n. (VAD English)
VADS can refer to:
- VADS (organisation), UK organisation that provides digital images and resources available free for use in UK Higher and Further Education
- VADS (IT company), a Malaysian IT Company formed as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and IBM
- M163 VADS, the Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS), a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) used by the United States Army
- M167 VADS
- Verdix Ada Development System (VADS)
VADS was formed in 1991 as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and IBM to take advantage of the convergence of IT and Telecommunications Industry. The company officially started operations the following year. Two other partners joined in the venture in 1993 and 1995, namely Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) respectively.
Its main activities are Managed Networks Services, Contact Center Services and Systems Integration Services.
VADS was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on 7 August 2002 — making it the first Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Telekom Malaysia) subsidiary to be listed. VADS is a member of the TM group of companies.
VADS (formerly an initialism for Visual Arts Data Service) is a UK organisation that provides digital images and other visual arts resources free and copyright cleared for use in UK higher education and further education. It has provided services to the academic community since 3 March 1997, and has built up a portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images. VADS is based at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.