Yahoo to stop user access of services with Facebook, Google IDs

Published : 12:39 am  March 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  486 views  |  

Reuters: Yahoo Inc will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook Inc or Google Inc credentials. The change, which will be rolled out gradually according to a Yahoo spokeswoman, will require users to register for a Yahoo ID in order to use any of the Internet portal’s services. The move marks the latest change to Yahoo by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, who is striving to spark fresh interest in the company’s Web products and to revive its stagnant revenue. “Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience,” the company said in a statement, noting that the new process... 


Leading tech entrepreneurs share insights from road to success

Published : 12:39 am  March 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  371 views  |  

Leapset played host to the Google Business Group Colombo recently, as they kicked off the year with their first event – ‘Starting a Startup?’ The meet-up that targeted young entrepreneurs from the industry saw speakers from four successful Sri Lankan tech start-ups share the lessons they learned over the course of launching their businesses. “As a successful Silicon Valley start-up, we have seen first-hand the ability for disruptive tech companies to generate enormous value in very short periods of time,” said Leapset Managing Director Sri Lanka and Senior Vice President of Engineering Shanil Fernando. “The future for Sri Lanka’s IT industry is in developing disruptive products... 


Tech Pacific wins best distributor award from HP Enterprise Business Division

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  331 views  |  

Tech Pacific Lanka Ltd., a 100% owned Sri Lanka entity and a distributor for HP Enterprise Business and HP Personal and Printing Systems, was recognized as the highest performing distributor by HP Enterprise Business. Tech Pacific distributes HP Enterprise and HP PPS products to the Sri Lankan region which includes both Sri Lanka and Maldives. This award will enable Tech Pacific to further unleash the potential of Innovative technology around the Island and to empower Sri Lankan IT users to experience world class HP Technology. Tech Pacific can also provide HP partners a new level of openness that enables them to work more collaboratively, and ensure constant availability. Tech Pacific is a... 


ICT industry

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  296 views  |  

We will discuss basics of ICT sector with you today. Over the coming columns, we will talk about this sector in the international sphere, understanding where Sri Lanka stands, opportunities for Sri Lanka, various avenues within the sector, what it can do to our economy, the knowledge economy, impacts on society and most importantly employment opportunities resulting from it. As we all know, ICT stands for Information and Communications Technology. A few years ago, we used to use the acronym IT, however almost universally we have started to move towards ICT. The “C” in ICT represents communications. A few years ago, senior professionals from the communications and more specifically telecommunications... 


CICRA announces Network Security Administrator scholarship winners

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  286 views  |  

CICRA Consultancies Ltd – Sri Lanka’s premier cyber security training and consultancy organization – announced the ten scholarship winners to follow EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) training program. Following an open application process, the winners were selected during a career guidance seminar on ‘importance of cyber security training’ organised by CICRA at Royal College, Colombo recently. Sanath Manatunga, Chief Risk Officer of the Commercial Bank PLC was the chief guest of this seminar. Mr. Manatunga, the only Sri Lankan to win the EC-Council Global Award for Chief Information Security Officer, delivered the keynote speech on Importance of cyber security in risk... 


Apple launches iPhone voice control for drivers

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  265 views  |  

REUTERS: Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The US company’s ‘CarPlay’ makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the software system that allows drivers to control their iPhones via touch and voice, Apple said on Monday. Carmakers have already enabled some access to smartphones via bluetooth technology, but Apple’s latest offering aims to integrate iPhone functionality more seamlessly with dashboard-mounted display and speaker systems. CarPlay enables drivers to access to contacts stored on the iPhone,... 


400 million people victims of cybercrime every year

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  364 views  |  

Cybersecurity starts with clean IT A study done by Microsoft in South East Asia on computers using pirated software show a 69% malware infection rate.  The Software Company has found that firewall rules had been changed in 97% of computers and 15% of DVDs, posing a definite threat to unsuspecting consumers. Keshav Dhakad, Regional Director of IP and Cybercrime, Microsoft Asia-Pacific & Japan, Singapore, who was on a recent visit to Sri Lanka, said that these detections were found on New PCs, which were purchased from computer stores pre-installed with pirated software, and counterfeit DVDs, which were available to users for only a few dollars. “The total number of malware infection instances... 


Dialog unveils own branded 4G-LTE smartphone

Published : 12:00 am  March 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 views  |  

As the premier connectivity service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, and keeping with its tradition of first in- to the market, will launch a 4G-LTE enabled Dialog Smartphone to its own-brand device range. The Q143L, the latest addition to the portfolio which is becoming increasingly popular amongst Dialog customers, combines a rich user-experience and offers the best value for customers. Consumers seeking to upgrade their mobile device to operate on Dialog’s superior 4G-LTE network with burst speeds of up to 40Mbps, can download their favorite music, movies and games whilst also enabling them to share these speeds through thatering for other users to make use of the 4G network, which will empower... 


Etisalat Lanka appoints new Acting CEO

Published : 12:57 am  March 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  825 views  |  

Wail Salman, with his extensive experience and exposure at Etisalat Lanka and the Etisalat Group Asia cluster, was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Lanka, following the retirement of Dumindra Ratnayaka from the post recently. Salman is a UK graduate, having completed all his education in the United Kingdom, following which he worked in the UK for a well-renowned organisation for a period of six years before moving to the UAE to pursue a career initially in the airline industry, thereafter in the telecommunications industry for the past 17 years. With his in-depth experience in the telecommunications industry to his credit, Salman has been working for the Etisalat umbrella... 


Open Source Forum Sri Lanka today

Published : 12:56 am  March 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  452 views  |  

Global Events & Convention Services together with FOSSMART Ltd. will be hosting the ‘Open Source Forum Sri Lanka – 2014,’ which will be held on 4 March 2014 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. It will be the first enterprise forum about open source to be held in Sri Lanka. The event will bring together 150 of the top C-Level executives and corporate leaders from Sri Lanka’s business and Government sectors. They will discuss and learn about the latest trends in open source technology. They will explore possibilities to adapt enterprise-ready open source solutions into the corporate environment to drive innovation and gain maximum value. This event is by Invitation Only. Enterprises, governments... 


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