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Cloud Computing Has Significant Potential

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C-level executives and business leaders in the GCC and Egypt overwhelmingly agree on cloud computing’s positive and transformative impact, according to new findings released recently. Commissioned by security and cloud experts F5 Networks, and conducted by research agency Think Positive, the study is one of the most in-depth of its kind to involve board-level decision-makers.

87% users prefer services through apps

Sarah Rizvi
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New research from SOUQ.com-owned Helpbit has revealed that the majority of UAE users prefer using an app over visiting a store or calling a helpline to book a delivery or service. The Helpbit poll also uncovered some revealing insights about how we use these type of booking apps.

Impact of VAT on mobile phone market

Sarah Rizvi
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Research firm IDC has said that the introduction of value-added tax in January 2018 will exacerbate the outlook for the mobile phone market in the GCC region. With VAT of 5% becoming effective across the UAE and Saudi Arabia on January 1st, and the rest of the GCC following suit later in 2018, questions are being asked about what this means for the region’s mobile phone market. 

GCC smartphone market declines

Sarah Rizvi
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According to the latest figures announced today by IDC, the mobile phone market in GCC remained flat in Q3 2017. The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments for the quarter totaled 6.4 million units, reflecting an increase of just 0.1% quarter on quarter (QoQ).

du outlines VAT charges on products & services

Sarah Rizvi
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du has announced that it will collect tax on behalf of the government at a standard rate of 5%, which will be added on applicable products and usage of its services starting from January 1, 2018. This is in compliance with the Federal Decree-Law No 8 of 2017 issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the introduction of  VAT in the UAE.