IT services expenditure in the UAE projected to exceed USD 1.8 billion in 2013
Raqmiyat eyes significant growth for its managed services division in 2010
May 17, 2010
The UAE’s IT services expenditure will exceed USD 1.8 billion by 2013, according to recent reports from IDC, a leading research company. In line with this, Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, announced that it is eyeing a significant growth for its managed services division amidst a projected surge in demand in 2010. The company’s optimistic expectation is also being driven by IDC’s recent forecast that the UAE’s IT services expenditure will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 12.4 per cent within the next three years.
Raqmiyat showcases cutting edge technologies to top executives at ‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’
Leading systems integrator highlights cost of ownership and ROI benefits of latest Microsoft technologies to regional companies
March 01, 2010
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, is showcasing cutting edge technologies at the ‘Microsoft TechEd Middle East 2010’, Microsoft’s premier technical education and networking event that brings together more than 1,500 leading senior decision-makers, CTOs and CIOs from across the globe. The company is highlighting the latest Microsoft technologies in unified communications, virtualisation, collaboration and the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) at the three-day event, which opened today (March 01, 2010) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. With aims to capitalise on the growing need for streamlining IT infrastructure and communication costs to counter the effects of the economic downturn, Raqmiyat is highlighting the benefits being offered by these solutions in terms of total cost of ownership and return on investment to regional companies.
Raqmiyat launches ‘Campus to Corporate’ campaign for key colleges and universities in the UAE
February 03, 2010
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, announced the launch of its new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative called ‘Campus to Corporate’, which aims to help new graduates from key colleges and universities in the UAE to better equip and prepare themselves for the country’s highly competitive job market. The well-attended kick off event was recently held at the University of Sharjah campus where consultants and experts from Raqmiyat guided graduates on the challenges and appropriate techniques to successfully navigate the recruitment process. The new CSR initiative is expected to complement Raqmiyat’s planned internship program that aims to provide new graduates with the opportunity to train and gain experience from the corporate world.
Citi adopts ‘WPS Connect’ solution from Raqmiyat
November 09, 2009
New software helps leading banking institution comply with UAE Central Bank-mandated ‘Wages Protection System’
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, has announced the implementation of ‘WPS Connect’ for Citibank N.A. (Citi) in the UAE, which provided a platform for the global banking firm to adhere to regulatory requirements related to the UAE Ministry of Labour and Central Bank-mandated ‘Wages Protection System’ (WPS). The interface covers all cycles contemplated under the WPS - from funding to payment of wages - and enables the banks’ corporate and retail accounts to participate in WPS. Raqmiyat has successfully completed the implementation in four weeks, making Citi the first bank to deploy ‘WPS Connect’ and comply with the Ministry of Labour and Central Bank WPS regulations, while giving them the flexibility and scalability to meet customer requirements.
Raqmiyat takes strides in talent development amidst economic downturn
November 06, 2009
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, is taking significant strides in strengthening its talent development initiatives amidst the current economic downturn. In line with this, the company recently conducted an extensive training program that focussed on skills advancement and employee retention, with leading motivational speaker Minocher Patel tapped to address the company’s workforce.
Raqmiyat launches web version of ‘Image-based Cheque Clearing Solution’ for banks in the UAE
October 26, 2009
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, has launched ‘ICCS Connect’, the web version of its ‘Image-based Cheque Clearing Solution’ (ICCS) for banks in the UAE, with the first customer shipment targeted for January 2010. Built on Microsoft.Net technology, the new web-based version will provide banks with increased operational efficiency, simplified deployment capability, and additional features and workflows. Furthermore, the company expressed its confidence that ‘ICCS Connect’ will help banks streamline growing customer demand and achieve significant savings in IT support costs.Read More..
Raqmiyat launches new website bringing services closer to Middle East customers
October 13, 2009
The website provides comprehensive information about Raqmiyat's global presence, strategic focus, outsourcing, collaborative methodology, development capabilities and enterprise solutions. The company, a member of the Abdul Rahman Al Ghurair Investments Group, also proudly announced that it has entered its 25th year of delivering technology-enabled business solutions.Read More..
Wage system to only cover dirham salaries
October 1, 2009
The UAE Central Bank has clarified that the newly introduced wages protection system (WPS) will entertain only salaries paid in dirham, said banking sources.
The new system will ensure that all employees of companies with a workforce of not less than 100 receive their monthly salaries through a bank or exchange company pre-decided by the employer.
There was confusion among banks as to how salaries paid in foreign currencies could be included in the WPS scheme, which is designed to handle only payments in the UAE currency.
Raqmiyat to help UAE-based banks and exchange houses abide by ‘WPS’ requirements
September 1, 2009
Company’s ‘WPS Connect’ solution complies with latest Central Bank ‘Process Document’
Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator, has announced that it is gearing up to deploy its ‘Raqmiyat - WPS Connect’ – a new solution designed to work with the UAE Central Bank’s ‘Wages Protection System’ – to UAE banks and exchange houses to help them abide by the UAE Central Bank’s ‘Wages Protection System’ (WPS) requirements. The company’s new software complies with the latest Central Bank ‘Process Document’, and has been designed to automate all WPS cycles and help streamline the timely payment of wages. Raqmiyat has already met with more than 30 banks and exchange houses, who are interested in the WPS solution, 12 of whom are seriously considering the acquisition of the software for their respective organisations. Read More..
Large percentage of Middle East firms adopt cloud computing, says Raqmiyat
July 29, 2009
Raqmiyat offers regional companies unique business solutions based on ‘Software-as-a-Service’ model
A large percentage of companies in the Middle East are increasingly adopting cloud computing – a model where dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources can be accessed through connected devices as a service over the Internet – according to Raqmiyat, a leading UAE-based systems integrator. With aims to address the expected increase in demand among regional companies, the company is offering a range of business solutions, including infrastructure, platform, and software provided as services over the worldwide web. In addition, the company also provides IT outsourcing services in response to the growing need for local outsourcing companies to whom organisations can outsource most of their processes to save on operational costs.Read More..