Tuesday 12 December 2017

Du to collect 5pc VAT on products and services

Dubai-based telecom group du has announced that it will collect value added tax on behalf of the government, with a standard VAT rate of 5 per cent, which will be added on applicable products and services starting from January 1. Du is working to ensure its readiness and complian


Etisalat opens one-stop shop for SMBs

UAE telecom group Etisalat has opened the first digital experience store giving Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) the convenience of a one-stop destination shop to meet all their business communications, ICT and devices needs. This unique Etisalat showcase is set to open at Shar


Tally Solutions launches VAT-ready software

Tally Solutions, a leading international accounting and compliance software provider, launched its value added tax (VAT) software - Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.3 at a recent event at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre in Dubai, UAE. “We are cognizant of the ne


UAE’s TRA scheme to help students decide future

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a project which aims to help students determine their university specialization that suits their skills and capacities, within the UAE’s schools. The project ‘Our Future’ is launched in coope


Industrial firms ‘slow in adopting cyber security steps’

Industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe, said a new report from Honeywell, a global technology leader. The survey – Putting Industrial Cyber Security a


Individuals top financiers of Saudi tech start-ups

Individual investors have the biggest stake in Badir incubated start-ups in the technology field at SR30 million ($8 million), representing 40 per cent of the total funding according to newly released data. In the third quarter of 2017 alone, the funding amounted to SR 75 million


Luxoft signs network, voice services from Orange

Luxoft, a global IT service provider, has signed a multimillion Euro contract for hybrid network and voice services from Orange Business Services. The new communications infrastructure supports the international expansion of Luxoft and links its offices in more than 10 countries,


Microsoft names country manager for Bahrain, Oman

Global IT giant Microsoft has announced the appointment of Saif Hilal Al Hosni as the new country manager for the Gulf states of Bahrain and Oman. In his new role, Al Hosni will spearhead Microsoft’s efforts to assist public and private-sector organisations in both the Gulf


Smart Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim sign partnership

Smart Dubai and Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer, have signed an agreement to collaborate in areas that will help to enhance the Emirate’s data and analytics capabilities. The agreement has been developed in line with the government’s visi


Etisalat unveils white paper on cloud development

UAE-based Etisalat, a top telecom group in association with professional services firm Deloitte and ICT company Huawei has launched a joint White Paper entitled “From Pipelines to Clouds -Etisalat`s Playbook”. The White Paper shares lessons learned in how technologies

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