IT / Telecom / Tech

Oracle survey finds enterprises ready for benefits of 5G

Views - 39 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

While much of the discussion around 5G has centred on consumer devices, enterprises are looking towards the tremendous impact the technology can have on their ability to serve customers and the bottom line. Not only are most companies (97%) aware of


Look but don’t touch as smartphone’s flexible future unfolds

Views - 33 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Flexible and folding formats framed the future of smartphones this week as manufacturers focused on new forms in an effort to jolt the market out of uniformity and re-invigorate sales. But anyone hoping to tap or swipe Huawei’s


Samsung opens pre-ordering for next generation Galaxy S10 in Sri Lanka

Views - 63 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has opened pre-ordering for its recently-launched premium Galaxy S line with great offers for early buyers. Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e are the latest additions to the premium Galaxy S series launched globally in San Fra


Synopsys supports University of Moratuwa initiative to promote microelectronics in Sri Lanka

Views - 432 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

Synopsys, Inc. has announced that it sponsored a unique student exhibition, ‘Expose 2019’, which focuses on serving humanity through electronics. The exhibition is organised by the University of Moratuwa, one of the leading technological universi


People, Process and Technology: Learn from traditional warfare strategies to fight cyberwarfare

Views - 156 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

An ancient Chinese military general Sun Tzu, in his book ‘The art of War’ recites that, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. This recital couldn’t have more relevance in today’s cyberworld. In almost every anc


The free tabs initiative is a worthy investment if the objects are articulated and outcomes monitored

Views - 77 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Budget of the Government of Sri Lanka for 2017 included a line item for Rs. 5 billion to provide free tabs for students who enter the Advanced Level (A/L) classes in public schools. It was a long overdue allocation of funds to fulfil a campaign p


hSenid collaborates with Microsoft to fuel innovative acceleration of HR in Bangladesh

Views - 124 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

‘Fuelling the Innovative Acceleration of HR’, an event hosted by hSenid together with Microsoft was held recently at The Westin, Dhaka. The evening revolved around the topic of human-tech collaboration, centring the evolution of technology on the


Kingslake brings Infor supply chain execution and enterprise asset management to Colombo

Views - 79 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

A large gathering of business leaders from varied industries came together to discuss the challenges of supply chain execution and enterprise asset management at the two seminars jointly hosted by Kingslake and Infor. The invitees actively and enthus


Abans to be Vivo’s authorised national distributor for Sri Lanka

Views - 54 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Abans PLC, a leading retailer for consumer electronics, announced that they have been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Authorised National Distributor for Vivo, a renowned global smartphone and communications provider. Vivo’s current lineup of innovativ


Australian Strategic Partnerships ties up with Thomas Peer Solutions

Views - 31 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading workflow and document management service provider Australian Strategic Partnerships has now teamed up with Thomas Peer Solutions (#12 Australian Financial Review fastest growing company in Australia 2017). Headquartered in Melbo


Importance of Information Technology in education

Views - 33 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

By Nilukshi Hatharasinghe Information Technology refers to the development, maintenance, and use of computer software systems and networks. IT refers to anything related to computing technology. Today technology base education is attainable at the s


Wavenet launches new digital channel orchestration solution ‘Compose’

Views - 430 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Global Wavenet yesterday announced the release of its new software tool ‘Compose’ at the Mobile World Congress 2019 event in Barcelona. Compose is an omni-channel orchestrator that enables the creation of intelligent cross-channel bots and self-


Samsung raises the bar with Galaxy S10

Views - 33 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics introduced a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With four unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone


Huawei introduces world’s smallest 25MP in-display front camera with Nova 4

Views - 74 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:09

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart device manufacturer launched the Huawei Nova 4 recently. With the changes and growth of customer requirements the upper mid-range smartphone


OPPO 2019 innovation event offers partners chance to ‘Get Closer’

Views - 37 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:06

OPPO this week hosted its first global innovation event in Barcelona, Spain. Within the top 5 smartphone brands in the world, OPPO shared some exciting announcements on the innovation behind its advancements in mobile technologies in 2019. Debuting


Ericsson integrates charging system with Axiata’s Apigate platform

Views - 48 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:05

Ericsson has announced the pre-integration of its charging system with Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata)’s Apigate platform. Apigate is a new breed API ecosystem provider that enables businesses to achieve rapid growth and monetisation on a secure and


Telenor announces Danish 5G pilot using Nokia technology

Views - 20 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:04

OSLO (Reuters): Norway’s Telenor will conduct a 5G mobile network trial with Nokia in Denmark, it said on Monday, the second recently announced trial by the firm to be conducted with a Huawei rival. State-controlled Telenor, which has 173 million s


PBSS excels again winning two gold entrepreneur awards

Views - 21 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:01

Perfect Business Solutions Services (PBSS) Ltd. received national accolades by winning two gold awards at the Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at BMICH recently. PBSS


iTelaSoft celebrates global success

Views - 140 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:01

iTelaSoft, one of the most innovative companies in the IT space celebrated their ‘Champion Teams’ at the annual event held at Jetwing Colombo 7 recently. The Company which started as a five-person operation in 2009 has now grown to a 75-plus oper


Aegis ties up with iOM for provision of HRPRo Payroll software

Views - 34 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:59

Aegis is a leading global business services provider of customer experience management. Whilst the Group has operations in 44 locations across nine countries and with over 40,000 employees, the Sri Lankan operation known as AEGIS Services Lanka Ltd.,


Creative Software expands further to second development centre at Colombo 03

Views - 22 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:59

Creative Software has announced the opening of a new software development centre at No. 9, Deal Place A, Colombo 03, further strengthening its position as a leader in Sri Lanka’s IT industry. The new premises house an additional 100 workplaces to


Gensoft and Cofense announce strategic channel alliance

Views - 86 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:58

Gensoft, Sri Lanka’s largest software provider for logistics, has announced a partnership with Cofense (formerly PhishMe), the leading provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions worldwide. The mutually beneficial partnership will combine G


Huawei breaks price ceiling with $ 2,600 folding 5G smartphone

Views - 44 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:13

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters): Huawei Technologies unveiled a $ 2,600 folding smartphone on Sunday which it said was primed for next generation 5G mobile connections, even as the United States campaigns to bar the Chinese company from such networks over


Xiaomi unveils $ 680 smartphone, sees growth in Africa

Views - 29 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:12

BARCELONA (REUTERS): China’s Xiaomi has launched its contribution to a new wave of smartphones that will be able to take advantage of faster 5G mobile networks at a lower price than analysts expect from rivals such as Samsung. The world’s fourth


LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone and touts biometric breakthrough

Views - 30 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:12

BARCELONA (Reuters): South Korea’s LG Electronics unveiled a 5G smartphone on Sunday with a dual screen, the latest handset maker to pitch a new design feature in an effort to revive flagging sales. The two screens on the new V50ThinQ work independ


International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

Views - 190 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:11

Four highly sought-after IT trailblazers of international repute who are known for their forward thinking and innovative capabilities will steer the National CXO Forum 2019 organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FIT


HMD Global launches Nokia 9 PureView smartphone with five-camera array

Views - 115 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:11

BARCELONA (Reuters): HMD Global, the Finnish company which owns the rights to use the Nokia brand for mobile phones, has launched a smartphone with an array of five camera lenses designed to appeal to camera enthusiasts. The Nokia 9 PureView heads a


Anura De Alwis takes lead role in Pyxle’s next phase of growth

Views - 60 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:08

Enterprise technology solutions provider, Pyxle, announced the appointment of Anura De Alwis as Chief Executive Officer – one of many strategic moves to further strengthen the brand and its presence, following the launch of its fresh direction and


DMS Electronics and VMWare showcase Flexible IT Infrastructure for Digital Transformation

Views - 51 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

Industry veteran DMS Electronics Ltd. together with VMWare, a world leader in software driven IT infrastructure, recently conducted a highly successful awareness session on exploiting Flexible IT Infrastructure for Digital Transformation at the Cinna


Sri Lankan National Export Strategy drives $ 5 billion ICT/BPM industry

Views - 173 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (SLEDB) are working to uplift and transform the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Business Process Management (BPM) sector as part of its rec


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On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q


Unholy trinity is unholy to Sri Lanka from all fronts

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Let us see the background of the unholy trinity or impossible trinity or trilemma. Every country is challenged with international monetary policy which will in return decide the fate of the economic growth. Three strategies available are;


Is it the plane or the pilot?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The two recent crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX twin-engine jetliners have brought flight safety into sharper focus than ever after many decades. This is in many ways a story of success breeding complacency. Airline safety has improved beyond belief


Is Sri Lanka capable of a course correction?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The genesis of Sri Lanka’s current political and economic problems can very well be traced back to several structural issues of the country, both politically and culturally. It is no secret that from the outset of the war in Sri Lanka, the country


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