Gold recycling turns e-waste into art

Dell has announced what it believes to be an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the Latitude 5285 2-in-1s. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The...

2018 – what the new year holds for the channel …

The South African ICT channel faces yet another difficult year in 2018, with distributors, resellers and vendors all likely to find their revenues and margins coming under further pressure as end-customers cut back on their discretionary technology budgets. That’s...

SA’s Top Distribution Execs

Once again, Channelwise’s Three Wise Men – who between them have more than a century in the IT industry and channel – have put their heads together to come up with who they think are the country’s most influential and top distribution executives for 2017. The...

Meet the product managers

Invariably stuck between the rock that is vendors and the hard place that is the reseller sector, distribution Product Managers seldom get the recognition they deserve for doing what is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in the channel. But as has become...

The technology that will drive business

Kathy Gibson was at Accenture TechVision 2018 – Enterprises have to change the way they connect with customers and employees as technology fundamentally changes the business landscape. Pervasive connectivity is a reality, and for the most part this is good – but for...

Low-down on the budget

South Africa is facing perhaps its toughest budget yet, and the year ahead will be tough as citizens have to fork out for a record fiscal deficit. Kathy Gibson attended PwC’s pre-budget review to find out what we can expect As social, political and economic...

Africa: land of challenge and opportunity

What can the ICT industry expect to see in 2018, and how can players prepare for it? Kathy Gibson attended IDC Directions to find out more. Africa is a unique and very different market to do business in, but there are as many challenges as opportunities. “We live in a...

Baby monitoring breakthrough

A new Netgear ‘smart’, feature-rich baby monitoring system has been released by Duxbury Networking. Dubbed the Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera, the device goes far beyond traditional baby monitors to significantly improve the monitoring experience while providing...

Decision Inc is Qlik Partner of the Year

Decision Inc was awarded Qlik Partner of the Year 2017 for the second year in a row at the prestigious Qlik Partner Awards event. The award highlights the company’s impressive capabilities on the Qlik platform, providing clients with dynamic and relevant solutions to...

Aptronics is SUSE’s first African solution partner

SUSE, has named Aptronics as its first Solution Partner in South Africa for the solution areas of SUSE Enterprise Linux and Storage. Solution Partner is the highest tier in the SUSE Partner Program and is awarded to partners that demonstrate an acute understanding of...

Wintec appointed as Spot distributor

Wintec Solutions has been appointed as Spot distributor for sub-Saharan Africa. Established in 2008,Wintec has a portfolio of high involvement, technical brands, with a focus on the outdoor industry. Spot is a line of tracking products that allow users to track...

Acer introduces Synergy Partner Portal

Acer Africa has introduced Synergy, a bespoke rewards based program which will assist its partners to reach its internal and sales goals. The objective of Synergy is to motivate resellers to reach certain targets every quarter and offering tools like incentives and...

RS Components inks IDEC distribution deal

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has announced a distribution agreement with IDEC EMEA, a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial automation and control products. The deal between the two companies builds upon the longstanding and...

2018 – what the new year holds for the channel …

The South African ICT channel faces yet another difficult year in 2018, with distributors, resellers and vendors all likely to find their revenues and margins coming under further pressure as end-customers cut back on their discretionary technology budgets. That’s...

A year of potential for SA and the world

The arrival of hyperscale cloud data centres in South Africa, the commercial maturing of new interactions such as augmented reality, and the rise of the intelligent edge paint a promising picture for 2018. But these are not just local events - globally the next year...

Stay open about being open

There are some big things set to come in 2018. In fact, we are seeing numerous significant developments in the world of enterprise IT. These include the emergence of the container infrastructure ecosystem, a continued move to hybrid cloud and the growth in...