says pro-Pyongyang supporters behind Sony cyber attack

Published : 12:18 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  171 views  |  

SEOUL (Reuters): A crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment may have been the work of pro-North Korean supporters, and allegations that the isolated country was to blame are “wild rumour”, state media said on Sunday. An article in the state KCNA news agency said North Korea had “called on the world” to defend it from a forthcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy, ‘The Interview,’ which features a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has described the film as an “act of war”. “The hacking into Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathisers with the DPRK in response to its appeal,” the article said, using... 


Rohan Jayaweera joins Microimage Mobile Media

Published : 12:17 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  405 views  |  

Rohan Jayaweera, former Country Consultant to Google, Sri Lanka, joined Microimage Mobile Media as the Chief Operating Officer. Rohan was the first representative for Google in Sri Lanka where he spearheaded all initiatives to and from Sri Lanka. Prior to Google he worked in Singapore as a Business consultant. Rohan has represented other technology companies such as Cisco Systems, IBM and Lenovo in his career. He is a renowned industry personality where he speaks/moderates in numerous industry events. He is also a former TedX speaker. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Rohan on board as the Chief Operating Officer of our Media, Mobile and Digital convergence business,” said Harsha Purasinghe,... 


Leading global BPM provider Newgen Software signs up with Just In Time Group

Published : 12:00 am  December 8, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  350 views  |  

Just in Time Group, a wholly Sri Lankan owned flagship ICT systems integration company, recently signed up with a leading global provider of Business Process Management solutions, Newgen Software, as a strategic partner towards boosting the upward trend of the ICT landscape in Sri Lanka. The inauguration of this strategic partnership was marked with a forum on ‘Leadership in Emerging Trends of Credit and Trade operations,’ which was attended by key personalities from the banking industry in Sri Lanka. Just In Time Group CEO Dr. Vickum Senanayake, delivering the keynote, spoke of the key challenges the industry faced while striving to keep pace in servicing the all-important customer and... 


Lanka IT sector to hit $ 1 b mark next year: EDB

Published : 12:00 am  December 8, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  312 views  |  

First IT Export Forum begins in Jaffna London Stock Exchange, HSBC praised Lankan IT: EDB$ 5 b IT revenue by 2022: SLAASCOM’s Sekaram 123% IT growth in five years: EDB’s Maldeni 20 Jaffna IT SMEs in first Northern Export Forum 2103 IT exports at $ 719 m Virtusa Head of Digital, SVP and General Manager Madu Ratnayake, EDB Director – Export Services Saman Maldeni, Hayleys Industrial Solutions and Hayleys BPO Managing Director Dr. Arul Sivagananathan, hSenid Mobile and Founder Member of Yarl IT Hub B. Sayanthan, ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura and SLASSCOM Vice Chairman Mano Sekaram inaugurate the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum and Entrepreneurship Workshop event on 5 December at Tilko Hotel... 


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