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DirectPay wins Seedstars Colombo 2018

Views - 76 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Seedstars World, the largest start-up competition for emerging markets and fast-growing start-up scenes, brought its Sri Lanka round to a successful close during Seedstars Colombo. The event took place on 25 October at Hatch, where 11 selected start-

Australian expert to speak on Business Intelligence and Blockchain on 14 Nov.

Views - 33 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Mario Bojilovhas been invited by STRIDES Ltd. to conduct a program on Business Intelligence and Blockchain on 14 and 15 November at Hilton Residences Colombo(JAIC) for private and public sector enterprises. This session aims to transform businesses t

Patented Sri Lankan invention wins three technology awards in October

Views - 348 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Pulz Technologies Ltd., a Sri Lankan research and development company specialising in artificial intelligence, imaging and speech driven applications, has won three outstanding awards for their patented ‘TeleAvatar Technology’, receiving a gold m

Orel IT beats traditional exports by becoming Most Outstanding Exporter of the Year 2018

Views - 40 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

In the past, it has been mostly manufacturing companies that have walked away with the ‘Most Outstanding Exporter’ Award at the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka (NCE) Awards. Household brand names, companies that export tea to the four cor

SANKARAA Tech introduces Oracle NetSuite Unified Cloud ERP Platform

Views - 47 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

SANKARAA Tech, one of Sri Lanka’s leading cloud based business application, implementation and support service providers, recently held its complete Cloud ERP solution product demonstration and client success story sharing session at Hilton Residen

IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 b

Views - 47 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:31

(Reuters): IBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire US software company Red Hat Inc for $34 billion, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services. The transa

People’s Bank CIO acknowledged as ‘Sri Lanka Digital Maestro 2018’

Views - 58 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:31

People’s Bank valued employee, Priyantha S. Edirisinghe, was recently bestowed with the ‘Sri Lanka Digital Maestros Awards 2018’ accolade by Sri Lanka Digital Dialogue. The award was presented to him by SL Dynamic CIO. As Head of IT/CIO of Peop

Autochatic joins world’s largest start-up incubator in Paris

Views - 101 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:11

Autochatic, the creator of world’s first multilingual BYOB (Build Your Own Chatbot) platform ( and Sri Lanka’s only company specialised in developing chatbots, is now headquartered in Paris at the world’s biggest start-up

iHack 4.0 organised by University of Colombo School of Computing ISACA Student Group

Views - 30 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:10

iHack 4.0, the ultimate 24-hour inter-university software development hackathon organised by the University of Colombo School of Computing ISACA Student Group, was held successfully for the fourth consecutive year on 6-7 October at the UCSC premises,

Second National Workshop on IP Commercialisation

Views - 45 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:09

The second National Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialisation was held recently at Waters edge, Battaramulla. The workshop was organised by the Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Ministry of Scienc

Epic Technology Group sweeps National Best Quality ICT Awards 2018

Views - 81 Monday, 29 October 2018 01:29

Epic Technology Group cemented its position as the country’s premier Fintech solution provider by securing the coveted Overall Gold Award, Overall Bronze Award, and eight other accolades at the recently concluded 20th National Best Quality ICT Awar

Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable US company

Views - 48 Monday, 29 October 2018 01:28

San Francisco (Reuters): Microsoft Corp regained its spot as the second most valuable US company on Friday after a disappointing quarterly report from wiped $65 billion off the online retailer’s market capitalisation. Apple Inc. tops the

Madu Ratnayake appointed to HNB Board

Views - 81 Monday, 29 October 2018 01:28

IT industry professional Madu Ratnayake has been appointed to the Board of Hatton National Bank (HNB) as a Non-Executive Independent Director. Madu is the Group CIO and the Centre Head for Virtusa Sri Lanka. He is responsible for Virtusa’s global d

Oracle honours customers and partners for their Cloud business transformations

Views - 60 Monday, 29 October 2018 01:26

Major companies and organisations including American Red Cross, Deloitte, Gap, Hertz, National Grid, Sainsbury’s and Stitch Fix took home a 2018 Excellence Award presented to them during Oracle OpenWorld last week. The Oracle Excellence Awards is a

Cyber security experts on paradigm shift and challenges in digital forensics

Views - 892 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage In one of its blog posts, Cellebrite, the global leader in the digital intelligence market, states that between 1 January and 14 June this year, there were 3,056 fatalities and 584 attacks. By the end of 2018, terrorists will have

Mobitel demonstrates 5G with commercial infra at Techno 2018

Views - 23 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider once again led Sri Lanka’s technological and digital advancements at Techno 2018. Sri Lanka’s premier technology exhibition showcased the country’s engineering and technology prowess, was

LankaPay powers INFOTEL 2018 Start-up Pavilion as Official Payment Network

Views - 32 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

LankaPay, Sri Lanka’s national payment network operated by LankaClear Ltd. under the guidance and supervision of the Central Bank, has come on board as the ‘Official Payment Network – Start-Up Pavilion’ at the INFOTEL 2018, scheduled to be he

Reinvention key to providing value: IBM India & South Asia Chief Digital Officer Nipun Mehrotra

Views - 56 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

International Business Machines (IBM), is a global technology company that provides hardware, software, cloud-based services and cognitive computing. Founded in 1911 following the merger of four companies in New York State by Charles Ranlett Flint, i

Oracle boss Larry Ellison shows way forward for the future of Cloud

Views - 51 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison on Monday shared his vision for a second-generation (Gen 2) cloud that is purpose built for the enterprise and more technologically advanced and secure than any cloud on the market. Speaking at the open

Oracle turbo-charges world’s number one Cloud ERP suite

Views - 18 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Extending its lead in the cloud ERP market, Oracle on Monday announced new artificial intelligence updates to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. The latest machine learning-based innova

SLT unveils IoT Gateway at IESL Techno 2018 powering SLIoT Challenge and Robo Games 2018

Views - 26 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

SLIoT Challenge, Sri Lanka’s dedicated IoT product development competition and Robo Games were successfully held for the second consecutive year at the Techno 2018 exhibition. These competitions were organised by Sri Lanka Telecom, the pioneering I

Embla Software Innovation wins NBQSA five years in a row

Views - 117 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Embla Software Innovation Ltd., the ‘Extended Office’ development company in Sri Lanka, bagged once again an award in the Sustainability and Environment Technology category at the National Best Quality ICT Awards 2018 organised by BCS The Charter

Expert Talk on preserving privacy and security in the IoT

Views - 25 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Young Leaders are initiating a series of Expert Talks, and its inaugural session will take place 29 October. This Expert Talk Session will feature Sujit Christy, Director, Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Ltd., sharing his e

11th National Conference on Cyber Security on 7 November

Views - 271 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

The 11th edition of the National Conference on Cyber Security is all set to be staged to share insights on key security topics covering local, global, commercial and personal perspectives, while understanding emerging technologies and the security is

Mobitel revolutionises ‘green tech’ with launch of Thuru Mithuru

Views - 34 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Mobitel is poised to partner with Thuru (one of the 10 finalists of the Season 2 of Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak), Sri Lanka’s first-ever innovation and entrepreneurship based tech reality TV show implemented by Mobitel, as part of its strategy to launc

Dialog Axiata, Ericsson, Ministry of Digital Infrastructure to launch SL’s 1st 5G Innovation Centre

Views - 97 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, in partnership with Ericsson, world leader in communications technology and services along with the Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, signed a

Oracle Open World 2018 opens in San Francisco

Views - 83 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Oracle on Monday welcomed over 60,000 customers and partners from 175 countries including Sri Lanka and 19 million virtual attendees to Oracle OpenWorld 2018, the world’s most innovative cloud technology conference. At the annual event, Oracle Exec

Virtusa makes a major jump in prestigious 2018 IDC Fintech rankings

Views - 42 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT outsourcing services that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, announced that it has been recognised as one of the leading global financial technology p

SLASSCOM AI Asia Summit 2018 International speakers on data science, machine learning and analytics

Views - 147 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announced the first-ever SLASSCOM AI Asia Summit to be hosted at The Kingsbury on Wednesday 7 November from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Facebook’s WhatsApp flooded with fake news on Brazil election

Views - 17 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

BRASILIA (Reuters): Facebook Inc.’s popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil’s most polarised election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye.

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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav

Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every

Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik

Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas

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