IT / Telecom / Tech holds talk show on ‘Disrupt and Thrive through Innovation’

Views - 44 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

The second in the Omentra Talk Show series ‘58 minutes,’ held recently at the Chartered Accountants Auditorium with Nathan Sivagananathan, Chief Growth Officer and member Apparel Board at MAS Holdings as the keynote speaker , once again concluded

Dialog first to launch voice over Wi-Fi calling in Sri Lanka

Views - 61 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, launched the voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi or Wi-Fi calling) service that will enable users to make calls using a Wi-Fi network. The first to launch the technology in Sri Lanka, Dialog will

FINAP signs MOU with Bartleet Electronics

Views - 252 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Fintechnology Asia Pacific Lanka (FINAP) recently signed a MOU with Bartleet Electronics (a part of Bartleet Innovative Technologies) with the purpose of developing a strategic partnership to market the FINAP Micro Banking platform to banks and other

Facebook tentatively concludes spammers were behind recent data breach

Views - 14 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Reuters: Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation-state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The people behind the att

Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness ties up with Sri Lanka’s #Suhuruliya

Views - 52 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:41

Jaffna, in Sri Lanka’s picturesque north, recently saw Facebook teaming up with the #Suhuruliya initiative to promote economic empowerment of women in Sri Lanka. As part of this partnership, Facebook’s globally renowned #SheMeansBusiness program

EGUARDIAN launches Fortinet’s next-generation Firewall and SD-WAN

Views - 30 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:40

EGUARDIAN Lanka, Sri Lanka’s leading value added IT distributor, recently announced the availability of a Fortinet SD-WAN solution, which provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise bra

Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push

Views - 16 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:40

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data

Oppo appoints key opinion leader for starry Purple Oppo F9 device in Sri Lanka

Views - 68 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:40

OPPO, The Selfie Expert, recently announced the latest addition to its popular F-series – the OPPO F9, with VOOC Flash Charging technology that offers two hours of talk with just five minutes of charging. In alignment with the promotional efforts

ScaleUp: Microsoft launches global program for startups in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:37

Microsoft has provided a boost to the Sri Lankan startup ecosystem, announcing the launch of its ScaleUp program. Sri Lanka will be one of first countries in the SAARC and Middle Eastern regions to join the global initiative empowering entrepreneurs

Building bridges digitally: Experts push for eCommerce to promote cooperation in South Asia

Views - 30 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

E-commerce experts and practitioners from the SAARC member countries wrapped up a two days’ workshop titled ‘Building Bridges Digitally – E-Commerce and its potentials in South Asia’ on Sunday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting aimed assessi

Playing the transformation game

Views - 47 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Twenty years ago, Dell was among an emerging group of PC brands that was making waves in the IT space, with ‘made-to-order’ builds that offered customers a wider array of configurations coupled with the latest processors and other performance too

Optima Technologies to mark change in Sri Lanka’s IT distribution market

Views - 39 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Optima Technologies Ltd. recently celebrated its eighth year anniversary cheering upon the achievements they have made during the past eight years, and also the achievements to come in the time ahead. In celebration of its successful journey, a Opti

Dialog Axiata ready to launch 5G by 2020

Views - 90 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, yesterday said it was ready to launch 5G technology within the next 24 months, showcasing its dominance through next-generation wireless connectivity which would fo

Huawei to increase broadband investment in SL

Views - 40 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Huawei, the leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, yesterday said it hoped to increase investments in the home broadband sector in Sri Lanka to reach over 1.5 million households in the next few years. R

Mitra Innovation founders reveal global expansion plans for 2019

Views - 186 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:43

Mitra Innovation yesterday announced its plans for rapid global expansion this week, during their annual leadership and strategy program in Colombo. The Mitra Innovation founders shared experiences and insights relating to the organisation’s progr

Colombo hosts e-commerce meet to boost lagging SAARC trade

Views - 40 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:42

To boost trade within the region, SAARC is working to go high-tech. “South Asia is emerging as the one of fast-growing regions in the world and is expected to play a dynamic role in shaping the ‘Asian Century’. However the share of trade taking

Avonet partners with University of Moratuwa

Views - 138 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:40

In their quest of making world-class software, Avonet Technologies ties up with the University of Moratuwa, the premier engineering university in the country. This partnership will enable Avonet to access knowledge in the domain of decision sciences

Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users, details impact

Views - 19 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:04

Reuters: Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc. announced as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 millio

Samsung launches Galaxy J6+ and J4+ in Sri Lanka

Views - 33 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:28

Samsung Sri Lanka launched a fresh range of its bestselling Galaxy J series, Galaxy J4+ and J6+, which combines an exciting design and cool features created especially for young millennials.

Sri Lankan attorney re-elected to Cybercrime Convention Bureau

Views - 54 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:26

At the recently concluded sessions of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Sri Lankan attorney Jayantha Fernando was re-elected to the Bureau of T-CY.

Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge

Views - 36 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:22

Alphabet Inc.’s Google last week unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware.

Age of disruption: Why emerging technologies are important

Views - 37 Monday, 15 October 2018 01:14

We live in the age of disruption. Today, nearly every aspect of our professional and personal lives is now coloured by unprecedented technological change to which organisations and their leaders need to respond....

Data leakages in organisations: Are Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions the sole panacea?

Views - 84 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage According to the Global Data Leakage Report 2017 prepared by InfoWatch, the global information security watchdog, the number of compromised data records worldwide, including social security numbers, bank card details, and other cr

SLASSCOM to host innovation event on 19 October with Prof. Soumitra Dutta

Views - 33 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

SLASSCOM’s upcoming innovation event, themed ‘Innovation in Sri Lanka: The Need for Systemic Change’ would feature Prof. Soumitra Dutta, former Dean and current Professor of Management at the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell Universi

Microsoft concludes annual South East Asia New Markets Partner Summit

Views - 44 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

BANGKOK, Thailand: Microsoft held its third annual Southeast Asia New Markets Partner Summit, bringing together 160+ regional/global partner leaders from 14 markets consisting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, N

OPPO named by Counterpoint as leader in premium smartphones

Views - 32 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

OPPO has been named as the leading smartphone brand by market research firm Counterpoint in the lower premium segment. The impressive result proves the brand is thriving amongst fierce competition in a largely saturated market. Furthermore, with mor

Oracle, LinkedIn collaborate to improve candidate and employee experience

Views - 31 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Expanded relationship helps organisations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace Oracle and LinkedIn announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talen

KPMG and Alibaba Cloud to form global alliance to help advance digital transformation of businesses

Views - 24 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has announced plans to form a global alliance to provide digital transformation to businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries initially in Asia-Pacific and Eu

Kaspersky Lab appoints South Asian Technologies as Sri Lanka distributor

Views - 75 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Over the past few years, leading global cyber security brand Kaspersky Lab has been making deeper inroads into the Indian subcontinent. After a systematic expansion and developing a solid network in South Asia it has now spread its wings wider into S

Schneider Electric, LEC (Sri Lanka) share bold ideas for digital economy at Innovation Summit S’pore

Views - 24 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:32

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, hosted more than 1,500 customers, partners, suppliers and influencers at its latest Innovation Summit, 20-21 September at Singapore Marina Bay Sands. The ev

Today's Columnists

Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden.

Government’s cohabitation stuck in the past or what?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The appointment of career judge Nalin Perera as the new Chief Justice, who has served in the judiciary for over 30 years, provides a snapshot into President Maithripala Sirisena’s thought process, amidst various stories of clashes with his coalitio

Profit before principle: Khashoggi and US-Saudi relations

Friday, 19 October 2018

The mysterious disappearance of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, from inside the Saudi Embassy complex in Turkey on 2 October and an array of circumstantial evidence surrounding his disappearance lead one to suspect that Jamal was possibly abduct

When shame and honour take the hypocritical centre stage

Friday, 19 October 2018

As human beings, we experience a gamut of emotions. These help individuals to express themselves, and authorities to exercise control over entire societies. The most common feelings engendered by our race span a spectrum from guilt and shame to fear.

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