IT / Telecom / Tech

SLT Group 1Q 2018 EBITDA up by 8.5% to Rs. 6.1 billion

Views - 32 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) has released its Group and Company financial results for the 1st Quarter 2018. The Group has reported EBITDA or Operating Profit before depreciation and amortisation of Rs. 6.1 b during the 1st quarter 2018, with a year-o


thinkCube launches simplified cloud based biz App for SMEs

Views - 266 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

thinkCube Systems Ltd., a cloud application builder, has introduced an innovative product to serve the start-up, micro-level and small enterprises. In augmenting its popular ezBiz Cloud Application suite for SMEs, thinkCube has launched its simplifi


Tokyo Cement goes live with ERP system from Providence Global

Views - 66 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC the largest manufacturer of cement and concrete in Sri Lanka goes live with its fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, Abas, implemented by Sri Lanka’s premier ERP services company Providen


Virtusa crosses $ 1 billion revenue milestone in FY18

Views - 65 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital engineering and IT outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for its clients, reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 March 2018. Revenue f


ICC Sri Lanka seminar on cyber security challenges and countermeasures on 21 May

Views - 88 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sri Lanka will hold a useful seminar on 21 May at 2.30 p.m. on the sixth floor of CA Sri Lanka’s


Huawei hosts Lanka Carrier Congress 2018 themed ‘Roads to a better future’

Views - 75 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solution provider, recently hosted the Huawei Lanka


Mobitel sweeps 3 awards at ACEF 2018

Views - 30 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, Mobitel, was bestowed honours with three awards in high profile categories


OPPO makes world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology

Views - 66 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

OPPO Global Research Institute (Shenzhen) has announced that the company has successfully demonstrated the world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology.


Debug bags prestigious awards at Kyocera International Distribution Meet 2018

Views - 27 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

The Debug Group of Companies recently walked away with the Best Achiever and Highest Growth Distributor awards for financial year 2017/18 at the Kyocera International Distribution Meet held recently in Vietnam.Since commencing operations in 1988, Deb


Global Innovation Index Founder to deliver keynote at SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards

Views - 46 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Innovation has become the buzzword of the decade across the world. Understanding truly what it stands for and putting a metric behind it may seem an arduous task. But, the Global Innovation Index (GII) does just that. It produces a comprehensive broa


JKH’s Dilani Alagaratnam joins ICTA Board

Views - 172 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Completing the appointments to the Board of Directors of the Information and Communication Technology Agency Dilani Alagaratnam, President Group HR and Legal at John Keells Holdings, joins the ICTA Board. Her overall functional responsibilities as a


SL one of the fastest countries in terms of cloud adoption: Oracle

Views - 468 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is one of the fastest countries in terms of cloud adoption and is at a transformational stage where technology is becoming an integral part, said Oracle Sri Lanka, Indochina and Maldives Applications Head Chandita Samaranayake, in an interv


Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Views - 22 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Reuters: Facebook Inc. has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended


PBSS rewards staff at Achievers Night 2018

Views - 20 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Perfect Business Solution Services (PBSS) honoured its employees at the Achievers Night Ceremony held in Colombo recently. Employees of PBSS were rewarded under different categories at the gala awards night. The service awards recognised the number o


Dialog, Ideamart successfully host South East Asia’s largest Google I/O Extended 2018

Views - 65 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

Dialog, Ideamart in collaboration with Google Developer Group Sri Lanka successfully hosted South East Asia’s largest Google I/O Extended 2018 event in Sri Lanka. ‘Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2018’, Sri Lanka’s most anticipated tech event


US ‘net neutrality’ rules will expire on 11 June: FCC

Views - 17 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Washington (Reuters): Landmark US “net neutrality” rules will expire on 11 June, and new regulations handing providers broad new power over how consumers can access the internet will take effect, the Federal Communications Commission said in sett


Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon

Views - 48 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion publicly listed US company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind.


HealthRecon Connect celebrates another year of taking Sri Lankan expertise to global platform

Views - 540 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

One of the fastest growing Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) companies in Sri Lanka, HealthRecon Connect recently celebrated the completion of another successful year.


Generation Next Communications host first-ever stakeholder appreciation event

Views - 28 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Generation Next Communications Ltd. hosted its first-ever stakeholder appreciation event on Wednesday (9 May) for all stakeholders, business partners and media.


Bharti Airtel rolls out first-of-its-kind carrier digital platform for wholesale voice business

Views - 45 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications service provider, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind


SecurMatic Canada unveils cyber security services in SL

Views - 32 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

SecurMatic Canada has announced the launch of SecurMatic Ltd., a cybersecurity services company supporting organisations in Sri Lanka


Everest Group recognises Virtusa as 2018 top global IT service provider

Views - 27 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital engineering and IT outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for its clients


SecurMatic Canada unveils cyber security services in SL

Views - 79 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

SecurMatic Canada has announced the launch of SecurMatic Ltd., a cybersecurity services company supporting organisations in Sri Lanka and South East Asia with the opening of their Development and Global Security Operations centre in Colombo. “Secur


Authorised distributor Abans to offer latest Apple range

Views - 23 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Abans PLC continues to introduce Apple’s latest innovations to local consumers. Hot on the heels of the progressive iPhone X launch that took place just last year, Abans will soon release the striking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED, the newest a


Alibaba profits hit $10 billion

Views - 26 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba unveiled profits of $10.2 billion for its financial year to the end of March, achieved on revenues of $39.9 billion. But the group’s array of media businesses weighed heavily on the result


‘Fresh initiatives to boost ICT training sector’: New President, FITIS Education and Training Chapte

Views - 40 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

A series of new initiatives will be launched with the core objective of giving an impetus to the overall development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training sector, says S.P. Romesh, the newly-elected President of the FITIS Edu


eZ Cash incorporates Lamudi as a payment partner

Views - 43 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 09:12

Sri Lanka’s pioneering and largest mobile money network, eZ Cash has announced the addition of Lamudi as its most recent payment partner. Lamudi is an online platform dedicated to helping users find real estate, hou


Mitra Innovation concludes inaugural PMO Summit 2018 in Colombo

Views - 184 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Last week, Mitra Innovation successfully concluded the first Project Management Office (PMO) Summit in Colombo.


Viber assures Sri Lanka users of more secure and stronger connections

Views - 42 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Given the recent outcry over privacy options on social networks by users, leading global messaging and voice app,


SLIIT triumphs at third university-level eSports Championship

Views - 78 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Gamer.LK, the leader in eSports and digital entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka, successfully organized the Inter-University


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