Time to revitalise strategic planning

In the current environment of global competition, sub-optimal growth, technology disruption, and political uncertainty, South African companies are finding it challenging to put an effective business strategy in place. But what can be done to address this need for...

SDS defines the future data centre

The concept of software defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of data that...

Beat lead generation challenges in Africa

Although Africa faces similar challenges when it comes to lead generation as many other emerging markets, there are also several challenges that are far more pronounced in the region, that require solutions that are specific to the continent. Africa’s infrastructure...

Improving office block security needn’t be complicated

Office blocks are quickly becoming more attractive as targets for criminals. Partly because office buildings often contain expensive equipment (such as computers, printers, televisions and other sorts of valuable technology) in addition to valuable supplies or...

New enterprise distributor of the year named

Tarsus Distribution has emerged as resellers’ favourite distributor in the enterprise survey in this year’s Channelwise Awards. In a closely-fought battle, Tarsus squeezed past runner-up Axiz at the finishing post, to win the award with 23% of the vote against 21%....

The voting is over, and the results are in …

The results of the annual Channelwise Awards once again reflect a dynamic and changing ICT market. Vendors jostled for position as the winners of the prestigious awards were announced this evening (16 March). The awards are based on the results of two online surveys:...

Pinnacle defends Channelwise Awards title

Pinnacle managed to retain its title as resellers’ favourite distributor in the SME/Consumer segment of the latest Channelwise Awards. Rectron took the top honours in the components category, with a healthy lead over runners-ups Axiz, Corex and Pinnacle. In the...

The scary truth about outdated ERP solutions

Are you or your clients using an outdated ERP solution that is putting the business’ data at risk? The truth is that many legacy ERP solutions were built using Visual Basic, a language that was discontinued in 1999. These systems also store data in flat-file...

Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to its growing cloud portfolio

Rectron, a leading South African distributor of IT products, has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to its portfolio, enabling clients to drive their Microsoft cloud business and grow their profitability. “In a business...

FMI gains speed, agility with Lenovo ThinkSystems

The insurance business is fast-paced and dynamic, so IT must provide fast processing and storage that’s both available and easy to manage. When Durban-based insurer FMI needed to refresh its existing IBM systems, it turned to long-time partner Network Configurations...

Social media to overcome digital skills gap

With 13-million South Africans on Facebook, 2,68-million on Instagram and 7,4-million users on Twitter, social media marketing is a key tool for reaching new audiences and boosting sales for any business. “It’s not just about ‘doing’ social media,” says Kiara Havenga,...

Digital personas integral to teaching

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they need to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas.  A digital persona is the personality one projects across...

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