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Dazeworks Technologies holds first ever Salesforce Customer Success Platform event in Sri Lanka

Views - 25 Monday, 18 February 2019 02:02

Salesforce Customer Success Platform was an exclusive technology summit held on 17 January at Taj Samudra – the first of its kind happened in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was a great opportunity to explore how Salesforce Silver Consulting Partner, Dazewo

Enadoc and MiHCM Cloud launch global partnership for HR digital transformation

Views - 17 Monday, 18 February 2019 02:00

Enadocis an award-winning and innovative enterprise content management solution which allows hassle-free digitisation through document capture from desktop, laptop, or mobile, search and disaster recovery capabilities, and intuitive archiving of docu

FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

Views - 10 Monday, 18 February 2019 01:57

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019. The trade show will be held in T

LOLC gears up global expansion with Oracle Cloud

Views - 29 Monday, 18 February 2019 01:56

LOLC, one of Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial institutions and conglomerate, has signed an Unlimited License Agreement with Oracle to access its Oracle Cloud Platform in order to facilitate its global expansion. By deploying Oracle Cloud P

Sri Lanka Telecom chooses Fontech’s software to deliver public Wi-Fi connectivity

Views - 41 Monday, 18 February 2019 01:55

The deal includes Fontech’s Wi-Fi Service Management Platform (WSMP) and Connection Manager as well as an international roaming agreement with FonSri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider and leading broadband and backbone infras

SLT files cases against four employees seeking damages of Rs. 400 m; obtains enjoining order

Views - 123 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

By way of an Order dated 7 February, the Commercial High Court of Colombo issued an Enjoining Order against four employees of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, namely J.B. Gurusingha, S.S.J. Pathirana, M. Fernando and W.A. Boteju preventing them from disclosing

Enadoc and MiHCM Cloud launches global partnership for HR digital transformation

Views - 86 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Enadoc is an award-winning and innovative enterprise content management solution which allows hassle-free digitisation through document capture from desktop, laptop, or mobile, search and disaster recovery capabilities, and intuitive archiving of doc

ZILLIONe launches new intelligent Jabra headset

Views - 32 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

By Ruzaik Farook ZILLIONe Technologies Ltd, the exclusive distributer of Jabra headsets and speakers in Sri Lanka, recently hosted the Jabra Partner Event 2019 at the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo recently. This star-studded event witnessed many of ZILLI

Meet TrackieX: The startup that helps parents protect their children

Views - 35 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Most if not all startups are born out of the need to address a void or problem that has yet to be solved. TrackieX is no different. This device will enable parents to track their children’s movements and lookout for the safety of their child when t

13th Colombo Big Data Meetup at Virtusa

Views - 36 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The Colombo Big Data Meetup community hosted industry professionals, big data enthusiasts, academics and students at the 13th Colombo Big Data Meetup held at the Virtusa auditorium, recently. The interactive sessions, powered by Virtusa, are aimed at

Kantale celebrates Mobitel Cash Bonanza Carnival

Views - 25 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:30

Mobitel held its latest ‘Mobitel Cash Bonanza Carnival’ at the Agrabodhi Vidyaleeya Grounds in Kantale on 26 January. The Carnival offered day-long fun activities for the whole family, including bungee jumping, art competitions, gaming zone p

Kingslake and Infor to host two seminars on 14 February

Views - 69 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:29

Kingslake together with Infor, is hosting two seminars on 14 February, at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Navam Mawatha. The morning seminar on Supply Chain Execution (SCE) is aimed at helping warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) service provi

Apple: The Emperor has no clothes

Views - 312 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

A Goldman Sachs analyst has compared Apple’s current troubles to that faced by Nokia in 2007. Nokia depended on customer upgrades for sales in a saturated market in 2007 for that era’s phones. Steve Jobs came out with the touchscreen iPhone that

PwC’s Academy’s digital forensic investigation workshop to strengthen fight against computer crimes

Views - 58 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

With computer-related crimes seeing an upward trend in recent years, PwC’s Academy will introduce a two day workshop on Digital Forensics Investigation next month to help the country’s public and private sectors strengthen their capabilities in c

99X Technology, creator of 350,000+ download Serverless DynamoDB, appointed as AWS partner

Views - 118 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

Reaching another milestone in its journey of technological excellence, software product engineering specialist 99X Technology entered the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, becoming one of its newest consulting partners. This partnership has

Scoot over Microsoft: Apple again the most valuable US company

Views - 46 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Apple won back its crown as the most valuable publicly listed US company on Wednesday, ending the session with a market capitalisation above recent leaders Microsoft and Apple edged up 0.03%, putting its market va

Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

Views - 100 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide

German anti-trust watchdog clamps down on Facebook’s data gathering

Views - 22 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Bonn, Germany (Reuters): Germany’s antitrust watchdog on Thursday announced a crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices after ruling the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users withou

OPPO unveils 5G prototype of flagship model ‘Find X’

Views - 39 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:44

OPPO unveiled its Find X 5G Prototype for the first time at the China Mobile Global Partners Conference, which was held recently in Guangzhou. As an important strategic partner of China Mobile – China’s largest telecom service provider, OPPO said

Technocity clinches HP Best Distributor Award (PCs) for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 145 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:43

The Technocity Ltd., one of the leading distributors in Sri Lanka for HP products and services recently won the coveted Best Distributor Award in the PC Category in recognition of its outstanding contribution for PC and laptop sales for 2018. “Tech

Mobile network operator’s body GSMA considers crisis meeting over Huawei

Views - 49 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:42

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters): Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed a crisis meeting to discuss a plan to ban Huawei 5G equipment in the European Union amid mounting industry concerns that such a move could set operators back by years. T

Apple fixes FaceTime privacy bug, will issue update this week

Views - 36 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:40

Reuters: Apple Inc. said it has fixed a privacy flaw in its group video chat software and that it plans to improve how it handles reports of software bugs after a teenager and his mother tried for days to warn the iPhone maker of the bug. Apple said

Samsung Sri Lanka launches Galaxy M, smartphones inspired by millennials

Views - 245 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has launched Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 smartphones that have been designed ground up in the country for young millennials. Galaxy M series smartphones come with best-in-class infinity-V display and powerful features such as dual cam

The journey towards an Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC)

Views - 118 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Another highly successful completion of an end-to-end SOC workshop was hosted by Just In Time Group (JIT) in collaboration with RSA Security at the 11th Annual National Conference on Cyber Security’ at the Colombo Hilton in November 2018. The digi

SLASSCOM to host first-ever RPA Hackathon and Conference

Views - 86 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will host the first-ever Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference and Hackathon Awards on 13 February at the Galle Face Hotel. Organised by the SLASSCOM Business Process Manag

OPPO most popular smartphone brand of 2018 says Android Wedakarayo poll

Views - 34 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Last year was a fantastic year for almost all the brands in the mobile phone industry. There were numerous flagship devices where the features were not expected by most consumers. In Sri Lanka many devices released from many renow

Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

Views - 37 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had banned Facebook Inc from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, saying the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenage

Nokia sees bumpy 2019 growth due to timing of 5G rollouts

Views - 32 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Helsinki (Reuters): Nokia warned of a soft start to 2019 before a better second half for its fifth-generation (5G) mobile network technology, sending its shares sharply lower on Thursday. The outlook eclipsed fourth-quarter results that beat profit a

Google disables iPhone app that studied users’ digital habits

Views - 34 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits, following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc. Google

PwC’s Academy, Singapore Polytechnic to conduct 2-day certificate course in AI and machine learning

Views - 71 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:19

Both AI and machine learning have been recognised as important technological trends that are here to stay, in the backdrop of these technologies setting an important precedent in helping empower employees of a multitude of enterprises to add more val

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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