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Sri Lanka Telecom recognised for continuous commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability

Views - 22 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider in the country was recognised once again for its commitment and contribution to corporate responsibility and sustainability at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019, organis

FITIS and Ministry of Education recognise 126 Young Computer Scientists

Views - 29 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

FITIS (Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka) and Ministry of Education organised the Young Computer Scientists Award for the 18th consecutive time supported by ICTA and Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT). The award ceremony

OPPO celebrates season with exclusive promos and activities islandwide

Views - 24 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

OPPO Sri Lanka has kick-started the festive season with exclusive islandwide promotional campaigns, fun-filled activities, competitions and unbeatable offers to celebrate the Christmas season and the beginning of a new decade, together with the compa

SLT successfully conducts Enterprise Customer Forum 2019

Views - 307 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:03

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country successfully conducted a customer forum for the company’s enterprise customers recently. The forum which was held at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo was attended by ov

OPPO announces three initiatives to co-build new intelligent service ecosystem

Views - 27 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:02

OPPO recently kicked off its 2019 OPPO Developer Conference (ODC) in Beijing under the theme of ‘Innovation and Intelligence’, unveiling a range of initiatives to co-build a new intelligent service ecosystem with developers and partners. The thr

Huawei achieves record-breaking global shipment for Watch GT2

Views - 44 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:01

Huawei, a leading technological innovator, launched its novel Watch GT2 recently. With its greater battery life, intelligent processing and artistic design, it has received astonishing feedback worldwide as the global shipment was recorded at one mil

Vivo S1 Pro to be launched in January 2020 in Sri Lanka

Views - 173 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Vivo Mobile is slated to launch S1 Pro in January 2020 in Sri Lanka, that would encompass Vivo’s signature photography technologies with its powerful software. S1 Pro will enable hassle-free photo capturing, with a main camera that delivers 48 MP s

The wave of e-commerce gradually takes over Sri Lanka

Views - 108 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

The online retail industry recently witnessed a partnership that amalgamated two leading e-commerce platforms, and Daraz Lanka Managing Director Rakhil Fernando speaks about the partnership and future plans for Sri Lanka’s e-comme

SLT partners SME solution providers to provide ‘total solutions’

Views - 64 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom, the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country, successfully concluded the company’s SME Solutions Partnership Day 2019, at Taj Samudra, Colombo. This event was organised to showcase the solution portfolio of SME

Softlogic Information Technologies wins for virtualising enterprise in Sri Lanka

Views - 77 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, was recently awarded with the ‘Best Post Sales Person of the Year’ and ‘Solution provider o

LK Domain Registry powers FITIS with Corporate Partner Sponsorship

Views - 45 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:22

The sole registry for domain names that end in ‘.lk’ in Sri Lanka, the LK Domain Registry, powered the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) with a Corporate Partner Sponsorship recently. The LK Domain Registry has come onboard to

Singer Sri Lanka upgrades to IFS Applications 10 to support 2,000 employees

Views - 56 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:22

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Singer Sri Lanka PLC, one of the largest home appliance and electronics retailers in Sri Lanka has chosen IFS Applications as its central ERP platform to boost productivity and decision-

Purchase any device from Mobitel with a Seylan Credit Card and enjoy 0% installment plans for up to 36 months

Views - 30 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

Rewarding its customers with greater value addition, any mobile device purchased from Mobitel with a Seylan Bank credit card, offers amazing benefits. Seylan Bank is offering up to 36 Months 0% Call and Convert facility for phones and accessories p

Some fears about Huawei are ‘complete nonsense’, Orange’s boss says

Views - 18 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

PARIS (Reuters) - Some fears surrounding Huawei Technologies are unfounded, the chief executive of France’s leading telecoms operator Orange said on Wednesday, as the concerns threaten to delay the roll-out of 5G. The United States has said that ge

Epic Lanka partners with ToneTag to introduce sound wave technology to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Views - 287 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

Epic Technology Group, the leading technology conglomerate in Sri Lanka and market supplier and service provider of EDC/POS Terminals with over 95% market share recently partnered with ToneTag to introduce its revolutionary sound wave technology inno

Bharti Airtel Lanka wins at National Business Excellence Awards 2019

Views - 37 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:06

Airtel Lanka received the ‘Runner Up’ award in the ‘Other Services/Other Sectors’ category and was the only mobile telecom operator to be recognised at the 16th National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2019. The telco has been on a winnin

ZILLIONe collaborates with FITIS as Corporate Partner

Views - 79 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:05

ZILLIONe, a pioneer in the Sri Lankan ICT industry, joined hands with the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) as Corporate Partner in a bid to broaden its collaborative and industrial reach. With the comprehensive IT enterprise sol

Norway’s Telenor says Huawei will still play role in 5G rollout

Views - 24 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:04

Reuters: Telenor reiterated on Sunday that Huawei would be involved in building Norway’s 5G network along with Ericsson, one of several companies to continue working with the Chinese company despite US pressure. Still, on Friday, the head of Teleno

Sri Lanka is the base for our global development in next few years: IFS

Views - 1823 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

Daily FT sat down with Swedish-based global enterprise company IFS Chief Customer Officer Michael Ouissi to discuss how the company delivers exceptional customer service through IFS Applications, Sri Lanka’s instrumental role in IFS’ growth over

Samsung wins 46 CES 2020 Innovation Awards for outstanding design and engineering

Views - 19 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in technology, announced today that 46 of its new product innovations had been recognised as CES® 2020 Innovation Awards winners, including three Best of Innovations accolades. This prestigious award honours dev

LSEG Technology to provide Post Trade technology for Philippines’ Securities Clearing Corporation

Views - 28 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

LSEG Technology announced that Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines (SCCP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE), has selected LSEG Technology’s Millennium Post Trade solution to improve its post trad

OPPO plans $ 7 b R&D push to build multi-access smart device ecosystem for intelligent connectivity

Views - 15 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

OPPO last week held its OPPO INNO DAY 2019 in Shenzhen under the theme of ‘Create Beyond Boundaries’, revealing its insights and initiatives for the era of intelligent connectivity. At the event, OPPO also showcased a variety of smart devices in

Cashwagon commits to secure Sri Lankan community

Views - 101 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Cashwagon’s cutting-edge IT system based on Machine Learning detects fraudsters criminal scheme and hands them over to the police. The breakthrough IT system detecting suspicious applicant enables the detection of fraudulent loan applications. With

FITIS launches corporate partner program

Views - 19 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has launched a corporate partner program for its members and corporates to collaborate with FITIS, the apex body of ICT Sector in the country. This program would enable partners to

POTENZA secures Best Automation Startup title from CSSL

Views - 66 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

POTENZA, Sri Lanka’s premier business transformation company, was recently awarded the Best Business Automation Startup in Sri Lanka by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) at the 37th National Information Technology Conference 2019 held at the

Timely addition of Intelligent Cloud to SLT Akaza with Microsoft Azure Stack

Views - 203 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the foremost ICT and digital lifestyle facilitator in the country with an expanding customer base of over 11 million ranging from multinational corporations to retail and domestic customers, announced its latest achievement,

From Colombo to Cambodia: Seedstars Summit crowns 14 startups in Southeast Asia

Views - 48 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Seedstars Summit Asia, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has recently come to its peak during the latest edition of Seedstars Summit Asia in Cambodia. Seedstars is a leading emerging mark

SLT successfully launches its new business solutions

Views - 58 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom as the digital communications partner for the Sri Lankan business community, launches novel products recently at SLT Digitastic Exhibition. These novel product range is mainly recommended for hotels, restaurants, private hospitals,

Sarvodaya-Fusion partners with OUSL and NIBM to offer advanced ICT education to rural children

Views - 55 Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

In line with its mission to offer valuable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education opportunities to rural youth, Sarvodaya-Fusion recently partnered with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and the National Institute of Business

PickMe Engineering spearheads local innovation at Google DevFest 2019

Views - 191 Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:37

The engineering arm of technology-driven mobility solutions provider PickMe, PickMe Engineering, was the Platinum Sponsor of the GDG DevFest Sri Lanka 2019, organised by the Google Developers Group (GDG) and GDG Cloud Sri Lanka, at SLIIT and Stein St

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