Top Stories

IT vital to differentiate higher education

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Factors such as rising costs, declining affordability, disruptive technologies, and for-profit competitors mean that now is the time for institutions to grow the strategic role of IT to differentiate themselves in the market.

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Interactive technologies offer new ways to teach and learn

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Interactive boards and displays are finding favour among South African educators as replacements for overhead projectors, blackboards and traditional television screens.

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Tablets and the cloud could transform SA education

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South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure.

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Technology in education rests on three pillars

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Education is, without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges for Africa.

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What's New

DCC to distribute Citrix in SA

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has been appointed an official distributor of Citrix’ range of networking and security products to the South African channel.   Says Fred Mitchell, Business Unit Division Manager at Drive Control Corporation (DCC): “Citrix offers tier one products that will undoubtedly strengthen our current networking and security solution offering to the channel.

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IFS expands its partner network

IFS has appointed Kgosi Informatics of Botswana and iNENSA of Uganda as business partners in order to expand its reach in fast-growing markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Thought Leadership

Demystifying the myths of channel and cloud

Over the past 10 years, cloud computing has moved from a technology that companies were experimenting with to part of the mainstream and something organisations of all sizes turn to for their technology workloads.

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Don’t ignore these enterprise computing megatrends

Guy Whitcroft, CEO at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, talks about the megatrends in enterprise comping, and what resellers should do to stay on top of the game.

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Trends and Analysis

Formula One fast-tracking

The explosive arrival of Max Verstappen on the Formula One scene has again demonstrated how truly talented drivers are able to scale the ladder to motorsport’s pinnacle two (or more) steps at a time.

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Cut costs, boost productivity with smart document management

To most business owners, the term ‘budget’ is something of a dirty word, as it is always difficult to balance it out so that a little more of it falls on the right side of the ledger.

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Features

Rethinking cloud storage

The growing acceptance of cloud computing and storage are seeing decision-makers refining their backup strategies to be even more efficient and cost effective.

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NAS with personal cloud ideal for SMMEs

Cloud storage is a technology that at the outset was typically viewed as something for the consumer market alone.

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Product Showcase

Cat S60 debuts in SA

The world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera, and the world’s most waterproof smartphone – the Cat S60 - is now available.

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Asus takes gaming to a new level

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced Strix RX 480, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalised styling.

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Events/Report-backs

The road to 5G and IoT

The South African Telecommunications, Networking and Applications Conference (SATNAC) was held in George, with the focus on building 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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All things cloud at Huawei Connect 2016

Huawei held its biggest conference ever in Shanghai, bringing together 20 000 customers and partners to discuss directions in cloud, data centres and networking.

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