Top Stories

Who would want to be a reseller?

In speaking to some in the South African channel over the past few weeks, many channel veterans have proclaimed that 2017 is, without doubt, the toughest year they have ever faced in their decades-long channel careers.

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Africa needs to future-proof itself

Africa’s leaders are not sufficiently addressing the continent’s multiple challenges, leaving a leadership vacuum that is proving difficult to fill.

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Zuma unpacks radical economic transformation

Radical economic transformation will drive inclusive growth in Africa.

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Enabling digital disruption in Africa

Innovation is key to growing the African economy, and digital startups are starting to make an impact.

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What's New

What threats are coming at us next?

Arguably the biggest cybersecurity threat facing organisations is their people, often falling victim to attacks through ignorance.

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IoT adds to security threats

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding to include a previously undreamed of amount of connected devices - cars, toys, medical devices, home appliances - and all these smart things connecting to the Web have to be secured.

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Thought Leadership

Deep Throat ...

Mustek group branches out … like we told you In a piece in March under the headline “Old dog, new tricks” we hinted that the Mustek group was about to embark on an acquisition outside of its normal sphere of pure hardware and software distribution.

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Phishing, vishing DDoS on the rise

As cybercriminals turn their attentions to new ways to achieve their malicious ends, South African businesses can expect to see a surge in a variety of attacks.

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Trends and Analysis

IT and storage trends to look out for

Mark Bregman, senior vice-president and chief technology officer of NetApp, outlines where he sees the industry going in 2017 The explosion of data in today’s digital economy has resulted in a fundamental shift from using data to run the business to recognising that data is the business.

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Flash robust as overall storage market drops

Total EMEA external storage systems revenue fell 5,1% year over year to $1,49-billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker 3Q16.

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Features

Corex transforms to a R1bn heavyweight

Since the humble beginnings of the distribution channel in South Africa, one of the first aspirations of any major distributor has been to achieve the “magical” R1-billion revenue mark.

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Components still core to COREX success

When COREX started trading just over 15 years ago, it’s main focus was on the components market – a sector where it has gained an unsurpassed reputation – and components still remain very much a core part of its business and future strategy.

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Product Showcase

New generation Touch Cardio fitness tracker from TomTom

TomTom has lauched TomTom Touch Cardio, which monitors heart rate while tracking daily step counts, the number of calories burned, sleep and active time.

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Samsung debuts premium QED TVs

Samsung’s latest premium line-up of QLED TVs are now available, comprising three series: the Q7, Q8 and Q9, available in a combination of flat and curved models.

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Events/Report-backs

Digital transformation top of mind

For the first time since the merger, Dell EMC held a conference that showed of the combined company and highlighted the strategic and technological direction the company will be taking.

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Dell EMC Forum

Dell EMC in South Africa has hosted its first major event as a combined company.

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