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Apple launches 2019 edition of MacBook Air in Sri Lanka

Views - 45 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Abans, Apple’s Authorised Distributor for Sri Lanka, announces the release of the 2019 edition of the innovative Apple MacBook Air. Coming in three stunning finishes – gold, space grey and silver, the all new MacBook Air is the perfect notebook f

Apple launches 2019 edition of MacBook Air in Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

Abans, Apple’s Authorised Distributor for Sri Lanka, announces the release of the 2019 edition of the innovative Apple MacBook Air. Coming in three stunning finishes – gold, space grey and silver, the all new MacBook Air is the perfect notebook f

AI in 2019: Start small, win big

Views - 69 Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pi

Dialog 2019 Calendar powered by Augmented Reality technology

Views - 89 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first Augmented Reality (AR) calendar, a showcasing of the company’s commitment to introducing cutting-edge technology. Further reiterating Dialog

FITIS set to strengthen Sri Lankan ICT landscape further under new CEO’s leadership

Views - 51 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

The apex body of the ICT industry, the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), is set to play a more influential role in the coming months, with the aim of further strengthening the ICT industry by launching a series of new p

Singapore imposes $740,000 fines over major cyber attack

Views - 26 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

SINGAPORE, AFP: Singapore’s privacy watchdog Tuesday imposed fines of Sg$1 million ($740,000) on a healthcare provider and an IT agency over a cyber-attack that saw health records of about quarter of the population stolen. In the city-state’s bi

China calls proposed US legislation against Huawei, ZTE “hysteria”

Views - 19 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

BEIJING (Reuters): China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that proposed US legislation targeting Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese telecommunications equipment companies was due to “hysteria”, and urged US lawmakers to stop the bills. Ministry s

US bill seeks to give Americans more control over online data

Views - 20 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Washington (Reuters): U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at giving Americans more control over information that online companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google collect on their location, financial data, job

Wavenet selected to speak at international tech conference in San Francisco

Views - 246 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:50

Global Wavenet, a leader and specialist in telecommunication ICT enablement, was selected to speak at the 2019 international Code Beam tech conference in San Francisco, USA this year. Wavenet’s 16+ years exposure in engineering telco software and

Huawei founder says firm does not spy for China

Views - 32 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:49

Shanghai (Reuters): Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday rejected claims his company is used by the Chinese government to spy and said he missed his daughter, who is being held by Canadian authorities, the Financial Times newspaper reported. Me

Creative Software enters into MOU with UCSC to set up IT R&D Centre

Views - 111 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:47

In a historical step taken to strengthen industry-university ties and to assist in producing graduates better suited for today’s competitive market, Creative Software entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Colombo School

SLASSCOM publishes IT/BPM Industry Annual Compensation and Benefits Study for 2018

Views - 229 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:46

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) released the Compensation and Benefits Study for the IT and BPM industry for the eighth successive year. The study was conducted during September through December with the partic

Mobitel revamps state-of-the-art customer care centre at flagship store in Colombo 2

Views - 44 Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:00

Fulfilling its promise of being the caring mobile service provider, Mobitel has reopened its newly-refurbished customer care centre at its flagship store in Colombo 2 recently. The latest amongst its many customer care centres across the country to u

Airtel celebrates a decade in Sri Lanka

Views - 34 Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:00

Airtel Lanka celebrated its 10th year in Sri Lanka, unveiling its biggest digital consumer program, #AirtelThanks, to delight its valued customers with exclusive benefits. #AirtelThanks is a first of its kind consumer program that will bring a range

OPPO F9 Jade Green launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:00

OPPO, the leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technologies has introduced the Jade Green edition of OPPO F9 which made its original debut sometime late last year. The F9 Jade Green edition

Abans wins big at HP Direct Retailer Awards 2018

Views - 28 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Having been adjudged ‘Best Direct Retailer’ for more than a decade, Abans PLC won this same award once again at the annual ‘Colours Unmasked’ HP Partners Night 2018, while Abans Service received ‘Best Service Partner’ for the second conse

Fortinet serves as a Founding Partner of World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity

Views - 34 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced the company has been named the first cybersecurity founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and CEO Ken Xie will serve

Samsung celebrates distribution strength with JKOA regional distributors

Views - 23 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka recently held a grand celebration to recognise and reward high-performing regional distributors of JKOA, its Authorised Retail and National Distribution Partner at the Uga Escapes on 4 January 2019. Witnessed with great enthusiasm

Forrester Wave: The location intelligence space is nascent, but picking up steam

Views - 36 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

By Allison Schiff Forrester released a Wave last week examining the emergent location intelligence platform space and here’s your main takeaway: Companies want to apply location data to make decisions across all of their digital touchpoints – but

Understanding security implications of patched Microsoft Office product memory leak vulnerability

Views - 44 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:07

What happens when you combine sophisticated anti-phishing attachment inspection, static file analysis, machine executable code in data files, customer reports of false positives, Microsoft Office suite, ActiveX controls and a bit of serendipity? The

German student admits to data hack that hit Merkel and others

Views - 21 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:06

WIESBADEN (Reuters): A student confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber security autho

US initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries

Views - 15 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push US firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers, following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China. US c

Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Views - 86 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:54

By Ross McKercher Today, with cybercriminals operating like a penetration tester in the way they scope out the network looking for vulnerabilities and weak entry points, those responsible for IT security will once again need to adjust their strategy

The fight for enterprise IT sovereignty in 2019: Who will win?

Views - 31 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:48

In a way, 2018 has been like the TV series of Ninja Warrior for emerging technologies with AI, automation, data and blockchain the key competitors trying to surmount the many obstacles and challenges in their way. And, like the programme, so far thes

5 technology decisions CEOs need to make in 2019

Views - 178 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:46

As I look out at 2019, there’s certainly plenty to be optimistic about – revolutionary new technologies are fuelling the 4th Industrial Revolution and positively impacting how we work, live, connect and play. It’s exciting to see technologies

Samsung Electronics flags first profit drop in two years on weak chip demand

Views - 19 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:44

SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Tuesday estimated a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit, its first decline in two years, as it flagged tough memory chip and mobile phone markets in a rare commentary. Weaker earning

Microimage HCM rebrands to MiHCM as global expansion continues

Views - 154 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:43

In a move designed to convey the transformative characteristics of its cutting-edge HR Cloud solution, Microimage HCM is rebranding to MiHCM. In tandem with the rebranding, the company has launched a new corporate identity encompassing its corporate

German data breach prompts calls for improved online security

Views - 29 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): German Government officials called on Monday for a tightening of data security laws after a far-reaching breach exposed the documents of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leader of the opposition Green

edotco strengthens presence in Sri Lanka with new leadership

Views - 343 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

edotco Group Sdn Bhd, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services provider, announced the appointment of Darryll Sinnappa as the new Country Managing Director of edotco Sri Lanka. Under this new leadership, edotco is set to reinforce its

Oracle on course to be #1 in Apps

Views - 8933 Tuesday, 8 January 2019 00:00

Oracle, the global leader in business software, is forging ahead with innovative and industry leading solutions on its path to be world’s undisputed number one in applications. To its credit, Oracle commands industry leadership in banking, communi

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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