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ExroAsia awarded two cyber security certifications

Views - 112 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

ExroAsia, Asia’s fastest growing professional employment organisation, has been awarded Cyber Essentials and IASME cybersecurity certifications from the certification body, Meta Defence Labs, making it the first Sri Lankan company to receive this d


China-linked cyber-attacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm

Views - 43 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:19

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters): Chinese State-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said on Wedne


Intel discloses three more chip flaws

Views - 31 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:18

Reuters: US chipmaker Intel Corp on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory. Its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the produc


Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

Views - 34 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:18

Reuters: An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. The


Indian co-operative bank loses $13.5 m in cyber attack

Views - 42 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:17

MUMBAI (Reuters): Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative


WSO2 does a sauté with all-new Ballerina programming language

Views - 196 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

By Darshana Abayasingha WSO2’s ‘Ballerina’ is a new programming language designed to bring code-first agility to the challenge of integrating across endpoints. The company’s Chief Executive Tyler Jewell tells the Daily FT that large commercia


Dialog recognised as Sri Lanka’s fastest mobile network

Views - 57 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, has been conferred the 2018 Speedtest Award by Ookla, the global leader in mobile network testing applications, data and analysis.


Infotel 2018 officially launched

Views - 75 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

The premier ICT exhibition Infotel 2018 organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) was officially launched at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo recently. The biggest and most


Team Sri Lanka in Mexico for intl. robotics competition “First Global Challenge”

Views - 44 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Over 150 teams from across the globe have gathered at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, for the First Global Challenge (FGC) 2018. This year, the members for team


Dialog and Ideamart set the stage for entrepreneurs to go global at AngelHack Sri Lanka

Views - 54 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

The Sri Lankan instalment of the world’s largest hackathon, AngelHack, was powered by Dialog and Ideamart for the third consecutive year and concluded on a successful note as several aspiring entrepreneurs presented their business ideas and technol


Saberion bestowed ISO 9001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas

Views - 44 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Saberion Ltd., a leading local technology services provider specialising in bespoke web and mobile software development and cloud infrastructure solutions, announced that effective 9 July, the organisation was certified to be compliant with the strin


APIIT hosts Sri Lanka’s first ‘Design SPRINT’ workshop with Lean Disruptor

Views - 47 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in collaboration with Lean Disruptor, a strategic business consulting firm and an executive educationalist, will host a one-day workshop on 17 August on ‘Design SPRINT’, a tested five-phase


ZILLIONe launches latest version of SAGE 300 ERP V6.5 to attract SMEs

Views - 58 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Technology based enterprise-wide business applications and systems solutions provider, ZILLIONe recently launched its latest version of SAGE 300 ERP 2018 (v6.5) and SAGE Advanced security modules. Equipped with the latest ERP and enhanced capabiliti


Active Solutions and Synology celebrate 15-year partnership in data storage solutions in Sri Lanka

Views - 23 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Active Solutions, one of the largest data storage providers in Sri Lanka, was felicitated by Synology Inc. in recognition of their 15-year partnership as a Distributor for Synology products in the island, at a special event held in Colombo recently.


Samsung launches new, super powerful Galaxy Note9

Views - 36 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Samsung Electronics last week announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9. The Note series has been recognised for including the company’s latest ground-breaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy wi


Mobitel empowers customers to transact via People’s Bank mobile banking app and kiosk machines

Views - 51 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:04

Enhancing customer convenience by leaps and bounds, Mobitel expanded its reach to millions of its consumers to conveniently settle bills and obtain reloads through People’s Bank newly-digitalised infrastructure. Mobitel proactively enabled its cust


Oracle Cloud powering Lankan firms in their race to transform and innovate

Views - 248 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:02

Oracle Cloud is helping Sri Lankan firms to fast-track digital transformation and innovation whilst improving efficiency and reducing cost, the media was told last week. The benefits of using Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enter


Fentons partners globally acclaimed open source technology companies

Views - 79 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Fentons Ltd. has established partnerships since February 2018 with Enterprise DB, SUSE, and ZIMBRA, thereby securing regional recognition as a leading solutions and technical services provider on Open Source P


Fintech Meetup of Asia-Pacific Executives Forum held at Hilton Colombo

Views - 89 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Fintech Meetup of the Asia-Pacific Executives Forum was recently held at Hilton Colombo; the forum is jointly organised by Colorado, USA-based American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) a


All set for Sri Lanka’s first Youtube Open Mic Night

Views - 37 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

This year’s most awaited event for YouTube enthusiasts is all geared up to arrive in Colombo. With the overwhelming response to the event, of a massive amount of registrations close to 1000, organisers are anticipating a fun filled event to embark


Visualising technological transformation: VSIS unveils Digital Customer Experience Centre

Views - 156 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integrator, VS Information Systems (VSIS) unveiled its cutting edge new Digital Customer Experience Centre designed to facilitate the technological transformation journeys of customers by providin


Intel sold $1 billion of artificial intelligence chips in 2017

Views - 19 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

SANTA CLARA (Reuters): Intel Corp on Wednesday said it sold $1 billion of artificial intelligence processor chips in 2017, the first time the world’s second-largest chipmaker disclosed revenue from the fast-growing computing segment that has fuelle


Growing up a tech business

Views - 32 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

As many teenagers can attest to, growing up isn’t easy. In my experience, neither is nurturing a tech business. As firms that find success as start-ups develop into mid-sized and eventually large companies, they run into growing pains of all ilk th


Sri Lanka Economic Summit to highlight the road to digital economy

Views - 50 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The session titled ‘Sri Lanka INC – Transforming into the Digital Economy’ which is to be held at Cinnamon Grand on 13 September from 2p.m. to 5p.m., at the Economic Summit 2018, aims to inspire local companies to think global, highlight succes


Free movies with Airtel data packs

Views - 49 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

Airtel Lanka has introduced a data movie bundle for its pre-paid subscribers that activate 119 and 179 data recharge cards. The service will offer them free access to stream movies on their Android handheld devices through the Airtel Movie Box. Airt


EU regulators to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

Views - 15 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal, EU competition Chief Margrethe Vestager said. The Europea


Samsung Group pledges $22 b spend on new technology in push for growth

Views - 24 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Group will invest 25 trillion won ($22 billion) over three years in artificial intelligence, 5G mobile technology, electronic components for autos, and the biopharmaceutical business, Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday. Th


Nations Trust Bank collaborates with hSenid to streamline their HR platform

Views - 149 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Nations Trust Bank Plc, ranked by Business Today Magazine as being amongst the top 30 business establishments


Evoke celebrates decade of content solutions for mobile industry

Views - 58 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Evoke International Ltd, the leading value added services (VAS) provider in Sri Lanka is celebrating 10 years of success


Lankan board automation platform BoardPAC sponsors Malaysia’s premier corporate governance event

Views - 164 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

BoardPAC, the award-winning Sri Lanka-developed, iPad-enabled paperless board communication and meetings solution


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


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