IT / Telecom / Tech

Alipay extends reach to eZ Cash points in partnership with Dialog Axiata

Views - 95 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, partnered China’s leading third-party online payment solution, Alipay, to extend the eZ Cash platform to Chinese tourists in Sri Lanka. Through its first partnership in Sri Lanka, Ali

Limitless leaders: How automation taps into CFO ambition

Views - 55 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

While the theory that we only use 10% of our brain has been dismissed as a myth, many of us have been willing to embrace it as a truth because we know only too well that we fail to achieve our full potential so much of the time. Whether that’s spen

Huawei launches Y-Max in Sri Lanka

Views - 56 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:15

Huawei Y-Max, a state of the art smartphone was introduced to the Sri Lankan market at a launch held in BMICH Singer Lifestyle festival recently. The event was delegated by Country Head Peter Liu and General Manager Kalpa Perera from Huawei Sri Lanka

Inzenius Australia and New Zealand  partners with Microimage HCM

Views - 122 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:14

Inzenius Australia, a leading innovative provider of payroll and HR solutions for Australia and New Zealand, recently partnered with Microimage HCM to extend its product offering to include full digital HR. This partnership allows Inzenius to offer

HMD unveils Nokia 5.1 Plus for super-fast performance and powerful AI

Views - 56 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus. With impressive processing power, the Nokia 5.1 Plus delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in an accessible, stylish package. Combined with its contemporary

Mobitel emerges ‘Service Brand of the Year – Gold’ winner at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards

Views - 55 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Mobitel is committed to driving its customer service to unprecedented levels, led by its promise of ‘We Care. Always.’ This resulted in Mobitel being crowned with the highly-coveted ‘Service Brand of the Year – Gold’ at the 2018 SLIM Brand

Bigger battery OPPO A7 arrives in Sri Lanka

Views - 41 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

OPPO has officially launched its much-awaited ‘bigger battery’ A7 phone in Sri Lanka recently. The OPPO A7 is believed to upraise the Legacy of A series to newer heights with powerful battery, premium design, and AI-enabled cameras. With industr

Samsung unveils experience store at Marino Mall

Views - 90 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage Samsung Sri Lanka unveiled an experience showroom dedicated to smart phones and accessories yesterday at the Marino Mall. The showroom offers an opportunity for customers to get a hands-on experience of the brand’s latest smartph

HP launches state-of-the-art large format photo printers

Views - 34 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

HP DesignJet last week unveiled its new DesignJet Z Printer series to showcase innovative large format technologies. The new printer series offers astounding image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers (PSPs), retailers, photost

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XRnow at Dialog

Views - 85 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 - 484 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 - 35 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 - 50 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 - 76 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 - 104 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 - 90 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 - 27 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 - 60 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 - 64 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 - 22 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 - 44 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 - 61 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 - 409 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 - 142 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 - 31 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 - 47 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 - 84 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 - 47 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 - 107 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 - 35 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

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Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta

Teaching the younger generation to observe professional ethics is the need of the hour

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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