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IT industry seeks more support from Govt. to drive SL’s start-up ecosystem: SLASSCOM Chairman

Views - 424 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:15

Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM (Business Process Management) industry surpassed $ 1 billion IT exports last year and it currently earns $ 1.2 billion in exports and has a 23% compounded average growth rate.

Small businesses and cyber risks

Views - 56 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:15

Digital transformation is occurring across all industries as organisations adapt to meet changing consumer demands and the need for a more mobile workforce. While this trend is largely associated with enterprises, it has actually been just as pervasi

Total integrated security and surveillance solutions from Debug

Views - 75 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:12

Debug, the first company in Sri Lanka to introduce Dahua Products & Solutions, a world leader in security tech to the local market, provides safe, intelligent, efficient and convenient security and Surveillance solutions with emphasis on offering gre

Enter the world of macro photography with Huawei Mate 20 series ultra-wide angle lens

Views - 44 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:10

In the present smartphone industry, the word ‘flagship’ gets besought so often that the term has largely lost its significance. Yet, Huawei’s recent string of high-end devices; Mate 20 series summons a significant gush of fresh air to the marke

Apple to patch privacy bug in video calling feature

Views - 33 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:08

Apple Inc said on Monday it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call. The bug, which Reuters was able to replicate....

“No more excuses! ecommerce is a do or die for Lankan businesses”

Views - 110 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:01

“Sri Lankan businesses need to take a good look at how dinosaur enterprises were affected in bigger markets across the world. They were big, once relevant, but completely outdated when the digital revolution happened and the online buying culture e

OPPO opens Experience Store at Majestic City

Views - 51 Monday, 28 January 2019 01:26

In a bid to open up the brand and its complete product range to Sri Lankan consumers and fans OPPO Sri Lanka on Saturday opened an Experience Store in Colombo recently. Located at Majestic City, one of Colombo’s trendiest shopping malls, the OPPO

Why it’s important that Facebook remain free

Views - 56 Monday, 28 January 2019 01:25

Next month, Facebook turns 15. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. Back then, I realised you could find almost anything on the internet – music, books, information – except for the thing that matters most: People

Study: 89% of finance teams yet to embrace AI

Views - 73 Monday, 28 January 2019 01:23

Finance teams lack the digital skillset to embrace the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, causing a negative impact on revenue growth, according to a new study from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (th

Zuckerberg planning to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

Views - 42 Monday, 28 January 2019 01:22

Reuters: Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times r

Huawei eyes smartphone supremacy this year after record 2018 sales

Views - 43 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Beijing/Hong Kong (Reuters): China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. on Thursday said it could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the US market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies. The bullish forec

Dialog launches advanced cloud platform, Dialog Enterprise Cloud

Views - 94 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata Group, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of the Dialog Enterprise Cloud, a cloud platform that caters to the cloud needs and requirements of Sri Lankan enterprises, in turn strengthening the country’s e

Hithawathi goes live as ‘Your Confidante’ in cyber space

Views - 27 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

This project titles as ‘Hithawathi-Your Confidante’ which was initially commenced in January 2014. Hithawathi project is a help desk designed for the victims and casualties of technology/internet related activities. The project was initiated by t

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

Views - 32 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

VIENNA (Reuters): Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organisation noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The action

In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

Views - 20 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part

Fintrex Finance goes live with iOM’s HRPro HCM software

Views - 42 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Fintrex formerly known as Melsta Regal Finance implemented iOMs HRPro software suite in order to streamline its HR processes and administration. Fintrex, coined from the words ‘financial entrepreneurs and experts’ is an innovative financial serv

Fintech Association of Sri Lanka holds awareness workshop

Views - 297 Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:29

The Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL) recently facilitated a ‘Introduction to Fintech’ (designed by University of Hong Kong) workshop at Hilton Colombo. The workshop was conducted by FASL President Rajkumar Kanagasingam while FASL Senior Ad

Avian Technologies hosts C-level executives at Sophos’ forum

Views - 56 Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:22

Avian Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of total IT solutions, recently hosted a ‘Sophos – See The Future’ event at the Galle Face Hotel showcasing Sophos’ products and solutions that are both innovative and fundamentally important to inc

99X Services changes its name to Visolit

Views - 623 Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:21

99X Services Ltd. - the managed IT Services Company, which offers Infrastructure Management, Consultancy, Application Services and Managed Security Services to a predominantly Nordic companies, changes its name to Visolit. The name change is in line

LSEG Technology selected by ATOM to power AAX digital asset exchange

Views - 59 Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:21

LSEG Technology, London Stock Exchange Group’s technology solutions provider, announces that Millennium ExchangeTM has been selected by ATOM Group (ATOMTM) for its new digital asset exchange venue AAX. Millennium Exchange’s low latency, resilient

Sri Lankan trio to pitch new mind-reading tech at Microsoft Imagine Cup Regional Finals

Views - 420 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

A team, comprising of M.R. Sajeer Ahamed, M.I. Inzamam and Saif A.C. from the University of Moratuwa will represent Sri Lanka at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 Regional Finals. The trio were the only participants from the South East Asia New Markets

Huawei launches latest generation Y series 2019 with Dewdrop display

Views - 81 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Huawei, the largest telecom infrastructure maker in the world recently launched the sequel to its celebrated Y series. Huawei Y series 2019 was launched in Sri Lanka at an event held in Hilton, Colombo. The series includes Huawei Y9 2019, Huawei Y7 P

Nokia 8.1: Elevating the value flagship experience

Views - 55 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 8.1, the newest addition to its value flagship range. As with other Nokia smartphones in the same category,including the award-winning Nokia 7 plus, the Nokia 8.1 punches above its weight

Celebrating entrepreneurship: Hatch launches with a masterclass in start-up culture

Views - 160 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s promising young start-up ecosystem is set to accelerate into a new phase of growth with the upcoming grand opening of Hatch Colombo – the island’s largest co-working office space, business incubator and accelerator designed for star

Commercial High Court issues interim injunction against SLT, SLT (Services)

Views - 251 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

On 18 January, the Commercial High Court issued an interim injunction against Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd. preventing Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd. from until the final determination of the

Buzzflow CRM revolutionises Sri Lankan sales landscape with 100+ customers

Views - 238 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Buzzflow CRM, Sri Lanka’s leading sales CRM with a distinctive edge towards medium to large scale businesses in Asia has achieved an extraordinary milestone, acquiring 100+ customers within a span of 12 months. The company was founded in mid-2017 b

Sophos acquires Avid Secure to expand protection for public cloud environments

Views - 27 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced that it has acquired next-generation cloud infrastructure security company, Avid Secure. Avid Secure offers an artificial intelligence-based cloud security analytics, compliance, an

Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Views - 323 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r

Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018

Views - 28 Monday, 21 January 2019 12:00

NEW YORK, (REUTERS): Venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high last year amid a surge in cyber crime over the last few years, according to a report released last week by U.S.-based Strategic Cyber Ventures. Total venture c

Huawei expects 2019 revenue to touch $125b

Views - 128 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Huawei CEO and Founder Ren Zhengfei recently said that 2019 could be a difficult year for Huawei; however the company, is targeting $ 125 billion in revenue for the whole year. Huawei has not released its total revenue for 2018 yet, but Eric Xu, one

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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