Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Microsoft appoints Imran Vilcassim as Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  724 views  |  

Microsoft announced Imran Vilcassim as the new Country Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, at their local Partner Awards held last week. Vilcassim will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial and consumer product portfolio, service offerings, corporate reputation, company performance, customer and partner experience as well as overall leadership of operations in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Commenting on the new appointment, Microsoft Southeast Asia General Manager Jamie Harper said: “Imran is a highly experienced leader, having most recently led our enterprise business in the region which supports some of our largest customers across the country. Imran is a passionate Sri... 


MS Technologies wins Best Partner – Public Sector at Microsoft Partner Awards 2013

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  341 views  |  

Microsoft Sri Lanka held its annual Partner Awards 2013 at Cinnamon Lakeside on 13 September, appreciating and celebrating outstanding performances by their loyal partners through the year. MS Technologies Ltd. (MST) was honoured with the Microsoft Best Public sector partner for the second consecutive year. MS Technologies which has been a Gold certified partner of Microsoft for the past three years is a trusted solutions provider for public sector, corporate and foreign organisations and provides core infrastructure solutions, unified communication, messaging and collaboration solutions using Microsoft award winning products. MST has been the preferred partner for unified communication, messaging... 


Samsung, platinum sponsor for Sri Lanka’s biggest IT shopping festival

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  386 views  |  

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital convergence technologies, came forward as the platinum sponsor of Sri Lanka’s biggest IT Shopping Festival 2013. The event which took place in September at Unity Plaza, Colombo saw the participation of IT operators and multinational IT giants under the same roof. Samsung is recognised as one of the world’s most popular consumer brands in the world. With their key characteristics and innovative technology, the demands for Samsung products are immense. Some of their latest products were displayed at the festival which ranged from the new Galaxy series such as the Galaxy S4 to their latest laptops, notebooks and tabs. Samsung rolled out... 


Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the Cloud

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  287 views  |  

Engineers Oracle Database 12c with Oracle storage systems to deliver next level of database-to-storage performance and efficiency   Oracle recently announced the general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first Database designed for the Cloud. Speaking on the occasion Oracle Pakistan and SAGE-W Regional Managing Director Ahsen Javed said, “The Oracle Database 12c brings to customers a new multi-tenant architecture that simplifies the process of consolidating databases onto the cloud; enabling customers to manage many databases as one – without having to change their applications.” He further added, “The innovations in Oracle Database 12c were developed keeping in mind the... 


Geological Survey and Mines Bureau goes high tech with SLT Communication Solutions

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  431 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), the Government institution empowered to map the country’s geology and explore mineral resources regulating their extraction, processing, trading and exports, has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national telecommunication service provider, to upgrade their ICT infrastructure to receive real time seismic data and serve the nation with updated information, development efforts and disaster minimisation. This agreement was officially signed by Senarath Jayasundara, the Chairman, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau and Janaka Abeysinghe, the General Manager/Enterprise Sales, Sri Lanka Telecom. Under the agreement, SLT will... 


Samsung dazzles phablet followers with more girth, size

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  355 views  |  

Reuters: Samsung Electr-onics Co Ltd  is seeking to dazzle followers of the phablet with bigger screens, and even possibly with a curved one, in its attempt to fence off a segment of smartphones once mocked for their girth and size. Phablets, a cross between a phone and a tablet, have been on a roll since late 2011 as tech-savvy consumers, particularly in Asia, devote more time browsing data-heavy Web pages and downloading media content. Even Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, released in April this year, has a 5-inch screen that puts it squarely in the phablet category for some analysts. On Wednesday, Samsung kicked off global sales of its latest Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul. The... 


Microsoft revamps Surface tablets to challenge Apple

Published : 12:12 am  September 25, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  526 views  |  

Reuters: Microsoft Corp unveiled faster, more powerful versions of its Surface tablet computer on Monday in an effort to boost poor sales of its flagship hardware product and mount a stronger challenge to Apple Inc’s iPad. The Surface is key to Microsoft’s plan to reinvent itself as a devices and services company, but the revamp comes less than a year after it brought out its own computers for the first time and failed to put a dent in the market. It has racked up only US$ 853 million in sales while generating a US$ 900 million charge for unsold inventory. At an event in New York, Microsoft unveiled two new machines and a range of accessories promising faster processing, better battery life... 


EPSI reaches out to tech-savvy with touch screen monitors

Published : 12:12 am  September 25, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  422 views  |  

EPSI Technology Ltd. recently announced the launch of a new range of touch screen monitors from ViewSonic, setting a new benchmark for cutting-edge monitor technology in Sri Lanka. Touch screen technology is perfect for both commercial and consumer users, giving them an intuitive interface with exceptional image quality. The new range of touch screen monitors includes the ViewSonic TD2420, TD2220, and the TD2340. The 23” ViewSonic TD2340 is a 10-point projected capacitive touch monitor that offers 1920×1080 Full HD resolution. Featuring IPS technology and a 20 million-to-1 MEGA Dynamic Contrast Ratio for outstanding colour performance, the ViewSonic TD2340 also has integrated speakers... 


US trade panel judge says HTC violates Nokia patents

Published : 12:00 am  September 25, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  435 views  |  

Reuters: HTC Corporation infringed on two Nokia Corp patents in making its mobile telephones and tablets, a judge said in a preliminary ruling issued on Monday for the US International Trade Commission. Taiwan-based HTC was found to have infringed two patents which have to do with signals sent or received by mobile telephones and tablets. The full ITC is scheduled to make a final decision on the matter on 23 January 2014. Finland’s Nokia filed the complaint last year. Nokia asked the ITC, which is a popular venue for patent lawsuits because it can more easily ban infringing products from the United States, to block a variety of HTC products from the US market. These products include the HTC... 


Dialog launches Sri Lanka’s first-ever NFC enabled smart sticker

Published : 12:00 am  September 24, 2013  |  Category: IT / TELECOM  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,336 views  |  

Premier mobile solutions provider Dialog Axiata PLC has launched Sri Lanka’s first NFC (Near Field Communication) technology enabled Smart Sticker, which would allow its users to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a simple touch. The NFC sticker is an evolvement of the present NFC technology card system is offering greater convenience and practicality to users of the new technology. NFC technology, first commercially launched in Sri Lanka by Dialog in 2012 is already used in card form has gained popularity amongst motorist who use NFC enabled cards at fuel stations for the cashless settlement of fuel bills. NFC enabled fuel card settlement POS (Point... 


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