IT Industry bags 6 out of Top 20 Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka Awards: Sets HR benchmark for the country

Six IT firms in Sri Lanka were recognized amongst Sri Lanka’s Best Companies  to work for by Great Place to Work® Institute. Congratulations to  Virtusa, IFS R&D International, 99X Technology, attune, ewiz and Millennium IT!  SLASSCOM is immensely proud of the IT industry’s presence in the top 20 and the exceptional contribution by these companies to uplift industry standards.

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The IT industry is transforming Sri Lanka’s global brand image

The year’s most valuable Sri Lankan brands were recently published by Brand Finance Lanka in the latest Brands Annual publication. Virtusa, WSO2 and Millennium IT were among the top ten strongest export brands displaying their global recognition in terms of brand loyalty, software development capability and service quality. The IT industry’s presence among the top ten export brands signified the industry’s capability to compete globally in terms of brand equity and service quality. SLASSCOM companies such as Virtusa, MilleniumIT WSO2 and many others have set a global...

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IT/BPM industry leads in people practices

HRM Awards, the recognized benchmark for industry best practices in Human Resources organized by The Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) was held on March 6th, 2015 for the 6th consecutive year. The HRM Awards aim to provide a platform for public and private sector companies in Sri Lanka to evaluate the effectiveness of their HRM practices against internationally accepted guidelines.  The HRM Award is considered as the benchmark for industry best practices for Human Resource Practices in Sri Lanka.  The IT and Business Process Management industry (BPM) was...

Sri Lanka IT and BPM Sector Compensation and Benefits Study 2015 Now Available

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have published the ‘SLASSCOM Compensation and Benefits Survey’ for the sixth consecutive year.   In-depth information and insights on compensation, benefits and practices in the IT and BPM industry were evaluated in the survey.   Overall objectives of the study are:   - To benchmark the salary and benefits offered for staff at comparable positions among participating companies from the IT and BPM sectors in Sri Lanka and thereby provide market...

Jaffna IT week

The Jaffna IT week: An event imperative for inclusive economic and social development through the IT/BPM sector concluded on 6 December. The event was conducted in 3 phases. The future careers program on 3rd and 4th December at Vembady Girls high school witnessed over 2500 school children attending a career guidance session on the prospects of choosing IT as a career. The IT/BPM Export and Entrepreneurship forums resulted in over 60 Entrepreneurs from the Jaffna district learning from best practices of renown entrepreneurs in the IT sector as well as being made aware about the support...

Jaffna IT Week to take IT/BPM sector north

The National IT/BPM Chamber, Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), in an effort to promote inclusive growth and reconciliation, will stage the Jaffna IT Week from 3-6 December at a number of venues across the region. The Jaffna IT Week will comprise the Future Careers Program on 3 and 4 December at the Vembadi Girls’ High School, an IT/BPM Export Forum staged at the Tilko City Hotel on 5 December and the Jaffna IT Conference, which will be held at the Kailasapathy Auditorium of the University of Jaffna on 6 December. Partnering SLASSCOM in this initiative...

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The Future Outlook for International Electronic Transaction Law

SLASSCOM together with ICTA, organized a Thought Leadership Forum on “The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law”. Every organisation deals with electronic transactions. THE ICTA and SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law’ will examined the present and future of this pivotal subject and the impacts on Sri Lankan business. The topic was addressed by keynote speaker, João Ribeiro, Head of Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, UNCITRAL. UNCITRAL is recognised as the core legal body of the United Nations...

SLASSCOM Appoints New Board 2014/2015

SLASSCOM, the IT and Knowledge industry body which plays a catalyst role with aggressive plans to capitalize the opportunities for Sri Lanka in 2014/2015, has elected its sixth Board and General Council consisting of key industry leaders and decision makers to drive this year’s vision. Find more at : http://www.slasscom.lk/content/board-and-general-council

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Opportunities in global FAO market galore

The outlook for the global Financial Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) industry is bright and rich with opportunities said experts at a recent joint breakfast briefing on “Finance Transformation - Expert Insights on Finance Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) and Shared Services Outsourcing (SSO)” jointly organized by Ernst...

SLASSCOM Unveils IT/BPM Industry Review

SLASSCOM, which is the IT and Knowledge Services Industry Trade Chamber in Sri Lanka, has apparently been brewing under the hood: the first ever strategic review targeting the IT/BPM industry. Prepared by Pricewaterhousecoopers, the report focuses on the current state of growth Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM industry and emerging trends. Key highlights of the report reveal some interesting facts. For example, the export revenue of the IT/BPM industry increased from $ 213 milllion IN 2007 to $ 720 million in 2013 – a growth of 238%. The number of companies has also grown from 33,700 then to over 75,000...

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