Microsoft’s Azure Datacentres drive reseller opportunity

Microsoft has officially launched two Azure cloud data centres in South Africa, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, which is a gamechanger for Azure resellers, who can now offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance with local data residency. First Distribution,...

Opportunities to grow SMEs in 2019

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. By Viresh Harduth, vice-president: new customer acquisition (start-up and small business) for Sage Africa & Middle East Some of the challenges your...

Year of growth ahead for distribution

After a strong 12 months, experts are predicting continued channel growth for 2019, with digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution driving new opportunities - although macroeconomic headwinds including Brexit will inevitably have an impact. These are...

Why you should tap into the open source eco-system in 2019

There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology and...

Huawei launches public cloud from SA data centre

Huawei Cloud has become the first global public cloud provider offering commercial services from an operational data centre in Africa. The South African facility complies with Tier 3+ standards and uses Huawei’s high-performance chips and network devices. Huawei is...

Data security drives need for intelligent storage

Data protection is becoming a priority, as governments roll out new data security regulations with eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, some of them up to 4% of annual turnover. By Hayden Sadler, country manager of Infinidat, South Africa These regulations,...

Refurbish more and recycle less

There is a growing trend to rather refurbish than recycle, businesses are finding new ways to maximise profits through green initiatives. The days of simply disposing of old IT equipment are over, the responsible thing today is to implement a sustainable IT program by...

How automation can create value for people without destroying jobs

The growing maturity of intelligent automation technologies offers financial services companies an opportunity to drive more value for their customers and employees – and without the widescale destruction of jobs many people fear will accompany the rise of the...

Prospects for the 2019 F1 season

In addition to a raft of new technical regulations for 2019 which promise closer, more competitive racing, the upcoming Formula One season will also feature new driver pairings and the long-awaited arrival of Honda engines in the back of the Red Bull racers. By Graham...

Altron launches new VersaLink MFDs

Altron Bytes Document Solutions has released the Xerox VersaLink B7000 series of monochrome multifunctional devices (MFDs). The B7000 Series devices boast features and time saving technologies designed to speed up information sharing and reduce inefficient workflows....

Entry-level laser projectors from Epson

Epson has announced a range of new 3LCD laser projectors designed for meeting rooms, educational establishments and visitor attractions. The EB-L615U, EBL610U, EB-L610W, EB-L510U and EB-L400U are designed to replace existing lamp-based projectors in scenarios...

Acer’s Predator Thronos has landed

Acer Africa has announced the worldwide availability of its Predator Thronos gaming chair that has been engineered to work specifically with a set of components, including three 27-inch Predator display monitors, a customised Predator gaming PC and a range of premium...

Canon adds to projection possibilities

Canon’s newly-designed LX-MH502Z and the XEED 4K5020Z with the RS-SL07RST, a specially designed interchangeable 4K lens, will be on display in a show of enhanced commitment to 4K at ISE 2019. Canon demonstrate native 4K with two 4K5020Z projectors, one with the new 4K...

Users hope 5G will deliver faster connectivity

As smartphones become ubiquitous and more connected devices than ever before are launched, users are keen for networks to deliver better speeds – and are pinning their hopes on 5G. GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the...

AMD unveils high-performance processors

AMD highlighted new innovations in computing, gaming and visualisation technologies expected this year based on a combination of 7nm technology and advanced computing and graphics designs. During her CES 2019 keynote presentation, AMD President and CEO Dr Lisa Su...