VeriFone honours Epic Lanka as ‘Innovative Solutions Partner’

Published : 12:04 am  September 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  199 views  |  

Epic Lanka was honoured as ‘Innovative Solutions Partner’ by VeriFone Inc. at its prestigious Partner’s Forum held recently in Vietnam. Over 130 partner firms from the Greater Asia region attended this forum organised by VeriFone Inc., the US based world leader of electronic payment devices. Established in 1981, VeriFone operates in 150 countries with over 20 million systems installed globally. “The Innovative Solutions Award we won shows our quest for excellence,” said Epic Lanka Group Chairman/Managing Director Nayana Dehigama. “Our talent pool always looks for innovations to add more value to the end-users and to do so you got to be ahead of others in terms of knowledge and creativity.... 

Mobitel recognised for Excellence in Engineering Services

Published : 12:27 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  236 views  |  

The national mobile service provider Mobitel was honoured with the ‘Engineering Services’ Award at the prestigious Excellence in Engineering Awards organised by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) recently for following the best practices in project management designed to operate Mobitel’s sophisticated engineering systems and processes. The awards which was held this year under the theme of ‘Engineering Excellence through Project Excellence’, commended Mobitel for its project excellence of the Stage VII project, the largest network expansion project which consists of more than 1530 2G/3G/LTE nodes, 700 Transmission nodes and more than 430 infrastructural elements. “Mobitel... 

IFS Bangladesh to mull expansion in public sector

Published : 12:26 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  227 views  |  

IFS commenced operations in Bangladesh in 2006, initially having embraced Bangladesh as partners. “In 2010, we realised the great potential in Bangladesh, and then decided to invest there. This also entailed our partnership to move towards a new and advanced phase in terms of operations,” Country Director Bangladesh and Director – Software Development and Technical Services Asanga Marasinghe said. Having embarked on the challenge of taking IFS to Bangladesh was no easy feat and it took immense responsibility. In 2012, IFS Bangladesh was established through a Liaison office. In time, the liaison office is being anticipated to be converted into a fully fledged branch office by 2015. Marasinghe... 

Lankan payments startup Kashmi picked for intl. tech accelerator program

Published : 12:26 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  611 views  |  

Kashmi, a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment application founded by Rakhil Fernando, Mufaddal Lukmanjee, Sanjiv Alles and Rajinda Jayasinghe, has been selected to participate in the Dubai-based, TURN8 accelerator program backed by DP World. “We are honoured that Kashmi has been recognised as one of the top 12 ideas from a global pool of over 300 applicants,” says Kashmi CEO Rakhil Fernando. “Kashmi is a simple solution to a very common problem, and we believe that TURN8 will truly help us reach our potential.” Kashmi will be rolled out across several Asian countries in the near future. The goal of the TURN8 program is to foster a global entrepreneurial and innovation culture by boosting business... 

APICTA 2015 in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:25 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  3 Comments  |  510 views  |  

A great opportunity to position the country among Asia Pacific nations The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) will conduct its annual proceedings of 2015 including its renowned international awards ceremony APICTA 2015 in Sri Lanka. This was decided at their  last executive council meeting held in Bangkok recently said Dr. Dileepa De Silva, Chairman of APICTA.   “This is a great opportunity for Sri Lanka to position the country among the international communities. We can promote our products and services and this enables us to showcase our talents to the world. APICTA also brings leading ICT firms and professionals to a single place and we can certainly look forward for new business opportunities,... 

CommVault introduces new Simpana Solution Sets

Published : 12:25 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  

Includes automated cloud data management CommVault today announced new Simpana cloud management capabilities and Simpana Solution Sets designed to transform how companies of all sizes protect, manage and maximise the value of business information amidst a rising tide of data and compliance requirements. As enterprises deploy private and hybrid clouds to increase business agility, the new Simpana Solution Sets are designed to speed cloud adoption and data centre modernisation by delivering next-generation software innovations. Supporting mobile productivity and improved self-service access, the Simpana Solution Sets help customers lower cost and reduce risk with enhanced data and information... 

Oracle loses bid to restore $ 1.3 b SAP verdict, could get new trial

Published : 12:24 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  274 views  |  

Reuters: Oracle Corp failed to revive a $ 1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE as a US appeals court said Oracle must choose to accept a lower amount or face a new trial. In a ruling on Friday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said jurors used ‘an undue amount of speculation’ in awarding $ 1.3 billion in damages in 2010. But the court found US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, had erred in concluding that Oracle deserved only $ 272 million of damages, a sum Oracle rejected. Writing for a three-judge 9th Circuit panel, Judge William Fletcher directed Hamilton to offer Oracle a choice of... 

ASUS makes strong comeback to Sri Lankan market

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  329 views  |  

Director Operations and CPM – Sri Lanka, Rajeev Chaudhari outlines plans for ASUS operations in Sri Lanka   ASUS launched in Sri Lanka recently. Is it because you see potential in the Lankan market?    Director Operations and CPM – Sri Lanka Rajeev Chaudhari Of course. ASUS has been a leading brand in Sri Lanka for products like Motherboards, VGA cards, optical drives, LCD monitors with a large market share a few years ago. We hope to reach this status again with the re-launch in June with some new and exciting products in Notebook category.   How do you propose entering the local market? We pioneered the ultraportable laptop market with many of our groundbreaking products,... 

Kleiner to invest in Snapchat at near-$ 10 b valuation: Report

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  183 views  |  

Reuters: Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The venture-capital firm had committed to invest up to $20 million in Snapchat in May, the Journal cited one of the people as saying, without elaborating. At least one other strategic investor has committed to joining the latest round of funding, the Journal cited two of the people as saying. Neither Snapchat nor Kleiner were immediately available for comment.  Read More →

MAS Holdings partners MillenniumIT for country’s largest Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Agreement

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,785 views  |  

MAS Holdings chooses Millennium IT as its Enterprise Partner for Microsoft Office 365 Unified platform enables mobile workers across 40 SBUs in different regions to streamline communications Reduced operational costs in terms of resources and implementations Fully hosted on cloud, facilitating high availability and scalability    From left: Roshan de Silva, Sanjaya Dayananda, Sampath Gunawardena, Jehan Mutaliph, Faiq Faiz, Imran Vilcassim, Senaka Harishchandra, Radhive Fernando, Ackiel Hameen and Chaarya Somasiri MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider and Microsoft License Specialist (LSP) announced the signing of a Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Agreement... 

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