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This week you have several GST stories from our stable. GST is still the hot button and its preparedness is still a question at almost every corner of the country.

More than 750 business owners participate in the study and the results indicate that there is a fair distance to traverse before India Inc becomes GST ready. We bring to you the statistics as to how businesses are coping up or otherwise with GST.

We also bring to you a very informative story which talks about the chemistry and ways to smoothen relation between vendor and the channel, know all about it from VMWare’s channel chief.

Yet another news is of Sophos, which recently concluded its biggest ever annual partner conference held in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region at Bangkok. The conference was attended by more than 350 channel partners from across the region, including more than 90 Sophos channel partners from India.

Here are some of the top stories of the week on Channel Times you would not want to miss. Read on to find out more.

IT Associations In Punjab, Rajasthan Conduct Seminar On GST
The associations in Rajasthan and Punjab had recently organized seminars on GST. The seminars were conducted in partnership with several vendors.

In tune with the visionary view of changing times and taxation system, and to keep its trader member community updated with the new taxation laws, the Ludhiana Association of Computer Entrepreneur (ACE) conducted an awareness seminar on GST along with PACT (Punjab Association of Computer Traders), an umbrella body of Punjab and Chandigarh Associations. Read More

TAIT Helps Channel Community Tread the GST Path
India has rolled out one of the biggest tax reform - the Goods and Services Tax (GST) - which has replaced the complex maze of Central taxes and duties such as Excise Duty, Service Tax, Counter Veiling Duty (CVD), Special Additional Duty of Customs (SAD), central charges and cesses and local state taxes that was Value Added Tax (VAT), Central Sales Tax (CST), Octroi, Entry Tax, Purchase Tax, etc. Read More

India Has A Long Way To Go In GST Preparedness: Survey
Indian Enterprise software company Tally Solutions, in association with a private media publication had announced the results of a study conducted among SME business owners on GST preparedness. Read More

We Have A Standardized Partner Categorization: VMware Channel Chief
Every organization is bent on generating new opportunities while pushing frontiers for heightened digital proficiency and business growth. Cloud infrastructure and business mobility provider VMware collaborates with its channel partners to offer the solutions to customers who do not have skilled resources to adopt the IT changes due to complexities of IT, and they look for professionals who can help them to optimize and take full advantage of their current investments. Read More

Konica Minolta Partners Reprographics For KIP
Konica Minolta has joined hands with Reprographics India to sell KIP brand products and its services. Under the partnership, Konica Minolta will leverage its vast network in India in copy shop segments where R.I. is not present to offer a host of KIP products including plotters (both monochrome and color), folding machines, digitizing software etc. Read More

Sophos Launches ‘Channel Influence Community’ At Partner Conference
Network and endpoint security, Sophos, recently concluded its biggest ever annual partner conference held in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region at Bangkok. The conference was attended by more than 350 channel partners from across the region, including more than 90 Sophos channel partners from India. Read More

Unistal Strengthens Partner Business With New App Tashu
Unistal, has forayed into mobility through a mobile-driven application ‘Tashu’. Tashu helps partners to earn extra by installing/activating Protegent products like Protegent Antivirus, Total Security and Complete Security. Read More

Xerox Offers MPS Accreditation Program for Partners
Xerox has introduced a managed print services (MPS) accreditation program recognizing a select group of channel partners that demonstrate MPS expertise and revenue growth. While the service has been introduced in the US at present, it will be introduced in other regions in the coming months. Read More

eScan Reaches Out To Channel Partners With Vision 2020
Cyber security solutions provider eScan announced its Vision 2020 road map at New Delhi, amidst channel partners from North India. The event was held in association with KK Software, eScan’s national distributor for its AV SKU product. Read More

GoDaddy Closes Cloud Servers Biz; Initiates New Moves
GoDaddy is closing down Cloud Servers which it launched just last year for SMBs. It was a cloud computing business similar to that of AWS. Read More