When women become their own worst enemies

Throughout history we’ve seen women who stood out above the rest. They excelled against all odds in a society or a sector which did not acknowledge their contribution, whether in politics or business. By Dr Renate Scherrer‚ MD of JvR Consulting Psychologists, and Dr...

10 ways to grow your customer base

Your customers are essential to your business’ success. And the more customers you have, the more sales and profit you’ll make. By Nikki Summers, regional director for Sage in East Africa Your focus and time should be split between keeping existing customers happy so...

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...

Point of sale spearheads retail’s drive to the future

Digitalisation has affected every business you can think of, with retail arguably among the most affected. With consumers today more tech-savvy and demanding than ever before, retailers have had to up their game to ensure they get shoppers into the store, engage their...

The future of retail is clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile...

SA moves to fourth industrial revolution

Kathy Gibson reports - Small innovation can have a dramatic impact on industries. This is the word from Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx, who cites the example of the US supermarket Piggly Wiggly, which pioneered self-service, shopping bags with handles and...

Cloud-to-things integration with OpenFog standard

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical...

Improved switch market bodes well for year ahead

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $6,29-billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), a healthy increase of 10.9% year over year, while routers saw $3,31-billion in revenue in 1Q18, a 1,4% decrease. These rates are according to...

Alonso’s quest for motorsport’s ‘holy grail’

Fernando Alonso – world champion in 2005 and ’06 - wants to be seen as a “complete” racing driver. This means competing successfully in events other than Formula One, as did the top drivers of bygone eras. By Graham Duxbury His objective is to secure motorsport’s...

Securing today’s smart homes

As an increasing number of devices and appliances that are Internet-enabled and contain sensors flood our homes, the humble burglar alarm now has a new cutting-edge competitor. By Simon Campbell-Young, MD of Credence Security Smart home security systems, which combine...

Nutanix launches new channel charter

Nutanix is officially launching its new channel charter, Power to the Partner, providing emphasis on partner investments in Nutanix rather than solely on revenue targets. In addition, the charter focuses on empowering Nutanix partners with the tools they need to...

Océ LabelStream 4000 series for labels, packaging

Canon has launched the new Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing,  embellishment and finishing units. With a productivity range of 950 - 1672 sqm/h the press combines the virtues of UV inkjet printing with...

Smarter LG Q7 offers more features

LG Electronics (LG) has launches the LG Q7, the newest Q series destined to refresh its popular Q6. The LG Q7 includes features such as Portrait mode, DTS:X Virtual Surround Sound, water and dust resistance and a fingerprint sensor on the back for added security as...

Dell Optiplex 7760 optimised for dual monitors

Dell EMC’s new all-in-one (AiO), the OptiPlex 7760 is now available from official distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC).  The new OptiPlex 7760 features a 27-inch InfinityEdge Glare-Free finish with optional: 4K Ultra HD with HDR and High-Gamut sRGB (standard...

Range of new mobiles from Asus

Asus has launched a number mobile devices. The ZenBook S (UX391) is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop that meets military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. With an ultrathin 12,9mm profile and ultralight 1kg all-metal unibody, the ZenBook S is finished...