IT / Telecom / Tech

Advancing Dialog’s ‘Govi Mithuru’ service in partnership with Industrial Technology Institute

Views - 49 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

‘Govi Mithuru’ Sri Lanka’s primary mobile agricultural information service offered by Dialog, to help uplift crop security and yield of local farmers, further enhanced their service by partnering the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI).


Jo Lanka reduces end-line defect rate by 25% with H ONE smart factory solution

Views - 86 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Known for their ‘quality-first’ approach, Jo Lanka recently moved to world-class apparel quality management solution, RES.Q | Quality Management Solution (QMS), developed by Hirdaramani’s enterprise IT solutions arm, H ONE.


VSIS bestowed with awards from Oracle and Microsoft

Views - 66 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

V S Information Systems (VSIS), a leading Systems Integrator in Sri Lanka was recently recognised for its market performance with awards from two multinational technology giants, Oracle and Microsoft. VSIS received the ‘Most


Hitachi floats new digital company

Views - 23 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

Hitachi, Ltd. has launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across the Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.


Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content

Views - 32 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed. WhatsApp, which is widely used in Indonesia,


Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 b

Views - 20 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

(Reuters)- Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd on Monday said it offered to buy smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc for $70 per share or $103 billion in cash and stock, in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever. A tie-up would comb


Cyber security risk management workshop for financial institutions

Views - 107 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

IT Governance and Risk Consulting Ltd. (ITGRC), a pioneering information security and training company, has announced a Cybersecurity Risk Management Workshop on 15 November. This workshop will be held at Hotel Renuka, Colpetty, and it focuses on ris


Half of IT decision makers in APAC believe board members still do not treat cybersecurity as top pri

Views - 23 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced the findings of its new Global Enterprise Security Survey. The research reveals that despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur, almost half of IT


Swedish digital accounting firm Wint partners with Creative Software

Views - 82 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Wint is a Swedish firm that develops artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cloud solutions for smarter and more efficient accounting. This year Wint set out to expand their development team to meet the increasing demand for their services. They consid


SAP firm Concur redefines financial transformation for Lankan biz

Views - 62 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, this week announced its intention to accelerate financial transformation and automation in Spend Management for Sri Lanka. The announcemen


Mobitel spearheads Drone Application Developer Community in Sri Lanka

Views - 57 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:00

Advancing the trend in drone application development in Sri Lanka, Mobitel is partnering Bhoomi-Tech Ltd., Browns Advanced technology Ltd.,


OPPO Sri Lanka appoints new CEO

Views - 38 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:00

Global smartphone brand OPPO recently appointed Bob Li as the New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OPPO Lanka.


Bileeta appoints Imran Vilcassim as Chief Marketing Officer

Views - 60 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:00

Bileeta, an award winning Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provider, announced the expansion of its leadership with the appointment of Imran Vilcassim as Chief Marketing Officer.


SLT and CCC put Colombo on the map amongst world’s elite cities

Views - 25 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), Sri Lanka’s leading digital service provider recently signed an agreement to provide Fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure network facility, which is the world’s most reliable connectivity option for the Colombo City Ce


Dialog joins Eureka Technology Partners for world-class information security and IT audits

Views - 38 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:00

In an increasingly technology driven and futuristic world, there is a growing need for businesses to invest in seamless and secure IT services.


ITO/BPO SMEs to learn key steps to achieve EU market exporting success at INFOTEL 2017

Views - 56 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:03

The International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will host a half-day session on key steps to exporting success for Information Technology Outsourcing/Business Processes Outsourcing (ITO/BPO) co


PM kicks off INFOTEL 2017-linked National CxO Forum

Views - 107 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:03

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday kicked off INFOTEL 2017-linked National CxO Forum where CXOs of local and international companies, professionals, researchers, decision makers, entrepreneurs participated. INFOTEL 2017, South Asia’s big


Experience smart home solutions at Mobitel X Station

Views - 22 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:02

Mobitel has expended its product portfolio to offer smart home solutions to customers by leveraging on its platform that can accommodate IoT (Internet of Things) requirements for the growing smart home segment. Mobitel is proud to extend comprehensi


99X Technology sweeps up Gold at NCE Export Awards 2017

Views - 60 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:02

AS a testament to its pioneering efforts in the export of IT services, 99X Technology was awarded Gold in the Business and Professional Services category of the National Chamber of Exporters’ Export Awards 2017. Through this annual assessment the C


Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are ‘off the charts’

Views - 37 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc quashed concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. The company’s shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it wo


Samsung Electronics posts record Q3 profits of $10 b

Views - 25 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

AFP: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics logged a record profit of 11.2 trillion won – $10.0 billion – in the July to September period, it said Tuesday, its best for any quarter.


Industrial and critical infrastructure networks ripe targets for cyber-attackers: New risk data from

Views - 16 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Boston: CyberX, the industrial cybersecurity company safeguarding ICS infrastructures worldwide, today announced findings from its ‘Global ICS & IIoT Risk Report,’ a comprehensive review of the current state of


Senzmate and oDoc to represent Sri Lanka at Europe’s biggest startup event in Finland, Helsinki

Views - 949 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Two unique Sri Lankan startups, SenzMate and oDoc, which uses technology to do business, recently won the SLUSH 2017 Sri Lankan competition and the two winners will fly to Helsinki, Finland to take part at the SLUSH


Apple’s Cook, Facebook’s Zuckerberg meet China’s Xi in Beijing

Views - 30 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Shanghai (Reuters): Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook and Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to Beijing’s Tsinghua University business school.


Global Voices Summit 2017 in Colombo from 2-3 Dec.

Views - 12 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00

Digital activists, bloggers and citizen media journalists from around the world will gather in Colombo in December at their annual flagship event to discuss the evolving state of the open internet, online civic movements and human rights in the digit


Mitra Innovation: Celebrating 6th year of success with party in Colombo

Views - 80 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Mitra Innovation is a technology innovation company based in the UK, Sri Lanka, and Australia. To celebrate its sixth year of success, it threw a party for its employees at the Jaic Hilton in Colombo, on Friday evening. The party was attended by the


INFOTEL 2017 with novel features starts tomorrow

Views - 43 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

INFOTEL 2017, South Asia’s biggest Information and Communication Technology Exhibition organised by the Federation of Information and Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will open at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)


JKOA launches 3D printers

Views - 38 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading provider of office automation solutions, John Keells Office Automation (JKOA), recently introduced the innovative 3D printer brand XYZprinting to the local market. XYZprinting is the world’s leading desktop 3D printer brand, w


OpenArc and Abans Finance to lead digital banking and cashless society

Views - 60 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

OpenArc, the leading software company and an IT campus headed by Daya Hettiarachchi, recently signed an agreement with Abans Finance to replace the entire software solution implemented by OpenArc at Abans Finance many years ago, with its brand new co


Dialog launches ‘Connected Home’

Views - 84 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC recently announced the launch of Connected Home, a futuristic home automation solution, which is to be one of the many revolutionary solutions introduced under Dialog Smartlife – the latest innovation in digital lifestyle and Inte


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Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing


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