IT / Telecom / Tech

Huawei says revenue surges 23% in first half to $ 58.3 b

Views - 34 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

SHENZHEN (AFP): Huawei’s sales unexpectedly boomed in the first half of the year, company figures showed Tuesday, as US sanctions showed few signs of slowing the Chinese tech giant down. Huawei has been under immense pressure this year as Washingt

FITIS and BDO seminar on keeping pace with tax changes for ICT sector

Views - 30 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has organised a seminarin association with BDO on ‘Keeping Pace with Tax Changes for the ICT Sphere’ on Monday, 5 August from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the CIMA Auditorium, Colombo 5.

US teen wins $ 3 m at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup

Views - 25 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite. Giersdorf, 16, from Pennsylvania, was one of at least 100 players competi

Sprint, T-Mobile win US antitrust approval for $ 26 b merge

Views - 31 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): T-Mobile US Inc. won US antitrust approval for its $ 26 billion takeover of rival Sprint Corp, the Justice Department said Friday, clearing a major hurdle to a deal that merges the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless ca

London Stock Exchange in talks to buy data analytics firm Refinitiv for $ 27 b

Views - 69 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters): The London Stock Exchange Group PLC said on Friday it was in discussions to acquire financial data analytics provider Refinitiv Holdings Ltd. for $ 27 billion, including debt. The deal would come less than a year after buyo

FASL completes fourth batch of ‘Introduction to Fintech’

Views - 161 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL) has recently completed fourth batch of the workshop on ‘Introduction to Fintech’ (designed by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) at Hilton Colombo. New York based UN Joint Staff Pension Fund Senior Complianc

Sandbox launches Velociti SFA

Views - 310 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

Sandbox Ltd., is a premier Offshore and Onshore software development consultant centre since 2012. Sandbox is engaged in developing a wide range of software application and software products dedicated to address organisational performance management

Dell Technologies helps accelerate digital transformation

Views - 44 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00

Dell Technologies as a market leader in enterprise solution introduced the latest modern workforce and infrastructure solutions that are ready to transform the IT landscape – from the edge to the core to the cloud. The latest technologies cater to

Samsung Electronics’ delayed Galaxy Fold now ready for September launch

Views - 39 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will go on sale from September in selected markets after the launch was delayed by screen problems earlier this year, the company said on Thursday. Samsung i

Russian defence contractor developing smartphone spyware, claims US firm

Views - 33 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

San Francisco, Reuters: A Russian defence contractor accused by the United States of supporting cyber-attacks has developed sophisticated software used to spy on smartphones, an American security company said on Wednesday. St. Petersburg-based Speci

BASF, Siemens, Henkel, Roche target of cyber attacks

Views - 32 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Frankfurt, Reuters: German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel along with a host of others said on Wednesday they had been victims of cyber-attacks, confirming a German media report which said the likely culprit was a state-backed Chinese group

Two charged with terrorism over Bulgaria’s biggest data breach

Views - 28 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Sofia, Reuters: Prosecutors have charged two workers at a cybersecurity company with terrorism as part of an investigation into Bulgaria’s biggest-ever data breach, a lawyer for the defendants said on Wednesday. Georgi Yankov, a manager at the com

Bileeta partners with HNB Bank to promote ERP Solution for SME market

Views - 86 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:41

SMEs hold in them the potential to be the future engines of innovation, playing a significant role in driving economic growth and generating jobs. However, in order to improve productivity and overall business performance, Enterprise Resource Plannin

International Education Consultancy ‘Information Week’

Views - 27 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:40

International Education Consultancy incorporated in January 1990, was the pioneer (in Australian education) to enter the international education market in Sri Lanka, representing some of the most prestigious universities and institutes in Australia.

ICT Industry Skills Council steps up initiatives

Views - 44 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:40

In yet another significant step forward, the ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is planning to introduce significant impetus to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills Development in the country. In the modern knowledge intensive

Vivo ties-up with Singhagiri to augment islandwide distribution

Views - 44 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:59

Leading global smartphone manufacturer Vivo recently partnered with Singhagiri, Sri Lanka’s leading electronics retailer, to expand its reach to consumers across the island. With this strategic tie-up, the Vivo V15, Y17, Y91, Y91i and Y91C smartph

Mobitel further demonstrates power of 5G at launch of Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa

Views - 39 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:57

Mobitel further demonstrated exactly why it is hailed as the undisputed leader and pioneer of 5G technology in Sri Lanka, at the grand opening of the Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa recently. The event was part of Mobitel’s vision to pro

Xiaomi launches Mi 9T flagship and Redmi 7A in Sri Lanka

Views - 91 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:56

Xiaomi, global technology leader has announced the launch of Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, in Sri Lanka. It also announced Redmi 7A with a massive 4000mAh battery and for the first time in this segment - 12

Evolve Technologies expands to Australia via CN Global

Views - 130 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:55

Evolve Technologies Ltd. continues the expansion of its global presence with the acquisition of leading Australian IT and Software Solutions company – CN Global Ltd. With more than 20 years in the industry, CN Global Ltd. boasts a noteworthy client

Dialog exhibit showcases future of 5G applications at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 90 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, showcased a range of next-generation technologies and the future of 5G applications, including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Analytics, Robotics an

Mobitel demonstrates 5G and future technologies at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 82 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

Bringing 5G and next generation technologies closer to the general public, Mobitel yet again demonstrated its capabilities as the pioneer of 5G technology at the Shilpa Sena Exposition, organised by the Ministry of Science Technology and Research fro

Altria Consulting embarks into Myanmar market for data analytics solutions

Views - 212 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

‘Empower your Organisation with Data Analytics’, an event organised by Altria Consulting in collaboration with EZY Infotech Myanmar, took place on 5 June at the Sule Shangri La Hotel, Yangon in Myanmar. Focusing on modern data platforms, the impo

ICT Industry Skills Council encourages ICT careers

Views - 111 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) and the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) have initiated a national campaign to encourage ICT careers in the technical and vocational education and training sector. As the first step of this

Mobitel further demonstrates power of 5G at launch of Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa

Views - 48 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Mobitel further demonstrated exactly why it is hailed as the undisputed leader and pioneer of 5G technology in Sri Lanka, at the grand opening of the Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa recently. The event was part of Mobitel’s vision to prov

Dialog exhibit previews future of tech at Shilpa Sena 2019

Views - 78 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, will showcase a range of next-generation technologies, covering Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Analytics, Robotics and Smart Entertainment at the Sh

Entropy, disinformation and obfuscation: A paradigm shift to protect your crown jewels

Views - 104 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:04

By Andres Andreu Data is pervasive in our modern day lives. Typically, our data is stored in the form of files with some more organised entities (i.e. corporations, etc.) also storing some sets of data in databases. But most of us interact with store expands footprint to education and leisure sectors

Views - 152 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:03, the award winning revolutionary e-commerce platform that has shaped the automotive landscape, is now extending its reach to the education and leisure segments. The trendy website, which captivates over 100,000 monthly visitors through its

‘Intelligent Enterprise’ brings new wave of ‘change’ for modern businesses

Views - 58 Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:03

By Sajith Simon In the age of digital disruption, technological innovations bring unprecedented changes to every key aspect of our lives – be it personal or professional. The impact of this disruption is visible today as it is unceasingly fuelling

ZILLIONe launches latest version of SAGE 300 ERP

Views - 66 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:07

The latest version of SAGE 300, the globally recognised Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution was introduced to Sri Lanka by ZILLIONe recently. Having been enhanced in terms of scalability and mobility, the upgraded SAGE 300 enables entire bus

99X Technology sets sights on accelerated growth with top-level appointments

Views - 1180 Monday, 15 July 2019 00:03

Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology announced the appointments of Sherman Gunatillake as Chief Financial Officer and Damitha Jayasinghe as Chief People Officer. The two appointments to its senior management highlight the company’

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