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Oracle ERP Cloud recognised as leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant report

Views - 35 Thursday, 4 July 2019 01:10

Oracle has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 ‘Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises’ report. Oracle ERP Cloud is positioned as a leader based on its ability to execute and comple

iDealz CEO Rifkhan recognised as Sri Lankan Young Businessmen of the Year at BWIO Awards

Views - 134 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

Ahamed Rizvi Mohamed Rifkhan of iDealz Lanka received the prestigious Sri Lankan Young Businessmen of the Year at the Business World International Organisation (BWIO) Awards held at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo recently. The BWIO Awards recognised

Nepal’s CG Group ties up with Huawei to launch 4G services

Views - 55 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Nepal’s Chaudhary Group (CG) has signed a deal worth about $ 100 million with China’s Huawei Technologies to bring 4G phone services to the country, CG’s chief executive said, shrugging off US security concerns about Huawei

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom first sale kicks-off in Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

Oppo kick-started the first sale of the much talked-about Oppo Reno 10X Zoom across Sri Lanka on Saturday 29 June. Oppo Reno 10X Zoom is the very first of a brand-spanking new line of flagship phones which replaced the much-celebrated Oppo R-series.

ZTE launches UniSeer service solution at MWC Shanghai 2019

Views - 35 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

ZTE Corporation, a leading provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, last week announced its UniSeer service solution, a must-have solution for network operators undergoing a digital transfo

Genie and eZ Cash partner SLIC facilitating convenient insurance premium payments

Views - 85 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:12

Genie, Sri Lanka’s first and only PCI-DSS certified mobile payment app and eZ Cash, the country’s first and largest mobile money and payment service by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced their partnership wi

SLT opens revamped Regional Telecommunication Office in Nuwara Eliya

Views - 125 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:12

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital services provider in Sri Lanka, opened its revamped state-of-the-art Regional Telecommunication Office (RTO) in Nuwara Eliya recently, aiming to provide customers with unmatched service. The revam

Predictive Artificial Intelligence capabilities in Sophos Home Premium for PC

Views - 35 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:11

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the latest version of Sophos Home Premium for PC with predictive artificial intelligence malware detection. Leveraging the same AI technology built into Sophos’ enterprise sec

Huawei brings special mid-year deals with new Y series smartphones

Views - 47 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:11

Huawei is offering special prices on the new Huawei Y series coupled with attractive packages from Dialog and Mobitel. The offer is valid for the Huawei Y9 2019, Y6 Pro 2019, and Y5 Lite. The Huawei New Y series comes with a FullView display and an e

Fortinet: 6 best practices for password security

Views - 32 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:00

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today reminded IT teams and stakeholders to maintain strong passwords and have a password strategy as an essential cybersecurity effort so that every employee and i

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: The next foundational technology

Views - 54 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:00

By Shanil Fernando When the US Library of Congress ranked history’s most important innovations, it gave a foremost place to the printing press. While the mechanics behind the printing press weren’t far more sophisticated than the other machines o

Digitalisation transforming customer experiences in Southeast Asia

Views - 203 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:00

Today, the responsibilities of marketing go far beyond branding with CEOs relying on CMOs to be the interconnecting layer that joins the dots between each part of the business—from sales to finance through to product and customer experience. This s

Women’s Chamber for Digital launched to help female tech entrepreneurs

Views - 110 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:04

The Women’s Chamber for Digital, Sri Lanka is an initiative which was proposed by Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (MDIIT) Minister Ajith P. Perera and facilitated by Information and Communication Technology Agenc

All networks are with Huawei

Views - 63 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:02

All of Sri Lanka’s telecom networks are with Huawei Technologies and the Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando said it has supported the industry and Sri Lanka will use their technology than having somebody th

IFS appoints VS Information Systems as IFS Channel Partner

Views - 375 Monday, 1 July 2019 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the appointment of VS Information Systems Ltd. (VSIS) as channel partner in South Asia. IFS and VSIS are to offer clients best-in-class software solutions along with world-class implementatio

EU experts call for companies to give access to AI technology

Views - 24 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should order companies to give rivals reasonable access to technology that can be used for artificial intelligence projects, a panel of experts, which includes Google, SAP and IBM, said on Wednesday. The recomm

IBM gains unconditional EU approval for $34 b Red Hat deal

Views - 35 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp on Thursday won unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat. IBM is looking to the deal, its biggest to date, to expand its

OPPO RENO 10x Zoom enters Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

OPPO has finally launched RENO 10x Zoom Sri Lanka – art of OPPO’s new flagship RENO series, which garnered much global buzz recently. The biggest highlight of the OPPO RENO 10x Zoom is of course its 10x lossless hybrid optical zoom, a fact that

MillenniumIT ESP wins RPA Hackathon 2019 Award

Views - 345 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

MillenniumIT ESP – one of Sri Lanka’s leading systems integrators and information systems providers – recently won the Virtual RPA Hackathon 2019 award for its submission of Case Study under the SME category, at an event organised by the Sri La

SLASSCOM and AWS forge major collaboration

Views - 352 Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:59

Toposition Sri Lanka as ahubfor data science and artificial intelligence (AI) skills, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) yesterday announced the launch of its knowledge and skills mission to train 50,000 engineeri

Rootcode Labs unveils new corporate headquarters in Colombo

Views - 382 Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:57

Technology is evolving rapidly with businesses competing to merge innovative software products into their existing business models and the demand for experienced builders of software has been climbing up from the days of internet boom. With ambitiou

Microsoft SL hosts developers to special viewing  of Microsoft Build global conference highlights

Views - 202 Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:55

Microsoft last week held a ‘Best of Build’ screening at its corporate office in Union Place, Colombo. Over 50 software developers and engineers from Sri Lanka’s leading ICT service providers were invited to engage with technology experts who sh

National public-private dialogue on proposed Data Protection Bill today

Views - 86 Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:54

The Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (MDIIT) in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC) are co-organising a National Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on the ‘Legal Framework for the Proposed Data Protection B

Dell Technologies boosts local Inter-University Esports Championship

Views - 66 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:08

Dell Technologies announced that Dell was the official Title Sponsor for gaming laptops at the Inter-University Esports Championship held recently at Stein Studios, Ratmalana. The event, hosted by Gamer.LK, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

OPPO Takes Lead in Unveiling Innovative Technologies – Under-Screen Camera at MWC Shanghai 2019

Views - 73 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:06

June 26, Shanghai, China: OPPO today unveiled its groundbreaking technology Under-Screen Camera (USC) at MWC Shanghai 2019, which offers “real full screen” user experience.

Hackers hit global telecoms in espionage campaign: Cyber research firm

Views - 32 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:05

TEL AVIV (Reuters): Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous C

Digital Loan via mCash wins 2 prestigious awards from International Business Magazine

Views - 34 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:04

Demonstrating the rising use of digitally-backed products and services in the financial services space, Mobitel and LOLC Finance PLC partnered to offer digital loans for the first time in Sri Lanka via the mCash mobile money platform.

OPPO rewards top performing Abans showroom managers island-wide with foreign tours

Views - 59 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:10

OPPO Sri Lanka organised a series of tours to Thailand, Bali, China and England for 50 sales managers from Abans showrooms, one of their key distributors to reward high volumes of sales achieved during the recently-concluded sales campaign. OPPO feli

Secure yourself from potential cyber threats this World Cup

Views - 29 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:09

With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 having kicked off in England, Sophos, the global leader in network and endpoint security, today reminded cricket fans of how cybercriminals have been using people’s interest in the sport to launch cyber-attacks.

Viber-Honda sticker download competition brings great joy to winner Dulma’s life

Views - 31 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:09

A mother of one daughter, Dulma Dharmasiri lives in Alapane in the Ratnapura district with her husband and mother. She takes her toddler to the Early Education Centre located in Ratnapura. While her husband rides to work daily, a distance of over six

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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the

Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u

Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.

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