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Rootcode Labs Sri Lanka celebrates expansion into Europe with year-end gala

Views - 338 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:16

Rootcode Labs celebrated the end of the year by revelling and recalling its wonderful memories of 2019 in style at its Annual Gala Night, held at Elevate in Access Towers in Colombo. Together with the team of Rootcoders, the event hosted a number of


Modernising business processes with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Views - 36 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:08

Microsoft showcased an enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management application for enterprise users in Sri Lanka recently. The event featured interactive demos and a panel discussion demonstrating a new way of managing business


India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart

Views - 23 Monday, 13 January 2020 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s antitrust body has ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart, it said in an order yesterday. The Competition Commission of India said that exclusive arra


How to successfully apply data science and machine learning to drive business growth

Views - 66 Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:02

Businesses are on the lookout for new tools to pursue business growth, and create new revenue streams. Data science and machine learning are a perfect fit, especially for those businesses that look for answers to questions requiring in depth analysis


FITIS and Meta Defence Labs seminar on protecting your business with proactive cyber-security solution

Views - 76 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:59

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has organised a seminar in association with Meta Defence Labs on ‘Protecting Your Business with a Proactive Cybersecurity Solution’ on 16 January from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the JAI


Mobitel bags five awards at Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards

Views - 38 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:58

In recognition of its unparalleled customer centricity and care, Mobitel was bestowed with two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the first edition of the SEAC Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards, organised in Singapore recently by


Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

Views - 21 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:57

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonpro


Cybersecurity trends to look forward to in 2020

Views - 40 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The cybersecurity threat landscape has seen several big shifts throughout 2019, as evidenced in the SophosLabs 2020 Threat Report. Understanding these trends is important for defenders to anticipate what lies ahead and how to best prepare. Below, So


ThreatQuotient-sponsored SANS ‘Threat Hunting 2019’ study shows role of threat hunter often unclear

Views - 17 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

(Reston, VA): ThreatQuotient, a pioneer in the security operations platform market, has announced the results of the SANS ‘Threat Hunting 2019 study’. The most important result is the worldwide confusion about the role and tasks of a threat hunte


Huawei introduces Huawei Y9s and Y6s to Sri Lanka

Views - 125 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:09

Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, launched its novel additions to the Y series, the Huawei Y9s and Huawei Y6s to the Sri Lankan smartphone market recently. With large storage capacities and greater photographic capabilities, Y9s and Y6s


Samsung crowned No. 1 digital innovation leader in the world by PatentSight

Views - 35 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:09

Strengthening its dominance in the global electronics arena and further demonstrating its spirit of innovation, Samsung was recently placed first in the Global Top 100 Digital Innovation Leaders ranking, which reveals that it possesses the greatest d


Axienta introduces VANTAGE Lite to help SME businesses sell smarter

Views - 133 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:07

Sales Force Automation solution specialist Axienta Ltd. recently launched VANTAGE Lite, a solution that is specifically designed for the requirements of the SME market , which will help power the sales teams of SME businesses to be more efficient, be


OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi partner to bring smoother, effortless cross-brand file sharing

Views - 22 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:06

World-leading smartphone brands OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi (in alphabetical order) have joined forces to expand the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance in the global market, while also welcoming more Android smartphone brands to join the movement. The Alli


US government limits exports of artificial intelligence software

Views - 36 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:08

Washington (Reuters): The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial intelligence software as part of a bid to keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of rival powers like China. Under a new rule which goes into


Dialog launches Sri Lanka’s video revolution

Views - 57 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:08

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, introduced ‘4G Video Blaster’ – Sri Lanka’s first-ever prepaid and post-paid mobile data plan offering Unlimited Data to access the YouTube platform. With the ‘4G Video Blaste


Huawei previews new range of products and wearables in 2020

Views - 54 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:08

Beginning the year 2020 with a fresh start, Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, held an exclusive preview for its new additions of smartphones to the Y series, Huawei Y9s and Huawei Y6s, the all-new Huawei MediaPad T5 10-inch, as well as its


Travelex goes offline after cyber attack

Views - 22 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:07

Leading foreign currency seller Travelex has been forced to take its websites offline following a cyber-attack. The group said it took down its online systems to protect data and prevent the software virus spreading after discovering the attack on Ne


Mobitel offers attractive data plans for YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp

Views - 255 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:07

Understanding the rapid demand for videos, Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s premier network provider has announced the launch of its latest proposition, offering both prepaid and post-paid customers to stream YouTube videos limitlessly for as low as Rs. 249 pe


Indonesia plans fixed fees for e-wallet transactions

Views - 36 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

Jakarta (Reuters): Indonesia plans to impose fixed fees on some e-wallet transactions, five people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could choke a key revenue stream and raise costs for payment startups backed by the likes of Alibaba’s


Xiaomi to invest $ 7 b in 5G, AI and IoT over next 5 years

Views - 24 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will invest more than 50 billion yuan ($ 7.18 billion) in artificial intelligence and fifth generation internet technologies over the next five years, as competition in the sector grows. Xiaomi


Huawei Service Centres offer latest tools and excellent assistance to customers

Views - 24 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

Innovative smartphone manufacturer Huawei provides support to consumers through its highly trained staff at its six current customer service centres. Located in Bambalapitiya, Maharagama, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Galle and Jaffna, Huawei Service Centres


SLIIT students inducted to ‘Winners Circle’ at NBQSA Awards 2019 showcasing innovative ICT projects

Views - 37 Thursday, 2 January 2020 02:58

Final Year Research students from the Faculty of Computing SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute, were inducted to the ‘Winners Circle’ winning multiple National Best Quality ICT Awards 2019 (NBQSA) recently showcasing their tal


Decade in Review: What the smartphone has wrought

Views - 28 Thursday, 2 January 2020 02:54

Reuters: When the first Apple iPhone hit the market in 2007, not everyone was convinced it would supplant the flip-phone. When Google’s Android software system arrived a year later, the Blackberry still seemed to have bright future. But with the iP


Silverleap with LB Finance launches LB CIM to drive digitisation of SL payment ecosystem

Views - 135 Thursday, 2 January 2020 02:53

An upscale digital enabler, Silverleap Technology with its range of fintech and digital solutions made its mark in the digital financial services landscape of Sri Lanka as the technology partner of LB Finance PLC’s latest initiative, the revolution


Microsoft says North Korea-linked hackers stole sensitive information

Views - 37 Thursday, 2 January 2020 02:52

Reuters: Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has taken control of web domains which were used by a hacking group called “Thallium” to steal information. Thallium is believed to be operating from North Korea, Microsoft said in a blog post, and the ha


‘Seamless Middle East 2020’ in March at Dubai World Trade Centre

Views - 147 Thursday, 2 January 2020 02:51

‘Seamless Middle East 2020’ will be held from 25-26 March at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior. The event is organised by Terrapinnin in


Trident Corporation sweeps the boards at HP Awards Night 2019

Views - 131 Wednesday, 1 January 2020 00:00

At the recently concluded HP Awards Night 2019 held at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa on the Theme ‘Gentlemen Beyond The Boundary,’ Trident Corporation was crowned with glory as they swept the board with five awards including the Best Distrib


ISM APAC appoints first Sri Lankan Managing Director

Views - 461 Wednesday, 1 January 2020 00:00

ISM APAC, the regional arm of Netherlands based e-commerce company ISM e-Group, marked the dawn of a new era as it announced the appointment of its first Sri Lankan Managing Director, Priyantha Bethmage as the two Dutch General Managers of the compan


Huawei’s 2019 revenue to jump 18%, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

Views - 20 Wednesday, 1 January 2020 00:00

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its full-year revenue would likely jump 18% in 2019 to 850 billion yuan (92.8 billion pounds), lower than its earlier projections, as a US trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its abi


Spiralation grooms tech startups whilst enriching national economy

Views - 458 Wednesday, 1 January 2020 00:00

Spiralation, a tech-startup supportive program organised by the Information and Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) facilitated 16 tech startups through seed funding, comprehensive training, workshops and guidance. 12 selected startups were funded


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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur


Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o


Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper


Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri


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