New technology to meet customers’ needsP:
HP takes innovation, design to greater heights
HP unveiled a series of innovative technologies and designs-HP Mini
110, HP Pavilion MS 200, HP dx 2810 special edition PC and HP 5730w,
Thin Client alternative desktop PC at the HP “Touch the Future. Now”
media event in Beijing.
Chua Hwee Koon
Seventy journalists from 16 countries attended the media summit in
Beijing, China from May 27-28.
Senior Vice President, Personal Systems Group, HP Asia Pacific and
Japan See Chin Teik said digital lifestyles and micro-segmentation of
consumers and their needs will not be addressed by a single capable
device with multi-functions, but by many of these multi-functional
devices that an end-user will come to expect to complement their needs
and usage scenarios.
Vice President, Mobile Business Unit, Personal Systems Group HP Asia
Pacific and Japan, Chua Hwee Koon said the new HP Mini 110 and HP
pavilion dv 2 with Dual-Core Processor are part of the company’s
strategy to deliver superior value and personal experiences to
She said when we look at today’s market for portable devices, it’s
not about merging multiple consumer products into single point
solutions, but rather the development of a continuum of devices that
meet consumers’ unique needs, whether for personal or business use.
That’s why we’re excited about how the new products we’re unveiling for
the first time globally in Beijing deliver a breadth of choice and value
that consumers today crave and appreciate.
HP Pavilion MS 200
Chua said the HP Mini 110 weighs a mere 1.06 kilos and is available
in pink chic, Black Swirl or White Swirl protective HP Imprint finishes.
HP also introduced and demonstrated for the first time in Asia
Pacific, the HP SkyRoom technology, a professional - quality visual
collaboration and conferencing solution that enables real-time
communication through the desktop. With HP SkyRoom, it will be easier
for business professionals to meet and collaborate virtually anytime,
Vice President and General Manager Desktop Systems Unit PSC HP Asia
Pacific and Japan Dennis Mark said, in today’s environment, customers
are looking for cost effective, hassle free alternatives to business
travel and face-to-face meetings. As an innovative technology industry
leader HP is best positioned to drive ground-breaking new technologies
that meet the evolving needs of these customers.
HP also ushered the next generation of family computing experiences
with the launch of an all - new continuum of desktop products designed
to address the needs of the evolving digital home. Among the recently
unveiled products were three newly designed desktop PCs, five monitors
and a breakthrough All-in-One desktop PC.
Sala launches Gaoxinqi
Dual Sim Mobile
Gaoxinqi unveiled the Gaoxinqi M8 in a brand new design.
This sleek phone enables the user to carry two SIM (Dual SIM) cards
where two mobile connections could be used.
The advantage of a dual SIM phone is, when in areas where there is a
signal drop, the other operator could be used.
Sound also plays an important part of the experience include an
exclusive soundtrack of graphic grooves.
Also with it’s built in MP3 and MP4 players the user can enjoy
quality music or videos.
Touch screen capabilities and 1.3 megapixel auto focus camera adds
value to the GAOXINQI M8. Having GPRS and MMS built in Data or pictures
could be transmitted or received.
The address book could store 500 entries and you would have a choice
of over 64 melody polyphonic ringtones.
GAOXINQI is a leading professional manufacturer of mobile telephones
Oracle grabs Highest Possible Rating
Gartner Inc. has given a Strong Positive rating to Oracle in its
report “MarketScope for Supply Chain Planning: Process Automation, 2009.
Gartner defines a Supply Chain Planning (SCP) suite as “a
multiproduct SCP software application that includes at least four of the
following key functional areas: demand planning, inventory planning,
replenishment planning, Available To Promise (ATP), manufacturing
planning and scheduling, and collaborative planning.”
“Today, companies require solutions that align their business
operations with their strategic goals, improve profitability and
customer satisfaction,” said Oracle Group Vice President, Nadeem Syed.
“Relying on Oracle Value Chain Planning applications, companies are
better equipped to effectively respond to demand while minimizing
inventory levels and achieving their operational goals. We are pleased
that Gartner has rated us Strong Positive in this MarketScope,” he said.
According to Gartner, “SCP for process automation denotes part of the
market that uses SCP technology for best practices that streamline and
make more efficient the SCP business processes.
This differs from SCP for process innovation, which seeks to change
or evolve specific SCP business processes for unique competitive
Across industries, Oracle Value Chain Planning applications are
enabling companies to achieve real economic benefits and a fast return
on their investment.
With these best-in-class solutions, customers are equipped to improve
cash flow, profitably balance capacity and supply to drive profitability
and transform cost centers to profit centers.
Demand for IT, BPO services increases during
High standards in IT education essential
It is important to maintain high standards in IT education to produce
highly qualified IT professionals to the industry said CEO/Director
eBuilder Technology Centre (Pvt) Ltd Michael Medin.
IT and the BPO industry will be one of the main foreign exchange
earners in the country. The country needs high skilled IT professionals
to compete in the international market and it is important for Sri Lanka
to maintain high standards in IT education, he said.
“We have noticed that many local IT professionals migrate to other
countries and the country needs to establish a program to keep these
professionals in Sri Lanka for the betterment of the industry, he said.
“We believe that agencies such as ICTA and SLSSCOM are doing a great
job for the development of the industry”, he said. eBuilder is a global
company with half a million users in over 50 countries. The company
optimizes and automates administrative processes for corporations and
public sector agencies through IT-based business process outsourcing.
“In 2003 we commenced our operations in Sri Lanka and recently we
relocated our office to increase our capacity for facilitating our
During the recession the demand for the IT and BPO services increased
as most companies focus on cost cutting in the international arena. The
company had tremendous growth last year”, he said.
Now we are hoping to make Sri Lanka our hub in Asian market due to
the geographical location of the country.
The company also expects to invest heavily on its infrastructure
facilities to strengthen their operations, he said.
As Web communication shrinks, so do links
On the short-messaging service Twitter, space is at a premium: You’ve
got 140 characters to make your point, and you probably don’t want to
waste half of it on a super-sized link to your latest YouTube obsession.
There’s an increasingly popular quick fix: a free URL shortener. On
one of these Web sites, you can plug in a long Internet address, known
as a URL, and it will assign you a much shorter one that is easier to
post in e-mails, on Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else. Some link-shrinkers
let you personalize the new address with a unique phrase such as your
name, or show you how many people click the link after you’ve posted it.
This convenience may come at a cost, though. The tools add another
layer to the process of navigating the Web, potentially leaving a trail
of broken links if a service suddenly closes shop. They can also make it
harder to tell what you’re really clicking on, which may make these
Lilliputian links attractive to spammers and scammers.
URL shorteners have been around for several years to offer
alternatives to long Web links that were too unwieldy to paste into
e-mails. Perhaps the oldest and most popular is TinyURL, a free service
started in 2002 by Kevin Gilbertson, a unicycle enthusiast from Blaine,
Minn., who was tired of seeing URLs get split up in e-mails related to
his online unicycle forum.
Link compression is just the beginning. More and more of these allow
users to see all sorts of details like where a link is showing up around
the Web and where the people clicking on it are located.
eSenze HR solutions at ODEL
Greenwich Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, (GLPL), a fully owned subsidiary of PCH
Holdings is a foremost provider of IT infrastructure solutions and
consultancy services. Operating for more than a decade, GLPL has
provided e-HR solutions to many of Sri Lanka’s top ranked companies
through eSenze, GLPL’s e-HR solutions brand. eSenze specializes in
recruitment, training and development, performance management, employee
data storage and personnel file management, time attendance, payroll and
online requests for leave.
ODEL’s requirement provided eSenze with an opportunity to tailor a
solution aimed at managing all the areas of HR management for the store,
enabling a user-friendly system for the management to oversee the
COO ODEL Arjuna Samaratunga, said “The ease of operations since
implementation is significant. Our main concern was to obtain a fully
integrated system to facilitate the expansion of the company’s business
activities, whilst maintaining simplicity and user friendliness and we
are happy to have achieved this objective through the eSenze solution.”
Director of GLPL Thariq Sanoon said that he has every confidence in
eSenze’s ability to not only benefit customers by simplifying their HR
management systems, but enhance the overall employee performance of the
organization through effective management of the human resource aspect.
“We are very content about delivering the project to the expectations
of ODEL. Swift adaptability to client requirement was the key reason for
our success and apart from the comprehensive solution, our commitment
and flexibility helped us provide ODEL with exactly what they were
looking for,” he said.
Since eSenze specializes in tailor-made solutions and with both GLPL
and ODEL’s small HR team working cohesively, the object of automating
the innovative HR practices of ODEL became a reality through the cost
effective eSenze brand of solutions.
eSenze’s provision of a highly flexible option, leaving space for
potential add-on’s of modules that may become necessary in the future
provided ODEL with a continuously developing system for their HR
GLPL believes in not only, providing its customers with quality
management solutions, but in following them up with the additional
developments that inevitably become necessary as an organization grows.
This attribute will benefit the relationship between ODEL and GLPL in