How to prepare for – and survive – late payments

Late payments, bad debt and unexpected expenses are just some reasons why small businesses run into cash flow problems, which can impact their sustainability and profitability. By Charles Pittaway, MD of Sage Pay A recent study by Sage – ‘Late Payments: The Domino...

Do healthy office buildings equal healthy employees?

Associate Professor Sanchen Henning at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) reflects on whether the drive for sustainable and optimal workspaces might overshadow a greater issue of staff wellness. A famous chiro-practitioner, BJ Palmer, stated that...

How tech will shape the world in 2018

A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it...

New enterprise distributor of the year named

Tarsus Distribution has emerged as resellers’ favourite distributor in the enterprise survey in this year’s Channelwise Awards. In a closely-fought battle, Tarsus squeezed past runner-up Axiz at the finishing post, to win the award with 23% of the vote against 21%....

Office Equipment in the Digital Age

All the action from the Channelwise Awards and golf day, IBM reinvents its channel and a report-back on the road to digitalisation with Dell EMC.

Time to revitalise strategic planning

In the current environment of global competition, sub-optimal growth, technology disruption, and political uncertainty, South African companies are finding it challenging to put an effective business strategy in place. But what can be done to address this need for...

How do businesses feel about Managed Security Services?

What if the business’ security systems go down – and there isn’t the right internal knowledge or staff member to get things back up and running? This could become a worrying reality or concern for organisations across the board, as the threat landscape continues to...

SDS defines the future data centre

The concept of software defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of data that...

What you can do to mitigate cybersecurity risks

Cybercrime will cost the global economy $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to the Cybersecurity Ventures' 2017 Annual Cybercrime Report. That kind of value can be difficult to visualise, but it is the combined wealth of every billionaire on earth. It is more than...

Pinnacle offers Bitrate’s Hillstone Network firewalls

In the aftermath of numerous ransomware threats hitting ICT networks across the globe, it has become vital for every enterprise network security professional to implement comprehensive layers of defence. “One of the biggest challenges in today’s enterprise solutions...

Driving ethics and environmental sustainability

Globalisation, social media and the Internet have given birth to active citizenry where unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices are widely criticised in very public forums, often with a resultant boycott by consumers.  Despite regulatory frameworks and the...

Data centres and the shift to commodity

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled with data...

Beat lead generation challenges in Africa

Although Africa faces similar challenges when it comes to lead generation as many other emerging markets, there are also several challenges that are far more pronounced in the region, that require solutions that are specific to the continent. Africa’s infrastructure...

Improving office block security needn’t be complicated

Office blocks are quickly becoming more attractive as targets for criminals. Partly because office buildings often contain expensive equipment (such as computers, printers, televisions and other sorts of valuable technology) in addition to valuable supplies or...

ESET South Africa awards top partners

ESET South Africa recently recognised partners for their innovation and leadership, as well as their commitment, to growing their business and the ESET brand in South Africa. Through its  partner network, ESET’s security solutions are now available in more than 200...

Kallie Douglas joins DCC

Kallie Douglas has been appointed the new product manager for Lexmark at Drive Control Corporation (DCC).  He will be responsible for Lexmark’s hardware and consumables business to the South African channel. Douglas comes with a wealth of channel experience and hopes...