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Data revolution and Sri Lanka

Views - 176 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:33

By Yehen Wijedoru Functioning governments require large and growing amounts of data. Birth and death rates. Crime and weather patterns. Demographic and traffic changes. Governments since at least Roman times have always sought more and better data.


UN backs Russia on internet convention, alarming rights advocates

Views - 15 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:31

United Nations (AFP): The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom. The General Assembly approved the


Huawei gets India nod to participate in 5G trials

Views - 20 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:31

Reuters: The Indian Government has allowed Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co to participate in trials for 5G networks, a company spokesman said on Monday. India’s nod to Huawei comes at a time when the global rollout of 5G technology h


SMAC in the DARQ: five trends shaping tech in 2020

Views - 11 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:30

LONDON, (AFP): In 2020, will the wow factor return to consumer hardware? Will blockchain and 5G punch into the mainstream? Or will the world unify against Big Tech’s tax-avoiding practices? AFP looks at five themes shaping the world of technology,


Focus on usability and security during your digital transformation: Microsoft 365

Views - 49 Monday, 30 December 2019 02:00

Microsoft conducted a workshop seminar recently, encouraging over 50 business executives to explore new and innovative cloud services in Microsoft 365 to drive trust, innovation, and security in the modern workplace. Country Manager for Microsoft Sri


Salesforce selects Esri as key geospatial partner

Views - 22 Monday, 30 December 2019 01:59

Esri, the global leader in mapping and location intelligence, has announced that Salesforce has selected Esri as the key geospatial partner for Salesforce Maps.  Salesforce is integrating Esri’s ArcGIS Living Atlas, the foremost collection of glo


New Samsung feature connects phones to computer

Views - 35 Monday, 30 December 2019 01:58

Samsung has launched Samsung DeX, a feature that turns its smartphones into a desktop by allowing users to connect their phones to a computer. Samsung DeX enables Samsung smartphone users to carry out tasks that can only be performed on computers, el


Worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?

Views - 49 Monday, 30 December 2019 01:57

By Tomas Foltyn Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. And fresh statistics for the year that is drawing to a close confir


Huawei named leader in 5G radio access network

Views - 35 Monday, 30 December 2019 01:57

Huawei has gained the top position in the second half (H2) of 2019 and remained the clear leader across the entire 5G radio access network (RAN) portfolio, said GlobalData, a global data analytics and consulting company. The criteria categories emplo


Fujitsu launches new server with 5G virtual switch

Views - 13 Monday, 30 December 2019 01:56

Fujitsu has launched a new model in its Fujitsu Server Primergy series of PC servers, the Primergy RX2530 M4p, which features a high-speed virtual switch optimised for 5G communications. The new model comes equipped with the Intel Xeon Gold 6138P pro


Advanced AI, counter-threat intelligence shifting cybercriminals’ traditional advantages

Views - 30 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipate


Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch Ransomware

Views - 26 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details th


Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cybercrime, bank fraud

Views - 17 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters): Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese nationals in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visa, officials said on Tuesday. The chief of Police in the capital, Kathmandu, Uttam Subedi, sai


Russia tests ‘sovereign’ internet amid fears of online isolation

Views - 12 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

MOSCOW, AFP: Russia carried out tests this week to ensure the “security” of its internet infrastructure in case of a foreign cyberattack as part of measures that rights activists worry could also tighten censorship and lead to online isolation. A


Timely addition of Intelligent Cloud to SLT Akaza with Microsoft Azure Stack

Views - 37 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the foremost ICT and digital lifestyle facilitator in the country with an expanding customer base over 11 million varying from multinational corporations to retail and domestic customers, is delighted to announce its latest a


Sri Lanka Telecom recognised for continuous commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability

Views - 19 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider in the country was recognised once again for its commitment and contribution to corporate responsibility and sustainability at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019, organis


FITIS and Ministry of Education recognise 126 Young Computer Scientists

Views - 26 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

FITIS (Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka) and Ministry of Education organised the Young Computer Scientists Award for the 18th consecutive time supported by ICTA and Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT). The award ceremony


OPPO celebrates season with exclusive promos and activities islandwide

Views - 20 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

OPPO Sri Lanka has kick-started the festive season with exclusive islandwide promotional campaigns, fun-filled activities, competitions and unbeatable offers to celebrate the Christmas season and the beginning of a new decade, together with the compa


SLT successfully conducts Enterprise Customer Forum 2019

Views - 303 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:03

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country successfully conducted a customer forum for the company’s enterprise customers recently. The forum which was held at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo was attended by ov


OPPO announces three initiatives to co-build new intelligent service ecosystem

Views - 23 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:02

OPPO recently kicked off its 2019 OPPO Developer Conference (ODC) in Beijing under the theme of ‘Innovation and Intelligence’, unveiling a range of initiatives to co-build a new intelligent service ecosystem with developers and partners. The thr


Huawei achieves record-breaking global shipment for Watch GT2

Views - 41 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:01

Huawei, a leading technological innovator, launched its novel Watch GT2 recently. With its greater battery life, intelligent processing and artistic design, it has received astonishing feedback worldwide as the global shipment was recorded at one mil


Vivo S1 Pro to be launched in January 2020 in Sri Lanka

Views - 64 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Vivo Mobile is slated to launch S1 Pro in January 2020 in Sri Lanka, that would encompass Vivo’s signature photography technologies with its powerful software. S1 Pro will enable hassle-free photo capturing, with a main camera that delivers 48 MP s


The wave of e-commerce gradually takes over Sri Lanka

Views - 101 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

The online retail industry recently witnessed a partnership that amalgamated two leading e-commerce platforms, Daraz.lk and wOw.lk. Daraz Lanka Managing Director Rakhil Fernando speaks about the partnership and future plans for Sri Lanka’s e-comme


SLT partners SME solution providers to provide ‘total solutions’

Views - 57 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom, the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country, successfully concluded the company’s SME Solutions Partnership Day 2019, at Taj Samudra, Colombo. This event was organised to showcase the solution portfolio of SME


Softlogic Information Technologies wins for virtualising enterprise in Sri Lanka

Views - 70 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, was recently awarded with the ‘Best Post Sales Person of the Year’ and ‘Solution provider o


LK Domain Registry powers FITIS with Corporate Partner Sponsorship

Views - 43 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:22

The sole registry for domain names that end in ‘.lk’ in Sri Lanka, the LK Domain Registry, powered the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) with a Corporate Partner Sponsorship recently. The LK Domain Registry has come onboard to


Singer Sri Lanka upgrades to IFS Applications 10 to support 2,000 employees

Views - 52 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:22

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Singer Sri Lanka PLC, one of the largest home appliance and electronics retailers in Sri Lanka has chosen IFS Applications as its central ERP platform to boost productivity and decision-


Purchase any device from Mobitel with a Seylan Credit Card and enjoy 0% installment plans for up to 36 months

Views - 25 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

Rewarding its customers with greater value addition, any mobile device purchased from Mobitel with a Seylan Bank credit card, offers amazing benefits. Seylan Bank is offering up to 36 Months 0% Call and Convert facility for phones and accessories p


Some fears about Huawei are ‘complete nonsense’, Orange’s boss says

Views - 18 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

PARIS (Reuters) - Some fears surrounding Huawei Technologies are unfounded, the chief executive of France’s leading telecoms operator Orange said on Wednesday, as the concerns threaten to delay the roll-out of 5G. The United States has said that ge


Epic Lanka partners with ToneTag to introduce sound wave technology to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Views - 264 Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:19

Epic Technology Group, the leading technology conglomerate in Sri Lanka and market supplier and service provider of EDC/POS Terminals with over 95% market share recently partnered with ToneTag to introduce its revolutionary sound wave technology inno


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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

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Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

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Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

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Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

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