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Technologies transforming economies

Views - 60 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

A stimulating discussion on how to harness technology to boost economies will take place at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019. The discussion will be led by two eminent experts in the field, Sanjay Jain, Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund and

Millennium IT ESP launches new corporate brand identity with a new purpose

Views - 855 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading systems integrator and information systems provider Millennium I.T. E.S.P. Ltd., (Millennium IT ESP) announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, its purpose, redesigned logo and values. These changes are being laun

‘Smart’ clothing can boost wearable tech: Singapore researchers

Views - 41 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Researchers in Singapore have invented ‘smart’ clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smart watches. The invention called ‘metamaterial’ allows radio waves lik

Singer Huawei Carnival embarks at Singer outlets

Views - 40 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

A thrilling disclosure to the public, Singer and Huawei brings good cheer to all its stores with the Singer Huawei Carnival this year. All Singer outlets will be offering discounts and exciting prizes to all customers purchasing any brand new Huawei

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

Views - 30 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting

Microsoft’s latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data

Views - 33 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

Reuters: Microsoft Corp. said last week it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors. A spokesperson for Microsoft said the company collects voice d

Forestpin and University of Sri Jayewardenepura sign MoU for data analytics

Views - 49 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:00

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Forestpin, in which undergraduate and postgraduate students will have opportunities to enhanced learning experiences in data analytics. Forestpin Analytic

Pre-booking for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 and 10+ opens in Sri Lanka with exciting offers

Views - 64 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has announced the pre-book offers for Galaxy Note10 and 10+, its new line of flagship smartphones that combine elegant design with powerful performance and productivity tools to help users make the most of every moment. The pre-boo

LAUGFS receives top awards at 2019

Views - 42 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

In a feat of excellence, LAUGFS clinched three top awards at the 2019 competition, which concluded this month. This is the sixth consecutive year LAUGFS has won multiple awards at the awards ceremony, which stand testament to it

NIBM receives Gold award for best University and Education Institute Category from 2019

Views - 75 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00 is the most prestigious competition for Sri Lankan websites. Initiated in 2009, this competition brings out the best websites created and maintained by companies over a wide range of industries in Sri Lanka. This competition has the added

Huawei launches EMUI10 to make each phone a super device

Views - 62 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Huawei EMUI10 was officially launched during the Huawei Developers Congress which was held on 9 August, in Dongguan. Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of the Software Engineering Department at Huawei Consumer Business Group, said that EMUI10 is a pioneeri

South Asian Technologies celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 54 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

South Asian Technologies Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s premier ICT distribution companies recently celebrated its tenth year of operations in Sri Lanka. A journey that began a decade ago with its passionate co-founders, Sanjaya Padmaperuma and Feroze Ka

Huawei to invest $ 800 m in new Brazil factory

Views - 39 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

SAO PAULO (Reuters): Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. plans to build an $ 800 million plant in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the Governor said, as the Chinese tech giant ramps up its Latin American presence against US objections.

Airtel Lanka pulls off a hat-trick at CMO Asia Awards 2019

Views - 383 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Consolidating its reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic telcos and the preferred brand for young Sri Lankans, Airtel Lanka announced another exceptional performance at the recently-concluded CMO Asia Awards 2019, bringing home a total of th

99X Technology bags multiple honours at Sri Lanka’s 25 Best Workplaces 2019

Views - 60 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Creating an open and authentic workplace has been a top priority for 99X Technology from day one, and its efforts were once again lauded as it was named a Best Workplace in Sri Lanka for a seventh consecutive year. The company was also recognised fo

Accenture to support Brandix in accelerating journey to ‘future-ready’ operations

Views - 57 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Accenture has signed an agreement to help Brandix, the leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations to set the stage for the company’s digital future. Under the terms o

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, but its smartphones won’t ditch Android

Views - 44 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

DONGGUAN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters): Huawei Technologies unveiled has its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as US trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm’s access to US technologies such as A

Comviva and N-able join hands to create new opportunities around digital services in Sri Lanka

Views - 200 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions has joined hands with N-able Ltd. as local strategic alliance partner to catalyse digital services in Sri Lanka. As part of this alliance, N-able will leverage Comviva’s innovative offerings to the t

99X Technology recognised among LMD’s Top 100 Most Respected Entities

Views - 374 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

A strong focus on corporate excellence and dynamism by software product engineering specialist 99X Technology was reiterated as the company was recognised as one of LMD’s top 100 Most Respected Entities for 2019 by LMD on its annual survey, conduct

Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel unveil Digital Roadmap for Northern Province

Views - 64 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Mobitel, together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, launched the Digital Roadmap for the Northern Province in the presence of officials and the national media at the Auditorium of the Jaffn

Samsung’s new Note takes on Huawei in selfie beauty pageant

Views - 52 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Seoul/New York (Reuters): Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday with fast 5G network connection and improved camera features, hoping the premium model helps it revive slumping profit and widen the gap with struggli

FITIS addresses tax changes for tech companies

Views - 49 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) organized a seminar in association with BDO in order to address tax changes for tech companies recently. The seminar was focused on taxation particularly in reference to the tech compan

Apple to restrict Facebook’s messaging apps feature

Views - 47 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc. is making a change to its mobile operating system that will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc.’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the internet, The Information reported on Tuesday. The calling fea

Dialog Home Broadband launches affordable range of per day data plans

Views - 137 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Dialog Broadband Networks Ltd., a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider announced a range of game changing Per Day Home Broadband packages, in line with the company’s vision of delivering affordable and access

Nutanix sees early success in Sri Lanka

Views - 1425 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Enterprise Cloud leader, Nutanix is seeing early success as it ramps up efforts and investment in Sri Lanka. According to the company it has now signed an agreement with a local distributor to offer Nutanix nationwide, has been awarded its first gov

Salesforce and Virtusa’s first-ever hands-on architectural workshop in Sri Lanka today

Views - 271 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Salesforce and Virtusa will host their first-ever hands-on architectural workshop in Sri Lanka today at 5:30 p.m. at The Kingsbury Hotel. It will be led by Salesforce Technical Architect Tuan Abdeen. Salesforce is the world’s leading CRM platform w

Special price offer on Galaxy M10 and M20

Views - 49 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has introduced a special limited time offer on its popular Galaxy M series due to the overwhelming positive customer feedback the series has received.  Due its popularity the Galaxy M10 and M20 will be offered at a special price u

High-tech fibre optic home phone system could go dead in an emergency

Views - 87 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

SLT is boasting and aggressively promoting sophisticated landline fibre optic and VoIP telephone systems. But there’s one possible drawback they don’t highlight: losing your phone service during a power outage. Fibre services will only work as lo

Dell launches new Precision Mobile Workstations

Views - 129 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

From bringing cool car designs and the dragons in HBO’s Game of Thrones to life, to helping power research into the early detection of ocular diseases, Dell Precision workstations continue to help customers push the boundaries of creativity and sci

Taking businesses to the next level with new tech

Views - 353 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 01:12

Enterprises using modern technologies such as cloud computing, cloud storage, and Artificial Intelligence has become a staple in most countries of the world. International Business Machines (IBM) are pioneering this movement by providing new age solu

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