Nippon Paints bags gold at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  274 views  |  

Nippon Paint Lanka walked off as winners of a Gold award at the recently held National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014. NBQSA is the national awards competition for best software products in Sri Lanka organised by the Sri Lanka section of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute of IT. Over the years the event itself has grown in recognition and prestige, both locally and internationally. Nippon Paints Sales Force Automation System software ‘Smart Sales’ bagged the award under the in-house application category. The competition was open to 21 categories overall. Today, NBQSA ‘Seal of Excellence’ is regarded as an acknowledged symbol of achievement, and serves... 


Microsoft partners with Dropbox for online file-sharing

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox Inc to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox’s website and mobile app. Microsoft said the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to be rolled out in the next few weeks, and online accessibility would be available in the first half of 2015. Microsoft already has a file-sharing service called OneDrive, but partnering with Dropbox will allow it to tap more than 300 million users of the Silicon Valley startup’s services.  Read More →


Palo Alto Networks discovers new malware targeted at Apple devices

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  252 views  |  

Reuters: Palo Alto Networks Inc has discovered a new family of malware that can infect Apple Inc’s desktop and mobile operating systems, underscoring the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers. The “WireLurker” malware can install third-party applications on regular, non-jailbroken iOS devices and hop from infected Macs onto iPhones through USB connector-cables, said Ryan Olson, intelligence director for the company’s Unit 42 division. Palo Alto Networks said on Wednesday it had seen indications that the attackers were Chinese. The malware originated from a Chinese third-party apps store and appeared to have mostly affected users within the country. The malware... 


hSenid partners TAD Summit 2014 in Istanbul

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  244 views  |  

In this pre-departure interview, hSenid CEO Dinesh Saparamadu explains the objectives and value of the TAD Summit to local entrepreneurs. The TAD Summit 2014 will be held on 12/13 November at Istanbul. hSenid will be sending a seven-member team to participate in this prestigious telecommunications event. Q: What is TAD Summit? A: TAD Summit is a forum, where all stake holders of the Telecom Application Development ecosystem come together and share knowledge, showcase their products and services and success stories. The summit focuses on building an essential yet missing component of the telecom industry, that creates new services and customer value to address the revenue decline from the commoditisation... 


International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions on 10 Dec.

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  297 views  |  

By Inshira Shainaz The University of Colombo’s School of Computing announced this year’s International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer2014 – cosponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section – will be held at the BMICH from 10 to 14 December. It will provide an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners alike to showcase research and development activities carried out in the ICT and CS domains. The proceedings of ICTer2014 will be published in a book and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the special issue of ICTer Journal. From 2012 ICTer has been indexed by Thomson Reuters, the only Sri Lankan academic conference... 


Laugfs wins award at NBQSA 2014

Published : 12:01 am  November 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  118 views  |  

Diversified conglomerate Laugfs Holdings was recognised for its in-house developed Laugfs Bid Plus software at the prestigious National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014. Bid Plus won a Merit award under the ‘e-Inclusion & e-Community’ category which recognises software which adds value to the community and society at large. This system was developed by the Group IT of Laugfs Holdings according to a concept of Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya and Managing Director U.K. Thilak De Silva. BiD Plus is a platform through which Laugfs employees can sell new and used items within the Laugfs Group while contributing towards raising funds for welfare. Users post pictures of the item to be sold,... 


SLT launches 100G ultra-speed national backbone network

Published : 12:52 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  3 Comments  |  947 views  |  

National ICT solutions provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) yesterday announced that it has launched the country’s first ultra-speed national Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fibre-optic backbone transmission network in Sri Lanka. Huawei worked together with strategic partner SLT to implement the National Backbone Network (NBN) with a new generation OTN-based 100G DWDM solution. The solution supports eight terabits (1 Terabits = 1000 Gigabits) per second transmission to cater to the future exponential growth of ICT in Sri Lanka. A versatile ICT platform is a critical tool for the Government to achieve its goal of a $ 100 billion GDP economy and $ 4,000 per capita income by 2016. The... 


ICTA collaborates with VTA in streamlining ‘Nenasala’ IT education

Published : 12:51 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) signed an MoU recently boosting recognition of ICT education at Nenasalas. ICTA Chairman, Senior Presidential Advisor and Peradeniya University Chancellor Professor P.W. Epasinghe and VTASL Chairman Colonel S.R.P. Ratnayake signed the MoU at the Youth Affairs and Skills Development Ministry.                         The aim of the MoU is to launch a project leading to issuing a recognised certificate to students attending the program of ICT training and education at Nenasalas. According to the MoU, VTASL... 


Mobitel Enterprise SMS Solution – Pilot Project launched

Published : 12:50 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  295 views  |  

The Mobitel Enterprise SMS Solution – Pilot Project kicked off recently at Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd.                               The inauguration ceremony was held at the CPSTL Kolonnawa installation premises recently, under the patronage of Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd. Chairman/MD Major General M.R.W. De Zoysa and Mobitel Ltd. Enterprise Business Development Chief Officer Manju Fernando. Petroleum retailers and consumers island-wide will be notified via a system-generated SMS message. The SMS will carry invoice, product and vehicle exit details. The pilot project will act as a catalyst... 


LG Elec Q3 profit more than doubles from year ago on mobile

Published : 12:48 am  November 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  211 views  |  

Reuters: South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc last week said its July-September operating profit more than doubled from a year earlier as earnings from its mobile business surged to a five-year high. The world’s No. 2 television maker after domestic rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said profits for its TV business grew 5.2% from a year earlier, while smartphone shipments rose to a fresh record. “LG’s earnings reflected strong performance from its mobile business,” the company said in a statement. LG reported an operating profit of 461 billion won ($ 440.21 million), better than a 454 billion won mean estimate from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S poll of 36 analysts. LG’s mobile division turned... 


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