Supply chain faces automation disruption

Even though automation can enable warehouses to support the same-day and next-day delivery expectations of customers, companies first need to have complete visibility of how their existing supply chain is structured. After all, they cannot embrace future innovation if...

Massdiscounters enables true omnichannel business model

With changing customer aspirations forcing retailers to quickly adapt their value propositions; improve convenience; and deliver true omnichannel customer experiences; retailers are seeking technology partners that can help them digitise their entire business...

Continuous Next the way forward for IT…

Kathy Gibson is at Gartner Symposium in Cape Town – Digital transformation has impacted the entire enterprise, and winners are those that can constantly adapt to change – that can live in the Continuous Next. “How will you rise to that challenge?” Mike Harris,...

Entrepreneurship can lift more South Africans out of poverty

Entrepreneurship is often positioned as a solution for South Africa’s unemployment crisis, yet it will only make a real difference to job creation and the country’s economy if larger organisations and government give newly-minted entrepreneurs the support they need to...

Power of partnerships delivers value in a world of data complexity

The power of partnerships has become very clear in the digitally disrupted world. By Lisa Strydom, channel manager lead at Veeam Businesses in a whole host of sectors are busily working with technology providers to create innovative and exciting propositions, using...

3D printing spend to reach $23bn

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows global spending on 3D printing (including hardware, materials, software, and services) growing to $23-billion in 2022 with a five-year compound annual...

Printer sales end 12-month decline

Sales of printer hardware through distributors in Western Europe (WE) during Q2 2018 were up by 3% year-on-year – the only positive year-on-year performance for imaging products in the past year, according to the latest distribution data published by Context....

Epson’s EcoTank range set for growth

Epson has announced that global sales figures for its innovative high-capacity Ink Tank Inkjet printer range, EcoTank, exceeded 30 million units since the range was first launched in Indonesia in October 2010. By the end of FY17 (ended March 2018), the company had...

New monochrome products from Lexmark

Lexmark has announced the availability of a new generation of mid-range monochrome single function and MFP products. With sturdy metal frames and long-lasting components, the MS and MX 320, 420, 520, and 620 Series of devices offer reliability, durability and duty...

Large format printers from Canon

Canon Europe has launched the new imagePrograf TM Series of large format inkjet printers for customers producing CAD, GIS and poster applications. The new imagePrograf TM Series features eight different models, all aimed at customers printing low- to mid-volumes. The...

Canon launches Océ ColorWave 3000

Canon Europe has launched the new Océ ColorWave 3000 series of large format printers for customers specialising in CAD, GIS and short-term graphic arts applications. The new Océ ColorWave 3000 series comprises two different models: the Océ ColorWave 3500 and the Océ...

All-weather surge protection from Dehn Africa

Dehn Africa has launched the DEHNpatch outdoor, an all-in-one solution consisting of surge protection, enclosure and mounting bracket. DEHNpatch outdoor offers protection for use in outdoor or industrial applications, including: IP/PTZ security and process cameras;...

Channel Chunder: The human factor will never be replaced by AI

Once again the world at large is being subjected to a barrage of marketing hyperbole as the IT industry ramps up the clichés, acronyms and jargon specially designed to convince users to invest in the latest and greatest technology “yet conceived by mankind”. We are...

Daniel Ricciardo: legend of the F1 honey badger

Daniel Ricciardo rocked the Formula One firmament with his bombshell announcement of a move to the Renault team for 2019. By Graham Duxbury It was widely accepted that the Australian, who carries an image of the honey badger, his nickname, on his helmet, would re-sign...

The new cyber frontier: identity monitoring

The term “identity theft” has been around for 50 years, but it wasn’t until technology made it a common crime that the average person had to worry about how identity theft could affect them. Statistics from the South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) show that...