Storm of digital services and its impact on Asia

Published : 12:05 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  819 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam One cannot deny the presence of a digital storm in our everyday lives. Due to this, approximately six years from now, there will be no less than 50 billion devices connected to the internet and five billion internet users. This is because typically middle class citizens will have about 10 devices connected to the internet. What this means is that in terms of propagation and explosion, the growth of people, business and other factors that are connected to each other will grow approximately by 50-fold. At the recently-held WSO2 Conference 2014 Asia, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive/Director Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya delivering the first keynote address shared his thoughts on... 


Informatics Group software and international wings get ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  238 views  |  

Informatics International Ltd., (IIL) the leading software and international arm of the Informatics Group was recently awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Management System certification following an audit conducted by DNV. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an international standard that aims to bring information security under explicit management control. The standard requires that the management systematically examine the organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts. It also requires companies to design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls whilst adopting a management process to ensure that the information security controls... 


FITIS and Chamber of Commerce of Wayamba set up ICT Chapter

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  236 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry in Sri Lanka, signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with the Chamber of Commerce of the Wayamba Province (CCWP) at the ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition held recently at Kuliyapitiya. The collaboration was entered into for the purpose of establishing the Information and Communication Technology Industry (ICT) Chapter of Wayamba for the benefit of the information technology and communication industry professionals and enterprises in the Wayamba Province. As per the MOC signed, the Wayamba Chamber will organise and enrol the ICT-industry related Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and professionals... 


Informatics Group software and international wings get ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  328 views  |  

Informatics International Ltd., (IIL) the leading software and international arm of the Informatics Group was recently awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Management System certification following an audit conducted by DNV. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an international standard that aims to bring information security under explicit management control. The standard requires that the management systematically examine the organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts. It also requires companies to design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls whilst adopting a management process to ensure that the information security controls... 


FITIS and Chamber of Commerce of Wayamba set up ICT Chapter

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  313 views  |  

The Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry in Sri Lanka, signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with the Chamber of Commerce of the Wayamba Province (CCWP) at the ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition held recently at Kuliyapitiya. The collaboration was entered into for the purpose of establishing the Information and Communication Technology Industry (ICT) Chapter of Wayamba for the benefit of the information technology and communication industry professionals and enterprises in the Wayamba Province. As per the MOC signed, the Wayamba Chamber will organise and enrol the ICT-industry related Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and professionals... 


Micromax launches Bolt A59 & Bolt A61

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,546 views  |  

Expanding its product portfolio in the country, Micromax, the world’s 10th largest mobile manufacturer and Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile brand today announced the launch of two new Android smartphones in its mid-range category – the Bolt A59 and Bolt A61. Targeted at the masses, both the devices come with a sleek metallic body finish giving it a premium look and feel. Commenting on the launch, Micromax Sri Lanka Country Manager Sanjeev Ariaratnam said: “At Micromax, we always strive to marry innovation with style offering users a seamless experience on our devices. With the launch of these two new devices – Bolt A59 and Bolt A61, we aim to strengthen our leadership in the Sri Lankan... 


Three new Nenasalas in Colombo particularly for low income families

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  679 views  |  

Three Nenasalas (wisdom outlets) were set up on 20 March for increasing the information and communication technology knowledge of youth and schoolchildren of low income families in the Colombo District. The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said that these Nenasalas were set up in Slave Island, Ketawalamulla an Maligawatte in Colombo. The launch of these Nenasalas took place under the patronage of Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Senior Minister for Urban Affairs A.H.M. Fowzie and MP Thilanga Sumatipala. Participating in the inauguration, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the Government’s goal was... 


CTC rolls out TaO ERP system

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  495 views  |  

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT), was one of the first fully-fledged supply chains in the group to launch ‘TaO’ along with South Asia Area (SAA). TaO brings a new and modern ‘way of working’ underpinned by state of the art ERP systems that will integrate and optimise operations in order to be faster, stronger and more resilient. Project TaO for CTC was a 20 month process consisting of several phases under the leadership of a seven-member cross functional team. Planning, mobilising resources, designing and development, training, risk assessments, and identifying and implementing changes were some of the key phases of project TaO in Sri Lanka. Emphasising... 


Preview of the Samsung S5

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  422 views  |  

The first preview of the Samsung S5 took place at the Dialog Arcade on Darley Road. The soon-to-be-launched phone was previewed to potential customers in the presence of H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung India Electronics Ltd. and Janoda Thoradeniya, Chief Executive Officer, John Keells Office Automation  Read More →


HTC debuts flagship smartphone in race against Samsung

Published : 12:00 am  March 27, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  219 views  |  

Reuters: Taiwan’s HTC Corp unveiled a new flagship smartphone on Tuesday, an upgrade to the award-winning HTC One that it hopes will claw back some of the market share lost to Samsung. The HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than its predecessor, as well as improved camera technology, a faster processor and updated software, the company said. Chairwoman Cher Wang said at an event in London that the new device, which has a premium metal body, was an evolution of last year’s HTC One. The HTC One was lauded by critics, she said, and it was still winning awards, including ‘Smartphone of the year’ at the Mobile World Congress in February. “The best smartphone in the world gets... 


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