Virtusa saves costs, improves collaboration
Using Unified Communications Solutions from
Microsoft unified communications technologies offer customers a
variety of options in how their communications and collaboration
software is delivered, managed, and maintained be it on-premise, hosted
by partners or hosted by Microsoft.
It unites the existing communication systems and tools, including
desktop telephone systems, Internet, voice mail and faxes via a range of
integrated servers plus services and client applications.
The solution is the complete communications tool that is delivered
across multiple convenient applications and devices.
Positioned as a strong player in providing Unified Communication
Solutions, Microsoft's offers solutions that are both scalable and
Explaining the need for such solutions, Account Manager, Microsoft
Sri Lanka Imran Vilcassim, said, "In the current business environment,
communication and decision-making are difficult, time-intensive and more
often span geographical boundaries.
Business communications are increasingly complex and require workers
to manage multiple devices, applications, and face-to-face interactions
in an attempt to stay productively connected with one another".
Associate Director of Information Technology, Virtusa (Private)
Limited in Sri Lanka Niranjan Seevaratnam, said, "The implementation of
Microsoft Unified Communications technologies, has ushered in enhanced
connectivity, decreased costs of travel and communications, and
contributed to improved business outcome while minimizing environmental
impact. The endeavour in turn, holds true to Virtusa's credence of
providing its customers with increased business agility and rationalized
redundancies, unleashing greater economies of scale to increase global
The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 works with legacy
telecommunications infrastructures. Users can deploy Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) keeping current PBX and telephony hardware. With VoIP,
customers manage the telephone the same way they manage e-mail and the
Internet: with intuitive software.
With Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, basic telephone tools like
call forwarding and conference calling are easier to use. The same
Active Directory that underpins the rest of the IT infrastructure
supports directory information and click-to-call functionality. Plus,
Office Communications Server 2007 uses the same management tools as
Exchange Server 2007, so multiple applications are not required to
administer the communications infrastructure.
In addition, Virtusa plans to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting, a
hosted Web conferencing service, to conduct training on an array of
topics for large groups of employees. Microsoft Office Live Meeting will
enable Virtusa to train employees in many different locations without
sending them to a classroom.
Using unified communications solutions to deliver training to
employees through their desktops helps provide savings in areas of
travel, specific training costs, and productivity, as employees can
train on their own time rather than at set times.
Synapsys provides DRC and BCP services to Public Bank
From left: Head of Operations, Synapsys, Nilupa Wanniarachchi,
Banking Consultant, Synapsys, Roderick David, CEO, Synapsys,
Dinesh Fernandopulle, Country Head, Public Bank, Angelo
Fernando, Banking Services Manager, Public Bank, Halantha
Hewasiliyange and Head of IT, Public Bank Rohana Wijesundara.
Synapsys have signed a deal to provide a Disaster Recovery and
Business Continuity centre for Public Bank Berhard.
The centre will be located at Synapsys' world class datacenter, which
was set up as a dedicated location to provide Managed Datacenter, BCP
and BPO services.
"In a time when disaster recovery is a crucial requirement, the
ability to enable fast-set up, by leveraging our comprehensive knowledge
and experience in managing both the business and technical aspects of DR
and BCP projects and our ready-to-use infrastructure has proven a clear
differentiator for Synapsy as a managed datacenter providers," said CEO
of Synapsys Dinesh Fernanadopulle.
The comprehensive solution will enable Public Bank to run their
operations out of the BCP centre in the event of a disaster, enabling
them to provide an uninterrupted service to their customers.
Synapsys Ltd, is a subsidiary of DFCC Bank, providing specialized
Consulting and Managed IT services and solutions leveraging on their
robust infrastructure, years of experience and highly skilled team.
Mobitel offers Singapore trips for customers
Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, launched a promotion that will offer over
25 Mobitel customers an expenses paid holiday to Singapore.
The company undertook a comprehensive exercise to register its
customers commencing last August and have been successful in registering
nearly one million of its subscribers or nearly a third of its base.
This all important consumer promotion is designed to accelerate the
pace of Mobitel customer registrations, as directed by the
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).
This promotion allows customers who have not registered to register
as well as, potential customers to procure their Mobitel SIM and thereby
be eligible to win a trip for two to Singapore with hotel accommodation
including breakfast, spending money and Airline tickets, all taken care
To stand a chance to win this trip;
* Existing Mobitel users who have not registered their SIM previously
can do so between April 5 and 30
* New Mobitel users who register between April 5 and 30, 2009 also
"The registration of a SIM is extremely important for security
reasons" said Chairperson of Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Leisha de Silva
Chandrasena. "As the national mobile service provider we will take all
steps to encourage all our customers to register with us and we hope
that this promotion will do that for us", she said.
CEO, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Suren J. Amarasekera said, "This
being the second phase of our registration exercise, we want as many of
our customers to be civic-minded and register."
The digital photograph of the subscriber, either taken at the centre
or scanned from the photograph produced by the subscriber will then be
transferred swiftly to a central database with the aid of Mobitel's
super 3.5G HSPA network. By digitalising the process, Mobitel hopes to
eliminate unnecessary usage of paper, photo chemicals and physical
storage space in keeping with the company's policies on preserving the