IT / Telecom / Tech

Etisalat launches One Etisalat

Views - 90 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

The smartphone is now replacing the desktop and laptop, and everyday more and more phone users are resorting to use mobile apps to pay bills, monitor internets usage and access plenty of other mobile based services and products.

SLT Rainbow Pages now providing services through newest digital platforms

Views - 53 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom is the pioneer telecommunication solutions provider of the nation that has always been in the forefront when it comes to catering the telecommunication requirements of Sri Lanka.

Bileeta wins again at NBQSA and Digital Heath Awards 2017

Views - 42 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Bileeta Ltd., an award-winning Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provider bagged two prestigious awards at the 19th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2017 held recently.

EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Views - 23 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship,

Asian Business Angel Forum 2017 empowers local startup ecosystem

Views - 101 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The Lankan Angel Network, a platform for local angel and private investors, conducted Asia’s largest signature start up investor forum – the Asian Business Angel Forum 2017 (ABAF Sri Lanka) – for the first time ever in Sri Lanka.

Go Phygital with SAP Business One unveiled

Views - 48 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Pristine Solution Ltd. unveiled ‘Go Phygital with SAP Business One’ in Kingsbury Hotel Colombo recently with the aim to demonstrate how corporate organisations can benefit from going beyond the traditional ERP with the SAP Business One software.

Finco Technologies bags Best Master Commercial Reseller Award for 6th consecutive year

Views - 34 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Finco Technologies was the proud winner of the Best Master Commercial Reseller in the Asia Pacific Region for the sixth consecutive year at the NEC Regional Partner Conference in 2017 (H1).

September winner for Mobitel’s Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza Season 2 wins Montero

Views - 14 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The national mobile service provider, Mobitel’s Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza program continues to reach unprecedented heights in September, witnessing a growing number of customers participate as a result of the

EWIS launches specialised tablet computers for sea trawlers

Views - 144 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

E-W Information Systems Ltd., a pioneer within Sri Lanka’s ICT industry, enables business transformation for its customers through the innovative use of technology. With an over 30-year track record of bringing the best people and technologies fro

Wijeya Newspapers joins Infotel 2017 as Official Print Media Partner

Views - 31 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

Wijeya Newspapers, a name that is synonyms with the premiere newspaper industry in Sri Lanka, has joined with Infotel 2017 as the Official Print Media Partner. Organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), Infotel

Moving to IaaS is fundamental to remaining competitive, Oracle study finds

Views - 42 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

The proportion of businesses in Asia Pacific reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT professionals. Nearly three-quarters of respondents

VMware is open to open source

Views - 44 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

VMware Vice President and Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel believes VMware and the open source community share a common commitment to collaboration that results in engineering excellence. Hohndel, one of the pioneering leaders of open source, s

Digital transformation catalyst IQ announces partnership with Ydigital Asia

Views - 14 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

Digital transformation consultancy Innovation Quotient (IQ) recently announced its partnership with Ydigital Asia – a collaboration that leverages learnings from the world’s fourth largest consumer market, Indonesia, to augment IQ’s mission to

Lanka Network Operator’s Group launched as community-based initiative

Views - 147 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

The Lanka Network Operator’s Group or LKNOG ( was launched on Friday 20 October at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo with the participation of over 100 network operations professionals representing Internet Service Providers (ISPs), teleco

IFS named a leader in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management

Views - 30 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:43

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, is named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management.

TRCSL ranks Mobitel 4G network as ‘Fastest Broadband Network’ in SL

Views - 73 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:37

Mobitel achieved yet another milestone by being ranked as the ‘Fastest Broadband Network’ on 4G by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL). This is based on the latest speed tests conducted

Technology plays no second fiddle in digital transformation

Views - 383 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:00

Poojitha Rajapakse stepped one last time into the Microsoft Sri Lanka office at Nawam Mawatha, Colombo on 30 June. He looked around and cherished the memories that have been an integral part of him for the last 12 years.

Eimsky Business Solutions wins hat-trick of awards at NBQSA 2017

Views - 52 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

With a vision of bringing digital smartness to everyday life and a continuous drive in providing world class customisable software solutions serving multiple industries across Sri Lanka, SE Asia and Australia, Eimsky Business Solutions Ltd. emerged a

Social media scammers cash in on iPhone release

Views - 29 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Apple’s annual product releases attract a frenzy of attention. But this year as curious fans logged onto social media to weigh in on the newly released iPhone 8/X, cybercriminals had already set up shop, hoping to exploit the hype. ZeroFOX Alpha Te

JENDO bags ‘Best Start-Up’ title by SeedStar Global

Views - 102 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

By Hiruni Dabarera Jendo Innovations, which gives patients an indication of their cardio-vascular health, bagged the ‘Best Start Up’ title out of eight pitchers at SeedStar Global pre-selection competition held last week. Organised in a bid to co

US warns public about cyber attacks on energy, industrial firms

Views - 21 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Reuters: The US Government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X ‘animoji’ feature

Views - 34 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

New York (Reuters): A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a US court over the trademark for the term ‘animoji’, alleging the US technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.

Sony expands its 4K HDR TV line-up in Sri Lanka

Views - 50 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Sony Electronics last week announced the new 4K HDR television series designed to deliver an even wider brightness range and higher contrast.

DFCC subsidiary Synapsys bags silver award at NBQSA 2017

Views - 41 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Synapsys, a subsidiary of DFCC Bank Plc, was bestowed with two prestigious awards at the 19th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) organised by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute of IT in Sri Lanka.

‘Evinta DCS’ by John Keells IT wins gold at NBQSA 2017

Views - 44 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Evinta Departure Control System (Evinta DCS), a product of John Keells IT, won the overall gold award at the recently concluded British Computer Society’s National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2017, held at Taj Samudra, Colombo.

Mobitel showcases South Asia’s first NB-IoT network at Techno 2017

Views - 45 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, showcased the nascent Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology for the first time in South Asia at the Techno 2017 exhibition which concluded last week.

Tackling cyber criminals from the boardroom

Views - 160 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The CEO Forum of the 5th Annual Cyber Security Summit, Sri Lanka’s premier annual cyber security awareness initiative

Dialog bags two regional Gold awards at Asian Customer Engagement Forum 2017

Views - 53 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Dialog Axiata’s flagship service initiative ‘Service from My Heart’ brought home two Gold awards for Employee Engagement Program of the Year and the Best Change Management Program of the Year at the Asian Customer

Yasas V. Abeywickrama elected President of SEARCC

Views - 165 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, has been elected President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC).

US buyers favour iPhone 7 over 8: Research

Views - 15 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys.

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Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law

Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence

Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.

Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing

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