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GCC Businesses are still not prepared for VAT Implementation finds new survey

With less than six months until the GCC implements value added tax (VAT), a new survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Thomson Reuters has found that there is a significant lack of preparation and awareness among businesses in the region of how it will affect them. read more

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Unified Communications Market in the Gulf Grows through Competitive Pricing, Customer-friendly Service, and Comprehensive Offerings

Government, oil and gas and BFSI sectors dominate in the UC applications and services market, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation team

Growth in unified communications (UC) applications and services due to the global shift from time division multiplexing (TDM) to the Internet protocol-private branch exchange (IP-PBX) telephony model is reflecting in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market as well, though at a lower rate. Cloud adoption is presently low in the region when compared with other developed and developing nations, but industry participants remain optimistic as digital investments are a priority for GCC. However, customers will seek a wide range of UC offerings at attractive price points through a single provider. read more

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Customization and Cost Benefits over Traditional Manufacturing Attract Investments in 3D Printing Technology from Healthcare Facilities Globally

The growing demand for patient-specific products and the reduced cost barrier associated with traditional product manufacturing creates vast growth opportunities for technology innovators, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health team read more

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OMA Emirates Enhances Mashreq Bank Point of Sales Terminals for Greater Customer Experiences

Niranj Sangal, Group CEO, OMA Emirates

OMA Emirates, a provider of cutting edge technology for the payment industry has recently completed the deployment of Ingenico Point of Sale (POS) terminals for Mashreq Bank in the UAE.   The terminals which meet with the bank’s specific requirements for superior performance will provide new, secure and a wider range of services for their customers in a cost effective manner. read more

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Petya-like wormable malware: The “Who” and the “Why”

By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows read more

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Cost of Group Health Insurance in Dubai

Dubai is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a business community comprising mainly Small & Medium sized Enterprises (95% of the total number of companies as per a report by Dubai SME, a government body). There are over 135,000 enterprises in Dubai that have an employee size of 100 or less, leading to a low 9.1 average employee size. In such a scenario, finding the right group insurance policy that facilitates leveraging economies of scale despite the small size, optimizes benefits while lowering cost can be quite a challenge. read more

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Structuring of Sukuk

by Muhammad Hassaan Bhagat, Senior Consultant in Forensics & Compliance Department of Grant Thornton UAE read more

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New ransomware attack – “Nyetya”

Interview with Scott Manson, Cyber Security Leader for Middle East and Turkey, Cisco read more

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DIGITAL SHADOWS: Comment on Petya Ransomware

 

by Becky Pinkard, Vice President, Service Delivery and Intelligence Operations, Digital Shadows read more

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Ransomware outbreak comment from Mimecast

Steven Malone, director of security product management at Mimecast, commented: read more

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