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Tuning-up security in plural social networks

Views - 3 Thursday, 24 October 2019 01:20

By Hiyal Biyagamage Social media platforms today have given a helping hand to cybercriminals to build a global cybercriminal network. According to a recent report from Bromium, the cybersecurity firm detailed all of the various tactics – ranging fr

AASL selects IFS Applications 10 to boost efficiency across business operations

Views - 3 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:59

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Airport Aviation (Sri Lanka) Ltd. (AASL), a Government-owned company with statutory powers to manage and develop civil airports in Sri Lanka, will deploy IFS Applications 10 as its ERP b

ICTISC unveils ICT skills roadmap for Sri Lanka

Views - 4 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:58

The development and attraction of high-level ICT skills is crucial to the growth of Sri Lanka’s economy. Following Sri Lanka’s vision to position itself as the knowledge hub of Asia through a number of targeted measures, ICT Industry Skills Counc

H One recognised again for excellence in IT solutions at NBQSA Awards 2019

Views - 19 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:22

H One – the IT arm of global apparel manufacturer, Hirdaramani – proved its mettle yet again when it was recognised with two awards at the 21st edition of the annual National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA). The country’s most prestigious

SLT paves the way ‘Towards a digital nation’ by partnering Infotel 2019

Views - 23 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:21

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading broadband and digital services provider in Sri Lanka was proud to announce that it will be partnering the much-awaited national ICT expo, Infotel 2019 which will be conducted at the BMICH from 1 to 3 November. Run

Fortinet tips to stay safe during online shopping

Views - 11 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:17

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, reminds online shoppers and bargain hunters to stay vigilant against cybercriminals during the online shopping offers.

Sysco LABS partners with University of Peradeniya for 9th consecutive ACES hackathon

Views - 35 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:15

Sysco LABS joined forces with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya for the 9th consecutive ‘ACES Hackathon’, held at the university. The hackathon was launched with the objective of encouraging entrepreneurship amongst under

IT Gallery conducts ‘Hikvision Deep Learning Summit 2019’

Views - 33 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:12

IT Gallery, the leading distributor of video surveillance products and solutions and the National Distributor for Hikvision in Sri Lanka, conducted ‘Hikvision Deep Learning Summit 2019’ at The Kingsbury recently.

ICTA hosts ‘e-Swabhimani’ Awards celebrating outstanding digital innovators

Views - 27 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:10

Established as one of the most prestigious national events, the e-Swabhimani Gala Awards 2019 organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) was held on 18 October at Shangri-La hotel. It was held with much pagea

Photography powerhouse OPPO Reno2 F set to redefine creativity in Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

OPPO last week launched the new Reno2 F in Sri Lanka. The Reno2 F model is one of the latest iterations of OPPO’s popular Reno series that will redraw the boundaries of users’ creativity, coming packed with photography-enhancing features. The qu

Sri Lanka must accelerate its tech industry: Yohan Ramasundara

Views - 88 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

Dear Sri Lankans, to thrive tomorrow, Sri Lanka needs to accelerate its tech-economy. A successful tech-industry will build sustainable revenue and help future-proof the nation. Consider these facts: Mark Zuckerberg made his first million dollars age

Creating a cyber-resilient society

Views - 175 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

While technology is opening a whole new world of opportunities, the threats posed from terrorists are no longer pure physical attacks but also expand to the digital world. The danger may not venture into weapons or create a battlefield with thousands

Epic Lanka’s Viraj Mudalige honoured as Sri Lanka’s ‘ICT Leader of the Year’

Views - 43 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Epic Lanka Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and Chief Payment Architect Viraj Mudalige was recently conferred with the prestigious ‘ICT Leader of the Year’ award at the National CSSL ICT Awards 2019 for spearheading and designing an arra

AdStudio: Ushering in new era of digital marketing innovation through programmatic advertising

Views - 436 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

In 2018, the global programmatic advertising spending market was valued at a staggering $ 70.3 billion, and the market anticipates that it will grow at a steady rate of more than 21% over the next five to seven years to reach $ 322 billion. And, the

Rise of digital disruption in the auditing process

Views - 367 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Director Chris Columbus invented this technology-driven movie called ‘Bicentennial Man’ in 1999. For filmmakers and storytellers alike, the future has always been a fountain of creative possibilities and endings, a way to grapple with our fears

Sri Lanka Telecom partners with Kaspersky Lab to provide cyber security

Views - 40 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC recently joined hands with South Asian Technologies Ltd. (SAT), sole distributor for Kaspersky in Sri Lanka, to provide seamless cyber security to its clientele across the country. SLT customers now have the opportunity of purch

Samsung opens pre-booking for Galaxy M30s exclusively through

Views - 26 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Samsung has introduced the new ‘monster’ Galaxy M30s with a compelling array of features. Everything about the new Galaxy M30s is bigger and better – the battery, display, camera and storage capacity, fulfil customers’ desire for a device tha

Chow Sang Hoe speaks to C-suites at Digital Transformation at FITIS Digital Leadership Forum 2019

Views - 77 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Ernst & Young (EY) ASEAN Advisory Leader Chow Sang Hoe, addressing C-Suite business leaders as the keynote speaker at the Digital Leadership Forum of FITIS at the Hilton, Colombo on 16 October, stated: “In an era of digital Darwinism, after years p

Huawei calls for fresh mindset to speed up 5G development

Views - 27 Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:09

At the 10th annual Mobile Broadband Forum held recently in Zurich, Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu outlined the current status of 5G development around the world. In addition to highlighting the value 5G has already brought to consumers and industries

SophosLabs finds 15 Adware apps on Google Play

Views - 14 Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:07

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, recently discovered 15 apps on Google’s Play Market that engage in such practices; they generate frequent, large, intrusive ads and literally hide their app icons in the launcher in order t

Arimac Digital CEO wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’; bags 16 awards at National ICT Awards NBQSA

Views - 36 Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:04

Sri Lanka’s premier fully-fledged digital solutions provider Arimac Digital, recently bagged the most number of awards including the British Computer Society (BCS) Chairman’s Award and the prestigious ‘ICT Entrepreneur of the Year’ award won

ICT Industry Skills Council to promote ICT skills for inclusive growth

Views - 231 Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:03

The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC), the apex body that plays a pivotal role in the development of ICT Skills in Sri Lanka, elected a Board of Directors for the year 2019/2020 at its Annual General Meeting held recently at Hilton Colombo Residen

Dialog and Samsung provide unlimited data for YouTube and Dialog ViU Premium with Galaxy A Series

Views - 35 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:20

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, and Samsung, the No.1 smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, have partnered to provide an exclusive offer with every purchase of the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy A Series smartphone – unlimit

NITC 2019 ‘Embrace Digital’ reveals Govt.’s digital initiatives

Views - 136 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:19

The 37th National Information Technology Conference (NITC), the country’s largest and longest running ICT Conference organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) was held recently in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Digital Infra

Huawei releases ‘Thinking Ahead about AI Security and Privacy Protection’ white paper

Views - 20 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:18

At Huawei Connect 2019, Huawei released the ‘Thinking Ahead about AI Security and Privacy Protection’ white paper, which outlines the company’s perspective and practices in AI security, privacy issues and related solutions, and proposes a share

Facebook security essentials: Avoiding phishing and scams

Views - 28 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:18

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together – be it connecting with friends and family, supporting their favourite local business, or building community around the passions, causes, experi

Foreign Employment Bureau partners with Mobitel to launch ‘Ran Piyapath’

Views - 46 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

Understanding the challenges and the long-felt need of foreign migrant workers in connecting with their loved ones, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) joined hands with Mobitel recently launched ‘Ran Piyapath,’ a novel concept dev

Avian Technologies honours key Partners at Sophos Partner Awards 2019

Views - 30 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

A renowned name in the local IT industry and authorised distributor of Sophos, Avian Technologies felicitated their Partners for their successful implementation of effective and innovative security strategies at an Awards Ceremony held recently. The

Mobitel reiterates customer centricity with ‘You are our Hero’

Views - 25 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

In keeping with tradition, Mobitel celebrated the International Customer Service Week under the theme ‘You Are Our Hero,’ which marked the central role of its customers as one of the main pillars of its success. Giving them due recognition all th

Photography powerhouse OPPO Reno2f set to redefine creativity in Sri Lanka

Views - 18 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

OPPO will unveil its Reno 2f for the Sri Lankan market in Colombo in the month of October, promising to redefine the limits of users’ creativity. RENO 2f will come equipped with a slew of photography-enhancing features, including a 48MP quad camer

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A 4D presidential ‘laugh-a-thon’ that’s not on

Thursday, 24 October 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Where once we had a paucity of presidential candidates, we now have a superfluity of them. You would think that from this panoply of contenders who’ve thrown their hat in the ring, we’d be spoilt fo

Forgotten tranquil train journeys in Sri Lankan landscapes

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Railway transportation is considered as the multifaceted economic booster in the world. Switzerland is the role model in utilising railways in envisaging the above concept. The Nuwara Eliya railway line was an exclusion for tourism and freight. Back

Zero waste: a wish come true?

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Zero Waste is a concept, which focuses on waste prevention where essentially resource life cycles are redesigned in such a way that all products are used and no waste is created. It is well-aligned with a circular economy approach, which facilitates

Sri Lanka’s obsession with plastic bags

Thursday, 24 October 2019

At a time where the world expresses growing concerns about climate change, Sri Lanka is still oblivious to the impact of single-use plastic on the environment, marine biodiversity and humans. Ignorance may be bliss in some instances but, not when we

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