Thursday 17th April 2014

E-tel in top 3 in Sri Lanka’s smartphone market

Published : 12:00 am  March 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM, SECTORS  |  Leave a Comment  |  221 views  |  

Increases market share to 16.1% in 4Q of 2013 E-tel has emerged one of the top three brands in Sri Lanka’s smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2013, importer Brantel said this week, quoting the latest report of market intelligence and advisory firm CyberMedia Research (CMR). The CMR report released Thursday 27 March 2014 said, “Smartphone sales (shipments) touched 0.12 million units in Sri Lanka during 4Q 2013 and 0.45 million for CY 2013. During 4Q 2013 Samsung emerged as the leader in the smartphones segment with a 21.2% share followed by Huawei with 19.6% and E-tel at third place with a 16.1% shipments share.” “Our increased emphasis on the smartphone segment with high-speed,... 


Dialog Enterprise introduces ‘Spinning your way into a Successful Business Model’

Published : 12:00 am  March 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM, SECTORS  |  Leave a Comment  |  213 views  |  

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solution arm of telecom giant, Dialog Axiata PLC showcased its latest technology-driven communication solutions for the apparel and manufacturing sectors at a forum held in Negombo recently. Held with the participation of top professionals including CEOs, Managing Directors and Heads of Departments from leading corporates in the apparel and manufacturing sectors, the Dialog Enterprise corporate forum held under the theme ‘Optimising Resource Utilisation’  focused on highlighting Dialog Enterprise’s latest pursuits in providing cutting-edge solutions to evolving demands in the apparel and manufacturing sectors. Dialog Enterprise Group Chief Officer Jerry... 


Abans unveils LG’s first curved smartphone

Published : 12:00 am  March 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM, SECTORS  |  1 Comment  |  296 views  |  

LG G Flex stays ahead of the curve, leading smartphone evolution with breakthrough innovations Abans, sole agent in Sri Lanka for LG Smart Phones, has launched the innovative new LG G Flex curved smartphone which is the first device in the smartphone market that is curved to follow the contour of the face. The LG G Flex is the latest device in LG’s premium G Series which is set to create a new milestone in smartphone revolution, incorporating proprietary innovations in the form of the display and battery. It also boasts new user experience with unique features that take advantage of the phone’s curved form factor. “LG has continued to learn from consumers and has broken boundaries with... 


Microsoft CEO signals new course with Office for iPad

Published : 12:00 am  March 31, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM, SECTORS  |  Leave a Comment  |  254 views  |  

REUTERS: Microsoft Corp’s new Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, finally unveiled Office for Apple Inc’s iPad in a polished debut that set him apart from his energetic predecessor while signalling his plans to make mobile apps the top priority at the world’s largest software company. At a news conference Thursday, executives demonstrated a new “touch-first” version of Office crafted for the iPad, available for download as a free app, though a subscription is needed to let users create or edit documents rather than just read them. Significantly, they did not demonstrate any software on Windows machines, telegraphing a departure from former Chief Executive Steve Ballmer’s focus... 


Storm of digital services and its impact on Asia

Published : 12:05 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  447 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam One cannot deny the presence of a digital storm in our everyday lives. Due to this, approximately six years from now, there will be no less than 50 billion devices connected to the internet and five billion internet users. This is because typically middle class citizens will have about 10 devices connected to the internet. What this means is that in terms of propagation and explosion, the growth of people, business and other factors that are connected to each other will grow approximately by 50-fold. At the recently-held WSO2 Conference 2014 Asia, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive/Director Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya delivering the first keynote address shared his thoughts on... 


Informatics Group software and international wings get ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  165 views  |  

Informatics International Ltd., (IIL) the leading software and international arm of the Informatics Group was recently awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Management System certification following an audit conducted by DNV. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an international standard that aims to bring information security under explicit management control. The standard requires that the management systematically examine the organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts. It also requires companies to design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls whilst adopting a management process to ensure that the information security controls... 


FITIS and Chamber of Commerce of Wayamba set up ICT Chapter

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  157 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry in Sri Lanka, signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with the Chamber of Commerce of the Wayamba Province (CCWP) at the ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition held recently at Kuliyapitiya. The collaboration was entered into for the purpose of establishing the Information and Communication Technology Industry (ICT) Chapter of Wayamba for the benefit of the information technology and communication industry professionals and enterprises in the Wayamba Province. As per the MOC signed, the Wayamba Chamber will organise and enrol the ICT-industry related Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and professionals... 


Informatics Group software and international wings get ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  190 views  |  

Informatics International Ltd., (IIL) the leading software and international arm of the Informatics Group was recently awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Management System certification following an audit conducted by DNV. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an international standard that aims to bring information security under explicit management control. The standard requires that the management systematically examine the organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts. It also requires companies to design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls whilst adopting a management process to ensure that the information security controls... 


FITIS and Chamber of Commerce of Wayamba set up ICT Chapter

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  152 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry in Sri Lanka, signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with the Chamber of Commerce of the Wayamba Province (CCWP) at the ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition held recently at Kuliyapitiya. The collaboration was entered into for the purpose of establishing the Information and Communication Technology Industry (ICT) Chapter of Wayamba for the benefit of the information technology and communication industry professionals and enterprises in the Wayamba Province. As per the MOC signed, the Wayamba Chamber will organise and enrol the ICT-industry related Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and professionals... 


Micromax launches Bolt A59 & Bolt A61

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  357 views  |  

Expanding its product portfolio in the country, Micromax, the world’s 10th largest mobile manufacturer and Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile brand today announced the launch of two new Android smartphones in its mid-range category – the Bolt A59 and Bolt A61. Targeted at the masses, both the devices come with a sleek metallic body finish giving it a premium look and feel. Commenting on the launch, Micromax Sri Lanka Country Manager Sanjeev Ariaratnam said: “At Micromax, we always strive to marry innovation with style offering users a seamless experience on our devices. With the launch of these two new devices – Bolt A59 and Bolt A61, we aim to strengthen our leadership in the Sri Lankan... 


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