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Sales Vacancy

Posted: 11 July

We are looking for a Sales Person.

The successful candidate will have sales experience and be familiar with this industry.

Salary 1000 euros + 5% commission per deal. If you decide to move to Vienna improved salary will be discussed.

Initial 1 month trial period.

Contact: Nicolas M Bo, Managing Director

Pantheon Distribution GmbH
Mooslackengasse 17, 1190 Wien Austria

Phone +43 12530162513
Fax       +43 1230603119

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More Industry Cloning’s

Posted: 23 November

More Industry Cloning’s

IPT have been informed of 3+ more attempted cloning’s in recent days – *Please be very careful*

Some fraudsters are CLONING huge companies like Exertis, BT. Plus some are using FAKE skypes & emails for smaller companies as well. 

But of course huge companies lie BT & Exertis will not be contacting traders to buy goods …… NEVER. 

You must be professional and check not only...

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Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Posted: 4 October
European Commission - Fact Sheet

Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Brussels, 4 October 2017

Questions and Answers on VAT reform in the EU

Why does the EU's VAT system need reform?

The current VAT rules for cross-border trade between businesses in EU Member States date back to 1993, just after the creation of the Single Market. At the time, they were meant to be transitional. The rules do not take into account technological...

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UAE firms must prove VAT-compliance

Posted: 25 September

UAE logistics firms must prove VAT-compliance
by ASC Staff on Sep 25, 2017, www.arabiansupplychain.com

Companies operating in the UAE will need to prove their VAT compliance to tax officials, according to Girish Chand, director, MCA Chartered Accountants, who spoke at the VAT Talks conference in Dubai.

The sessions were held to discuss the impact of VAT on business operations, especially their supply chain, working capital, commercial operations...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Hi all, this is for information.

To assist you find the latest decisions we have found the links.

Click the links below to see the decisions of the relevant cases:


Full Decision Link - Click Here


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Warning - More Cloning Attempts

Posted: 12 February

Warning - EVEN More Cloning Attempts

Please be as careful as possible when doing your deals & checks.

We have more reports of attempted clonings  - from giving others vat numbers to changing bank details on invoices and trying to defraud companies.

Most will have slightly different email addresses to the REAL web address which you can google to find. always call the real company and ask for the person to check!

Note: This is especially...

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News feed - The Register

Serverless Computing: Building it, managing it, developing it

23 July - 10:10

And saving on it…

Our earlybird ticket offer for Serverless Computing expires in just a few weeks, so if you want to get on top of the next generation of cloud, and keep a few hundred quid in your pocket to boot, the time to act is now.…

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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

23 July - 09:46

He's set to headline networking kit firm's CIO golf-a-thon

Fearless scarperer-in-chief David Cameron is all set to dispense nuggets of Brexit wisdom to Cisco's October CIO conference – making us wonder how much he's earning for the stunt.…

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Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

23 July - 09:05

Tried to blame it on a bug, but logs don't lie

Who, me?  Welcome to another glimpse inside the dark-curtained (in)box that is "Who, me?" – El Reg's confessional column in which readers seek penance for sins of the past.…

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Engineers, coders – it's down to you to prevent AI being weaponised

23 July - 08:01

Grunts already refer to drone kills as 'bugsplats' – machine learning cares less

Comment  Debate has raged for months over various internet giants' forays into providing next-generation technology for war.…

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Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches boffins, and more in AI

21 July - 12:32

Plus: New Dota challenge for OpenAI

Roundup  Hello, welcome to this week's roundup in AI. The machines have been sending us spooky messages on Google Translate, Facebook is hiring more academics to start new labs and some prat decided to step on a self-driving car in California.…

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LabCorp ransomed, 18k routers rooted, a new EXIF menace, and more

21 July - 07:27

Plus a new worry for enterprises over DNS flaws

Roundup  This was the week of blunders by Venmo, million-dollar bank heists, and beefier bug bounties.…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code replumbed for better Python taming

21 July - 00:19

Python Language Server an option for those that code

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code, the company's Electron-based source code editor for Linux, macOS and Windows, has been bestowed with the company's Python Language Server, making it more fluent in the popular programming language.…

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[NSFW] Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

20 July - 23:01

Send nudes plz... for the purposes of training this machine-learning software

NSFW  Artificially intelligent software is used more and more to automatically detect and ban nude images on social networks and similar sites. However, today's algorithms and models aren't perfect at clocking racy snaps, and a lot of content moderation still falls to humans.…

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Microsoft: The Kremlin's hackers are already sniffing, probing around America's 2018 elections

20 July - 22:04

Russia's Fancy Bear crew caught gearing up for mid-terms

Microsoft says it has already uncovered evidence of Russian government-backed hacking gangs attempting to interfere in the 2018 US mid-term elections.…

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Friday FYI: 9 out of 10 of website login attempts? Yeah, that'll be hackers

20 July - 21:18

Credential stuffing is rampant – so try not to reuse the same password on every site, eh?

Up to 90 per cent of the average online retailer's login traffic is generated by cybercriminals trying their luck with credential stuffing attacks, Shape Security estimated in its latest Credential Spill Report.…

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter make it easier to download your info and upload to, er, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter etc...

20 July - 20:43

GDPR put a gun to their heads

Allowing developers to siphon millions of netizens' personal information didn't work out so well for Facebook, given the Cambridge Analytica affair.…

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Crypto gripes, election security, and mandatory cybersec school: Uncle Sam's cyber task force emits todo list for govt

20 July - 20:12

In detail: The threats facing America's computer networks

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) this week released the first report from its Cyber Digital Task Force – which was set up in February to advise the government on strengthening its online defenses.…

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Doctor, doctor, I feel like my IoT-enabled vacuum cleaner is spying on me

20 July - 17:31

Snooping on the built-in cam? Remotely controlling it? Well, that sucks *ba-dum tsh*

Vulnerabilities in a range of robot vacuum cleaners allow miscreants to access the gadgets' camera, and remote-control the gizmos.…

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Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

20 July - 16:27

It's make-your-mind-up time

Comment  Two contradictory ideas run through statements by Microsoft executives this week.…

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Cybercrooks slurp nearly $1m from Russian bank after pwning router at regional branch

20 July - 15:30

MoneyTaker lives up to its name

Hackers stole almost $1m from a Russian bank earlier this month after breaching its network via an outdated router.…

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Accounting software biz Intuit flogging bit barn to throw its lot in with AWS

20 July - 14:30

Most of their core apps were already in the cloud anyway

Financial software flinger Intuit is binning its biggest data centre and plonking its corporate backends onto AWS – in another win for the public cloud's biggest player.…

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As Corning unveils its latest Gorilla Glass, we ask: What happened to sapphire mobe screens?

20 July - 13:45

He who controls supplies controls... eh, not much

Four years ago at the height of smartwatch hype, it was the most desirable mineral in the world. The tech superpowers jostled to obtain supplies of the material, just as the superpowers jostled to secure their nitrate supplies* ahead of the First World War.…

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UK's Huawei handler dials back support for Chinese giant's kit in critical infrastructure

20 July - 13:17

'Limited assurance' that there is no risk to national security

A UK government-run oversight board has expressed misgivings about the security of telecoms kit from Chinese firm Huawei.…

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♫ The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?

20 July - 12:50

That's not my department say, er... Intel, Apple and Dell ♫

Owners of laptops fitted with Intel's Core i9 high-performance processor, including computers made by Apple and Dell, are finding that the machines slow down compared to the pace of older models.…

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If only 3D desktop printers could 3D print sales! Units crash in Q1

20 July - 12:21

Fewer desktop versions shifted but industrial devices fly

There was a lull after the 3D printer sales storm in 2017 as shipments of personal/desktop boxes declined in the first quarter of this year for the first time, according to distributor stats.…

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Why Google won't break a sweat about EU ruling

20 July - 11:53

If you're expecting Tizens, Fires or alt-droids to flower, don't hold your breath

Comment  The European Commission wants to see a thousand Android forks bloom as the result of its decision yesterday to demand remedies from Google for its anti-competitive conduct on mobile.…

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What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

20 July - 11:23

How to get in free – or for cheap – at the Great British Beer Festival

Competition  The fine people at CAMRA are also fans of The Register, and are giving away both free and half-price tickets for possibly one of the greatest show on Earth: the incredible Great British Beer Festival at Olympia next month.…

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

20 July - 10:46

Devising complex new passwords is character-building

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Try as I might, it won't go in.…

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You're burning £1.2bn for what? UK spending watchdog gives digital court plans a kicking

20 July - 10:16

Concerns whether legal system will be fair after reforms

UK Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has told HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that it has "much to learn" as it ploughs on with its ambitious £1.2bn court digitisation project.…

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What does AI and machine learning mean for finance, security, energy?

20 July - 09:45

Find out at Mcubed...and save cash now

Events  If you’re looking for practical advice on what machine learning and AI can do for businesses like yours, you should secure your place at MCubed, our three-day exploration of all of the above, in October.…

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Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

20 July - 09:11

Dirty doctor’s dodgy diagnosis defeated. Plus a new chapter for On-Call

On-Call  Welcome once more to On-Call, in which Register readers share their stories of silly tech support incidents.…

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Alien sun has smashing time sucking up planets

20 July - 07:01

First case of solar suckage

Scientists believe they have captured direct evidence of a star feasting on its own planets for the first time.…

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Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

20 July - 01:57

Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or bored

Do you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?…

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Bonkers Azure bookings give Microsoft a record-breaking $110bn year

20 July - 00:50

Satya's got sunshine on a cloudy day

Microsoft has closed out a massive fiscal 2018 that saw the Redmond giant lay claim to more than $110bn in total revenue.…

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Boffins mix AI and chemicals to create super-fast lab assistant

20 July - 00:01

Faster than human boffins, and hopefully more reliable

Machine learning can help robots perform chemistry experiments faster than fleshy boffins, according to research published in Nature.…

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Acquisition Galvanize'd: Code bootcamp Hack Reactor eyed up by hungry tech trainers

19 July - 23:16

Enterprise is the new green among programming retreats

Galvanize – a for-profit tech training biz headquartered in Denver, USA – said today it plans to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based code bootcamp provider, for an undisclosed sum.…

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Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

19 July - 21:00

Smooth body with a perky top note and a hint of cesium-137 for post-2011 vintages

Savants reckon radiation released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear kerfuffle has made its way into California's wine.…

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Mmm, yes. 11-nines data durability? Mmmm, that sounds good. Except it's virtually meaningless

19 July - 20:21

No one can agree on how it's calculated

Analysis  What do data durability numbers mean? Azure brags 12 and even 16 nines durability, while Amazon S3, Google Cloud Platform and Backblaze tout 11 nines. What does this mean?…

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Declassified files reveal how pre-WW2 Brits smashed Russian crypto

19 July - 19:35

Moscow's agents used one-time pads, er, two times – ой!

Efforts by British boffins to thwart Russian cryptographic cyphers in the 1920s and 1930s have been declassified, providing fascinating insights into an obscure part of the history of code breaking.…

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Architects? Power-hungry GPU fiends? HP has something for you

19 July - 17:29

Venerable PC maker emits bunch of graphics powerhouses

Demonstrating that there is still life in the old dog, HP Inc has ripped the covers off a line-up of workstations aimed squarely at users seeking a lot more oomph from a smaller form-factor.…

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Brit tech forges alliance to improve cyber security as MPs moan over 'acute scarcity' of experts

19 July - 16:41

We're even short 'moderately specialist' types ...

A cross-sector alliance incorporating leading UK organisations has been created in response to government plans to develop a national professional body for cybersecurity.…

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Adobe on internal systems security hole: Panic not. It isn't critical

19 July - 15:19

Researcher: Well, I think you'll find....

Adobe has attempted to play down the significance of a vulnerability in its internal systems.…

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Spooked Cisco chief phoned AWS, asked: You're not making a switch, are you?

19 July - 14:20

Switchzilla's share price dipped following rumor of direct rivalry

Network hardware makers can rest easy: the tech titan that is Amazon Web Services isn't going to be selling switches any time soon, which will likely be music to the ears of current AWS supplier Cisco.…

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Ah, British summer. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the internet is on the fritz

19 July - 13:40

Sky, TalkTalk and M24Seven all withered in the heat this week

As the big red ball in the sky continued to shine on the UK, internet providers decided to have a bit of a lie-down, with Sky, TalkTalk and leased line specialist M24Seven all taking a turn on the sun-lounger.…

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Liquidators appointed for Tintri UK as DDN bids to become reseller

19 July - 13:10

Unpaid former staff will get something... eventually

Liquidators were today appointed to squeeze Tintri UK for whatever cash they can get out of the fallen business.…

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Azure running out of internets in UK South, starts rationing VMs

19 July - 12:46

Stop me if you've heard this one before

There are rumblings that Azure is having capacity issues once again, with customers in the UK South region reporting problems getting new VMs provisioned.…

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British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

19 July - 12:16

Stuck on the ground awaiting a load sheet? Here's why

Exclusive  The British Airways IT system failure that caused the grounding of flights around the world yesterday was caused by an outage at third-party travel tech supplier Amadeus.…

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Taps running dry for Capita? Southern Water pens 5-year managed service

19 July - 11:45

Phew! Water shortage scare not so, er, scary now it is?

The water wells across parts of England* may be running dry but Southern Water has kept the taps running on its long running managed service deal with Capita, extending the contacts initially by five years for £30m.…

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5G whizz: Ericsson just turned in first profit since 2016

19 July - 11:18

Networks the wind beneath Börje Ekholm's wings

Ericsson has dodged a loss for the first time in two years, after 18 months under the strict regime imposed by CEO Börje Ekholm, who took the reins at the vendor at the start of 2017.…

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Azure promises to keep your backups safe and snug for up to 10 years

19 July - 10:52

Auto-failover for Azure SQL Database when things wobble

Microsoft continued its drive to encourage SQL Server customers to move their precious data to its cloudy towers with the announcement that long-term retention and automatic failover had finally hit the big time.…

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Want to save more on Serverless Computing? You’ve gotta be FaaS

19 July - 10:27

Earlybird tickets take off in August

If you like simplifying your infrastructure, saving money, and beating deadlines, you’ll want to know that you’ve got just one month to save hundreds of pounds on tickets for Serverless Computing London.…

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Why why why Di Data? Brit limb Advanced Infrastructure has date with administrators

19 July - 10:20

Has loss-making UK arm plumbed its final network?

Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure (DDAI) will not be providing network plumbing to the construction industry again – at least in its current guise – because the business is in administration.…

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Airbus UK infosec gros fromage: Yep, we work with arch-rivals Boeing

19 July - 09:49

Says firm's airliners designed with security foremost in mind

Airbus's UK infosec chief, Ian Goslin, has said that cyber-attack attribution is a matter for "nation states" – and has questioned whether some critical national infrastructure companies are taking the infosec threat seriously.…

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Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

19 July - 09:18

Venerable Linux distro still keeping it clean, after all these years

Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went.…

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Windows Server 2019 tweaked to stop it getting clock-blocked

19 July - 08:01

Leap seconds issue solved, but without segmented smearing

Microsoft Windows Server 2019, coming later this year, will include UTC-compliant leap second support, both for added and subtracted time. But there will be no smearing.…

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