3D printing spend to reach $23bn

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows global spending on 3D printing (including hardware, materials, software, and services) growing to $23-billion in 2022 with a five-year compound annual...

Printer sales end 12-month decline

Sales of printer hardware through distributors in Western Europe (WE) during Q2 2018 were up by 3% year-on-year – the only positive year-on-year performance for imaging products in the past year, according to the latest distribution data published by Context....

Five common archiving mistakes

With the rise in ransomware, phishing and other cyberattacks, email archiving has never been more critical. A secure archive is the most important repository of corporate memory, and key insight and knowledge lies within it. It’s also an essential component of an...

Kolok SA transforms delivery capabilities

Kolok, a division of Bidvest Paper Plus, invested in Trackmatic’s Driver-Led Visibility technology to transform operations and improve their supply chain visibility. Since January 2018, the organisation has seen a 39% increase in on-time departures, a 50% increase in...

Massdiscounters enables true omnichannel business model

With changing customer aspirations forcing retailers to quickly adapt their value propositions; improve convenience; and deliver true omnichannel customer experiences; retailers are seeking technology partners that can help them digitise their entire business...

The technology driving big advantages for SMMEs

Deciding to take the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship is a scary prospect, but also one that holds incredible promise – if founders play their cards right. By Sacha Matulovich, sales and marketing director for Connection Telecom Despite shaky economies around...

Don’t miss out on Black Friday

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest Black Friday search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. “South African retailers first began promoting the Thanksgiving weekend double bill...

Why terms and conditions are important for the business

Terms and conditions are often overlooked or not drafted in detail when entering into a business agreement with potential customers. One would think that all entrepreneurs and business owners would always insist on signing proper agreements and read the ones that come...

African consumers in mobile mindshift

Today’s consumers rely on their mobile devices not just for communication but to perform a growing range of functions online; provided they get a seamlessend-to-end experience. By Sherry Zameer, senior vice-president: IoT solutions for CISMEA Region at Gemalto...

Adapting workspaces to new ‘personas’

The workplace is progressively becoming more about how people connect digitally, and less so about the bricks and mortar that make up an office building. By Joanne Shields, head of operations at BT in Africa The latest BT CEO survey highlighted that digital...

Skin patches: the ultimate wearable

Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic devices. They deploy electronic components, including sensors and actuators with appropriate processing, energy storage and communication, directly onto the body, typically attached...

Specialised mobile form factors offer new opportunities

Mobile computer unit shipments in South Africa continue to be driven by all-purpose, workhorse notebooks, but resellers have opportunities to grow margins by seeding demand for more specialised form factors among their customer bases. This is the word from Mark...

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