IT / Telecom / Tech

Learning to love AI

Views - 60 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

This Valentine’s Day, millions of people across Asia – and around the world – will express their feelings and celebrate the special

Holiday gifting, brought to you by cloud technology

Views - 35 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

With the holidays just behind us and the Lunar New Year fast approaching, APAC families living in different places are preparing to share holiday

OPPO launches all new Dashing Blue Limited Edition

Views - 41 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

OPPO, the selfie expert and leader, unveiled a Dashing Blue Limited Edition of OPPO F5. This striking new colour edition continues

British watchdog tells computer traders to tighten controls

Views - 14 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Some firms using computers to trade at ultra-fast speeds are not applying safeguards required to avert market meltdowns, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said yesterday. Algorithmic or high-frequency trading uses computers to

US, UK government websites infected with crypto-mining malware

Views - 30 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: Thousands of websites, including ones run by US and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies, technology news site The Register reported. More th

Auxenta: powering companies to innovate products with automated testing expertise

Views - 93 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:07

There is a growing clamour for corporations to innovate across their products, markets and customer offerings. As a result of globalisation, in order to survive, companies have to go beyond the norm by investing in product innovation, market research

Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

Views - 32 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:06

London (Reuters): Facebook launched a community leadership program on 9 February that will award $ 10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to create “meaningful” int

Former Navantis CEO gives major impetus to iTelaSoft

Views - 790 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:06

One of Sri Lanka’s cutting-edge tech companies, iTelaSoft, recently announced its second consecutive year of rapid growth following the entry of former Navantis Chief Executive Officer Indaka Raigama as its CEO. Raigama has a unique track record o

Sisila Lanka selects PBSS as SAP Business One ERP implementation partner

Views - 54 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:06

Sisila Lanka Ltd, better known as Super Service, is one of the leading industrial catering companies in Sri Lanka, which has been instrumental in uplifting the standards of industrial catering in the country with its approach. Sisila Lanka has introd

Games organisers confirm cyber attack, won’t reveal source

Views - 11 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:05

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. The Games’ systems, includ

Microsoft study shows online abuse often comes from people’s own social circles

Views - 26 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:04

Marking the Safer Internet Day 2018 which fell on 56 February, Microsoft released its second annual Digital Civility Index (DCI) study based on a survey completed in June 2017 to gauge the attitudes and perceptions of teens (ages 13-17) and adults (a

Orel IT forges ahead with strong team of 2500 young professionals powering growth among many industr

Views - 69 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

The growth of Orel IT has been phenomenal. It was only last month in December 2017 that the company celebrated their seventh anniversary

Bileeta teams up with SLT for SaaS on ‘akaza’ Cloud and reselling partnership

Views - 51 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) has strengthened its Cloud Platform, “akaza” portfolio with signing an agreement with Bileeta Ltd

Rangs Industries of Bangladesh selects IFS Applications 9 to drive efficiency across retail business

Views - 28 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Rangs Industries Ltd. (RIL), the leading consumer electronics company in Bangladesh

Axienta brings fame to Sri Lanka’s IT industry by being named in Gartner Market Guide for Retail Exe

Views - 820 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:11

Gartner, a US IT Advisory Company that compiles information technology related insight to global government and business leaders, recognises Axienta as a Representative Vendor in REM Vendors: Complementary Functionality. It is the first Sri Lankan c

Buffett’s Business Wire suffers cyberattack

Views - 22 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:10

New York (Reuters): Business Wire, the corporate news release distributor owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Tuesday said it has been suffering for nearly a week from a cyberattack designed to disable it. The company said it has b

Virtusa showcases innovation and tech prowess at Tech Month

Views - 47 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:10

Virtusa announced the launch of ‘Virtusa Tech Month’, a celebration of the company’s innovative spirit and technology leadership, at its Colombo Advanced Technology Center recently. Bringing together Virtusans from across various practices and

Mobitel Cash Bonanza Nov. and Dec. 2017 winners drive away with brand new Montero Jeeps

Views - 24 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:09

The national mobile service provider, Mobitel’s Cash Bonanza program recently awarded P.R. Fernando of Negombo and W. Kalani Welagedara of Matale at the Mobitel Cash Bonanza Carnival with the grand prize of a brand new Montero Jeep each for the mon

Apple brings Alibaba-linked payment system into China stores amid market push

Views - 23 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:09

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters): Apple Inc will accept Chinese mobile payment app Alipay in its local stores, boosting its ties with giant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. amid a push by the iPhone maker to revive growth in the world’s No.2 ec

Samsung leads market as Sri Lanka No. 01

Views - 27 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:05

Reiterating its position as the world’s number one smartphone, Samsung is confident in maintaining a majority of the market share in Sri Lanka, says Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Hanbae Park. “Samsung is confident of being firmly positioned

Customer Services Audit partners with Just In Time Group

Views - 60 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

Just In Time Group (JIT) recently announced its partnership with Customer Services Audit with their Snapshotz Online tool, which is a web based

ICTA empowers Import Export Control Department to fast track trade procedures

Views - 51 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

Facilitating trade is key to enhance a country’s standing in the global economy and improve overall competitiveness. Over the years, Sri Lanka

Broadcom unveils $121 b ‘best and final’ offer for Qualcomm

Views - 29 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: Broadcom Ltd. made a $121 billion ‘best and final offer’ on Monday to acquire Qualcomm Inc, ratcheting up pressure on its US semiconductor

New European Wi-Fi network for airline passengers to launch within months

Views - 28 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - A new European Wi-Fi network for airline passengers will be launched by the end of June, the companies behind the project said on Monday.

Mitra Innovation and United Planet seal strategic enterprise portal partnership

Views - 25 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

The classic intranet is dead. As platforms purely for information they have offered too little additional value and many companies have been replacing

Today is Safer Internet Day

Views - 41 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

By Yury Fedotov Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Create, Connect and Share Re

UNICEF to launch report of Digital Landscape Study on keeping Sri Lanka’s children safe in digital a

Views - 66 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka on the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2018 will launch the Digital Landscape Study and release the full flagship report of the study. The full UNICEF Sri Lanka-commissioned report entitled,

Mobitel pioneers 4.5G network to revolutionise Sri Lanka’s mobile telecom industry

Views - 80 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Mobitel has become the first to initiate the roll out of the 4.5G network to revolutionize the industry and to significantly enhance user experience for its valued customers.

N*Able successfully completes 2 years of partnership with RAMIS customer support centre

Views - 50 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Led by CEO Peter D’Almeida, N*Able, a prominent and skilled technology services company in Sri Lanka, recently marked the completion of its second year of partnership with RAMIS.

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The country needs more Ironmen (and women)

Monday, 26 February 2018

Commendation to Yasas, Julian and the team for a world class event that will have far-reaching positives for Brand Sri Lanka.

Failure at Local Elections: Inability of the Govt. to care for needs of the people

Monday, 26 February 2018

The purpose of this article is to discuss the causes of the massive failure of the Government at the local government elections held on 10 February 2018 and their impact on the economy.

Lessons from LG ElectionsPart 1 Number-twisting game may be self-pleasing but not in accord with eco

Monday, 26 February 2018

The local government elections that concluded on 10 February 2018 have shaken the ruling United National Party(UNP)to its foundation.

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted

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