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Don’t ignore these enterprise computing megatrends

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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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How lean technology can save your business

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Businesses will not survive, if they don’t start adopting a lean mindset (start small, fail fast if you will), writes Craig Terblanche, regional director of OutSystems South Africa.

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UC&C presents new opportunities for skilled resellers

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Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking, explains that it’s difficult to quantify the magnitude of the current explosion in mobile data traffic.

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IoT at the centre of the business

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The power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect us to everyday objects and allow them to send and receive data has the potential to change the way we buy, sell, manage and service goods and commodities.

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What's New

Mustek and Optoma forge new partnership in SA

Optoma, a designer and manufacturer of projection and audio products, has formed a new distribution partnership with Mustek, for its operations in South Africa.

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Kolok strengthens mobile product offering

Mobile accessory and peripheral brands Volkano and Amplify are now available to the channel from Kolok, an ICT distributor and Bidvest company.  With mobile technology continuing to drive market demand for complimentary accessories, both Amplify and Volkano offer a wide range of products to fit today’s on-the-go lifestyle.

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Thought Leadership

A reputable partner adds value to telcos

As businesses start to take advantage of bandwidth-intensive technology, Tier 1 carriers in the telecommunications sector (telcos) need to ensure that they have the capability meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, writes Eckart Zollner, head of business development at Jasco.

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SMEs impact on cloud service providers

Small and medium businesses (SMB) need innovative, complex, layered security in depth at the application level for their cloud-based applications and services in an emerging world of significantly ramped up global, and sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber-attacks.

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Trends and Analysis

Deep Throat: behind the scenes in the channel

Ever wondered about the story behind the story?

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Channel Chunder: Are product managers endangered?

Although product managers in distribution (Channelwise July’s cover story) have come to be regarded as “heroes” in the IT channel, the rapidly-changing technological landscape characterised by trends such as “virtualisation”, the “cloud”, “seamless connectivity” and the “Internet of Things” are beginning to create an impression that traditional hardware, software and peripheral products are no longer that relevant and therefore may not need to be managed in the same way as they were in the past.

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Features

5G: who’s in the driver’s seat?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks.

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5G could bridge the digital divide

The advent of technology forces such as big data, analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing to support digitisation in business brought about next generation connectivity infrastructure.

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Product Showcase

Quality and productivity with bizhub 758

Konica Minolta South Africa has launched the new bizhub 758 monochrome multifunctional device - successor to the bizhub 754e –to meet high-volume demands while remaining reliable, versatile, eco-friendly and efficient.

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New MFP flagship from Canon

Canon has released its next generation multifunctional devices, the imageRunner Advance C5500 Series, featuring five colour A3 multifunctional devices – imageRunner Advance C5535, imageRunner Advance C5535i, imageRunner Advance C5540i, imageRunner Advance C5550i and imageRunner Advance C5560.

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Events/Report-backs

Fujitsu focuses on innovation, digitalisation

Human-centric innovation was the topic at the centre of discussions at the Fujitsu World Tour in Johannesburg.

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SAP aims to partner on cloud solutions

SAP may not be traditionally known for its channel partnering, but the company is driving a channel-centric go-to-market for its applications and cloud services.

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