IT / Telecom / Tech

LSEG Sri Lanka recognised for brand excellence and corporate responsibility

Views - 96 Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:57

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Sri Lanka and LSEG Technology won several awards this year, including two awards for Brand Excellence and three for Best Use of CSR Practices in the IT industry. These awards underscore how the organisation’s ‘e

Quote & Print Australia uses Sri Lankan talent to transform its future growth

Views - 47 Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:57

With unlimited global demand for Sri Lankan talent when it comes to software development, Just In Time Group (JIT) is a testament to the fact that Sri Lankan developers are on par or even beyond its counterparts from other countries. With the advent

Dialog first Telco to get PCI DSS certification for 3rd consecutive year

Views - 117 Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:55

Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has become the first and only telecommunications provider in the country to receive Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the third consecutive year, e

WNS celebrates 15 years of service excellence in Sri Lanka

Views - 172 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

This year marks an important milestone for WNS Sri Lanka as it celebrates 15 years of excellence in Business Process Management operations in the island. WNS is a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed leading global BPM company which offers business

FITIS to stage INFOTEL 2019 from 1-3 Nov.

Views - 50 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry, will host INFOTEL 2019 from 1-3 November at the BMICH for the 27th consecutive year. Fazloon Sheriff has been appointed to lead the main organisin

OPPO officially releases A Series 2020 in Sri Lanka

Views - 41 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

OPPO launched the new OPPO A Series 2020 in Sri Lanka yesterday. The OPPO A Series 2020, which includes the OPPO A9 2020 and OPPO A5 2020 handsets, is the brand’s latest offering for the mid-level smartphone market. With its combination of high qua

ICTA’s Disrupt Asia draws spotlight on driving digital innovation in Sri Lanka

Views - 42 Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:00

With Sri Lanka on the cusp of creating a digitally empowered nation and knowledge economy, the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), the apex Government agency for ICT in Sri Lanka, under the purview of the Ministry and able steward

Transcom Electronics selects IFS Applications 10 for complete business integration

Views - 32 Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Transcom Electronics Ltd. will deploy IFS Applications 10 as its ERP backbone for managing core business processes and improving scalability in their retail business. Transcom Electr

Microsoft and SAP give Sri Lanka customers a trusted path to digital transformation in the cloud

Views - 51 Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:00

Continuing on the momentum to drive business innovation in cloud for enterprises across the globe, Microsoft and SAP have expanded their global partnership to the organisations in Sri Lanka. The companies will together premier solutions and provide j

DEF CON expert to keynote Cyber Security Summit 2019 next week in Colombo

Views - 43 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:36

The seventh Annual Cyber Security Summit, set to take place from 23 to 25 September, will heavily feature figureheads from the world of cyber security whose accomplishments and experience will enrich the value of the Summit. Among these persons is P

API Asia Conference 2019 focuses on digital transformation strategy

Views - 85 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:35

The Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) is organising the API Asia Conference for the first time in Sri Lanka on 2 October at the Shangri-La Colombo. One of the main conference agenda focuses on value chain creation based a critica

API Asia Conference to be hosted in Sri Lanka for the first time

Views - 433 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:34

The API Asia Conference 2019 is to be hosted in Sri Lanka for the first time on 2 October at the Shangri-La, Colombo, organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS). It is by far one of the largest multifaceted conferences wit

ICTISC signs MoU with USJP to bridge skills gap

Views - 26 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:33

ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of the Marketing Management of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP). The main objective

UK-based Programus expands operation in Sri Lanka

Views - 422 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:31

Programus Ltd., the London-based multinational firm recently opened its second office in Colombo after two-decades of operations handling over $ 1 billion worth business in the past two-decade operatiion. The company also aims to expand further with

Apple’s new, lower priced iPhone draws tepid response in Asia

Views - 73 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:46

Hangzhou, China/Seoul (Reuters): Apple Inc’s new, lower priced iPhone that comes with a faster processor but lacks 5G technology disappointed Asia, where cheaper and feature-packed handsets from rivals are already available. The iPhone 11, launched

OPPO to unveil all-new A Series 2020 in Sri Lanka

Views - 36 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:44

OPPO yesterday announced that it would launch the A Series 2020, including A9 2020 and A5 2020, the new iteration of the brand’s successful line for the Sri Lankan market in Colombo on 17 September. OPPO’s latest offering for the mid-level smart

Axienta’s VANTAGE Solution now available on Microsoft Azure Platform

Views - 219 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Axienta is a leading technology solutions provider of Sales Force Automation with their brand VANTAGE currently holding 70% of the market share. Its list of clientele includes the Tier 1 blue-chip companies of Sri Lanka and Vietnam as well as selecte

Innovative 5G applications reveal new experiences at Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day

Views - 30 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

The fifth Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day was held in Chengdu yesterday. At the event, Huawei and partners showcased a variety of innovative industry applications to demonstrate the infinite potential of 5G commercial applications, such as 5G+ vir

Xiaomi launches Android One-powered Mi A3 with 48MP triple camera and 32MP selfie camera

Views - 27 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Xiaomi, global technology leader, announced Mi A3, the latest smartphone in their lineup of Android One-powered phones with the world’s highest resolution camera setup. It succeeds Mi A2, world’s number one Android One smartphone previously.  M

Mobitel steps forward as Mobile Communications Partner for 2019 National IT Conference

Views - 43 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Pledging its continuous support towards Information Technology, Mobitel is partnering with National IT Conference (NITC) 2019 as Mobile Communications Partner. The conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, from 8-10 October, and will

SimCentric Technologies celebrates 10 years

Views - 31 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

SimCentric Technologies celebrated 10 years of excellence by highlighting Partnership, Growth, and Camaraderie at a commemorative event in the presence of their staff. This special event was a recollection and reflection of past accomplishments and s

Samsung and key partners represent Sri Lanka at IFA 2019 in Berlin

Views - 33 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:04

IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show, is being held in Berlin from 6 to 11 September and is one of the most significant global events for product launches. One of its principal attractions is Samsung’s latest technology innovations which are unveiled

HMD Global announces Nokia 7.2, Nokia 6.2 and three other feature phones

Views - 29 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:02

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, recently announced the smartphones Nokia 7.2 & Nokia 6.2 and the latest range of feature phones Nokia 110, Nokia 800 Tough and Nokia 2720. Nokia 7.2, the first Nokia smartphone to combine a triple camera and Pur

OPPO Expected to launch a new model in the famed A Series

Views - 25 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:01

OPPO is expected to announce the launch of a brand-new model in their A Series soon. It is learnt that OPPO’s latest offering for the mid-level smartphone market will boast features ideal to gamers such as a significantly large capacity battery cap

Dialog announces new unlimited and worry-free mobile post-paid offering

Views - 71 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has introduced ‘Dialog Power Plan’ – a range of mobile post-paid plans specifically designed to fully empower the subscriber with the best voice, messaging, internet and video expe

Airtel and Mastercard introduce Sri Lanka’s first prepaid cashback offer

Views - 111 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:00

Airtel Lanka has announced a strategic partnership with global payments and technology giant, Mastercard which is expected to bring about more benefits for customers, this time in the form of limited time instant cashback rewards on all transactions

Wide-ranging benefits for IT/BPM sector professionals through SLASSCOM Privilege Loyalty Program

Views - 60 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is partnering with CH17, the specialists in corporate loyalty management services to introduce an exclusive Privilege Card for professionals engaged in the IT/BPM industry. SLASSC

Microsoft Envision Forum to be held in Colombo

Views - 65 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Microsoft Envision Forum will take place in Colombo on 11 September. The inaugural full-day conference is part of a global event series encouraging business leaders in many regions and countries to gain actionable pl

Fact Crescendo expands fact checking team to fact check content on Facebook in Sri Lanka

Views - 180 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Fact Crescendo Sri Lanka confirmed they are now fact checking content on Facebook in Sri Lanka. This continues Fact Crescendo’s commitment to combating false news and support an informed community. Fact Crescendo will check the content published in

JIT Group expands senior leadership team

Views - 158 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Just In Time Group (JIT) announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team with great stride and abundance for future growth in the company and stakeholders. Damitha Jayawardena with a career spanning over 16 years at JIT with vast experie

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Friday, 20 September 2019

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