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Harin shares insights to digital economy at Huawei Connect 2017

Views - 64 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando recently shared key insights to how digital economy helps to increase national competitiveness at the Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai.

National IT Conference honours pioneering innovator Dulith Herath with ICT Leader of the Year 2017 A

Views - 116 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

During the launch of National IT Conference 2017, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) annually recognises those who have served the ICT industry in Sri Lanka, with a series of prestigious awards.

Vevo hacked via LinkedIn Phishing Campaign, over 3TB of sensitive data exposed

Views - 19 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

On 15 September, streaming service Vevo disclosed a massive data breach, to the tune of 3.12TB of sensitive internal data

Hackers used Avast’s CCleaner breach to attack technology companies

Views - 33 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesda

All new generation of iPhones coming soon to Sri Lanka

Views - 26 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The hype is real and it is about to take your breath away. Following months of speculation surrounding Apple’s newest iPhone the rumours were finally put to rest on 12 September at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.

hSenid Mobile Solutions hosts TADHack Sri Lanka 2017 again

Views - 25 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

It is time once again for TADHack Global, the annual meeting place for telecom application developers around the world to innovate and inspire. Locally powered by hSenid Mobile Solutions, TADHack Sri Lanka will be hosted for the fourth consecutive ye

ICT legal pioneer Jayantha Fernando honoured with Lifetime Award at SLT Zero One Awards

Views - 21 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Jayantha Fernando is an Internet Law and Policy expert who has pioneered ICT Legal Policy Reform and helped the establishment of internet governance processes in Sri Lanka. He was recently recognised with a Lifetime Award at the inaugural SLT Zero On

Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

Views - 10 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: The ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $ 1.1 b for HTC’s Pixel division

Views - 11 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Taipei/San Francisco (Reuters): Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly fa

Why do hackers target Industrial Control Systems?

Views - 26 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are found everywhere – from automated machines that manufacture goods to an office building’s cooling system.

MillenniumIT implements Oracle Sales Cloud for Capital Alliance

Views - 18 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

MillenniumIT, a Platinum level partner in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) recently implemented Oracle Sales Cloud; a Customer Relationship Management solution with Master Data Management Capabilities for Capital Alliance Holdings Ltd. (CAL).

Toshiba seals $18 b deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

Views - 8 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters) : Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the To

Microsoft announces new Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Views - 63 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Microsoft has appointed Hasitha Abeywardena as Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. Abeywardena, who joined Microsoft Sri Lanka in 2015 as the Director for Enterprise Business

Singaporean arbitration award enforced in favour of IFS AB against Informatics

Views - 35 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

IFS AB saw yet another victory in the legal battle between IFS AB and Informatics Lanka Ltd. in the Commercial High Court on 15 September. The case was filed by IFS the Swedish based global software vendor giant against Informatics in order to enforc

Social Media Scams 101: What you need to know

Views - 44 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

In recent years, social media scams have become increasingly prevalent across social networks. Scammers love these platforms because they make finding and engaging targets trivial, are easy and cost efficient to use

CTO from Sri Lankan based Mitra Innovation to speak at European WSO2 conference

Views - 59 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Mitra Innovation, a technology innovation and Cloud integration company with its research and development teams based in Sri Lanka, is exhibiting at WSO2Con Europe, in London, in November.

US Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

Views - 13 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

TYE Solutions launches ‘Divisional Dashboards’ Big Data Analytics workshop

Views - 24 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Paving the way for a new paradigm in Big Data Analytics in Sri Lanka, leading technology-enabled solutions provider TYE Solutions will be conducting a full-day workshop on ‘Divisional Dashboards’ tomorrow at the Parkland Building, situated at No.

5G phones to go mainstream in key markets in 2019: Qualcomm CEO

Views - 25 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

FRANKFURT (Reuters): The first 5G phones ready to meet next-generation mobile standards will be available for the mass market in 2019 – a year ahead of most predictions – in several Asian countries and the United States, Qualcomm’s CEO said on

VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced in VMworld 2017

Views - 72 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.0 announced during VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. This is already the fourth release of Openstack (called Ocata) which is managed and supported by VMware. VMware has reported on the Mitaka release last year and the pos launches Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Views - 32 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (64GB), the latest model in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, is now available for pre-order on

Debug Group of Companies recognises and felicitates top channel partners at Channel Partner Night 20

Views - 118 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Debug Group of Companies, one of the largest ICT companies in SL, having a presence of over 25+ years in the Sri Lankan market hosted its Annual Partner Meet at the Sigiriya Jungles Hotel in Dambulla recently where all tier one Debug regional partner

Micro Cars implements FINAC in 6 weeks

Views - 372 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Micro Cars Ltd. is the largest automobile assembler/manufacturer in Sri Lanka assembling a full range of vehicles from compact cars to Luxury SUVs.

Cisco announces principal sponsorship for Cyber Security Summit 2017

Views - 66 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

For the fifth consecutive year, Cisco – worldwide leader in IT – has announced its strategic partnership for Sri Lanka’s premier annual Cyber Security Summit 2017 edition.

Trump administration orders purge of Kaspersky products from US government

Views - 32 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Trump administration on Wednesday told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that us

SLT with University of Moratuwa and IESL presents Sri Lanka’s first dedicated IoT competition ‘SLIOT

Views - 78 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Telecom Group has partnered with the University of Moratuwa and the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL) to present the SLIOT Challenge.

Pyxle partners with Tavistock Group to launch Pyxle International

Views - 29 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Pyxle Ltd. (Pyxle), a leading local software development company, announces its partnership with the Tavistock Group (Tavistock), a multi-billion dollar private investment organisation with over 200 companies in 15 countries. Pyxle and the Tavistock

Softlogic IT introduces ‘HappyOrNot’

Views - 39 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of Sri Lanka’s premier IT companies and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, have collaborated with ‘HappyOrNot’, a customer and employee satisfaction measuring and reporting automated solution with th

Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

Views - 37 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters): Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders highest among Note series

Views - 34 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Seoul (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five days by about 2.5 times.

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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,

Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in

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