IT / Telecom / Tech

All Govt. institutes to be connected to single data network

Views - 92 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed to centralise all Government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of inefficiency, delays and corruption. During a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat la

5G the next giant milestone of SLT broadband services

Views - 77 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom has announced it is now ready to unveil the next giant milestone in the Telco industry as the company is fully furnished to facilitate Sri Lankans with the 5G experience via fixed wireless broadband access. Modern and advanced techn

Microsoft issues critical Windows security fix after tipoff from US NSA

Views - 16 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Microsoft Corp last week rolled out an important security fix after the US National Security Agency tipped off the company to a serious flaw in its widely used Windows operating system, officials said. Microsoft said the flaw co

MillenniumIT ESP shines at SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2019

Views - 52 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

MillenniumIT ESP – one of Sri Lanka’s leading Systems Integrator and Information Systems Provider – clinched three out of three awards for their submission of technology solutions under the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Process’ category, at

nCinga-Zilingo deal a game-changer in tech buy-outs

Views - 342 Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:00

Global technology platform Zilingo has acquired Sri Lanka-based startup nCinga Innovations resulting in cash and stock worth approximately Rs. 2.8 billion ($ 15.5 million) changing hands. This landmark deal was one of the largest Sri Lankan tech buy-

Cemex HRM automates HR System of The House of Gifts

Views - 28 Monday, 20 January 2020 08:51

Cemex HRM recently tied up with The House of Gifts which is one of the leading retail and wholesale outlets in Sri Lanka. This partnership highlights Cemex HRM’s diversification into different types of industries and House of Gifts adds to Cemex HR

KBSL wins Cisco Top Reseller Partner Award for Sri Lanka and Maldives

Views - 188 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:53

KBSL, one of the leading IT solutions companies in Sri Lanka, won the coveted Cisco Top Reseller Partner 2019 award for Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the Cisco Partner Awards ceremony held in Phuket, Thailand, recently. The award recognises KBSL’s

EGUARDIAN and Fortinet unlock new business opportunities at PartnerSynergy Conference

Views - 192 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:51

EGUARDIAN conducted a Fortinet partner conference at Colombo in December 2019 to open new business opportunities for partners in securing new network edges. As today’s businesses embrace new technologies, they must carefully consider how these sol

Lycamobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

Views - 58 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:23

Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announced that it had opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide. Uganda is one of the biggest destinati

Samsung Innovations leads the ‘Age of Experience’

Views - 22 Monday, 20 January 2020 01:21

The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. It is a moment when we take stock of our challenges and opportunities and begin to chart a path forward. And what better place than at the world’s largest consum

The growing need for privacy and data protection in Sri Lanka

Views - 97 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

By Nuwanthi Senaratne Every day, a vast amount of information is transmitted, stored, and collected across the globe, enabled by the rise of computing and communication power. Technology and innovation have increased the need for privacy regulation,

Travelex restoring some electronic services after cyber attack

Views - 27 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Reuters: Travelex is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, it said on Monday, almost two weeks after cyber hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. Staff at Travelex were

Lenovo strengthens offline presence in SL with first exclusive store in Colombo

Views - 77 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Technology giant Lenovo has announced the launch of its first exclusive store in Colombo. Lenovo is exponentially increasing its presence across different markets and as a part of this expansion the world’s no. 1 now has a home in Sri Lanka. The i

SHe CISO Exec. announces first 2020 meetup in Colombo

Views - 249 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:20

Meta Defence Labs announced that its open giveback platform SHe CISO Exec’s first community meetup for 2020 is taking place in Colombo on 14 January at Hilton Colombo Residences.

SasiaNet Helpdesk earns Merit Award at NBQSA 2019

Views - 152 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:19

SasiaNet Helpdesk was awarded a Merit Award under the In-house category of the National Best Quality Software Awards 2019 which were held at Hotel Galadari. This solution is the primary communication hub extended to SasiaNet’s customers and staff,

Rootcode Labs Sri Lanka celebrates expansion into Europe with year-end gala

Views - 371 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:16

Rootcode Labs celebrated the end of the year by revelling and recalling its wonderful memories of 2019 in style at its Annual Gala Night, held at Elevate in Access Towers in Colombo. Together with the team of Rootcoders, the event hosted a number of

Modernising business processes with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Views - 39 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:08

Microsoft showcased an enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management application for enterprise users in Sri Lanka recently. The event featured interactive demos and a panel discussion demonstrating a new way of managing business

India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart

Views - 25 Monday, 13 January 2020 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s antitrust body has ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart, it said in an order yesterday. The Competition Commission of India said that exclusive arra

How to successfully apply data science and machine learning to drive business growth

Views - 73 Thursday, 9 January 2020 01:02

Businesses are on the lookout for new tools to pursue business growth, and create new revenue streams. Data science and machine learning are a perfect fit, especially for those businesses that look for answers to questions requiring in depth analysis

FITIS and Meta Defence Labs seminar on protecting your business with proactive cyber-security solution

Views - 82 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:59

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has organised a seminar in association with Meta Defence Labs on ‘Protecting Your Business with a Proactive Cybersecurity Solution’ on 16 January from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the JAI

Mobitel bags five awards at Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards

Views - 49 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:58

In recognition of its unparalleled customer centricity and care, Mobitel was bestowed with two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the first edition of the SEAC Singapore Customer Engagement Forum and Awards, organised in Singapore recently by

Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

Views - 23 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:57

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonpro

Cybersecurity trends to look forward to in 2020

Views - 42 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The cybersecurity threat landscape has seen several big shifts throughout 2019, as evidenced in the SophosLabs 2020 Threat Report. Understanding these trends is important for defenders to anticipate what lies ahead and how to best prepare. Below, So

ThreatQuotient-sponsored SANS ‘Threat Hunting 2019’ study shows role of threat hunter often unclear

Views - 21 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

(Reston, VA): ThreatQuotient, a pioneer in the security operations platform market, has announced the results of the SANS ‘Threat Hunting 2019 study’. The most important result is the worldwide confusion about the role and tasks of a threat hunte

Huawei introduces Huawei Y9s and Y6s to Sri Lanka

Views - 289 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:09

Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, launched its novel additions to the Y series, the Huawei Y9s and Huawei Y6s to the Sri Lankan smartphone market recently. With large storage capacities and greater photographic capabilities, Y9s and Y6s

Samsung crowned No. 1 digital innovation leader in the world by PatentSight

Views - 48 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:09

Strengthening its dominance in the global electronics arena and further demonstrating its spirit of innovation, Samsung was recently placed first in the Global Top 100 Digital Innovation Leaders ranking, which reveals that it possesses the greatest d

Axienta introduces VANTAGE Lite to help SME businesses sell smarter

Views - 150 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:07

Sales Force Automation solution specialist Axienta Ltd. recently launched VANTAGE Lite, a solution that is specifically designed for the requirements of the SME market , which will help power the sales teams of SME businesses to be more efficient, be

OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi partner to bring smoother, effortless cross-brand file sharing

Views - 25 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:06

World-leading smartphone brands OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi (in alphabetical order) have joined forces to expand the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance in the global market, while also welcoming more Android smartphone brands to join the movement. The Alli

US government limits exports of artificial intelligence software

Views - 36 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:08

Washington (Reuters): The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial intelligence software as part of a bid to keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of rival powers like China. Under a new rule which goes into

Dialog launches Sri Lanka’s video revolution

Views - 61 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:08

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, introduced ‘4G Video Blaster’ – Sri Lanka’s first-ever prepaid and post-paid mobile data plan offering Unlimited Data to access the YouTube platform. With the ‘4G Video Blaste

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Economic growth through fragmentation and global value chain

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The global value chain will continue to enhance economic growth, create better job opportunities and shrink poverty in developing countries. As far back as the 1990s, through international trade, global value chain benefits were experienced by poorer

Sri Lankan housewife in trouble again?

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

After almost six quarters of negative growth, starting from Quarter 1 2016, Sri Lanka saw overall general trading conditions recovering to register +4.1% GDP growth in Q1-2019 and +3.7% in Q2-2019 which was a welcome sign to a typical Sri Lanka hous

Their investigations and our investigations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

There must be very few subjects in this country more investigated than the alleged wrongdoings in relation to Government issued bonds. Beginning with the so-called Pilipino committee (appointed by persons whose very conduct was germane to the inquir

Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural res

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