Technology

Karbonn Mobiles penetrates Sri Lankan market

Views - 1790 Saturday, 23 July 2011 00:43

Karbonn Mobiles hosted its inaugural Distributor Conference in a grand manner at the Hotel Galadari Colombo recently. The event was a spectacular evening of elegance and entertainment and was a resounding success. The primary objective of the night


Brightpoint implements IFS Applications in 15 countries

Views - 1537 Saturday, 23 July 2011 00:41

Brightpoint, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of distribution and supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, has implemented IFS Applications in more than 15 countries in less than two years. The combination of IFS Applications&


Virtusa Tech Day 2011 accelerates technology

Views - 1251 Saturday, 23 July 2011 00:41

‘Technical Day for IT Professionals’ was recently held to allow Virtusa employees showcase their latest products, technologies and platform innovations. The exhibition was organised by the Technology Community of Colombo ATC, creating an


Energizer unveils new ‘Energi To Go’ power solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 3710 Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

PanAudio Pvt. Ltd. launched its latest inno-vation, the Energizer Energi To Go branded rechargeable power packs and emergency charger products for all types of mobile electronic devices in Sri Lanka. From powering all consumer electronic devices, E


Apple rolls out new versions of MacBook Air, mini

Views - 1071 Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc updated two of its computers, the MacBook Air and the Mac mini, with next-generation processors and operating systems, the company said on Wednesday. The new MacBook Air, which goes on sale on Wednesday starting at $999, has the


Samsung takes shot at iPad with new Galaxy Tab

Views - 1639 Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Reuters: Samsung Electronics Co launched a thinner and lighter version of its Galaxy tablet in its lucrative home market, trying to chip into blockbuster sales of Apple Inc’s iPad. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 inch is an upgraded version of the 7-inch


Lanka ORIX Information Technology Services recertifies against ISO/IEC 27001:2005

Views - 2672 Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Lanka ORIX Information Technology Services Ltd. (LOITS), a subsidiary of the LOLC Group, recertified against the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for its Enterprise Data Centre. LOITS first achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification in 2009, and


Novell increases focus for SUSE Linux training in Sri Lanka

Views - 2144 Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Novell this week announced that it is increasing its focus for SUSE Linux training and certification in Sri Lanka which will provide students and IT professionals with an edge that will not only increase their employment prospects around ‘Admin


Thusha Weerasooriya joins Informatics as Group CEO

Views - 1938 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

Thusha Weerasooriya, a well recognised specialist in the fields of telecommunication and information technology, assumed duties as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the IT giant, Informatics Group, recently. Prior to joining Informatics, Weeras


Worldwide ‘Software as a Service’ revenue forecast to grow 21% in 2011

Views - 2221 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

Worldwide software as a service (SaaS) revenue is forecast to reach $12.1 billion in 2011, a 20.7 per cent increase from 2010 revenue of $10 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The SaaS-based delivery will experience healthy growth through 2015, when


Hotmail to block 'easy-to-guess' passwords like '123456,' 'ilovecats'

Views - 1766 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

London, (ANI): Microsoft will ask Hotmail users, who have chosen common passwords, to change them as part of an effort to increase the security of its popular webmail service. The firm will ban the use of passwords such as "123456" and &


Global PC market returns to positive growth

Views - 1473 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

Worldwide PC shipments increased 2.6% in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results are just short of IDC’s May projections for 2.9% growth and represe


IBM power systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks

Views - 4287 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

IBM recently announced multiple leading benchmark results for the Linux operating system running on the IBM Power 730 Express, which bested comparable hardware platforms running Linux or Windows. With greater throughput per server, more scalable virt


HP creates new business unit for WebOS

Views - 1184 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO: Hewlett-Packard said that Stephen DeWitt will head its new WebOS business unit as the company looks to expand the use of the software among developers and consumers. WebOS -- the basis for HP's 9.7-inch TouchPad tablet that will


Mobile devices to lead consumer electronics growth

Views - 999 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

Reuters: More customers than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue to a record high of $190 billion in 2011, according to a new forecast from a leading industry trade group. Sales of tablet


Acer launches new smartphone

Views - 1212 Tuesday, 5 July 2011 00:00

Taiwan-based computer manufacturer Acer has introduced a new smartphone to its Acer beTouch range. The beTouch E210 is one of only a handful of smartphones to combine a touchscreen, a full Qwerty keyboard and an optical trackpad with the Android 2.


Oracle Exadata Database machine tops 1,000 installation milestone

Views - 1428 Tuesday, 5 July 2011 00:00

Oracle this week announced that over 1,000 Oracle Exadata Database Machines are now installed at customer sites globally. Customers have implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machines in 67 countries across 23 industries to power demanding database a


Singapore leads Asia in global innovation index

Views - 1480 Tuesday, 5 July 2011 00:00

INSEAD, the leading international business school, last week announced the findings of The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2011 edition. Alcatel-Lucent, Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the World Intellectual Property Org


Concerted strategies needed to fight cybercrimes

Views - 4217 Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:05

The fight against cybercrimes calls for concerted strategies, asserted Attorney General Mohan Pieris, President’s Counsel. The Attorney General made this comment when delivering his keynote address as Chief Guest at the international workshop


Cyber attacks, censorship threat to internet freedom: Study

Views - 1240 Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:03

New Delhi: Cyber attacks, politically motivated censorship and government control are among the threats to internet freedom, according to a study, which also said India does not face any such imminent threat. The “Freedom on the Net 2011: A


Sony faces global legal scrutiny over breach

Views - 1146 Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:01

WILMINGTON, Delaware/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Corp could face legal action across the globe after it belatedly disclosed one of the biggest online data breaches ever. In the United States, several members of Congress seized on the breach, in whic


Apple launches iPad 2 in India

Views - 1208 Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:01

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple's iPad 2 hit Indian stores on Friday, just over a month after the company started selling the updated version of its popular tablet device in the United States. The iPad 2, a thinner and faster version that features


Cuban inventor turns trash into farm tools

Views - 976 Saturday, 30 April 2011 00:00

GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (Reuters) - A solitary man trudges through a palm-lined corn field in the Cuban countryside, pulling behind him a rickety contraption that President Raul Castro would love. The man, Yolando Perez Baez, is showing off his late


ICTA Green IT aims at making Sri Lanka most sustainable sourcing destination

Views - 2035 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 00:01

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) aims at making Sri Lanka one of the most sustainable IT-BPO   destinations in the world, a senior ICTA spokesman said.   This was stated when ICTA launched its Green IT initiative at Anthurium Salon


Music industry working on global copyright database

Views - 1059 Monday, 24 January 2011 12:29

(Reuters) - The music industry is working to create a global repertoire database to make it easier and faster for new online music services to come to market. The industry estimates that 100 million euros each year could be saved in copyright admin


Facebook unveils mobile app for feature phones

Views - 990 Monday, 24 January 2011 12:28

Facebook has partnered with 14 mobile carriers globally to launch a new application for accessing the social networking site on feature phones. The Facebook for Feature Phone app, developed by Snaptu, represents a bid to reach the majority of mobil


Microimage unveils HCM Innovations

Views - 1458 Monday, 24 January 2011 12:25

Milestones of 10 years in Human Capital Management Innovation Microimage launches its latest update to version 8 – Microimage HCM8R2 Unveils HCM8 App for iPad Availability of HCM Employee Self Service for Blackberry Celebrating 10 y


20% of Facebook users exposed to malware

Views - 2424 Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:13

London (ANI): Are you a Facebook user? Then there is a good chance that you have been exposed to malware at least once as you trolled through your friends’ news feeds. The recent statistics released by security firm BitDefender has claimed t


Acer unveils range of tablets

Views - 1512 Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:11

New York (Reuters): Acer Inc, the world’s No. 2 PC manufacturer, unveiled a range of tablet computers to help it compete with Apple Inc’s iPad, wading into the fast-growing market. The tablet computer market is becoming crowded as more


Mobile that only makes calls may end baffled smartphone users’ woes

Views - 1182 Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:10

London (ANI): In the age of multi-function smartphones, a Dutch advertising agency has launched a mobile just to make and receive calls. e no-frills ‘John’s Phone’ can’t follow Twitter feeds iPhone-style, won’t check F


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