IT / Telecom / Tech

Gemalto awarded UK’s new passport contract worth £260 m

Views - 23 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Gemalto UK Ltd. has been awarded the UK passport manufacturing and personalisation contract by Her Majesty’s Passport Office on Wednesday.

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Views - 29 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow

Alibaba to invest $320 m in Thailand, as rivals boost presence

Views - 13 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alibaba is investing $320 million in Thailand as the e-commerce giant aims to tap Chinese consumers

Legacy email security systems failing to provide sufficient security protection

Views - 21 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Mimecast Ltd., a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA),

Central Finance’s unified approach to modernise customer experience with Oracle Cloud Applications

Views - 33 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Central Finance Company PLC (Central Finance), a leading financial solutions provider in Sri Lanka, has selected Oracle

Zuckerberg under pressure to face EU lawmakers over data scandal

Views - 21 Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:09

Strasbourg (Reuters): Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers yesterday (18 April) to come to Europe and shed light on the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica that affected nearly three million Europe

Amazon launches international shopping from United States

Views - 18 Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:08

Reuters: Inc. has launched an international shopping feature that will enable customers across the world to shop more than 45 million items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.

Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

Views - 343 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:33

The national brand for the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector was launched in London yesterday.

Mobitel rewarded for Corporate Excellence at Le Fonti Awards 2018 in Hong Kong

Views - 13 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:09

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, took a well-deserved spot amongst the world’s leading corporate stars at the ­­­40th Le Fonti Awards Gala and CEO Summit in Hong Kong, which was held on 23 March. Mobitel was bestowed with

Metropolitan re-launches popular Canon Pixma Ink Efficient G Series

Views - 13 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Metropolitan Group, the market leader in office automation is refreshing its extensive portfolio of printers by re-launching four of Canon’s highly-popular Pixma Ink Efficient G Series refillable ink tank system printers in Sri Lanka.

Microsoft advancing the next frontier of computing with Azure

Views - 35 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Microsoft recently welcomed over 400 ICT professionals to ‘Azure Summit 2018’ at the Taj Samudra hotel, where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud across its products to help customers visualise and create the future of business.

V S Information Systems emerges as Highest Growth Reseller at HP Global Partner Conference

Views - 97 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan ICT solutions provider and systems integration specialist, V S Information Systems (VSIS) brought home the award for Highest Growth Reseller: South East Asia & Korea – Printing & Personal Systems at the

SINGER wins big at Dell Partner Awards FY18 

Views - 28 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:29

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, won the most coveted Best Consumer Distributor FY18 accolade at the DellEMC Partner Awards held recently. The awards ceremony was held at Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of l

Microimage shares Digital HR Transformation Roadmap with Singapore Process Industry members

Views - 30 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:28

Recognising the various challenges that are requiring vital changes in the way businesses operate, ASPRI – the Association of Process Industry – of Singapore organised a seminar for its member companies recently, focusing on key aspects of Human

As Moscow bans Telegram, NordVPN’s Russian users grow by 150%

Views - 25 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:26

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday that it’s starting to block access to messenger service Telegram. Telegram refused to comply with an order to give Russia access to users’ private communication. NordVPN, a VPN service

US bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

Views - 29 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Department of Commerce is banning American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating the terms of a sanctions violation case, US officials said on

US, Britain blame Russia for global cyber attack

Views - 19 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:23

Reuters: The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.

85% of businesses plan to invest in digital transformation in 2018

Views - 39 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:03

​​Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital engineering and IT outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for its clients, announced the findings of The Digital Transformation Race Has Begun, a September 2017 study commissione

Asia is the next frontier for AI development

Views - 36 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:02

In a few short years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the limelight – elevating itself from a far-fetched, science-fiction topic to one that is currently dominating my conversations with customers, partners and industry leaders ac

“Sri Lanka has an amazing opportunity to leverage the digital opportunity”: Kathy Tingate

Views - 77 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:00

Microsoft Human Resource Director Asia Pacific Kathy Tingate who was in Sri Lanka recently to attend the SLASSCOM People Summit 2018, in an interview with FT said that many Sri Lankan organisations have embarked on digital transformation journeys and

SLT forays into Cloud based Data Virtualisation and enables ‘Analytics as a Service’

Views - 222 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:18

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), country’s world class enterprise solutions provider and the licensed national backbone network operator has joined hands with dataWerks GmbH, an innovative data virtualisation solutions provider that offers a radically new

Dialog empowers next generation with coding and robotics

Views - 55 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, hosted a coding and robotics workshop for children of Dialog Club Vision customers at the Dialog Head Office Auditorium. An initiative by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Servi

Dialog Television reaches 1 m Sri Lankan homes

Views - 79 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Dialog Television, Sri Lanka’s premier pay TV service provider in the country, announced the milestone of reaching one million Sri Lankan homes.

360 data management in the multi-cloud world

Views - 65 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Veritas Technologies, together with its partner in Sri Lanka, Avian Technologies, recently hosted a partner enablement event for Veritas’

Microsoft meets manufacturing sector organisations to discuss new opportunities in digital era

Views - 91 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Microsoft revealed how rapid advances in emerging technologies have created new ways to turn data into iterative insights at a recent

AmCham Sri Lanka hosts breakfast meeting on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Views - 63 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka hosted a breakfast meeting on Blockchain and other emerging technologies titled ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution – Blockchain

Digital transformation, construction industry’s biggest trend

Views - 188 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Digital transformation is the construction industry’s biggest trend and plays a key role in sustainable growth of the industry

Facebook CEO says company did not do enough to prevent misuse

Views - 56 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:41

Washington (Reuters): Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress yesterday (9 April) that the social media network did not do enough to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused over the past few years, and offered an apo

Signal Corps ready to step up to next generation of cyber security

Views - 281 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:41

By Rahel Kirinde The Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) last week launched a new website and logo to mark its 75th anniversary which falls this year, with elaborate celebrations planned for October and November. The launch highlighted the role of the Sign

EFutures promotes benefits of AWS cloud computing

Views - 49 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:39

EFutures has been a partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for over 7 years, providing a range of high quality services for many clients both internationally and locally. The highly trained cloud services team offers round the clock support and are mor

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Has the ‘colonial diarchy’ come to Sri Lanka again?

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the last three four months, Sri Lanka has not been moving forward as it should have been. The most affected are the economy

The glyphosate story – CKDu, food security and national economy

Thursday, 19 April 2018

We in Sri Lanka have a history to be proud of. According to our historical record, the golden age of Sri Lankan agriculture production centres around Polonnaruwa during reign of King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 AD).

President is powerless to remove the Prime Minister

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Some commentators have persistently advanced the proposition that, notwithstanding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President’s power to remove the Prime Minister is intact. It is a view that relies on a literal reading of the Sinhala te

The ‘Trafficbathgoda’ town of Kiribathgoda

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Getting through Kiribathgoda town particularly in the evening after work is a real nightmare. Even the morning is equally bad, creating a huge pileup of vehicles along the main road. In particular, in the evening, to move from Tyre Corporation Junct

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