IT / Telecom / Tech

Epic Lanka first Sri Lankan software house to earn PCI 3DS certification

Views - 125 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:26

Epic Lanka Ltd. has received the coveted PCI 3DS (Payment Card Industry 3 Domain Secure) certification from SISA Information Security, a qualified security assessor headquartered in India. The PCI 3DS certification is yet another first for the compan

Huawei founder details ‘battle mode’ reform plan to beat US crisis

Views - 32 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:23

HONG KONG (Reuters): China’s Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as its grapples with a “live-or-die moment” in the wake of US export curbs, f

Simcentric Technologies appoints Haridhu Abeygoonaratne as MD

Views - 33 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:22

SimCentric Technologies has announced the appointment of Haridhu Abeygoonaratne as the company’s Managing Director with effect from 1 August. With this new appointment, Abeygoonaratne will oversee the business strategy and operations of SimCentric

DSI Footcandy secures Best E-Commerce Website Award

Views - 16 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:21

The e-commerce platform of the D. Samson & Sons Ltd., DSI Footcandy ( secured the Silver Award for the Best E-Commerce Website at the awards held by LK Domain Registry, on 8 August. The award was accepted by D. Samson a

Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

Views - 30 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:19

Reuters: President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc.’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Trump said

Who’s tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data

Views - 21 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:18

Reuters: Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps. The company defines the data, for example when a clo

SLASSCOM and Norway sign 2-year agreement to collaborate on ICT development and entrepreneurship

Views - 232 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:10

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered into a two-year agreement to foster collaboration in the ICT industry. The newly-appointed Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Mobitel signs MoU with University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Views - 75 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel recently signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, to co-create and co-innovate in the area of telecommunication, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artif

PwC’s Academy’s 2-day program to help senior managers utilise blockchain as a business strategy

Views - 54 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

As businesses evolve and amidst an increasing presence of blockchain technology in organisations overseas, there is a crucial need for Sri Lankan businesses to also embrace and adopt important technologies such as blockchain, which has the power to h

Technologies transforming economies

Views - 47 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

A stimulating discussion on how to harness technology to boost economies will take place at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019. The discussion will be led by two eminent experts in the field, Sanjay Jain, Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund and

Millennium IT ESP launches new corporate brand identity with a new purpose

Views - 755 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading systems integrator and information systems provider Millennium I.T. E.S.P. Ltd., (Millennium IT ESP) announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, its purpose, redesigned logo and values. These changes are being laun

‘Smart’ clothing can boost wearable tech: Singapore researchers

Views - 35 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Researchers in Singapore have invented ‘smart’ clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smart watches. The invention called ‘metamaterial’ allows radio waves lik

Singer Huawei Carnival embarks at Singer outlets

Views - 35 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

A thrilling disclosure to the public, Singer and Huawei brings good cheer to all its stores with the Singer Huawei Carnival this year. All Singer outlets will be offering discounts and exciting prizes to all customers purchasing any brand new Huawei

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Views - 23 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting

Microsoft’s latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data

Views - 26 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

Reuters: Microsoft Corp. said last week it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors. A spokesperson for Microsoft said the company collects voice d

Forestpin and University of Sri Jayewardenepura sign MoU for data analytics

Views - 35 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Forestpin, in which undergraduate and postgraduate students will have opportunities to enhanced learning experiences in data analytics. Forestpin Analytic

Pre-booking for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 and 10+ opens in Sri Lanka with exciting offers

Views - 50 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has announced the pre-book offers for Galaxy Note10 and 10+, its new line of flagship smartphones that combine elegant design with powerful performance and productivity tools to help users make the most of every moment. The pre-boo

LAUGFS receives top awards at 2019

Views - 32 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

In a feat of excellence, LAUGFS clinched three top awards at the 2019 competition, which concluded this month. This is the sixth consecutive year LAUGFS has won multiple awards at the awards ceremony, which stand testament to it

NIBM receives Gold award for best University and Education Institute Category from 2019

Views - 55 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00 is the most prestigious competition for Sri Lankan websites. Initiated in 2009, this competition brings out the best websites created and maintained by companies over a wide range of industries in Sri Lanka. This competition has the added

Huawei launches EMUI10 to make each phone a super device

Views - 54 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Huawei EMUI10 was officially launched during the Huawei Developers Congress which was held on 9 August, in Dongguan. Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of the Software Engineering Department at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said that EMUI10 is a pioneeri

South Asian Technologies celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 46 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

South Asian Technologies Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s premier ICT distribution companies recently celebrated its tenth year of operations in Sri Lanka. A journey that began a decade ago with its passionate co-founders, Sanjaya Padmaperuma and Feroze Ka

Huawei to invest $ 800 m in new Brazil factory

Views - 34 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

SAO PAULO (Reuters): Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. plans to build an $ 800 million plant in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the Governor said, as the Chinese tech giant ramps up its Latin American presence against US objections.

Airtel Lanka pulls off a hat-trick at CMO Asia Awards 2019

Views - 272 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Consolidating its reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic telcos and the preferred brand for young Sri Lankans, Airtel Lanka announced another exceptional performance at the recently-concluded CMO Asia Awards 2019, bringing home a total of th

99X Technology bags multiple honours at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2019

Views - 53 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Creating an open and authentic workplace has been a top priority for 99X Technology from day one, and its efforts were once again lauded as it was named a Best Workplace in Sri Lanka for a seventh consecutive year. The company was also recognised fo

Accenture to support Brandix in accelerating journey to ‘future-ready’ operations

Views - 51 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Accenture has signed an agreement to help Brandix, the leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations to set the stage for the company’s digital future. Under the terms o

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, but its smartphones won’t ditch Android

Views - 40 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

DONGGUAN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters): Huawei Technologies unveiled has its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as US trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to US technologies such as A

Comviva and N-able join hands to create new opportunities around digital services in Sri Lanka

Views - 184 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions has joined hands with N-able Ltd. as local strategic alliance partner to catalyse digital services in Sri Lanka. As part of this alliance, N-able will leverage Comviva’s innovative offerings to the t

99X Technology recognised among LMD’s Top 100 Most Respected Entities

Views - 362 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

A strong focus on corporate excellence and dynamism by software product engineering specialist 99X Technology was reiterated as the company was recognised as one of LMD’s top 100 Most Respected Entities for 2019 by LMD on its annual survey, conduct

Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel unveil Digital Roadmap for Northern Province

Views - 57 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Mobitel, together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, launched the Digital Roadmap for the Northern Province in the presence of officials and the national media at the Auditorium of the Jaffn

Samsung’s new Note takes on Huawei in selfie beauty pageant

Views - 51 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Seoul/New York (Reuters): Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggli

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