E-commerce shows resellers the way

Consumer e-commerce companies are setting a new pace for B2B IT resellers. Technology resellers operating in the business-to-business market are coming under pressure to offer a customer experience that more closely resembles the seamless, on-demand interactions...

A new role for the stokvel

South Africans are well-known for their participation in stokvel saving schemes where members contribute a fixed monthly amount that is paid out to a specific member on a specified date. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, says employers...

IT and the change that’s needed

Almost every enterprise today is taking advantage of cloud computing in some form or other. The ‘as a service’ world, where software, platform, infrastructure and more are offered on a pay-as-you-use model, offers business benefits that are simply too significant to...

How to redress black business participation

The public sector needs to afford South African black businesses opportunities that will ensure the sustainability and self-reliance of the country. This is the word from says Jasco’s MD in the Business Development Cluster, Thapelo Petje. Petje says government knows...

What the decriminalisation of cannabis means for the workplace

Following the Constitutional Court’s Prince judgment, cannabis use, possession and cultivation in South Africa has been decriminalised with adult persons now permitted to use, possess and cultivate cannabis in a private place for personal consumption. By Lizle...

Get more cyber-savvy in OT

Organisations running operational technology (OT) are coming under cyberattack, with malware sending shockwaves through  sectors such as oil & gas, utilities, chemical manufacturing, waste management, mining and more. So said Datacentrix security business unit...

Times and threats have changed but anti-spam is still a ‘thing’

Email remains the most common vector of attack for hackers, and so spam will never go out of fashion. What this means for companies and all email users for that matter is that anti-spam is still very much a thing. Not only is it necessary to have anti-spam but it is...

Competing effectively against major players

Competing against major players in the industry is a huge challenge for SMEs who face barriers in terms of access to funding and finding the right skills for their businesses. The majority of skilled individuals are employed by the public sector and large enterprises...

Tech made easy for SMEs

Small business owners have more than enough to worry about than managing their IT systems. However, to be competitive in today’s high tech business environment it is crucial that they choose the right IT solutions. Justin Trent, CEO of Cloudbox, says the company is...

Lenovo DCG has the winning formula

The Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) has taken its product line from also-ran to pack leader in just four years. With an impressive 141 top-performing benchmarks as of June 2019 (see following article), Lenovo DCG is justifiably proud of the strides it has made. Jim...

End founders conflict before it starts

Around 65% of high-potential start-ups fail due to co-founder conflict. However, these conflicts can easily be prevented if entrepreneurs arm themselves with a few simple tools. “Early stage founders are often unaware of what topics, interactions or decisions could...

Digital transformation for technology resellers

With end-user IT spend rapidly shifting from on-premise technology towards software-as-a-service (SaaS) and the cloud, the channel is coming under growing pressure to embrace digital transformation. Channel partners that embrace this imperative today will be able to...