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Stop pretending you’re agile!

Views - 18 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

WSO2 Director Engineering Rohan Perera, Pearson Head of Architecture Subuki Shihabdeen and Sysco LABS Director Delivery Rajeev Jayawardena, will be speaking at the latest edition of the Engineering Nexus, on 4 July at the Sysco LABS Engineering Centr

Hemas Holdings inks partnership to host SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

Views - 15 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Hemas Holdings PLC (Hemas) has signed a definite agreement with Microsoft to deploy a production payload of the high-performance in-memory database SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure, where it will be used as a platform to drive the group’s digital innova

Tavistock Group invests in Sri Lankan talent to form global tech cluster

Views - 16 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

The Elovate Group, a cluster of companies under multi-billion dollar international private investment organisation The Tavistock Group (Tavistock), recently launched in Colombo.

Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions establishes capital and business alliance with Interblocks

Views - 13 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp. announced that it has signed a business alliance agreement with Interblocks Ltd. and will invest in Interblocks.

PAYable takes home highest number of awards at SLASSCOM Innovation Summit

Views - 19 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Cashless solution provider for the MSME sector, PAYable, emerged the most awarded company at the inaugural SLASSCOM Innovation Summit 2018 held on 14 June.

Everything you need to know about autonomous cloud, the latest category of IT

Views - 108 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

In this interview, Chris Chelliah, Group Vice President and Chief Architect – Technology and Cloud Platform of APAC, explains what autonomous cloud is, why it is needed and what its impact will be for organisations

Techno Sri Lanka 2018 launched

Views - 91 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Once again, for the 33rd consecutive year, the launch of Techno Sri Lanka 2018 was held on 19 June at the Galle Face Hotel

Huawei Thailand CSIC to provide customers with ICT solution building opportunities

Views - 26 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

The recently launched Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre (CSIC) in Thailand

Gestetner subsidiary Fintek to distribute Sharp products in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Fintek Managed Solutions Ltd., a fully incorporated subsidiary of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC, has been appointed the authorised

Creative Software opens student R&D centre at NSBM Green University Town

Views - 31 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Creative Software works closely with Sri Lanka’s leading universities to give students an early industry exposure, helping

Oracle’s Q4FY18 total revenue up 3% to $ 11.3 b, FY18 total revenue up 6% to $39.8 b

Views - 16 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Redwood Shores, Calif.: Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2018 Q4 results and fiscal 2018 full year results.

Samsung stands tall in 2018 Forbes Global 2000 list as one of the world’s largest tech peers

Views - 12 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Continuing its stupendous climb up corporate rankings, Samsung Electronics was ranked as the second-largest tech company in the world and 14th largest overall in the Forbes’ 2018 16th annual Global 2000 list. The South Korean giant raked in $225 b

Registration extended for CodeCraft Secure Coding Competition

Views - 15 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Considering numerous requests from the corporates, registration deadline for CodeCraft – Sri Lanka’s first ever competition to find most secure coder – has been extended to July 06. This nationwide competition will see software developers compe

PickMe partners with Cornell University to expand R&D

Views - 64 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka Ltd., owner of Sri Lanka’s most innovative taxi hailing service, PickMe, recently entered into a research agreement with a Cornell University professor in the US, to work together on a project in the area of dynamic

Cyaniq.Social launches Collaborator Network with meet-up event for Instagram collaborators

Views - 59 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Cyaniq.Social continued its pioneering bid for thought leadership in the Sri Lankan social media industry landscape with the launch of ‘The Collaborator Network’ at a meet-up event for Instagram collaborators held at the Galle Face Hotel. The me

Cyber-attacks every 14 seconds by 2019

Views - 50 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Cyber security is becoming so important to Sri Lanka. We hear of security breaches every day, these are either maliciously planned hacks or purely based on negligence of the employees which make the organisation vulnerable to lawsuits. Most organisat

Sri Lanka must increase focus on technology and innovation as drivers of economy

Views - 248 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

“Sri Lanka has a number of strong points but very much needs to focus more on technology and innovation

FITIS comes forward to address industry issues

Views - 34 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

The Hardware Chapter of the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) organises the ICT Vendors’ open forum every

e-Swabhimani 2018 Digital Social Impact Awards call for applications now open

Views - 33 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

e-Swabhimani, the Digital Social Impact awards opened calling for applications for year 2018 on 7 June. To be in line

SATL partners with ManageEngine to provide comprehensive IT management solutions

Views - 21 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Looking to aid organisations in aligning their IT with business goals, Colombo-based South Asian Technologies Ltd.

Ideal Group to improve and automate operations across 15 companies with IFS Applications 10

Views - 181 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Ideal Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest privately-held conglomerates, has chosen IFS Applications 10 as its digital backbone to support and drive efficiencies in its various target sec

Dialog powers ‘Beyond the Obvious,’ a platform for innovation-driven business growth by SLINTEC

Views - 39 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, will power ‘Beyond the Obvious,’ organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology (SLINTEC), to spearhead innovation driven business growth in the country. The Research and De

SLASSCOM salutes top winners at first-ever Innovation Awards 2018

Views - 335 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

The SLASSCOM Innovation Summit & Awards ‘Celebrate Ingenuity!’ concluded on 14 June at the Cinnamon Grand, with a celebration recognising innovators across a range of award categories in the IT/BPM industry. SLASSCOM would like to congratulate th

SLT holds ‘TelcoNext Empowering the Digital Economy, Together’ forum

Views - 39 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom successfully presented one of the globally emerging topics of the Digital Economy, through a knowledge-sharing program titled ‘TelcoNext - Empowering the Digital Economy, Together’.

John Keells IT to accelerate business innovation with Microsoft

Views - 246 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Microsoft recently announced a strategic partnership with John Keells IT to accelerate John Keells Holdings’ Digital Transformation journey as well as enable them to build on this value proposition as a Partner across Asia and MENA.

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Views - 9 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Twitter Inc. said last Wednesday (13 June) that it is changing its service to give more space to major events such as the World Cup, earthquakes, royal weddings and elections in a bid to make it easier for people to find inte

Facebook staff to learn Sinhala insults after Sri Lanka riots

Views - 169 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

AFP: Three months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country’s local languages.

Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

Views - 15 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Apple Inc said last week it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.

National eSports team sponsored by Dialog Gaming to represent Sri Lanka at Asian Games 2018

Views - 53 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

eSports athletes representing Sri Lanka are set to take part in the 18th Asian Games which are to be held in Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September.

Samsung Electronics ranked No. 1 brand in Asia for 7th consecutive year

Views - 19 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Samsung Electronics topped the ‘Asia’s Top 1000 Brands’ leader board for the seventh year in a row, in a survey by Hong Kong-based communication marketing company, ‘Campaign Asia Pacific’ and Nielsen. Samsung’s brand strategy that pursue

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Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail on politics

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sri Lanka’s official statistics bureau, Department of Census and Statistics or DCS, has released the country’s 2018 first quarter provisional economic growth data in its website (available at:

In defence of State banks – The Basel III phobia is the sword of Damocles over their heads!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Time and again over the last year, and more recently in fact, the sceptre of Basel III has raised its head in the print and electronic media.

Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h

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