Homegrown talent of IFS adds that extra touch: Akbarally

Published : 1:35 am  October 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  385 views  |  

Akbar Brothers Ltd., a family run business established in 1972, has interests in seven key industries, with tea being the company’s core business. With continuous evolution and constant demand for Ceylon Tea, the company has grown to be a major player in the global tea industry. The company produces a variety of teas, which include black, green, herbal, iced and flavoured teas. “Constant increase in quality standards and improvement in product packaging has helped us meet global demand,” Huzefa Akbarally said. Every week the company purchases tea at the Colombo Tea Auction, which is then blended, packed and exported. “Initially we conducted a survey and study of many Enterprise Resource... 


99X Technology wins Gold at 22nd NCE Awards

Published : 12:00 am  October 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  367 views  |  

99X Technology was lauded for its notable contribution to the Sri Lankan economy through the export of high quality software product engineering services, when it cinched a Gold Award in the Export of Business and Professional Services Sector (large category) at the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka’s Export Awards for 2013. It was a tribute to the company’s journey of excellence in the delivery of value added software products to its predominantly European clientele and to the high benchmarks it meets in its day-to-day operations. 99X Technology has developed over 150 best-in-class products of different technology complexities and in varying business domains and its portfolio... 


Homegrown talent of IFS adds that extra touch: Akbarally

Published : 12:00 am  October 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  303 views  |  

Akbar Brothers Ltd., a family run business established in 1972, has interests in seven key industries, with tea being the company’s core business. With continuous evolution and constant demand for Ceylon Tea, the company has grown to be a major player in the global tea industry. The company produces a variety of teas, which include black, green, herbal, iced and flavoured teas. “Constant increase in quality standards and improvement in product packaging has helped us meet global demand,” Huzefa Akbarally said. Every week the company purchases tea at the Colombo Tea Auction, which is then blended, packed and exported. “Initially we conducted a survey and study of many Enterprise Resource... 


Leading digital marketing experts at Cinnamon Travel Bloggers Conference next month

Published : 12:00 am  October 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  313 views  |  

50 professional travel bloggers together with digital marketing experts to be flown down courtesy of SriLankan Airlines   Asia’s first-ever Travel Bloggers Conference, a brainchild of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, will be hosted in Sri Lanka in partnership with National Carrier SriLankan Airlines on 18 November, at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. In organising the above, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts together with the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) has now selected 50 of the Best Travel Bloggers with a combined following of over 20 million followers. These bloggers from around the world will be hosted on a four day pre-conference tour in order to experience Sri Lanka and... 


H Connect first Lankan BPO to get ISO 27001:2013 certification

Published : 12:18 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  1,176 views  |  

H Connect’s top standards were recently validated by the ISO 27001:2013 certification, making it the first BPO company in Sri Lanka to be certified under the revised standard.               The certification was provided following an audit by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). This achievement highlights H Connect’s commitment towards delivering high quality services along with the assurance of information security. The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organisations keep information assets secure and is especially focused towards managing the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to... 


Softlogic to launch latest enterprise solutions at Dell event

Published : 12:18 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  416 views  |  

The ICT subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings, Softlogic Information Technologies is set to showcase its leadership and industry competence at the first ever Dell Solutions Tour, organised by Dell Sri Lanka on the 7 October 2014 at the BMICH. Softlogic, the sole Dell Premier Partner in Sri Lanka, will be the first to launch the latest Dell 13G R730 server to the market. Furthermore, with the present corporate focus on Dell Software, Softlogic will highlight its offering in the Dell Data Protection, Information Management and Mobile Workforce Management solution category.                         The company will also showcase the latest severs... 


CSE Information Security Officer honoured with regional ISC2 awards

Published : 12:16 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  447 views  |  

The Head of Information Security and Compliance at the Colombo Stock Exchange, Wasnatha Perera was honoured with two exclusive (ISC)² ISLA(Information Security Leadership Award) accolades at a ceremony in Beijing, China.                         The ISLA program is held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board to recognize outstanding leadership and achievement in workforce improvement of information security and management professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.The awards, which recognise distinguished information security leadership initiatives, was given at the eighth annual Asia-Pacific ISLA Program... 


Phonezone authorised distributor of Zigo mobile in Seychelles

Published : 12:15 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  258 views  |  

A new shop, Phonezone, opened its doors in the Seychelles to officially become the authorised distributor of the Zigo mobile brand, offering its clients a wide range of Zigo mobile phones and accessories. The shop is located on the first floor of Orion Mall and was declared opened on Monday by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Seychelles, Rajatha Piyatissa, in the presence of the shop’s owners Jon and Barbara Wybrow, Bank of Ceylon Chief Executive Manager Ranjith Haputhanthri, Keshan Fernando and Shiwantha Wickramarathe from Sri Lanka, along with staff and other invitees. “I would like to congratulate Jon and Barbara for partnering with the Sri Lankans to open this shop. It is also a... 


JPMorgan hack exposed data of 83 m, among biggest breaches in history

Published : 12:04 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  261 views  |  

REUTERS: Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of some 83 million households and small business accounts were exposed when computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co were recently compromised by hackers, making it one of the biggest data breaches in history. The bank revealed the scope of the previously disclosed breach on Thursday, saying that there was no evidence that account numbers, passwords, user IDs, birth dates or Social Security numbers had been stolen. It added that it has not seen ‘unusual customer fraud’ related to the attack which exposed contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The people affected are mostly... 


Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies

Published : 12:04 am  October 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  244 views  |  

Reuters:Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations. HP said its shareholders would own a stake in both businesses through a tax-free transaction next year. Shares of the company, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, were up 5.1% at $37 (23.15 pounds) in premarket trading on Monday. Each of the two businesses contribute about half of HP’s current revenue and profit. The move will result in a monumental reshaping of one of technology’s most important pioneers, which has more than 300,000 employees and is on track to book... 


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