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...

How will automation, AI and IoT shape user experience?

According to Gartner, customer experience (CX) - more than products or solutions - is the new battlefront for business, with 81% of marketers saying that by 2020 they expect to be competing mostly or completely on the basis of CX. However, with customer expectations...

SMEs key to igniting SA’s economy

The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. By Chetan Goshalia, chief sales and marketing officer at SqwidNet In Brazil, more than 16 million small to micro enterprises make up around 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). In...

Survival of the fittest

It's a wrap from the Consumer Electronics Show; What you need to do in 2019, and our February product showcase. Read this month's Channelwise here.

Calling all resellers: cast your vote now

It’s that time of the year when the Channelwise Awards recognise and salute the cream of our industry. The annual awards are based on the valued and trusted opinion of South Africa’s reseller community. “Please take the time to do the survey and vote to ensure that...

The future of security: to 2019 and beyond

From the record-breaking number of data breaches to the implementation of a new European data protection law which has global ramifications, 2018 has proven a memorable year for the cybersecurity industry. And there have been plenty of lessons served up for the...

DCC wins SonicWall distribution

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has been appointed an official distributor for SonicWall, a leading security solution provider that protects more than one million networks across the globe. Available immediately to South African and SADC channel partners, DCC will be...

Axiz partners on high throughput satellite

In what it believes is an African channel first, Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Jacques Malherbe, Axiz chief technology officer and managing executive of Advanced...

First Distribution signs up Crowdstrike

First Distribution has announced a partnership with cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider Crowdstrike. Customers will now have greater access to CrowdStrike’s comprehensive range of cyber security solution, including the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, the new...

South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider. By Doug Woolley, GM, Dell EMC Southern Africa Suffice to say, SA and its neighbours will soon have access to the same digital power,...

Data proliferation, pricing struggles and potential …

South Africa’s 2018 Q2 and Q3 negative economic growth means that the country’s economy is in a technical recession. And, while business services is one sphere showing growth (of 1,9%, along with finance and real estate), this does not mean that the ICT sector – a...

Growth in Africa drives the channel

The channel market is changing. Not only are we seeing a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But we are also seeing that new lines of business today are...

Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

Despite challenging economic conditions in 2018, South Africans still managed to spend around R32 120 per second at retail stores recording sector growth of 0,7% year-on-year since September 2017. By Cecil Ungerer, chief sales officer: in-store advertising innovators...

Graphic display controllers for HMI application development

RS Components has introduced two new graphic display controller ICs from Bridgetek that target the development of next-generation graphics displays for human machine interface (HMI) applications. The BT815/816 controllers are the third generation of embedded video...

New cameras from Sony

Sony’s new RX100 VI Cybershot camera is portable, flexible and fast, delivering sharpness at all focal lengths (24-70mm and 70-200mm. It also includes With Sony’s High-density Tracking auto-focus technology, continuous high-speed shooting, Anti-Distortion Shutter and...