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Russian defence contractor developing smartphone spyware, claims US firm

Views - 34 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

San Francisco, Reuters: A Russian defence contractor accused by the United States of supporting cyber-attacks has developed sophisticated software used to spy on smartphones, an American security company said on Wednesday. St. Petersburg-based Speci

BASF, Siemens, Henkel, Roche target of cyber attacks

Views - 33 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Frankfurt, Reuters: German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel along with a host of others said on Wednesday they had been victims of cyber-attacks, confirming a German media report which said the likely culprit was a state-backed Chinese group

Two charged with terrorism over Bulgaria’s biggest data breach

Views - 30 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Sofia, Reuters: Prosecutors have charged two workers at a cybersecurity company with terrorism as part of an investigation into Bulgaria’s biggest-ever data breach, a lawyer for the defendants said on Wednesday. Georgi Yankov, a manager at the com

Bileeta partners with HNB Bank to promote ERP Solution for SME market

Views - 105 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:41

SMEs hold in them the potential to be the future engines of innovation, playing a significant role in driving economic growth and generating jobs. However, in order to improve productivity and overall business performance, Enterprise Resource Plannin

International Education Consultancy ‘Information Week’

Views - 27 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:40

International Education Consultancy incorporated in January 1990, was the pioneer (in Australian education) to enter the international education market in Sri Lanka, representing some of the most prestigious universities and institutes in Australia.

ICT Industry Skills Council steps up initiatives

Views - 47 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:40

In yet another significant step forward, the ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is planning to introduce significant impetus to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills Development in the country. In the modern knowledge intensive

Vivo ties-up with Singhagiri to augment islandwide distribution

Views - 48 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:59

Leading global smartphone manufacturer Vivo recently partnered with Singhagiri, Sri Lanka’s leading electronics retailer, to expand its reach to consumers across the island. With this strategic tie-up, the Vivo V15, Y17, Y91, Y91i and Y91C smartph

Mobitel further demonstrates power of 5G at launch of Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa

Views - 42 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:57

Mobitel further demonstrated exactly why it is hailed as the undisputed leader and pioneer of 5G technology in Sri Lanka, at the grand opening of the Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa recently. The event was part of Mobitel’s vision to pro

Xiaomi launches Mi 9T flagship and Redmi 7A in Sri Lanka

Views - 172 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:56

Xiaomi, global technology leader has announced the launch of Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, in Sri Lanka. It also announced Redmi 7A with a massive 4000mAh battery and for the first time in this segment - 12

Evolve Technologies expands to Australia via CN Global

Views - 145 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:55

Evolve Technologies Ltd. continues the expansion of its global presence with the acquisition of leading Australian IT and Software Solutions company – CN Global Ltd. With more than 20 years in the industry, CN Global Ltd. boasts a noteworthy client

Dialog exhibit showcases future of 5G applications at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 94 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, showcased a range of next-generation technologies and the future of 5G applications, including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Analytics, Robotics an

Mobitel demonstrates 5G and future technologies at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 85 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

Bringing 5G and next generation technologies closer to the general public, Mobitel yet again demonstrated its capabilities as the pioneer of 5G technology at the Shilpa Sena Exposition, organised by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research fro

Altria Consulting embarks into Myanmar market for data analytics solutions

Views - 218 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

‘Empower your Organisation with Data Analytics’, an event organised by Altria Consulting in collaboration with EZY Infotech Myanmar, took place on 5 June at the Sule Shangri La Hotel, Yangon in Myanmar. Focusing on modern data platforms, the impo

ICT Industry Skills Council encourages ICT careers

Views - 114 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) and the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) have initiated a national campaign to encourage ICT careers in the technical and vocational education and training sector. As the first step of this

Mobitel further demonstrates power of 5G at launch of Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa

Views - 50 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Mobitel further demonstrated exactly why it is hailed as the undisputed leader and pioneer of 5G technology in Sri Lanka, at the grand opening of the Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa recently. The event was part of Mobitel’s vision to prov

Dialog exhibit previews future of tech at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 81 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, will showcase a range of next-generation technologies, covering Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Analytics, Robotics and Smart Entertainment at the Sh

Entropy, disinformation and obfuscation: A paradigm shift to protect your crown jewels

Views - 107 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:04

By Andres Andreu Data is pervasive in our modern day lives. Typically, our data is stored in the form of files with some more organised entities (i.e. corporations, etc.) also storing some sets of data in databases. But most of us interact with store expands footprint to education and leisure sectors

Views - 350 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:03, the award winning revolutionary e-commerce platform that has shaped the automotive landscape, is now extending its reach to the education and leisure segments. The trendy website, which captivates over 100,000 monthly visitors through its

‘Intelligent Enterprise’ brings new wave of ‘change’ for modern businesses

Views - 58 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:03

By Sajith Simon In the age of digital disruption, technological innovations bring unprecedented changes to every key aspect of our lives – be it personal or professional. The impact of this disruption is visible today as it is unceasingly fuelling

ZILLIONe launches latest version of SAGE 300 ERP

Views - 66 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:07

The latest version of SAGE 300, the globally recognised Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution was introduced to Sri Lanka by ZILLIONe recently. Having been enhanced in terms of scalability and mobility, the upgraded SAGE 300 enables entire bus

99X Technology sets sights on accelerated growth with top-level appointments

Views - 1194 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:03

Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology announced the appointments of Sherman Gunatillake as Chief Financial Officer and Damitha Jayasinghe as Chief People Officer. The two appointments to its senior management highlight the company’

Apple’s India-made top-end iPhones to hit stores next month

Views - 50 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:02

MUMBAI (Reuters): Apple Inc.’s top-end iPhones, assembled in India by Foxconn’s local unit, are likely to hit Indian stores next month, a source said, potentially helping the tech giant drop prices in the world’s second-biggest smartphone marke

IBM closes $ 34 b deal to buy Red Hat to boost cloud business

Views - 53 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

Reuters: International Business Machines Corp said on Tuesday it has closed its $ 34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat Inc, as it looks to ramp up its cloud computing business. Underscoring the drive into high-margin businesses, IBM in

UK watchdog proposes to fine Marriott $ 124 m for data breach

Views - 36 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

REUTERS: Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had proposed to fine the hotel chain 99.2 million pounds ($124 million) due to a massive data breach in its Starwood hotels reservation system. In N

China’s ZTE follows Huawei with Brussels cybersecurity lab

Views - 46 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): China’s ZTE opened a cybersecurity lab in Brussels on Wednesday, aiming to boost transparency four months after bigger telecoms equipment rival Huawei did the same to allay concerns about spying. Chinese vendors of network gear

NYSE to help Israel create secondary tech stock exchange

Views - 30 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

TEL AVIV (REUTERS): Israel and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have begun talks on setting up a secondary stock exchange for high-tech companies in Israel that would compete with venture capital funds. Israel has a bustling technology sector but

British Airways faces record $ 230 m fine over data theft

Views - 34 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): British Airways-owner IAG is facing a record $230 million fine for the theft of data from 500,000 customers from its website last year under tough new data-protection rules policed by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (

Cisco to buy optical gear maker Acacia for $ 2.8 b to build 5G muscle

Views - 35 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

REUTERS: Network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy optical component maker Acacia Communications Inc. for $ 2.84 billion in cash, as it seeks to garner a bigger chunk of 5G spending by telecom companies. Globally, mobile net

Huawei contributes to Sri Lanka’s 5G journey

Views - 117 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

Huawei’s 5G device development is accelerating at speeds beyond imagination with plans of testing 5G boundaries of Sri Lanka with Huawei Mate 20X. Sri Lanka’s telecommunications giants, have already tested the capabilities of 5G services within t

UK-based Mitra Innovation expands digital solutions to ASEAN with regional office in Singapore

Views - 60 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:00

Imposing and grand, Parkview Square is an office building located in the Downtown Core Planning Area, Central Region, Singapore. The Parkview Square houses the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia and Austria, and is one of the most expens

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