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Data leakages in organisations: Are Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions the sole panacea?

Views - 98 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage According to the Global Data Leakage Report 2017 prepared by InfoWatch, the global information security watchdog, the number of compromised data records worldwide, including social security numbers, bank card details, and other cr


SLASSCOM to host innovation event on 19 October with Prof. Soumitra Dutta

Views - 44 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

SLASSCOM’s upcoming innovation event, themed ‘Innovation in Sri Lanka: The Need for Systemic Change’ would feature Prof. Soumitra Dutta, former Dean and current Professor of Management at the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell Universi


Microsoft concludes annual South East Asia New Markets Partner Summit

Views - 53 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

BANGKOK, Thailand: Microsoft held its third annual Southeast Asia New Markets Partner Summit, bringing together 160+ regional/global partner leaders from 14 markets consisting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, N


OPPO named by Counterpoint as leader in premium smartphones

Views - 43 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

OPPO has been named as the leading smartphone brand by market research firm Counterpoint in the lower premium segment. The impressive result proves the brand is thriving amongst fierce competition in a largely saturated market. Furthermore, with mor


Oracle, LinkedIn collaborate to improve candidate and employee experience

Views - 36 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Expanded relationship helps organisations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace Oracle and LinkedIn announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talen


KPMG and Alibaba Cloud to form global alliance to help advance digital transformation of businesses

Views - 28 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has announced plans to form a global alliance to provide digital transformation to businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries initially in Asia-Pacific and Eu


Kaspersky Lab appoints South Asian Technologies as Sri Lanka distributor

Views - 110 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Over the past few years, leading global cyber security brand Kaspersky Lab has been making deeper inroads into the Indian subcontinent. After a systematic expansion and developing a solid network in South Asia it has now spread its wings wider into S


Longer wait for digital ID

Views - 910 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The lacunae in laws governing digital verticals and databases in Sri Lanka will result in a further delay in issuing of digital identity cards. Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure a


Mangala as G-24 Chief calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks

Views - 276 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

G-24 Chairman Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera this week called on developed countries to reinforce global trade and action to contain global economic risks. Chairing the biannual ministerial meeting of the Group of 24 developing countries in Ba


New Constitutional Council to meet today

Views - 233 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The newly-appointed members to the Constitutional Council will meet for the first time today at 12 noon at the Parliamentary complex. The maiden task assigned will be to select a suitable Judge as Chief Justice, a position which will be vacant from


‘The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future’ two-day conference kicks off in Colombo

Views - 482 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The inaugural event of ‘The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future’ conference kicked off under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees in Colombo, yesterday. The two-day conference aims


Ranil to kick off Sri Lanka Retail Forum on 17 Oct.

Views - 167 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA), with a vision of ‘Achieving Retail Excellence’ will hold the nation’s premier retail sector knowledge event – Sri Lanka Retail Forum (SLRF) 2018 ‘Towards a Dynamic and Evolving Retail Sector’


Rupee edges up; stocks down for third session

Views - 363 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Reuters: The rupee ended slightly higher yesterday, easing from a record low hit in the previous session, as exporters dollar sales surpassed importer demand for the greenback in dull trade, while stocks ended weaker for a third straight session to h


Govt. to ink agreements with China and India to modernise agriculture industry

Views - 285 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva In a fresh attempt to link smallholder farmers into modern agriculture value chains, the Government is planning to ink two agreements with China and India before the end of the year, a top Minister confirmed. “We are in discus


A centre for hope

Views - 59 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

By Dilhan C. Fernando On 1 September we inaugurated the MJF Centre East, the most ambitious combined humanitarian and environmental project that we have ever undertaken. Amongst the projects that the MJF Foundation, and its environmental equivalent


LOLC Green kicks-off island-wide Schools Tree Planting Program

Views - 84 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

LOLC Green recently inaugurated its island-wide Schools Tree Planting Program to promote the habit of tree planting and to raise awareness on deforestation and its impact to Sri Lanka amongst the school children. The program is part of a wider Sustai


Singer Fashion Academy helps shape dream career with innovative fashion designing program

Views - 12 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

For many individuals a career in fashion design is a distant dream. The ability to transform this dream into reality is now possible through the Singer Fashion Academy’s landmark new Fashion Designing Program. Consisting of a structured three-part


About TMC

Views - 10 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


Wish to become a member of TMC?

Views - 13 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Membership is by invitation. Managers with a minimum of three years in management with academic or professional qualifications or those in management for five years with no academic or professional qualifications who wish to become members may addres


Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB)

Views - 16 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Most employees understand that their primary duty is to do the work that is assigned to them, stay away from behaviours that could be deemed troublesome, and deliver work that is acceptable and beneficial to the organisation.


Nadim Majeed speaks on integrity in business at Members Speak

Views - 13 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Nadim Majeed provided for an engaging discussion on 20 September at the TMC Members Speak series with his presentation on Business Integrity, the emerging trends of integrity in business globally and the role of corporate Sri Lanka as a voice against


Govt. policy reforms imperative to develop stock market

Views - 24 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka stock market is facing two major challenges; they are smaller size and lower liquidity.


Unilever and UNDP deliver PPP policy paper to President’s Secretary

Views - 19 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka Chairman Carl Cruz and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Jorn Sorensen recently handed over a policy action paper for the promotion of public private partnerships for sustainable development to the Secret


Climate change could severely impact Sri Lankan living standards: Experts

Views - 74 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Top experts yesterday warned that climate change could severely impact the living standards of Sri Lankans, while calling for quick uptake to avoid a loss of 7.7% GDP, or $ 50 billion, by 2050. Unveiling the World Bank Regional


AVANI Bentota Resort engages in socially responsible activities

Views - 22 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

AVANI Bentota Resort, owned by Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. – leisure arm of Hemas Holdings PLC, recently concluded a beach cleaning program as part of their ongoing CSR project by removing scattered debris from over 350 meters of the Bentota c


TMC Mt. Lavinia: Fun times are back again

Views - 8 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC Mt. Lavinia will be hosting a members’ get together on 29 September at 6:30 p.m. at Berjaya Beach Hotel – Mt. Lavinia.


Updating of membership records

Views - 8 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

TMC is updating its membership records; hence members are advised to communicate with the TMC Secretariat by email: tmc.srilanka@gmail.com/tmcsecretariat2012@gmail.com or on 0115860000 in the event there has been any changes in their email, residenti


How to address the elephant in the room

Views - 19 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

We have all experienced the elephant in the room – a situation where everyone avoids a looming and important issue. Unaddressed issues of such gravity foster confusion and make everyone distracted, preoccupied, and even fearful.


October ‘Members Speak’: Changing international business environment

Views - 10 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Atlas Axillia Co. Ltd. Managing Director Asitha Samaraweera – a TMC member, will speak on the rapidly changing international business environment, technological disruptions, mindset of the emerging consumers and how we must look at business differe


About TMC

Views - 7 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka Branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to ach


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Are you monitoring logistics cost in your supply chain?

Monday, 10 December 2018

On the internet a simple explanation of logistics says: “Logistics is generally the detailed organisation and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of


Sri Lanka needs its own leaders

Monday, 10 December 2018

We are in the era of chaos. Breaking news has now become very common because of some sections of media. People talk about corruption, discipline, and all the weaknesses of politicians. But how many among the general public in Sri Lanka would like to


With hope in our hearts, we will walk on

Monday, 10 December 2018

When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tosse


Immigration control & border security: Another distraction?

Monday, 10 December 2018

From the US to Australia, and all Western democracies in between, immigration control and border security have taken centre stage in political campaigns. These issues are a 21st Century avatar conveniently discovered to distract from the growing publ


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