President declares open 749th Nenasala

Published : 12:00 am  February 17, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the island’s 749th Nenasala (Wisdom outlet) in the premises of the Pitigala Vidyatilake Mahapirivena on Monday 10 February. Chief incumbent of the Pirivena Venerable Yatadolamatte Mahinda Thero also graced the inauguration of this Nenasala which is in the area under the Elpitiya Divisional Secretariat in the Galle District The Nenasala Telecentres (wisdom outlets) set up island-wide including the Northern (59) and Eastern (88) Provinces have yielded remarkable positive results, despite high failure of telecentres in the international arena. Currently there are 749 Nenasala’s island-wide. They have been acclaimed globally, regionally and locally. 750th... 


US to offer companies broad standards to improve cybersecurity

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  296 views  |  

REUTERS: The US Government is expected on Wednesday to release the final version of voluntary standards meant to help US companies in nationally critical industries better protect themselves against cyber attacks. Criticised in earlier drafts for being too vague and toothless, the so-called cybersecurity framework attempts to turn a vast amount of industry input into guidelines designed for 16 different sectors whose disruption could be devastating to the country. Exactly one year after President Barack Obama issued an executive order directing a Commerce Department agency to compile voluntary minimum standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is due to issue guidelines,... 


FDS announces successful recertification of COPC (5.a) Standard

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  336 views  |  

Firstsource Dialog Solutions (FDS) is proud to announce successful recertification of COPC (5.0a) Standard in their Sri Lanka centre. This certification indicates that COPC approves Firstsource’s Sri Lanka centre has maintained high standards and best practices in managing Client Relationships for all their processes. This COPC standard is a crucial assessment of FDS’s processes relating to performance and customer satisfaction. It provides a mechanism for data-based decision making and enables setting up of an effective performance management system that delivers results. Speaking on the recertification, Mohan Fernando, Country Head, FDS, said: “We are proud to be the only entity in Sri... 


PayPal President’s credit card hacked for shopping spree

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

USA Today: PayPal President David Marcus said on Monday that his credit card details were stolen and the information was used to finance a fraudulent spending spree. Marcus said the card was probably “skimmed” at the hotel he was staying at, or at a merchant he visited, during a recent trip to the UK. “They then cloned it and went on a shopping spree,” the executive wrote on Twitter. Marcus noted that his credit card had EMV chip technology, a more secure system currently in use in Europe. But that didn’t stop the data from being stolen and used for a “ton of fraudulent transactions”, according to the PayPal chief. A skimmer is a device fixed to the front of an ATM or point-of-sale... 


Dr. Dileepa De Silva, first Sri Lankan appointed as Chairman of APICTAN

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  11 Comments  |  1,553 views  |  

It was a matter of great pride for Sri Lanka when the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) appointed Dr. Dileepa De Silva who is on the executive council of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Sri Lanka Section as the Chairman for APICTA 2014-2015, considering the significant role he has played and also Sri Lanka’s substantial contribution in the growth of the Alliance over the past 10 years. The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) is a regional cooperation of ICT associations to provide a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs in the ICT sectors in the region to benchmark their products with each other. The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, was initiated... 


Sri Lankan Windows Phone app developers win ‘big’ at international level

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  700 views  |  

Two software engineers from Sri Lanka have hit the international mark in the mobile app world.  Both have won international recognition for developing applications for Windows Phone 8 devices, earning them the unique opportunity to compete againsr peers at the World Mobile Congress, be held in Barcelona, Spain later this month.   The two young developers M.S. Heshan, a 23 year old alumnus of Richmond College Galle, a Software Engineer who received his degree from APIIT and Tharaka Wijebandara a final year Information Technology Undergraduate from the Moratuwa University, were winners at the ‘Nokia Create’ global competition, which invited developers from across the world to develop Apps... 


attune Consulting collaborates with SAP to support development of vertical solution for fashion and lifestyle companies

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  854 views  |  

Collaboration intends to integrate best practices within fashion wholesale, manufacturing, and retail into one system leveraging the SAP HANA platform attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, today announced its collaboration with SAP on plans to design and develop a new solution to better meet the challenges faced by apparel, footwear and accessory companies. It is intended that the new solution will leverage the power of the SAP HANA platform. Fashion wholesalers and manufacturers who run retail stores and have direct-to-consumer (D2C) web channels face a number of supply chain challenges – including the management and distribution... 


The importance of taking ICT to the masses

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  2 Comments  |  816 views  |  

The CSSL was established in 1976 and has been playing a major role in promoting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the past 36 years. We represent ICT professionals and also work towards developing them. It is a not-for-profit body. As part of our national role, we are involved in promoting ICT and increasing awareness. Today, we are even more committed to take its benefits to general public. It is in this backdrop that we are starting this column with the support of Daily FT to bring you insights about latest development in the field of Information and Communications Technology encompassing various areas such as hardware, software, mobile applications, applications to government... 


Huawei leads globe in 4G LTE technology

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  456 views  |  

Award-winning ICT company continues to set the benchmark in deploying new technology Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, continues to lead the way in deploying 4G LTE technology across the globe, according to Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Daniel Sun. Huawei LTE has set a global business footprint covering more than 100 capitals and 9 top global financial centres across 6 continents, including London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Geneva and Toronto. As of November 2013, Huawei ranked top in the industry with 110 commercial LTE networks launched and 241 commercial LTE contracts signed. The company has helped leading global telecommunications... 


Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone

Published : 12:00 am  February 12, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  233 views  |  

REUTERS: Nokia will unveil a low-cost smartphone running a version of Google Inc’s Android operating system, despite the company’s close partnership with Microsoft Corp and its competing Windows system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The handset division of the Finnish company, which is in the final stages of being acquired by Microsoft, will show off the new phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, the report said on Monday, citing unidentified sources who were familiar with the matter. Nokia and Microsoft declined to comment. The new Android phone will be aimed at emerging markets and will not feature some of Google’s higher-end, custom Android... 


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