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Forgotten your password? Not having one will make you safer, says World Economic Forum

Views - 24 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

A new report released by the World Economic Forum finds that freeing ourselves of passwords will actually make us safer and businesses more efficient. Cybercrime is set to cost the global economy $ 2.9 million every minute in 2020 and some 80% of th

Dialog unveils state-of-the-art Experience Centre in Colombo-3

Views - 32 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

The Dialog Experience Centre at 528 Alfred Place, Colombo-3 gets a new look and feel promising its customers an even more convenient and delightful experience which includes an array of services accessible on a 24/7 basis. Visitors to the store can e

Huawei MediaPad T5-10 delivers endless entertainment

Views - 19 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Innovative smartphone manufacturer Huawei recently launched its all-new Huawei MediaPad T5- 10, bringing its advanced technological capabilities to the shores of Sri Lanka. The Huawei MediaPad T5 10-inch is the latest addition to the selection of Hu

Sapro Hospitality Management Platform to run on Nimbus Cloud Services

Views - 77 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

Texonic Information Systems recently signed up with and Nimbus Cloud Services to host its cutting-edge Sapro Hospitality Management Platform. The agreement between Texonic Information Systems and Nimbus Clouds Lanka Ltd. was signed by Nimbus Clouds L

Technocity dazzles at HP Awards

Views - 7 Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

The Technocity Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier IT hardware company dazzled at the recently concluded HP Awards night by winning five key awards. It won the award for Best Distributor – PC (Business Personal Systems) for three consecutive years from 201

How to protect your identity

Views - 62 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:57

By Thilina Karunathilake Do you know that one in four people in the world has experienced identity theft? Dayawathie, who lives in a rural area named Thirippane in Thalawa, Sri Lanka, has experienced it twice. In July 2016, she received an infringe

The importance of cybersecurity to enable safety and reliability is recognised but obstacles remain

Views - 27 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:55

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that industrial firms, due to increased digitalisation, are more exposed to cyber th

Finding a perfect match for mission-critical data

Views - 119 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:52

In an exclusive interview with the Daily FT, Oracle Senior Vice President for Systems in JAPAC and EMEA Chung Heng Han discusses how Oracle is giving customers additional choice in their approach to this data dilemma and how a new model ‘Cloud Ad

TAITRA joins hands with FITIS to promote Taiwan Tech Trade Shows 2020

Views - 80 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:50

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s foremost nonprofit trade promoting organisation, sponsored by the government of Taiwan and industry organisations recently announced its Calendar of Trade Shows for 2020. TAITRA has

All Govt. institutes to be connected to single data network

Views - 82 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed to centralise all Government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of inefficiency, delays and corruption. During a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat la

5G the next giant milestone of SLT broadband services

Views - 57 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom has announced it is now ready to unveil the next giant milestone in the Telco industry as the company is fully furnished to facilitate Sri Lankans with the 5G experience via fixed wireless broadband access. Modern and advanced techn

Microsoft issues critical Windows security fix after tipoff from US NSA

Views - 15 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Microsoft Corp last week rolled out an important security fix after the US National Security Agency tipped off the company to a serious flaw in its widely used Windows operating system, officials said. Microsoft said the flaw co

MillenniumIT ESP shines at SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2019

Views - 37 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

MillenniumIT ESP – one of Sri Lanka’s leading Systems Integrator and Information Systems Provider – clinched three out of three awards for their submission of technology solutions under the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Process’ category, at

nCinga-Zilingo deal a game-changer in tech buy-outs

Views - 305 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

Global technology platform Zilingo has acquired Sri Lanka-based startup nCinga Innovations resulting in cash and stock worth approximately Rs. 2.8 billion ($ 15.5 million) changing hands. This landmark deal was one of the largest Sri Lankan tech buy-

Cemex HRM automates HR System of The House of Gifts

Views - 19 Monday, 20 January 2020 08:51

Cemex HRM recently tied up with The House of Gifts which is one of the leading retail and wholesale outlets in Sri Lanka. This partnership highlights Cemex HRM’s diversification into different types of industries and House of Gifts adds to Cemex HR

KBSL wins Cisco Top Reseller Partner Award for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Views - 131 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:53

KBSL, one of the leading IT solutions companies in Sri Lanka, won the coveted Cisco Top Reseller Partner 2019 award for Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the Cisco Partner Awards ceremony held in Phuket, Thailand, recently. The award recognises KBSL’s

EGUARDIAN and Fortinet unlock new business opportunities at PartnerSynergy Conference

Views - 156 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:51

EGUARDIAN conducted a Fortinet partner conference at Colombo in December 2019 to open new business opportunities for partners in securing new network edges. As today’s businesses embrace new technologies, they must carefully consider how these sol

Lycamobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

Views - 45 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:23

Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announced that it had opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide. Uganda is one of the biggest destinati

Samsung Innovations leads the ‘Age of Experience’

Views - 14 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:21

The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. It is a moment when we take stock of our challenges and opportunities and begin to chart a path forward. And what better place than at the world’s largest consum

The growing need for privacy and data protection in Sri Lanka

Views - 89 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

By Nuwanthi Senaratne Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across the globe, enabled by the rise of computing and communication power. Technology and innovation have increased the need for privacy regulation,

Travelex restoring some electronic services after cyber attack

Views - 24 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Reuters: Travelex is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, it said on Monday, almost two weeks after cyber hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. Staff at Travelex were

Lenovo strengthens offline presence in SL with first exclusive store in Colombo

Views - 67 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Technology giant Lenovo has announced the launch of its first exclusive store in Colombo. Lenovo is exponentially increasing its presence across different markets and as a part of this expansion the world’s no. 1 now has a home in Sri Lanka. The i

SHe CISO Exec. announces first 2020 meetup in Colombo

Views - 217 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:20

Meta Defence Labs announced that its open giveback platform SHe CISO Exec’s first community meetup for 2020 is taking place in Colombo on 14 January at Hilton Colombo Residences.

SasiaNet Helpdesk earns Merit Award at NBQSA 2019

Views - 140 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:19

SasiaNet Helpdesk was awarded a Merit Award under the In-house category of the National Best Quality Software Awards 2019 which were held at Hotel Galadari. This solution is the primary communication hub extended to SasiaNet’s customers and staff,

Rootcode Labs Sri Lanka celebrates expansion into Europe with year-end gala

Views - 332 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:16

Rootcode Labs celebrated the end of the year by revelling and recalling its wonderful memories of 2019 in style at its Annual Gala Night, held at Elevate in Access Towers in Colombo. Together with the team of Rootcoders, the event hosted a number of

Modernising business processes with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Views - 35 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:08

Microsoft showcased an enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management application for enterprise users in Sri Lanka recently. The event featured interactive demos and a panel discussion demonstrating a new way of managing business

India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart

Views - 23 Monday, 13 January 2020 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s antitrust body has ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart, it said in an order yesterday. The Competition Commission of India said that exclusive arra

How to successfully apply data science and machine learning to drive business growth

Views - 65 Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:02

Businesses are on the lookout for new tools to pursue business growth, and create new revenue streams. Data science and machine learning are a perfect fit, especially for those businesses that look for answers to questions requiring in depth analysis

FITIS and Meta Defence Labs seminar on protecting your business with proactive cyber-security solution

Views - 75 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:59

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has organised a seminar in association with Meta Defence Labs on ‘Protecting Your Business with a Proactive Cybersecurity Solution’ on 16 January from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the JAI

Mobitel bags five awards at Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards

Views - 36 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:58

In recognition of its unparalleled customer centricity and care, Mobitel was bestowed with two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the first edition of the SEAC Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards, organised in Singapore recently by

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Research and Development: Is it essential for Sri Lanka?

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Not long ago, on the day of our 71st Independence Day celebrations, the Army for the first time in our history paraded a locally built Multi-Barrel rocket launcher. It was never revealed that the Sri Lanka Army had an R&D wing named Center for Resear

Our heritage is Kandyan law; not Roman Dutch law as Rathana Thero thinks

Thursday, 23 January 2020

There were four bills presented by private members to the Parliament on 8 January (one bill is to be presented) which were already advertised in the gazette. They were to repeal the Kandyan Marriage and Divorce Act No. 44 of 1952; to repeal the Musli

Sri Lanka at tipping point ?

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Let’s accept it, Sri Lanka is in trouble with the economy growing at +2.6%, exports declining for the fifth month in a row to register a marginal +1% growth, tourism declining by -20% and S&P credit rating at B with Negative Outlook, which sure ind

The importance of business incubators for emergence of new businesses

Thursday, 23 January 2020

The new Government is poised to enter an arena in the development of entrepreneurship in the country which most of the developed countries have succeeded at the initial stages as well as in continuous efforts. The appointment of the new chairman and

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