Items filtered by date: April 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017 19:25

"Rapoo Revolution" in Sri Lanka

Rapoo, a highly dominant manufacturer of wireless IT peripherals, showcases their products by means of a dealer convention in Sri Lanka for the first time through their sole authorized distributor Eternal Asia Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. 

Eternal Asia which is a multinational public listed company focused on full-fledged IT distribution while being headquartered in Singapore and has been in in operation in Sri Lanka for the past 3 years.

20th April 2017 would be the date for the said event which is planned to be held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo with the participation of more than 100 leading IT vendors, mobile phone dealers and several other industry stakeholders in the country.

He said that "being partnered with Rapoo, the company distributes a range of products such as power banks, headphones, keyboards, mice and other devices which will be showcased and highlighted during this event as the "Rapoo Revolution" in Sri Lanka. General Manager of Eternal Asia Rehaab Affan said.

He said that "Rapoo products offer unique features at an affordable price with above industry standard after sales services and warranties when compared with other brands in the market".

"Rapoo is the only brand in Sri Lanka that gives a two year warranty with one to one replacement for their products while each product also has its own benefits and advantages, Affan said.

The company's highly skilled R&D design team which has a deep understanding of the industrial aesthetic standards in today's world and can accurately grasp the end-user experiences in the local markets we address. 

As one of the most influential brands in the Chinese market, Rapoo was listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002577) in May 2011 in China. In order to provide more users around the world with access to products and services and allow them to simultaneously share technological achievements.

"Rapoo" established in 2002 is dedicated to offering excellent, cutting-edge, wireless peripheral products to users around the world. With its expansion in the global market and excellent product quality, Rapoo has won praise from dozens of Chinese and international industry media, and received over 100 awards.

Published in ICT

Colombo. Monday 24 April 2017. IBM announced today a collaboration with Lanka Bell, Sri-Lanka’s leading telecommunications service provider, to provide enterprises, start-ups, developers and government bodies cloud services via the IBM Cloud. As a part of the agreement, the two companies will jointly market and sell new offerings for public, private and hybrid cloud deployments, including workload migrations, disaster recovery and capacity expansion solutions via the IBM Cloud.
Lanka Bell is a world-class telecommunications operator that provides a full range of telecommunication services, including Internet, data and voice, to businesses and residential customers in Sri Lanka. With its agreement with IBM, Lanka Bell will expand its portfolio to include a wide range of cloud solutions. For example, in addition to IaaS and PaaS services, the IBM Cloud infrastructure will enable Lanka Bell to offer clients back-up storage, virtual machines and virtual storage facilities which can be integrated with the IBM NAS (Network Access Service) solutions.
“This partnership is an extension of our near 20 year relationship with IBM and demonstrates our shared vision that will help enterprise customers in the country to embrace cloud offerings quickly and easily”, said Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe, Managing Director, Lanka Bell. “We anticipate customers will benefit from this collaboration and expansion of Lanka Bell’s cloud offerings.
All IBM Cloud data centers connect to world class networking infrastructure, hardware and software with exceptional bandwidth and connectivity for the highest speed and reliability that enable seamless data transfer, low latency and more consistent performance. IBM’s triple network architecture enables high bandwidth apps and services like video streaming, database querying and HPC applications to perform at their best.
“IBM cloud is open by design, offering a set of tools, flexibility and agility that helps organizations of all sizes and developers to easily translate their innovative ideas into technical solutions and business models, said Mr. Chrishan Fernando, RGM, Sri Lanka.IBM. The collaboration is built on our two companies long history of bringing innovation to business. We are confident that our cloud platform and joint offerings will enable customers to support new ways to work in an era shaped by cognitive and digital transformation.
As the pioneers of fixed wireless telephony who introduced CDMA technology to Sri Lanka in 2005, Lanka Bell revolutionised the telecommunication landscape by providing all Sri Lankans the opportunity to enjoy the very best in telecommunication connectivity. The launch of Bell4G home broadband services via 4G LTE technology further enriched and enhanced Lanka Bell's offering and has taken it to the next level.
Among the company's other main offerings is BEST Bell Enterprise Solutions Technology. This is a specialised suite of enterprise telecommunication solutions which offers voice and text, data, IDC (internet Data Centre) and international services. Lanka Bell is also the landing partner for the FLAG submarine cable network in Sri Lanka. With a significant investment, Lanka Bell owns and operates the totally independent cable landing station thus providing true diversity in international connectivity to Sri Lanka as a country.
Lanka Bell offers a full range of telecommunication services to businesses and residential customers in Sri Lanka. With its state of the art digital network, unmatched customer support and creative advertising, Lanka Bell remains firmly rooted in Sri Lanka as a telecommunications giant that continues to challenge the industry through its wide range of services.

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Published in Telecommunication
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:50

Stax takes on the Hubway Challenge

Colombo. Monday 24 April 2017. Stax Inc.; the global strategy consulting firm has taken on the Hubway Challenge. It submitted an entry to the Hubway Challenge organized by Hubway which is a bike share program in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Sommerville MA, US. They opened their bike trip data for the years 2015 and 2016 to the public to produce creative visualizations or other interesting tools related to how users get around metro-Boston using Hubway bikes.

Stax Inc., has gained recognition for innovative and analytical solutions offered through the consultancy firms based in Boston, Chicago, New York, Singapore and Colombo, Sri Lanka. Stax provides premier corporate and private equity clients with actionable answers based on deep research and analysis.

 “We at Stax, are proud to be part of a superior Data Challenge which has opened the horizon to our talented team who are keen on presenting unparalleled ideas in keeping with our vision,” stated the Data Analytics Manager of Stax Colombo, Roshanthi Gunaratne.

Randika Rodrigo, Senior Data Analyst who worked on the solution further elaborated, “Looking at the data we noticed that bike redistribution which was subsequently followed after all the bikes from a station were being used, seemed to be very inconsistent and inefficient. This prompted us to suggest a mathematical and strategic approach to enhancing natural distribution, which would inevitably lessen the burden on bike distribution vans. While analyzing data from previous years, we noticed that the departure volume was consistent over days of the week, time and by station. Therefore, we were able to rank the stations by expected outbound volume. Using this data we created a redistribution optimization tool for Hubway to be used by the dispatcher of bikes to distribute bikes to the nearest station with the most expected outbound volume and which currently shows a less number of bikes”.

“We believe that the benefits offered by our sustainable solution are multifold. For instance, it would increase satisfaction among current customers due to the perennial availability of bikes, thus enabling users to always opt for Hubway bikes. Moreover, the efficient redistribution of bikes would lead to reduced costs in terms of man hours, distribution van costs and less mileage”, Rodrigo added.

The optimum solution for Hubway offered by Stax was established after extensive research and it could be extended to other organizations with distribution networks.  Working with many manufacturers and retail stores, Stax has seen that one of the major challenges clients face is how to efficiently run the distribution network. Stax can help clients set up cost effective, efficient, and technologically savvy distribution networks by creating similar tools based on clients’ historical data and predictive analytics.

Published in Miscellaneous

Monday, 24 April 2017, Colombo: Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd (CCBSL) once again partnered with Fox Hill Supercross 2017 as the official beverage partner to the longest-running motor racing event in Sri Lanka as it celebrated its silver jubilee of 25 years. Coca- Cola’s support of the exciting Fox Hill Supercross event proudly spans over two decades.

The event was organised by the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Army Motorsports Committee, Ministry of Sports and Department of Sports Development, The Sri Lanka Automobile Sports and Federation of Motorcycle Sports Sri Lanka. Over 50,000 spectators gathered at Diyatalawa to witness the racing event where over two hundred Sri Lankan motor racers and a few international riders and drivers vied for honours.

“For over two decades, Coca-Cola has proudly partnered with the Fox Hill Supercross motor racing event which is a highly anticipated event in the sporting calendar of Sri Lanka” said Shamal Gunawardene - Country Sales and Commercial Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Limited. “We hope for the continued success of the Supercross and many more years of partnership.”

Published in Marketing

Listed on APAC CIOoutlook’s annual listing of top companies providing Agile Solutions for Enterprises

Reiterating its commitment to delivering technological excellence as a specialist in software product engineering, 99X Technology has been ranked among the 25 Most Promising Agile Solutions Providers in the Asia Pacific region in APAC CIOoutlook Magazine’s annual listing of top companies providing Agile solutions for enterprises.

The only Sri Lankan entity to be placed on this prestigious list, 99X Technology was highlighted thanks to its innovative efforts to enter the Agile development movement in its early stages, identifying its best practices and crafting them to suit the company’s own development processes. In its drive to excel in this aspect, 99X Technology created its own developmental model that revolves around the Agile methodology, called the Software Product Engineering Continuity Maturity Model (SPECM2), which ensures continuous progress in product engineering – a key aspect in being selected as a top Agile solutions provider for 2017.

This model enabled the company to embrace agility as a business driver in order to respond to changing business environment and helped establish Agile software development methods to address ever-changing customer requirements, technological complexity and uncertain business dynamics – a vital need at the time it was implemented, given the unpredictability caused by the global economic recession.

99X Technology has been a pioneer in adopting Agile methodologies in the Lankan IT sphere and in a move to share its expertise gained over years of fusing cutting-edge technology with best practices from Agile methodology, has organised many conferences, camps and meetups, reaching out to hundreds of IT professionals in Sri Lanka over the past couple of years. One such event is the Colombo Agile Conference, Sri Lanka’s biggest gathering of Agilists that brings together both local and global Agile practitioners in the ultimate knowledge sharing experience.

APAC CIOoutlooks’s list for 2017 includes enterprise software company Atlassian, business intelligence services company Cove Ventures, Singapore-based CA Technologies, Tinkerbox Studios, quality management services provider Pinnacle QM and more players in the global Agile arena.

Software development processes have been revolutionised globally by the Agile movement and the Agile methodology is one of the most used development concepts in the world today. Locally, this alternative to traditional project management has been adopted by numerous companies in Sri Lanka’s IT sector over the past several years.

Published from the hub of technology – Silicon Valley, USA – APAC CIOoutlook is a leading IT magazine designed to connect the enterprise IT community of APAC countries. It aims to provide a platform for CIOs, CTOs and other senior level IT buyers and decision makers along with CXOs of solution providers to share their experiences, wisdom and advice with enterprise IT community of APAC countries.

99X Technology is an award-winning software product engineering company that specialises in delivering high-end software product development services to independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide, with a primary focus within the European region. Headquartered in Sri Lanka, the company also has offices in Europe and has an outstanding track record in building and delivering over 150 high quality commercial products. It has been named one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2015 and has been ranked among the top 25 best companies to work for in Sri Lanka by Great Place To Work Institute for four consecutive years.

Published in Achievement
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