IT / Telecom / Tech

Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

Views - 15 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the US company

Sri Lanka’s 1st batch of Executive Masters in Information Security receive degrees

Views - 114 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first batch of 32 graduates of the Executive Masters in Information Security offered by CICRA Campus in partnership with Asia E University (AEU), Malaysia received their degrees during the AEU convocation recently in Kuala Lumpur. “In

US government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips

Views - 9 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: The US government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability. The Department of

Red Herring names 99X Technology as one of Asia’s most promising tech companies

Views - 54 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology was felicitated for its pioneering work and potential for exponential growth when it was ranked on the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia Index for 2017. This award recognizes 99X Technology as one

Virtusa 2Q revenue up 18% to $ 248 m

Views - 33 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, has reported a revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $248.2 million

Sri Lanka Telecom to host ‘SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence’ for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 24 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence launched in 2016 proved to be an immense success, much sought after by many in the business world. Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is therefore proud to announce that SLT will

chargeNET named United Nations World Summit Award Winner 2017

Views - 456 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

chargeNET has been selected the World Summit Award (WSA) Grand Jury, as best and most innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society 2017, in the category ‘Smart Settlement and Urbanization’.

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Views - 18 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins

AATSL Telesoft launches fresh brand perspective Axionent

Views - 33 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

ATSL Telesoft, a member of the Access Group of Companies engaged in the industries of technology and software launched its fresh brand perspective – Axionent Inc. to internal stakeholders at a landmark tech rendition

World GIS Day 2017 celebrations: ‘One Map Sri Lanka Competition’

Views - 91 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Day provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

Dialog’s Tier III Data Centre obtains ISO 27001 certification

Views - 215 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication services provider, was recently recognised for receiving the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management Certification for its Tier III certified Data Centre.

IronOne Technologies sweeps the board with 5 awards at NCE Awards Night 2017

Views - 38 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s prominent enterprise software products and solutions provider IronOne Technologies and BoardPAC bagged five overall awards at the recently-concluded Annual Export Awards 2017

Skype loses Belgian court appeal after fails to comply with call data order

Views - 16 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft’s online communication service Skype lost an appeal in Belgium after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

Optiemus launches BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK in Sri Lanka with Softlogic

Views - 56 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Optiemus Infracom Ltd, a leading Indian telecom enterprise, on Wednesday announced its entry into the Sri Lanka market with the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone LIMITED EDITION BLACK.

Airtel partners Google for online purchasing for first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 48 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka customers will be able to purchase apps and other digital content through their Airtel recharges or reloads launching with Google Play.

Abans wins Top Retailer and Service awards at HP Partnership Night

Views - 25 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Abans Plc attained the prestigious ‘Best Direct Retailer – PC’ and ‘Best Service Provider – Consumer’ awards at the annual HP Partners Night 2017, which was held on 9 November at The Marriot Hotel, Weligama.

e-Swabhimani Awards 2017 to recognise ICT solutions for societal good

Views - 85 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:18

e-Swabhimani Awards 2017 will be held on 30 November, recognising outstanding digital solutions and applications with a substantial societal impact. Organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka for the seventh

IFS celebrates 20 years of university collaboration advancing talent and innovation

Views - 41 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:09

IFS, the global enterprise software company, recently celebrated two decades of pioneering partnerships with the nation’s leading universities. Since the establishment of IFS’ product R&D centre in Sri Lanka in November 1997,

Just In Time Group partners Huawei on enterprise business

Views - 98 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

Just In Time Group (JIT), a wholly Sri Lankan owned flagship ICT systems and solutions company, announced and signed its partnership with Huawei, a leading ICT provider across Enterprise and Carrier Business Segments in Sri

ATSL Telesoft debuts new brand identity Axionent

Views - 138 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

ATSL Telesoft, a member of the Access Group, is scheduled to launch its fresh brand identity to its internal stakeholders on the eve of the 15th of November at the Garton’s Ark barge, Nawala.

Infotel pioneers honoured

Views - 43 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

Members of the organising committee of the first Infotel ‘92 ICT exhibition held 25 years back were recognised at the inauguration of Infotel 2017 held recently at the Colombo Hilton.

IFS targets aviation, food and apparel for growth

Views - 92 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

IFS Sri Lanka celebrating 20 years is now focusing to improve software innovation in aviation, food and process manufacturing, garments and retail sectors aiming to enhance the company’s global product development work.

Eternal Asia Lanka appointed Authorised Distributor for Western Digital products

Views - 44 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

Eternal Asia Lanka Ltd. has been appointed the authorised distributor for Western Digital products in Sri Lanka.

5-day Epihack Sri Lanka event enters final day: New solutions developed

Views - 90 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

The first-ever Epihack Sri Lanka was conducted in Cinnamon Lakeside hotel. Epihack Sri Lanka was organised by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in collaboration with Colombo Municipal Council (CMC),

China e-commerce shopping festival smashes record with $25 b haul

Views - 21 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

Shanghai (Reuters): Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles’ Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $103 b takeover proposal

Views - 14 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

(Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion takeover bid, saying the offer “dramatically” undervalued the U.S. company.

Mobitel leads telecom industry in Customer Service Excellence: Survey by Kantar TNS for LMD

Views - 38 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, Mobitel, has been placed ahead of all local telcos in the ‘Customer Service Excellence’ rankings released by LMD in partnership with Kantar TNS, in which companies across as many as 18 sectors were

Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones: Security firm

Views - 24 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned last week.

UNCTAD to support Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review in Sri Lanka

Views - 28 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Secretary General of the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Mikhisa Kituyi has assured the Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha that the UNCTAD stands ready to assist with Sri Lanka’s Scienc

Rs. 200,000 per cell tower, per month: An error in 2018 Budget that needs correction

Views - 403 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Along with most analysts, I have praised the 2018 Budget Speech. It is a forward-looking document consistent with preceding economic policy statements.

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Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201

Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law

Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence

Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.

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