CICRA launches EC-Council Network Security Administrator

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  401 views  |  

Announces 10 full scholarships CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s premier cyber security training and consultancy organisation – will offer 10 full scholarships to follow EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) training program. The scholarships – each valued at Rs. 65,000 course fee and a $ 250 worth complementary exam voucher – was announced recently during an official ceremony in Colombo to launch the ENSA qualification in Sri Lanka. “Network security plays a major role in protecting the corporate IT infrastructure. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce this advanced training program for all network and system administrators in Sri Lanka,” CICRA Director/CEO Boshan... 


Partnership is key to transforming ICT education in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  461 views  |  

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake addresses Microsoft ‘Transforming Education for Digital Age’ Workshop “With changes to be introduced to the local higher education delivery system, particularly in terms of promoting a student-centred learning structure that involves digital technologies as opposed to the current trend of being dependent on text books and learning material, a digital – education partnership can bring about significant results in transforming the ICT education landscape in Sri Lanka,” remarked the Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake who was Chief Guest at an Education Workshop held last week. Microsoft Sri Lanka held the workshop titled ‘Transforming... 


Norwegian students blow US algebra record away with 5 million equations

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  198 views  |  

Reuters: Norwegian students solved nearly 5 million algebra equations in a week long challenge, using an app aimed at popularising mathematics among children whose maths skills have been steadily sliding in international rankings. Students hoped to just beat the previous record of 400,000 equations set by students in Washington State using the Dragonbox app; but that record fell in just three hours, organisers said. “This has been a mind-blowing experience for us,” Dragonbox co-founder Jean Baptiste Huynh said as the competition came to an end on Wednesday. “No one has done anything of this scale on a national level before.” “The best part is that this is scalable. We hope to do a national... 


ZTE aims to ship 60 m smartphones in 2014

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  188 views  |  

HONG KONG (Reuters): Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp aims to ship more than 60 million smartphones globally this year, as it tries to grab more share of a highly competitive market dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple. The Shenzhen-listed company shipped around 40 million smartphones last year, Senior Vice President Zhang Renjun told reporters at a company event on Thursday. ZTE, which competes with cross-town rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the telecom equipment and mobile device businesses, fell out of the top five global smartphone vendors list last year, according to third-quarter data from researchers IDC and Gartner. At home in China, the world’s largest mobile phone market... 


Microsoft considers Ericsson CEO for top job

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  205 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant’s executive search. The dynamic 48-year-old Swede fits the bill as a media-savvy technology fanatic, but his emergence as a leading candidate for the US company will still come as a surprise to many on Wall Street. Vestberg, a former elite-level handball player, worked his way through the ranks at the world’s largest mobile telecoms equipment maker, with stints in China, Brazil, Mexico and the United States en route to becoming chief financial officer before taking the top job in 2010. But he has... 


Virtusa expands operations in Europe with TradeTech Consulting acquisition

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  507 views  |  

Acquisition to enhance Virtusa’s asset and treasury management expertise   Virtusa Corporation, a global IT services company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, announced that it has acquired all the outstanding shares of TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia AB and its subsidiaries (TradeTech), headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. TradeTech is a leading consulting and IT services provider specializing in treasury and asset management for major financial institutions and multi-national corporations, primarily in the Nordic countries. The acquisition expands Virtusa’s leading position within the banking, financial services... 


Print, erase, reuse with the world’s first multifunction printer

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,875 views  |  

Think before you print they say; but what if your printer can erase the text and images printed on a paper and allow you to print something over it once more? Would save you quite a lot of paper, wouldn’t it? The concept has been around for sometime now and the revolutionary digital multifunction printer (MFP) was recently introduced to the Sri Lankan consumer by John Keells Office Automation Ltd. (JKOA). Since its worldwide launch, the Toshiba e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 has been hailed as the future of the copier industry. The new Toshiba e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 incorporates green technology with the intention of creating a ‘differentiation in eco-printing’. Toshiba’s award-winning design team... 


Salestar in historical partnership with Telenor Group’s Digi MVNO Clixster

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,243 views  |  

Recently, salestar connect signed a partnership deal with Samata Communications’ Clixster, a Malaysian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) of Telenor group’s Digi. Samata Communications has over 4,000 distribution points in Malaysia, and with Clixster, is aiming to expand regionally as well as to set up a hub in the UK. salestar connect provides Samata Communications a telecom-specific distribution software and dealer management system to assist in handling Clixster’s complex operations that envision creating a community with the Malaysian co-operative movement, which will be done through Clixster, their own social network and marketplace. Speaking about the reach and complexity of their... 


FITIS brings biggest delegation ever to represent Sri Lanka at APITCA 2013

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  487 views  |  

APICTA (Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance) conducts an annual international awards program with the objective of increasing information and communication technology (ICT) awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors. Its 17 member economies include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong SAR, India,... 


Deezer in talks with Samsung, Dailymotion with Microsoft

Published : 12:01 am  January 14, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  431 views  |  

REUTERS: French online music group Deezer is studying a commercial and industrial agreement with Korean electronics group Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., which might also take a stake in its capital, a French weekly said. Le Journal du Dimanche also reported that French video-sharing website Dailymotion, owned by French telecoms operator Orange, is in talks with software maker Microsoft about a stake in its capital. The two French firms were not immediately available for comment. Privately-held Deezer, created in 2006, says it has more than 12 million users worldwide and a catalogue of 30 million songs, to which users can get free, unlimited access for 12 months. It also sells paying subscriptions,... 


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