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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XRnow at Dialog

Views - 17 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support 4G VoLTE capabilities for Apple iPhones, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced the launch of the all new range of iPhones, the big screen iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and the phone that i

Oracle’s Guru shares insights into digital transformation and the role of finance

Views - 177 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Given the need to remain competitive, relevant and successful, many enterprises are pursuing digital transformation. This journey is challenging, but to get it right enterprises need to have a proper understanding of their status quo and desired goal

Sophos 2019 Threat Report unveils rise of hand-delivered, targeted cyber attacks

Views - 9 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cyber security trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and h

Transact Lanka announces new Chairman

Views - 23 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Transact Lanka Ltd. (TLPL), developers of the acclaimed cashless mobile payment system ‘ROKA,’ has announced the appointment of Simon Lourensz as the new Chairman of the Board.

Mobitel unveils latest Apple iPhones at X Station

Views - 37 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, Mobitel, unveiled Apple’s next generation of iPhones on 16 November at X Station at midnight. Celebrating its partnership with Apple, one of the world’s strongest brands, Mobitel spared no attentio

Apple launches highly anticipated iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

After months of anticipation, Abans, Apple’s authorised distributor and service provider, officially released the progressive, svelte iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in Sri Lanka at the Abans-Apple Store Colombo City Centre. Being the largest iPhone scre

Huawei launches Mate 20 Series in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s number one smartphone brand unveiled their innovative Mate 20 series smartphones at a gala launch last week. The event was held under the patronage of Huawei Device Sri Lanka Country Head Peter Liu, Singer Sri Lanka PLC Group CE

Actionable threat intelligence is a priority: Global Cyber Resilience think tank

Views - 18 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

MimecastLtd., a leading email and data security company, announced it has released the latest report ‘Threat Intelligence: Far-fetched Idea or Must-have Security Tactic?’ from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank, an independent group of more than a d

BoardPAC partners with Vodacom South Africa in expanding global presence

Views - 32 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

BoardPAC, the nation’s award-winning, multinational, paperless board-meeting automation solutions provider, expanded its global reach recently partnering Vodacom, South Africa, recognised among the continent’s leading telecommunication companies.

“I’ve never used a computer”: Japan Cybersecurity and Olympics Minister

Views - 50 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Japan’s recently appointed Cybersecurity and Olympics Minister has told Parliament he has never used a computer in his life, though he is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Yoshit

Cisco beats estimates as network gear demand rises, new bets pay off

Views - 17 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Cisco Systems Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, as the network gear maker benefited from demand for its routers and switches and growth in its newer focus areas such as software. Shares of the com

Microsoft partners with SLASSCOM at inaugural AI Asia Summit 2018

Views - 30 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Microsoft partnered with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) last week, to help lead a growing conversation around AI’s transformative potential in Sri Lanka. At Sri Lanka’s first flagship conference dedicated

Dialog exclusive partner network for next generation Huawei Mate 20 Series

Views - 45 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

Huawei announced Dialog as the Exclusive Partner Network for the Huawei Mate 20 Series, its flagship range of next generation intelligent smartphones with the world’s most advanced first 7nm Mobile AI Chipset, at an exclusive preview where Dialog C

VSIS VMware holds technology forum ‘Business Empowerment for a Better Future’

Views - 329 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

V S Information Systems organised a technology knowledge sharing session along with VMWare to show how the VMware software defined data centre technologies are helping to empower the business.

Huawei Lanka IT Congress pledge commitment to uplift SL’s enterprise digital transformation

Views - 126 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solution provider, recently hosted the first-ever Huawei IT congress in Sri Lanka themed ‘Huawei Lanka IT Congress 2018 – Intelligent IT Inspires Digital Future’. The event sho

Making business impact through research

Views - 22 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

By Michael Xie Fortinet crossed an innovation milestone recently. We have been granted more than 500 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and have 240 patents pending. The issued patents span a wide range of cybersecurity technol

JLanka Technologies claims yet another duo of awards at Techno Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 27 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

The pioneering solar energy provider of the Indian Ocean’s nation, JLanka Technologies proudly claims the spotlight at the Techno Award Night. They were validated with much honour upon the entitlement of two awards at Techno Sri Lanka 2018, held on

ESOFT appoints Pooja Umashankar as Brand Ambassador

Views - 50 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

ESOFT Metro Campus Ltd., the largest private education institute in the country, announced the appointment of veteran award-winning actress Pooja Umashankar as its Brand Ambassador. It celebrated this occasion with a grand ceremony held at the Hilto

All set for ‘Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018’

Views - 39 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:33

The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC) is organised for the third consecutive year in Sri Lanka providing a platform to all the test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas. The event is organised by t

Ericsson and Dialog Axiata bag ‘IoT Initiative of the Year’ award at Global Telecoms Awards 2018

Views - 93 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:33

Ericsson and Dialog bagged the coveted ‘IoT Initiative of the Year’ award at the annual Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL) on 8 November in London. The award was bestowed by GLOTEL for the successful roll-out of South Asia’s first commercial Mass

SYNAPSYS; DFCC Bank’s IT subsidiary, takes centre-stage at 2018 NBQSA Awards for 3 digital solutions

Views - 31 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:33

SYNAPSYS, the Fintech subsidiary of DFCC Bank, won three Merit awards for its products – VInnovate (Application Tools & Platforms category), Octoplex (General Application category) and RM on APP ‘PremierGo’ (General Application category), at th

UNDP launches HackaDev Corporate

Views - 167 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:31

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action for all citizens, to ensure we “leave no one behind” by 2030. The 17 Goals are owned by us all – Governments, everyday citizens, civil society organisations and NGOs, and, equally

IFS celebrates 21 years of operations in Sri Lanka; committed to excel further

Views - 64 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:29

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, is celebrating 21 years of operations in Sri Lanka. Having initially established its presence in Sri Lanka in 1997, IFS now employs more than 1,100 employees who work from the company’s offices in Co

Cisco works with Amazon to help businesses run apps in the cloud

Views - 10 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:54

(Reuters) - Networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday it is teaming with Inc’s Amazon Web Services to offer software tools that would make it easier for Cisco’s customers to use Amazon’s data centers to run their busin

Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models

Views - 25 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:53

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook pro products and said the company would fix them free of charge. The repair offers are the latest in a string of product quality problems

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell iPhones, iPads

Views - 14 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:53

(Reuters) - Inc on Friday said it would carry more Apple Inc products globally in time for the holiday shopping season, as the technology rivals put aside past differences to boost sales. In coming weeks, the world’s biggest online retai

Smartphone maker Xiaomi launches in Britain with flagship device

Views - 13 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Xiaomi, the world’s fourth ranked smartphone maker, entered Britain on Thursday with the international debut of its flagship Mi 8 Pro, which it hopes will win fans in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple. Senior vice president

Alibaba Singles’ Day smashes $25 billion sales record

Views - 20 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:52

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd smashed the 2017 record for its Singles’ Day sales event on Sunday, surpassing 168 billion yuan ($24.15 billion) sales in under sixteen hours. Singles’ Day, also called “Do

Oracle’s success in Asia Pacific growing, steps up investments

Views - 58 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:46

By Nisthar Cassim Global leader in business software, Oracle is empowering more enterprises in the Asia Pacific, and the success to date and the future potential have triggered more investments and engagement in the region. “We are doing extremely

Forestpin listed in top ten APAC Region Big Data Analytics Solution Providers 2018

Views - 157 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:45

Each year, the APAC CIO Outlook Magazine publishes a list of top Big Data Analytics companies originating from the Asia Pacific Region. The 2018 list published in November includes the following companies given in alphabetical order, CADS (Malaysia)

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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav

Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every

Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik

Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas

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