Digitalisation: the road ahead for the channel

Companies across the board are looking to digitalisation as the new way of doing business. Digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are being touted as the way forward for successful companies. While the IT industry is selling the concepts and tools...

Different options for financing your business

With several available options to finance your business, figuring out which is best for you can be both daunting and confusing. Entrepreneurs typically hate asking for finance, which often means that they'll pick the "path of least resistance" rather than the correct...

Simple ways to scale up your business

Starting a business is one thing. Scaling up a successful start-up is a whole different ball game, writes Viresh Harduth, vice-president: new customer acquisition (SMEs) for Africa & Middle East. Business owners need new skills and focus areas to generate sustainable...

Make sure your clients pay on time

Late payments are a constant worry for a lot of businesses, particularly smaller ones. By Colin Timmis, head of accounting SA at Xero Deadlines are often legal obligations and yet late payments persist. Sometimes they’re late because of other payments being delayed:...

How to modernise your organisation

There is no question that companies need to transform their technology stacks, both to improve their competitiveness and to remain relevant in the market. Studies confirm that digitally transformed companies are able to bring new products to market 44 times faster and...

Digital disruption and its impact on ICT companies

As a technology company, we spend a vast amount of our energy on advising our clients, in various sectors, on the ways that they can smartly adopt new technologies, business models and mindsets in order to survive the onslaught of digital disruption. By Mpumi Nhlapo,...

Experiences that match expectations

It’s all about the experience. From bootstrapped start-ups to the largest enterprises, companies across digital commerce are seeking to gain a competitive edge through a better customer experience. By Nick Durrant, MD of Bluegrass Digital But, as fast as companies can...

NU in B-BBEE deal, new corporate ID

Networks Unlimited has announced a 53% broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) deal with The Love Trust, a South African non-profit organisation that delivers Christian-based education to vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities. The Love Trust was...

It’s business as usual at KDZA … except where it isn’t

At Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa (KDZA), it’s business as usual on steroids. Ex-GM, Wayne Holborn, left in March 2018 and new GM, Werner Engelbrecht, took over the day-to-day running of the business. “Business as usual” in this sense means that KDZA is still...

Deep Throat: Altron transformation continues apace

Interesting to watch the transformation of Altron under the leadership of former Microsoft SA and MTN SA supremo Mteto Nyati. Having disposed of some of the company’s more traditional business entities such as Powertech Transformers, CBI Telecom Cables and Altech UEC,...

Growing up tech ..

Michael Xie, founder, president and chief technology officer of Fortinet shares some pointers on how to raise a tech business successfully As many teenagers can attest to, growing up isn’t easy. In my experience, neither is nurturing a tech business. As firms that...

Targus launches Spy Guard webcam

Targus South Africa has launched its Spy Guard webcam cover into the South African market to help customers further protect themselves against hackers. Once attached, the Spy Guard cover stays securely in place, easily sliding open and closed to access video...

Samsung adds theatre-like sound

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature an additional speaker at the top of the phone for stereo sound with much better bass performance, less distortion at high volumes and access to Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. The devices also allow users to set up their...

Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless offers more camera for less

Fujifilm has launched its Fujifilm X-T100, the entry-level addition to the company’s X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras. Sporting a retro and stylish design, Fujifilm X-T100 features include a tilting rear LCD touchscreen, built-in wireless and Bluetooth...

Cloud-ready enterprise protection from DCC

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has introduced the Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300, a new platform specifically designed to deliver enterprise-level data protection to SMEs and large organisations’ remote/branch offices. With the new Data Domain DD3300, Dell offers...

New ZenBook Pro from ASUS

ASUS has announced the new ZenBook Pro Series, a family of high-performance laptops for professionals that introduces the futuristic new ScreenPad. ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-colour touchscreen to offer new ways of interacting...