Calcey moves into Trace Expert City

Published : 2:49 am  October 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  378 views  |  

Boutique software firm expands Innovation Centre in Sri Lanka Calcey Founder and CEO Mangala Karunaratne flanked by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, UDA Chairman Nimal Perera and dignitaries from the Sri Lankan Army at the inauguration Calcey Technologies, an innovative software product engineering firm based in San Francisco California and Sri Lanka, moved their Colombo based Innovation Centre into the modern office premises at Trace Expert City. The move in was graced by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Urban Development Authority (UDA) Chairman Nimal Perera, dignitaries from the Sri Lankan Army, UDA, the Management of Calcey Technologies... 


JKOA wins top honours at Toshiba Annual Distributor Meeting

Published : 2:47 am  October 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  223 views  |  

Sri Lankan distributor outperforms region From Left:  Toshiba Singapore General Manager (EI) Minoru Yoshida, JKOA Head of Marketing/ John Keells Group Asst Vice President Malik Edwin, JKOA Product Manager Sanjeewa De Saram, Toshiba Tec Corporation Vice President Hidetaka Nonami, JKOA CEO/ John Keells Group Vice President Janoda Thoradeniya, JKOA Head of Services Priyanath Fernando, JKOA Head of Sales Neville Samaranayake and Toshiba Singapore Country Manager (EI) Daniel Ong   John Keells Office Automation (JKOA), the leader in office automation solutions, won top honours once again at Toshiba’s Annual Distributor Meeting 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it bagged the coveted ‘Diamond’... 


SimilarWeb unifies mapping of mobile and computer web

Published : 2:46 am  October 1, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  244 views  |  

Web tracking firm combines computer, mobile data in single view Mobile data available for selected countries, eventually global LONDON (Reuters): The mobile internet economy remains mostly uncharted territory for app publishers, their competitors, the advertisers who support them, and investors deciding where to place their bets. Now Israeli start-up SimilarWeb Ltd. is expanding its service for measuring computer usage into the mobile internet realm and the apps where users spend the overwhelming bulk of their time on smartphones. Apps are the dedicated applications users have come to rely on rather than surfing the web for information. Apps are handier and store data locally, allowing people... 


Microsoft strengthens ties with ICTA

Published : 1:14 am  September 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  298 views  |  

Microsoft Sri Lanka recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) to facilitate a number of projects and activities involving information infrastructure systems and software research.  The MoU would not only strengthen relations between ICTA and Microsoft, but will also result in constructive action through knowledge sharing and bringing together the considerable synergies of the two entities. The primary objective of the MoU is to exchange, develop and consolidate knowledge, information, practical skills, experience and technologies toward implementing joint programs to the Government, centred around improving... 


Virtusa receives three gold awards at NCE Awards

Published : 1:12 am  September 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  369 views  |  

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, won three gold awards at the recently concluded 22nd Annual National Chamber of Exporters Awards (NCE Awards) in Sri Lanka. The awards are in recognition of the company’s contribution to the country’s export earnings. Virtusa received the gold award in the ‘Most Value Added Exporter for the year 2013’ category at the event in recognition of how the company uses local talent and resources to add value to its services. Virtusa also bagged the gold awards in the ‘Export of Business and Professional Services... 


Brandix i3 signs deal with Mayo Clinic to launch Mortality Review System

Published : 1:11 am  September 30, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  437 views  |  

Brandix i3 in collaboration with Mayo Clinic yesterday officially announced the commercialisation of the Mortality Review System – a web based computer application that aggregates hospital process of care and system failures identified during a review process and analyses the causes of death among hospital patients. Inpatient mortality is receiving increasing scrutiny. A US Senate hearing in July 2014, noted that the sheer number of deaths in US hospitals is often overlooked. Per the Senate hearing, hospitalisations complicated by medical errors result in more than 400,000 deaths per year and is the number 3 killer in the US – third only to cancer and heart disease. Improving health care... 


Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos poses as he stands on a supply truck

Published : 1:26 am  September 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  456 views  |  

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos  poses as he stands on a supply truck during a photo opportunity at the premises of a shopping mall in the southern Indian city of Bangalore 28 September. REUTERS  Read More →


Microsoft offers first look at new Windows

Published : 1:25 am  September 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  362 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system. The project, known for the past few years as ‘Threshold’ inside the software company and ‘Windows 9’ outside it, will likely get an entirely new brand, or just be called Windows, analysts said, ahead of its full release early next year. The name change is symbolic of a new direction and style for Microsoft, which is veering away from an aggressive focus on Windows and PCs, the hallmark of previous Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. The new, quieter emphasis is on selling services across all devices and is championed... 


Top US regulators warn banks over ‘Shellshock’ bug

Published : 1:24 am  September 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  287 views  |  

Reuters: A group of top US financial regulators urged banks to quickly fix their software to protect it against the ‘Shellshock’ computer bug, saying it could expose them to fraud. Shellshock is a newly emerged major Internet threat that affects a common software tool found in many operating systems known as Bash, or Bourne-again Shell. “The pervasive use of Bash and the potential for this vulnerability to be automated presents a material risk,” the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council said. The FFIEC is an interagency body that can prescribe common standards for banks that includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller... 


BlackBerry launches square-screen Passport in turnaround push

Published : 1:01 am  September 26, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  528 views  |  

Reuters: BlackBerry Ltd’s unconventional square-screened smartphone, the Passport, earned mixed reviews at its launch on Wednesday as the company’s turnaround push moved into a critical phase in which it must prove its handsets are still desirable. BlackBerry showed off the new device at events in Toronto, London and Dubai. The smartphone, which has a large touchscreen and a modified version of the company’s well-known keyboard, comes to market as the phones of BlackBerry’s rivals all converge on a tall, rectangular profile. The Canadian company says its new device is ideal for professionals who need secure access and editing control of spreadsheets, medical scans and other documents.... 


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