Top panel to evaluate e-Swabhimani 2014

Published : 1:21 am  September 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  332 views  |  

Subsequent to the end of nominations for e-Swabhimani 2014 steps are being taken to have the entries evaluated by high-profile experts, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). About 250 nominations were received for e-Swabhimani 2014 – the national award for the best e-content and innovative ICT applications, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). Registering an increase each year from the 137 entries at the first e-Swabhimani in 2009, the 2014 nominations mark the highest number during the five years, say ICTA sources. The panel of experts drawn from various ICT sectors comprises the following distinguished personalities both local and foreign. For want of space only a skeletal view is... 


Apple gives NFC chip technology a prized seal of approval

Published : 1:20 am  September 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  321 views  |  

Reuters: Apple Inc’s long-awaited launch of tap-to-pay technology in its new iPhones and smartwatch may be the seal of approval that near-field communication technology needs to become as commonplace as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Called NFC, the technology lets smartphones communicate wirelessly with other devices such as point-of-sale terminals by holding them together. While proponents have argued for years that it is ideal for secure payment systems that could eventually replace credit cards, none have taken off. At a gala event on Tuesday, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook uncorked Apple’s attempt at mobile payments, called Apple Pay, using NFC chips built into the company’s two... 


ICTA-SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Future Outlook for International Electronic Transactions Law’

Published : 1:58 am  September 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  488 views  |  

ICTA and SLASSCOM will be organising a Thought Leadership Forum on “The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law” on Wednesday, 17 September from 6-7:30 p.m. at Dialog Future World Auditorium, Excel World.  This event is free of charge and open to the public (Registration – www.slasscom.lk/events). Every organisation deals with electronic transactions. THE ICTA and SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law’ will examine the present and future of this pivotal subject and the impacts on Sri Lankan business. The topic will be addressed by keynote speaker, João Ribeiro, Head of Regional Centre for Asia... 


Softserve awarded best Microsoft Dynamics Partner 2014

Published : 1:58 am  September 11, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  534 views  |  

Softserve Ltd. was recognised as the Best Dynamics Partner 2014 at the recently held Microsoft Annual Awards ceremony in Colombo. The Microsoft Annual Awards recognise partners who excel in promoting Microsoft technologies and services to customers in the private and public sectors. The award was presented to Softserve Ltd. Managing Director Mahesh Jeyawardena by Microsoft Sri Lanka Country Manager Imran Vilcassim and Microsoft Dynamics Account Manager Tania Foenander. Vying against several leading and long-standing partners, Softserve was recognised for its phenomenal achievement in promoting Microsoft Dynamics products in Sri Lanka and demonstrating its excellence in providing customer solutions... 


ExcelSoft to implement ERP solutions at Quantum Clothing India

Published : 12:00 am  September 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  444 views  |  

British apparel manufacturing firm Quantum Clothing Group Ltd. has awarded the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for its Indian operation to Sri Lankan software firm ExcelSoft. Quantum Clothing India, set up in area of 11.32 acres in Andhra Pradesh, currently employs a 2100 workforce approximately. The India factory established in August 2010 commenced their first shipment in April 2011. The agreement follows ExcelSoft’s implementation of the TOPS ERP solution in Quantum Sri Lanka’s Horana factory in 2012. The system seamlessly integrated all business critical data flowing through various departments that are decisive for the businesses to reach its objectives and... 


Etisalat introduces multi-device solution for smartphone users

Published : 12:00 am  September 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  462 views  |  

Etisalat Lanka recently announced the launch of “Multi SIM”, an innovative service introduced to deliver convenient solutions for customers and businesses, using multiple SIMs and devices. Users can now integrate multiple devices to one number, one bill and one package with ease. The advancement of mobile technology has created the need for owning multiple devices among business professionals, young executives and businesses. Managing multiple devices with multiple connections can be complicated and expensive. In this context, Etisalat introduced this innovative solution for individual customers and businesses alike to offer convenience and integration between multiple devices. The solution... 


H One to consult Thailand’s TMB Bank in major Cloud project

Published : 12:00 am  September 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  224 views  |  

H One was recognised for its work empowering Sri Lankan businesses with next generation Cloud technology when it was recently invited by Microsoft’s regional management, to serve as a Cloud consultant to enterprises in South-East Asia. A leading Cloud Deployment Partner with more than 19,000 offices, H One leverages its team of highly-certified cloud engineers, tested and proven deployment methodologies and expertise with complex migrations towards project success.  The team also brings to bear best practices from the Center of Excellence Team for Office365 responsible for transitioning major global organisations to the Cloud, including the Coca Cola Company. The landmark project, which will... 


Bharti Airtel to sell over 3,500 African mobile phone masts to Eaton Towers

Published : 2:05 am  September 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  312 views  |  

(Reuters) – Bharti Airtel Ltd. has agreed to sell more than 3,500 of its mobile phone masts in six African countries to telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers in a bid to cut costs, the companies said on Monday. Bharti Airtel will lease back the towers from Eaton under a 10-year contract, the companies said in a statement. They did not disclose financial details of the deal. In July, Bharti Airtel agreed to sell about 3,100 masts in four African countries to Helios Towers Africa. The sales are part of the Indian group’s plan to divest most of its more than 15,000 towers in Africa in a process that sources have said could raise up to $2 billion.  Read More →


Marked increase of nominations for e-Swabhimani 2014

Published : 2:05 am  September 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  229 views  |  

About 250 nominations have been received for e-Swabhimani 2014 – the national award for the best e-content and innovative ICT applications, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). Registering an increase each year from the 130 entries at the first e-Swabhimani in 2009, the 2014 nominations mark the highest number during the five years, say ICTA sources. During the next few weeks these nominations will be carefully judged by a jury comprising local and international experts. The fifth annual presentation of e-Swabhimani awards will be held in Colombo in November 2014. Further information could be obtained from www.eswabhimani.lk. Explaining the raison de e’tre of e-Swabhimani ICTA CEO Reshan... 


Hutch uses Thakral One to achieve high performance and scalability

Published : 2:02 am  September 9, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  330 views  |  

Sri Lanka, along with many other developing markets, has been aligning with the mobile data access to the handset landscape especially with feature phones on pre-paid packages, while an increasing number of Sri Lankans are using mobile phones to access the internet. All operators, including Hutchinson Telecom Lanka (Hutch), have had to upgrade their infrastructure to meet the new communication requirements. This meant upgrading their existing infrastructure to offer more advanced features that had the capacity to expand with the change in market demands.   As an immediate approach to meet these new requirements, Hutch decided to upgrade their basic reload application run on a physical data... 


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