IT / Telecom / Tech

Wendesiya revs up online entertainment landscape through unique bid auctions

Views - 157 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Wendesiya – the best reverse bidding online portal to hit the Sri Lankan market has turned a new page in online entertainment by offering unbeatable prizes for its winners. It is slated to make further disruptions in how Sri Lankans use devi

Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

Views - 144 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 “phablet,” hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish m

Email security weakness: Vulnerability or application misuse?

Views - 234 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:07

By Matthew Gardiner  Most people live under the assumption that email is immutable once delivered, like a physical letter. A new email exploit, dubbed ROPEMAKER by Mimecast’s research team, turns that assumption on its head, undermini

Ukraine cyber security firm warns of possible new attacks

Views - 147 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:06

Kiev (Reuters): Ukrainian cyber security firm ISSP said on Tuesday it may have detected a new computer virus distribution campaign, after security services said Ukraine could face cyberattacks similar to those which knocked out global systems in J

SafeSwiss update makes sending an attachment to the wrong person a thing of the past

Views - 131 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:06

Leading encrypted messaging app SafeSwiss ( is doing away with email attachments being sent to the wrong person, with its advanced new ‘push-to-delete’ feature allowing users to securely delete sent messages (a

Gartner recognises Virtusa as a Visionary in 2017 Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications

Views - 129 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:05

Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionary quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for IT Ser

Etisalat Lanka appointed as Telecommunications partner for Lanka Comic Con 2017

Views - 119 Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:03

Hosted by the SL Geek Club ‘Lanka Comic Con’ has seen through the completion of two successive conventions since 2015. This year too, the hallmark event returns with more features and a growing number of partners. Identifying the agele

EGUARDIAN Lanka launches first local Technical Assistance Centre for Fortinet Solutions

Views - 233 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

EGUARDIAN Lanka, a value-added distributor of Fortinet cybersecurity solutions in Sri Lanka, unveiled the country’s first Fortinet Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) at World Trade Centre recently. Staffed by a dedicated team of certified eng

CB Chief highlights key role of CIOs in managing disruptive technology and financial stability

Views - 792 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

  Technology and innovation guru Scott Bales says CIOs and CTOs will play the most critical role in banks in the future, replacing CEOs By Charumini de Silva With technological change accelerating at an exp

Sri Lanka CERT|CC conducts ‘Hacking Challenge’ and ‘Information Security Quiz 2017’

Views - 139 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

For the 10th consecutive year a ‘Hacking Challenge’ and an ‘Information Security Quiz’ were conducted by Sri Lanka CERT|CC as part of the Cyber Security Week 2017 activities.  The event was held at Lavender Room BMIC

5G: A hotbed for technological innovations

Views - 240 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

By Magnus Ewerbring Networks are increasingly becoming the vehicle for a range of applications, including the Internet of Things and connected devices. This technology evolution is bringing us closer to a reality of autonomous cars, remote senso

Infosys CEO resigns after long-running feud with founders

Views - 176 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:53

Bengaluru/Mumbai (Reuters): Vishal Sikka, the chief executive brought in to turn around India’s Infosys three years ago, resigned on Friday, blaming a “continuous drumbeat of distractions” and a long-running row with the founders

Leverage digital shift with Newgen at CIO Confluence

Views - 195 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:53

Newgen Software, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Case Management solutions will be sponsoring the third CIO Confluence 2017, scheduled to take

Sapath Systems at forefront of providing IT solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 189 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

Sapath Systems is a one stop IT solution provider with more than 30 years of experience in the industry offering innovative IT solutions such as Remote System Support and Recovery, Data Protection, Recovery and Backup, Cloud Base Solution, Secure

Metropolitan Group extends support as Gold Sponsor for Office 2017

Views - 149 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

An exclusive exhibition on complete workplace solutions, ‘Office 2017’ has been scheduled to commence on 29, 30 September to 1 October, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo.  The three-day

ICTA: Put first things first, establish a digital identity for citizens

Views - 264 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

By Jayasri Priyalal The recent political undercurrent in Sri Lanka has unearthed many interesting developments in the current era of accelerations. President Maithripala Sirisena’s request to Muhunthan Canagey to resign from the Chairmansh

CA Sri Lanka renews partnership with ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter

Views - 156 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter in an effort to enhance ICT skills among chartered accountants. From left: CA Sri Lanka CEO Ar

Reigning supreme in a digital age

Views - 464 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

In this discussion, MOQdigital Executive Director and CEO Joe D’Addio shares his insights on delivering accelerated growth and explains how local businesses can embrace digital disruption through the integration of smart technology. Joe has

Etisalat Sri Lanka transforms business processes with Oracle Cloud Applications

Views - 452 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:19

Top telecommunications service provider chooses Oracle Cloud Applications to modernise systems and simplify key business functions while increasing employee productivity Etisalat Sri Lanka, a leading mobile telecommunications provid

Metropolitan Group extends support as Gold Sponsor for Office 2017

Views - 219 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:18

Office 2017, an exclusive exhibition on complete workplace solutions, has been scheduled to run from 29 September to 1 October at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo.  The three-day spectacle is being organised b

Mobitel launches premium IoT centre X Station

Views - 272 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:17

Mobitel Sri Lanka this week unveiled its new Internet of Things (IoT) concept X Station, where customers and potential customers can experience everyday IoT applications firsthand.  In a press release announcing the launch, Mobitel said X S

Sri Lanka’s first online booking platform for service oriented biz grows

Views - 364 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Innovative reservation method through conversational chatbot  It is presumed that on average a Sri Lankan can lose up to 50 working hours per year on waiting time for core service offerings. These include fi

Indian tech giant Apalya renews partnership with Sri Lanka’s One Verge

Views - 176 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Apalya is one of the most widespread video streaming and OTT specialists in the region   One of Sri Lanka’s second generation digital companies – One Verge Holdings Ltd. recently renewed its part

Creative Software’s expansion testifies to growth of Sri Lanka’s IT sector

Views - 587 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Only months after moving into their modern eight-storey R&D centre in the heart of Colombo, leading software company Creative Software is at risk of outgrowing their premises yet again. Creative Software Director Sushena Ranatunga said, &ldq

Fentons and NEC Japan celebrate 4 decades of vibrant growth in Sri Lankan market

Views - 248 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Fentons Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading integrated solutions provider for building systems infrastructure and ICT infrastructure, recently celebrated 40 years of unbroken strong partnership with Japanese multinational, NEC Corporation.  The

Widely popular Softlogic Prizm TVs extend line-up of large screens for size buffs

Views - 142 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Size does matter in television, in recognition of which, retail giant Softlogic has launched two new large screen TV models in its ‘Softlogic Prizm’ portfolio, enhancing choice and affordability for TV buffs. Launched just one year a

Fortinet launches Global Threat Intelligence Service

Views - 178 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:57

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service arms CISOs with actionable and prioritised threat intelligence enabling a quick and proactive response to targeted attacks Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, anno

Samsung launches Galaxy J7 Max in Sri Lanka

Views - 220 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:56

Samsung Sri Lanka launched Galaxy J7 Max expanding its best-selling mid-range of Galaxy J smartphones. Samsung Galaxy J-series has been a flag-bearer of Samsung’s commitment to Sri Lankan consumers. The J series with innovations like Ultra D

JKOA launches SAP Hybris Cloud for Service: Revolutionary customer support service

Views - 186 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:56

Leading office automation solutions provider John Keells Office Automation (JKOA) launched the SAP Hybris Cloud for Service customer support module on 6 August at its Colombo headquarters. The module is the result of an agreement signed between JK

Sophos named visionary for enterprise network firewalls by Gartner

Views - 175 Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:56

A global leader in network and end point security Sopos has been named as a Visionary by Gartner, Inc.’s July 10, 2017, ‘Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls’. This is the first year that Sophos has been placed in the

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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