IT / Telecom / Tech

Twin-screen Duo puts Microsoft back in smartphone game

Views - 26 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new Surface devices with twin-screens that open like books, including a notepad-sized version that will put it back in the smartphone game next year. Surface Duo was touted as the first device in


SAKS launches transformative Artificial Intelligence unit

Views - 81 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:40

The IT landscape in Sri Lanka is changing. The pressure to incorporate data-driven intelligence is high, and disruptive companies are on the rise to compete with more traditional solutions. With the onset of disruptive technologies, industries are go


Ambassador to Indonesia meets SL company representatives digitally transforming ASEAN Secretariat

Views - 36 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:39

On 30 September Ambassador of SL to Indonesia and ASEAN Yasoja Gunasekera met Enadoc Ltd. Assistant General Manager Lakmal Embuldeniya and Sanje Ltd. Head of Business Innovation Dilum Fernando; both companies are subsidiaries of Tech One Global Group


Microsoft inspires customers and partners to envision modern workplace and future of business

Views - 291 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:36

Microsoft recently welcomed over 300 business and tech leaders and 180 partners to Envision Forum and Inspire Sri Lanka Partner Forum respectively, where the company showcased how it was infusing artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services across


LSEG Technology wins ‘Best Exporter Award – ICT Sector’ at Presidential Export Awards

Views - 27 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:33

LSEG Technology was awarded the title of Best Exporter in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector at the recently concluded 23rd edition of the Presidential Export Awards presented by the Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka


Singapore Airlines works with VMware to reimagine employee digital experience

Views - 30 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:31

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced that its Workspace ONE solution has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide richer employee digital experiences across multiple apps and devices. With a focus on augmen


Twitter in the midst of fixing outage that hit thousands globally

Views - 15 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:30

Reuters: Twitter Inc. said it was in the process of fixing a worldwide outage on its microblogging website and dashboard management platform TweetDeck, which had affected thousands of users for several hours yesterday. “The issue is just about fixe


Digital X brings Social Listening to Sri Lanka 

Views - 38 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:30

Social listening is a mechanism through which a brand can learn about the perception its audience has of it, how well a new campaign is performing, how its competitors may be faring or the general sentiment people have towards the brand, based on the


Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC persistent memory performance breakthroughs in Exadata X8M

Views - 30 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:29

Intel Corporation and Oracle have announced that Oracle is incorporating the high performance capabilities of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory into its next-generation Exadata platform, Oracle Exadata X8M. Exadata powers Oracle Autonomous Database,


Microimage bags Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year Award 2019

Views - 50 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

Microimage was awarded the 2019 Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year. The company was recognised by Microsoft for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology


OPPO A9 2020 and OPPO A5 2020 first sale kicks off in Sri Lanka

Views - 323 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

OPPO Sri Lanka kicked off the first sale of its newly-launched OPPO A9 2020 and OPPO A5 2020, the latest addition to its popular A series of mobile phones in Colombo. The first sale event took place at Majestic City. OPPO A Series 2020 consists of t


Huawei P30 Lite is now enhanced with EMUI 9.1 for a newer experience

Views - 38 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently announced the integration of the all-new EMUI 9.1 upgrade to its widely received and appraised smartphone, P30 Lite. The Huawei P30 Lite launched earlier this year, stands out with its exceptional


Digital intelligence: Preserving evidence integrity in a new maze of data points

Views - 330 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 01:25

During the first session of last week’s Cyber Security Summit 2019, which was themed as ‘Digital intelligence for making the world a safer place’, speakers discussed how organisations need to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills related t


Microsoft partners FITIS to host SL’s first-ever API ASIA Conference

Views - 44 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:59

FITIS CEO Aruna Alwis, API Asia Organising Committee Chairman and FITIS Software Chapter Vice President Fairooz Habeeb, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Manager Hasitha Abeywardena and Microsoft Account Technology Strategist Ruvini Bandara


SLASSCOM and AOD to collaborate on innovation and UI/UX design for knowledge solutions industry

Views - 87 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:59

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Academy of Design (AOD) intend to collaborate on topics relating to innovation, user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design and design thinking relevant to the know


WSO2 Platinum Sponsors of API Asia Conference 2019

Views - 38 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:58

WSO2 announced that it is the Platinum sponsor of the API Asia Conference 2019 to be held on 2 October at the Shangri-La, Colombo. Pictured is the WSO2 team


DigiEduHack ’19 from 3-4 Oct.

Views - 25 Tuesday, 1 October 2019 00:56

The DigiEduHack ’19, an education hackathon organised jointly by European Commission, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and Aalto University of Finland, with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) will be held from 10 a.m. on


Arimac celebrates 8 years of digital disruption through creativity and ground-breaking innovations

Views - 57 Monday, 30 September 2019 00:12

Pioneering digital disruptor and leading end-to-end digital solutions provider, Arimac celebrated the company’s eighth milestone year on 26 September. Founded by visionary entrepreneur Chamira Jayasinghe in 2011, Arimac has been an impactful presen


New Apple TV app now available on all latest Samsung Smart TVs

Views - 37 Monday, 30 September 2019 00:11

Samsung Electronics has opened up a whole new world of entertainment in Sri Lanka and around the world by enabling the all-new Apple TV app on all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update. Samsung customers will now be


Huawei already producing 5G base stations without US parts: CEO

Views - 29 Monday, 30 September 2019 00:10

HONG KONG (Reuters): Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said last week the company is already producing 5G base stations that are free of US components and plans to more than double production next year. From October, the com


Internet sector contributes $ 2.1 trillion to US economy

Views - 24 Monday, 30 September 2019 00:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The rapidly growing internet sector accounted for $ 2.1 trillion of the US economy in 2018, or about 10% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), an industry group said on Thursday. The Internet Association, a group repre


Cybersecurity readiness of biz strong part of cybersecurity of nation: Army Chief

Views - 406 Friday, 27 September 2019 00:00

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva on Tuesday emphasised that cybersecurity readiness of businesses is a strong part of the cybersecurity of a nation. “Cybersecurity readiness is vital not only for the State, but also to the businesses that op


Hackers tried to steal Airbus secrets via contractors

Views - 22 Friday, 27 September 2019 00:00

PARIS (REUTERS): A series of cyber-attacks on Airbus in the past few months were conducted via the computer systems of its suppliers and contractors and security sources suspect a link to China, AFP news agency reported on Thursday. Airbus, the world


Viral visuals driving social media manipulation on YouTube, Instagram: Researchers

Views - 27 Friday, 27 September 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): The success of viral memes, videos and pictures in spreading online disinformation is fuelling organised social media manipulation on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford University said on Thursday. In an annual report on d


Huawei Nova 5T: Premium smartphone at unbelievable price now in Sri Lanka

Views - 942 Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:57

Innovative smartphone manufacturer Huawei unveiled its stunningly ground-breaking flagship featured smartphone, Huawei Nova 5T at an exclusive media event recently held at Colombo. The latest addition to the esteemed Nova family and coming in the thr


E-tel introduces Honeycomb series to the market

Views - 53 Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:54

Sri Lanka’s pioneer technology and value added services provider, Brantel Lanka Ltd., and the parent company of E-tel, announced the launch of the E-tel i-PC – the Honeycomb series, on 19 September at the Hilton Residences in Colombo. The Chief


Altria Consulting partners with InfraBeat and Amazon Web Services for SAP and Analytics Event

Views - 77 Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:52

‘S/4HANA & Analytics on AWS’, an event on SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution and Data Analytics was successfully concluded on 17 September, at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo. Partnering up to bring together their expertise in ERP Syste


IFS Unplugged customer networking night sheds new insights on manufacturing

Views - 33 Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:50

IFS last week concluded a cocktail and networking night at Park Street Mews, Colombo, on the theme ‘IFS Unplugged: Rethink Manufacturing’. IFS Unplugged is a one-of-a-kind exclusive forum for business leaders hosted by IFS, consisting of IFS cust


Ballerina reinvents cloud-native middleware as programming language, puts ESB on path to extinction

Views - 59 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices is creating an explosion of endpoints – from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile ap


VMware delivers hybrid cloud platform to accelerate Sri Lanka’s move to the cloud

Views - 38 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced new and expanded cloud offerings that will help enterprises in Sri Lanka meet the unique needs of traditional and modern applications. VMware empowers IT operators, developers, desk


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Friday, 15 November 2019

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Friday, 15 November 2019

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