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...

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...

Dell EMC Partner Summit: Cape Town

Business transformation is enabled by digital transformation, IT transformation, workforce transformation and security transformation. Dell EMC is sharing its products and solutions with top African partners at the Dell EMC Partner Summit in Cape Town. Kathy Gibson...

SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

The market for solid state drives (SSD) expected to gain traction over the coming years. This is due mainly to the benefits that SSD has over hard drives (HDD) such as high reliability and performance efficiency which are seeing the take-up of SSD in the data centre...

Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at...

Enterprise storage shipments, revenue up

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 13,7% year over year to just under $13,6-billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. ...

Now Fitbit is lighter and smarter

Fitbit has announced today the availability of Fitbit Versa, its lightest metal smartwatch, featuring a modern design, advanced health and fitness features, more than four days battery life, smart features people want most and cross platform compatibility. New Fitbit...

LG earns top Red Dot honours

LG Electronics received 21 honours at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards. The ultra-premium built-in Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range oven and the high-end LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector – which were judged among the best of 5 300 designs from 59 countries - were...

Netgear unveils next-generation security camera

The next generation of Netgear’s popular Arlo Pro “wire-free” security camera, the new Arlo Pro2, has been released. It features higher quality, 1080p HD video, a plug-in back-up solar power option, and support for applications such as Amazon Alexa which facilitates...