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Damro joins Samsung Mobile eminent distributor network

Views - 32 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has appointed Damro as its latest distributor for Samsung Mobile phone channel, further expanding its network. Samsung has launched a variety of smartphones over the past month and now the latest Samsung models are avai

BoardPAC clinches golden hat-trick at Asia’s IT Excellence Awards 2018

Views - 26 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Globally renowned, Sri Lanka’s innovative board automation platform BoardPAC accomplished a remarkable hat-trick winning three Gold awards at CMO Asia’s IT Excellence Awards 2018 held recently. The gala ceremony, organised during the first week o

Fighting rise of automated cyber threats with people and partnerships

Views - 51 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage Simon Green, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks – the global cybersecurity leader – was in Sri Lanka recently for a brief visit. Daily FT had the chance to speak with Green about how collaborations and edu

Upcoming OPPO F9, industry’s first handset with waterdrop screen

Views - 34 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

OPPO, the selfie expert, is soon going to launch a new addition to the popular F series – OPPO F9. It will be industry’s first handset to sport a unique waterdrop screen design – a front with a top notch that hosts the receiver, camera and ligh

SLASSCOM hosts Galle IT-BPM Week 2018

Views - 38 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) in collaboration with partner organisations the Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Education, Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and the Export Development Bo

Nokia 7 Plus gets Android ‘Pie’ developer preview

Views - 20 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Following Google’s Android ‘Pie’ announcement, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, will roll out the latest Android developer preview build – DP4 (Beta 4) – for the Nokia 7 Plus.

ExroAsia awarded two cyber security certifications

Views - 71 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

ExroAsia, Asia’s fastest growing professional employment organisation, has been awarded Cyber Essentials and IASME cybersecurity certifications from the certification body, Meta Defence Labs, making it the first Sri Lankan company to receive this d

China-linked cyber-attacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm

Views - 29 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:19

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters): Chinese State-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said on Wedne

Intel discloses three more chip flaws

Views - 29 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:18

Reuters: US chipmaker Intel Corp on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory. Its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the produc

Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

Views - 25 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:18

Reuters: An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. The

Indian co-operative bank loses $13.5 m in cyber attack

Views - 33 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:17

MUMBAI (Reuters): Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative

WSO2 does a sauté with all-new Ballerina programming language

Views - 162 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

By Darshana Abayasingha WSO2’s ‘Ballerina’ is a new programming language designed to bring code-first agility to the challenge of integrating across endpoints. The company’s Chief Executive Tyler Jewell tells the Daily FT that large commercia

Dialog recognised as Sri Lanka’s fastest mobile network

Views - 50 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, has been conferred the 2018 Speedtest Award by Ookla, the global leader in mobile network testing applications, data and analysis.

Infotel 2018 officially launched

Views - 54 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

The premier ICT exhibition Infotel 2018 organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) was officially launched at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo recently. The biggest and most

Team Sri Lanka in Mexico for intl. robotics competition “First Global Challenge”

Views - 35 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Over 150 teams from across the globe have gathered at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, for the First Global Challenge (FGC) 2018. This year, the members for team

Dialog and Ideamart set the stage for entrepreneurs to go global at AngelHack Sri Lanka

Views - 44 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

The Sri Lankan instalment of the world’s largest hackathon, AngelHack, was powered by Dialog and Ideamart for the third consecutive year and concluded on a successful note as several aspiring entrepreneurs presented their business ideas and technol

Saberion bestowed ISO 9001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas

Views - 37 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Saberion Ltd., a leading local technology services provider specialising in bespoke web and mobile software development and cloud infrastructure solutions, announced that effective 9 July, the organisation was certified to be compliant with the strin

APIIT hosts Sri Lanka’s first ‘Design SPRINT’ workshop with Lean Disruptor

Views - 34 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in collaboration with Lean Disruptor, a strategic business consulting firm and an executive educationalist, will host a one-day workshop on 17 August on ‘Design SPRINT’, a tested five-phase

ZILLIONe launches latest version of SAGE 300 ERP V6.5 to attract SMEs

Views - 34 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Technology based enterprise-wide business applications and systems solutions provider, ZILLIONe recently launched its latest version of SAGE 300 ERP 2018 (v6.5) and SAGE Advanced security modules. Equipped with the latest ERP and enhanced capabiliti

Active Solutions and Synology celebrate 15-year partnership in data storage solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 19 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Active Solutions, one of the largest data storage providers in Sri Lanka, was felicitated by Synology Inc. in recognition of their 15-year partnership as a Distributor for Synology products in the island, at a special event held in Colombo recently.

Samsung launches new, super powerful Galaxy Note9

Views - 30 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Samsung Electronics last week announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9. The Note series has been recognised for including the company’s latest ground-breaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy wi

Mobitel empowers customers to transact via People’s Bank mobile banking app and kiosk machines

Views - 48 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:04

Enhancing customer convenience by leaps and bounds, Mobitel expanded its reach to millions of its consumers to conveniently settle bills and obtain reloads through People’s Bank newly-digitalised infrastructure. Mobitel proactively enabled its cust

Oracle Cloud powering Lankan firms in their race to transform and innovate

Views - 221 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:02

Oracle Cloud is helping Sri Lankan firms to fast-track digital transformation and innovation whilst improving efficiency and reducing cost, the media was told last week. The benefits of using Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enter

Fentons partners globally acclaimed open source technology companies

Views - 76 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Fentons Ltd. has established partnerships since February 2018 with Enterprise DB, SUSE, and ZIMBRA, thereby securing regional recognition as a leading solutions and technical services provider on Open Source P

Fintech Meetup of Asia-Pacific Executives Forum held at Hilton Colombo

Views - 77 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Fintech Meetup of the Asia-Pacific Executives Forum was recently held at Hilton Colombo; the forum is jointly organised by Colorado, USA-based American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) a

All set for Sri Lanka’s first Youtube Open Mic Night

Views - 23 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

This year’s most awaited event for YouTube enthusiasts is all geared up to arrive in Colombo. With the overwhelming response to the event, of a massive amount of registrations close to 1000, organisers are anticipating a fun filled event to embark

Visualising technological transformation: VSIS unveils Digital Customer Experience Centre

Views - 41 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integrator, VS Information Systems (VSIS) unveiled its cutting edge new Digital Customer Experience Centre designed to facilitate the technological transformation journeys of customers by providin

Intel sold $1 billion of artificial intelligence chips in 2017

Views - 17 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

SANTA CLARA (Reuters): Intel Corp on Wednesday said it sold $1 billion of artificial intelligence processor chips in 2017, the first time the world’s second-largest chipmaker disclosed revenue from the fast-growing computing segment that has fuelle

Growing up a tech business

Views - 28 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

As many teenagers can attest to, growing up isn’t easy. In my experience, neither is nurturing a tech business. As firms that find success as start-ups develop into mid-sized and eventually large companies, they run into growing pains of all ilk th

Sri Lanka Economic Summit to highlight the road to digital economy

Views - 42 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The session titled ‘Sri Lanka INC – Transforming into the Digital Economy’ which is to be held at Cinnamon Grand on 13 September from 2p.m. to 5p.m., at the Economic Summit 2018, aims to inspire local companies to think global, highlight succes

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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen

The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin

Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on

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