SLASSCOM launches first-ever strategic review for IT/BPM industry

Published : 12:31 am  July 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  462 views  |  

SLASSCOM, the IT and knowledge services industry trade chamber in Sri Lanka, launched its first-ever IT/BPM industry review at a simple ceremony held under the patronage of Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera recently. Welcoming the audience, SLASSCOM Chairman Jayantha De Silva said that the industry with strong support of the Government has shown tremendous growth in the last few years from negligible export revenue just a few years back to the billion dollar industry it is today. Speaking at the event SLASSCOM Chairman Emeritus Madu Ratnayake presented the key highlights of the report. He highlighted that global IT/BPM reached $ 1.2 trillion in 2013, and the world is now poised for the... 


Commonwealth ICT deliberations at NITC 2014

Published : 12:30 am  July 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,832 views  |  

Sri Lanka graciously hosted Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 2013. Continuing the engagement with the commonwealth, and considering the relevance of the CHOGM 2013 theme ‘Growth Equity and Inclusive Development’, Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has taken steps to facilitate commonwealth wide deliberations at its National Information Technology Conference2014 (NITC 2014) – ‘ICT for Inclusive Development’. The conference organised in collaboration Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Telecommunication and IT Sri Lanka, Ministry of External Affairs Sri Lanka and Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) is supported by London based Commonwealth Telecommunication... 


Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

Published : 12:29 am  July 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  361 views  |  

ZURICH (Reuters): Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Technology website VentureBeat said in a report on Wednesday Apple was working with “at least one partner, Swatch” on a smartwatch project, citing an unnamed source. A spokeswoman for Swatch Group said on Thursday the report was unfounded. She said the only business relationship Swatch Group had with mobile phone makers was as a supplier of integrated circuits and other electronic components. Signs are mounting that Apple, which landed huge successes with its iPhone mobile phones and iPad tablets, is preparing... 


LG Electronics beats Q2 estimates as mobile division turns profit

Published : 12:29 am  July 25, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  340 views  |  

Reuters: LG Electronics Inc reported on Thursday its strongest quarterly profit in more than three years, beating analyst estimates thanks to a pickup in television sales and a turnaround in its mobile phone business. The world’s second-largest TV maker after local rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said profit at its TV arm improved in April-June from a year earlier, while its smartphone shipments rose 20% to a record 14.5 million handsets. The global TV market is showing signs of life as demand from advanced markets picks up, with sales of larger-sized ultra high-definition (UHD) TVs widely seen as a potential boost. But LG and market analysts said a likely rise in marketing costs by TV makers... 


UA receives prestigious ISO certification for Information Security Management System

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,526 views  |  

Union Assurance IT Management systems achieved a significant milestone when it was certified with the prestigious ISO 27001:2005 certification. The ISO 27000 family of standards assists organisations to protect and maintain security of information assets i.e. business information, customer data, financial information, intellectual property, employee details and information entrusted by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). This International Standard adopts a process approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an organisation’s... 


iOM fills in mid-market void with SAGE ERP

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,713 views  |  

     iOM (Singapore) Director John Goh flanked in either side by Regional Sales Manager Ong Chee Lee and Sage Software Asia Assistant Sales Manager Adrian Ang iOM, a regional leader in IT support and services, announced its appointment as a partner for Sage 300 ERP. Sage 300 ERP (formerly known as Sage ERP Accpac) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system that serves small and medium-sized businesses in professional services, financial services, the public sector, and other markets such as distribution and wholesale. In Singapore and Philippines, iOM has been selling and supporting Oracle’s application suite mainly catering to Tier 1 business requirements. In... 


Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 m large-screen iPhones

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  367 views  |  

REUTERS: Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for the iPhones with 4.7-inch (11.9-cm) and 5.5-inch (14-cm) displays is much larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million for iPhone 5S and 5C models, the people told the Journal.    A worker wipes a poster advertisement for Apple’s iPhone 5C on a wall of Japan’s biggest mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc shop before its launch ceremony for the start of... 


Singer-Sony Mobiles ring exclusive distributorship deal with Xperia range launch

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  635 views  |  

Introduces new premium flagship waterproof Xperia Z2Android smartphone with superior display, 4K recording and digital noise cancelling technology    At the launch of the Xperia Z2, the new premium flagship waterproof smartphone from left: Singer Sri Lanka Assistant Brand Manager Sony Mobiles Shamil Gunetileke, Singer Sri Lanka Group CEO Asoka Pieris, Sony South East Asia Sri Lanka Office Chief Representative Razali Ya’acub Mohamed and Sony Representative Office Sri Lanka Head of Marketing Dilshan Gammampila with the models – Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s number one brand and number one smartphone marketer, was appointed as the exclusive distributor... 


UPnP Forum bridges IoT and Cloud with UPnP+

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  249 views  |  

Global home networking standards group, UPnP Forum, is driving UPnP+ forward, using the Cloud to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) to the things you will have in your home and make those things even more capable. UPnP Forum, which is exhibiting at this year’s IBC (12-16 September), will demonstrate UPnP+ capabilities using sensor management control over a Cloud network to show how UPnP can integrate devices into the IoT. UPnP Forum has created a strategy around using new and existing UPnP device control protocols (DCPs) and UPnP Cloud architecture to provide UPnP protocols specifically for IoT applications. UPnP core technology provides a base for IoT, creating bridges to both wide-area... 


China’s Xiaomi hopes Mi 4 smartphone can take on Apple

Published : 12:00 am  July 23, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  653 views  |  

Reuters: Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker’s Chief Executive sought to challenge larger US rival Apple Inc. The Mi 4 comes as budget handset makers in China are competing more aggressively on price and generous features, with even high-end manufacturers feeling the pressure. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Ltd said this month that its disappointing smartphone shipments were due to poor sales in China, which had 1.27 billion mobile subscribers in June. Dressed in a black T-shirt and blue jeans, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took aim repeatedly at iPhone maker Apple during the presentation on Tuesday, comparing the design... 


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