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Samsung guarantees accessibility for all

Views - 33 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:03

Truly accessible design is for everyone, fit for purpose by users of all abilities. Our needs and priorities are highly personal, changing throughout our lives – accessibility reflects these individual nuances, ensuring convenience for as many as p


Johannesburg Stock Exchange migrates Equity and FX Derivatives to LSEG Technology platform

Views - 675 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:03

LSEG Technology, part of London Stock Exchange Group, has announced that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has successfully gone live with Equity and FX Derivatives on Millennium ExchangeTM and Millennium Surveillance. This project entailed a ma


Kingslake to host seminar on Siemens PLM

Views - 32 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:02

Leading enterprise software solutions provider to mid to large companies, Kingslake oon 20 June will host a seminar on Solid Edge 2019 by Siemens, the leader in PLM software. The event will cover some of the exciting new features of Solid Edge 2019:


Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after US ban

Views - 105 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

LIMA/SHANGHAI (Reuters): China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its ‘Hongmeng’ operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as US sanctions


Sri Lankan-born cybersecurity expert awarded ‘Woman Information Security Professional’

Views - 1286 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka announces that its Managing Director Chani Simms, the founder of SHe CISO Exec., was awarded, ‘Woman Information Security Professional’ of the year at the Information Security Leadership Awards ceremony held at


Mitra Innovation to highlight ‘ICT Transformation in Sri Lanka’ on 19 June PMO Summit

Views - 90 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

Mitra Innovation announced its second annual PMO Summit, where the focus will be on ‘ICT Transformation In Sri Lanka, and Defining a Shared Vision for 2025’ on 19 June, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hatch Works Ltd., 14 Baron Jayathilake Mawatha, Col


My way or the Huawei: global battle for 5G dominance and its impact on Sri Lanka

Views - 353 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant Huawei is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. It will define the future of the World Wide Web, creating a


WhatsApp threatens legal action against public claims of messaging abuses

Views - 35 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

New Delhi (Reuters): WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions. A Reuters investigat


Native email security systems open doors to vulnerabilities

Views - 30 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. The repo


CA Sri Lanka continues to impart importance of IT security and forensic accounting

Views - 31 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

In a corruption, fraud, and cyber-crime rampant world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), in its capacity as an influential professional body, has played an exemplary role in strengthening the skills of professional a


SLT launches National Digital Roadmap

Views - 113 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage Paving a digital journey towards a smart Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) together with Mobitel launched the ‘National Digital Roadmap’ on Tuesday in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena. The initiative is to build a


FITIS’s delegation at COMPUTEX 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

Views - 82 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

A delegation from the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) successfully participated in the COMPUTEX 2019 – Trade Show in Taipei from 28 May to 1 June at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre Hall 1 and 2, Taipei World Tra


Daraz appoints former MetLife Director of Innovation as Managing Director of Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

Daraz, an Alibaba Company, the pioneer of e-commerce in South Asia, has announced the appointment of Rakhil Fernando as Managing Director of Daraz Sri Lanka, effective from 1 June. In his role, Fernando will oversee the business strategy and operatio


Xiaomi becomes fastest growing smartphone vendor in Sri Lanka in Q1 2019

Views - 84 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

The global technology leader Xiaomi has become the fastest growing and the third largest smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, as per Counterpoint Research Market Monitor 2019, Q1 2019.  Xiaomi is the only brand to have witnessed phenomenal growth of over


Huawei’s newest Y5 2019 enters Sri Lankan Market

Views - 37 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

The Huawei Y series saw exciting new additions to their array of smartphones earlier this year. One of their innovations is the latest Huawei Y5 2019, introduced with thrilling new features for the Huawei user’s convenience. The new Huawei Y5 2019


Sophos acquires Rook Security to provide managed detection and response

Views - 27 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced that it has acquired Rook Security, a pioneer and leader in managed detection and response (MDR) services. Rook Security provides a 24/7 team of cyberthreat hunters and incident


Hutch introduces reload solution through Sampath Bank

Views - 112 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

Hutch, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile telecommunications company, together with Sampath Bank PLC has introduced a recharge service that allows customers to receive instant reloads through a simple missed call. The ‘Missed Call Reload’ faci


White House seeks delay on Huawei ban for contractors

Views - 28 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the US Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defence law passed last


Galaxy S10 earns DisplayMate’s highest-ever A+ grade

Views - 28 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

Another bar-raising mobile display, another record-breaking rating from the industry’s authority on display technologies. After a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has deemed the Galaxy S10’s display “the most colour ac


ICT Industry Skills Council defines ambitious plans for industry skills development

Views - 48 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

Ambitious plans are now on the cards to develop skills in the ICT industry through the ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC), the apex body of the ICT Skills Development in Sri Lanka. The ICT Skills Council aims to prepare Sri Lankan workforce for Dig


SLT signs MoU with work.lk to enhance digital lifestyles of Sri Lankans

Views - 73 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:50

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country was proud to announce the company’s recent tie up with work.lk, the pioneering online freelance marketplace in Sri Lanka, to increase convenience to the general


Mobitel 5G becomes first and fastest in South Asia

Views - 154 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:48

Mobitel Ltd., the National Mobile Service Provider in Sri Lanka, successfully reached the highest mobile 5G speeds for the first time in South Asia exceeding speeds of 1.55Gbps using a commercial 5G mobile smartphone on 7 June. Following the demons


SLT to launch Roadmap to SMART Sri Lanka

Views - 1199 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:45

National telecommunication provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) marks a special milestone in the country’s digital journey towards SMART Sri Lanka with the formal launch of the ‘National Digital Roadmap’ under the distinguished patronage of Preside


IBM and Hayleys mark successful first year in digital transformation journey

Views - 277 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:45

Hayleys PLC is one of the largest conglomerate in Sri Lanka, and a powerhouse within the nation’s economy, requiring deep insight into business, financial integrity, operational and financial performance at all levels. To steer profitability across


Ravana – 1 to be launched into orbit 400 km from earth on 17 June: Senasinghe

Views - 71 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:45

“Ravana – 1, the nano satellite, designed by two research engineers of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute, with the assistance of Kyushu Technical Institute, Japan, presently stationed at the international space station, which signified Sri Lanka’s


Dialog 5G mobile service demonstrates South Asia’s fastest mobile speeds

Views - 91 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, showcased download speeds in excess of 1.4Gbps using a commercial 5G mobile handset, the highest speed that has been achieved via a mobile handset in South East Asia. Mobile 5G services


Colombo could be the maiden smart city in South Asia

Views - 392 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

Shenzhen, in economic terms, is the fourth largest city in mainland China. Located in Pearl River Delta between Guangzhou and Hong Kong, it is one of the youngest of Chinese cities too. Its history goes back only to 40 years. Shenzhen officially beca


Wolf culture of Huawei

Views - 415 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

Against all odds, Huawei has emerged out of bloodbath in the mammoth Chinese smartphone market unprecedentedly by achieving a 41% surge whilst its peers including Apple were deeply immersed in the red. Apple is the biggest casualty and plunged 30% fo


ASUS will remain invested in Sri Lanka: Regional Head

Views - 99 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

By Shevanka Kurumbalapitiya ASUS, one of the leading computer and phone hardware and electronics companies in the world and in Sri Lanka, has pledged its investment in Sri Lanka and will not be discouraged or hesitant due to the current situation in


Mobitel partners M3Force to launch largest Monitoring and Response Centre in SL

Views - 89 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, has joined hands with M3Force to launch the largest Monitoring and Response (MnR) Centre in Sri Lanka, which offers integrated intelligent security solutions for prevention and management of cr


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