Gold recycling turns e-waste into art

Dell has announced what it believes to be an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the Latitude 5285 2-in-1s. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The...

2018 – what the new year holds for the channel …

The South African ICT channel faces yet another difficult year in 2018, with distributors, resellers and vendors all likely to find their revenues and margins coming under further pressure as end-customers cut back on their discretionary technology budgets. That’s...

SA’s Top Distribution Execs

Once again, Channelwise’s Three Wise Men – who between them have more than a century in the IT industry and channel – have put their heads together to come up with who they think are the country’s most influential and top distribution executives for 2017. The...

Meet the product managers

Invariably stuck between the rock that is vendors and the hard place that is the reseller sector, distribution Product Managers seldom get the recognition they deserve for doing what is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in the channel. But as has become...

Decision Inc is Qlik Partner of the Year

Decision Inc was awarded Qlik Partner of the Year 2017 for the second year in a row at the prestigious Qlik Partner Awards event. The award highlights the company’s impressive capabilities on the Qlik platform, providing clients with dynamic and relevant solutions to...

Aptronics is SUSE’s first African solution partner

SUSE, has named Aptronics as its first Solution Partner in South Africa for the solution areas of SUSE Enterprise Linux and Storage. Solution Partner is the highest tier in the SUSE Partner Program and is awarded to partners that demonstrate an acute understanding of...

Wintec appointed as Spot distributor

Wintec Solutions has been appointed as Spot distributor for sub-Saharan Africa. Established in 2008,Wintec has a portfolio of high involvement, technical brands, with a focus on the outdoor industry. Spot is a line of tracking products that allow users to track...

Acer introduces Synergy Partner Portal

Acer Africa has introduced Synergy, a bespoke rewards based program which will assist its partners to reach its internal and sales goals. The objective of Synergy is to motivate resellers to reach certain targets every quarter and offering tools like incentives and...

Game on the fly with Acer’s Predator Triton

Acer Africa has introduced the new Predator Triton 700, with a powerful 7th Gen Intel Core i71 Processor boasting innovative cooling and extreme power for an immersive gaming experience. The chassis measures in at only 18,9mm in width while the unibody aluminum...

Latitude 7212 is lightweight but rugged

Dell has launched the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet built to withstand the most brutal environments.   Backed by Dell’s global support and supply chain services, this intelligently tough tablet has been engineered to be lighter and more powerful than previous...

HP drives 3D with new products, partners

HP Inc has expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the new HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution. Designed for industrial-scale 3D manufacturing environments, the new solution significantly lowers overall operating costs while increasing production volume...

Xerox VersaLink is easy to use and secure

The Xerox VersaLink B400 printer comes with IT-free installation wizards so it’s easy to set up and get running. It combines stringent security features with ease of use. A customisable 5-inch colour touchscreen lets users swipe through tasks and functions with...

Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25

Lenovo has debuted a limited-edition ThinkPad to celebrate 25 years of design and engineering innovation. The ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 is a modern incarnation of the classic design and includes iconic “retro” features such as a backlit 7-row ThinkPad Classic...

New interactive smart boards from Ricoh

Ricoh SA has brought two new smart boards to market (75-inch 4K and 65-inch HD) that enhance its collaboration and communication portfolio. The smart boards are an integral component of digitalised offices and the deep interconnectivity people increasingly require to...

Zebra mobile computer for SMEs

Zebra Technologies has launched the TC20, a rugged, value-driven mobile computer designed to meet the specific needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The TC20 is a light, durable and long-lasting mobile device developed for indoor use for SMBs in sectors...

Tight budgets require innovation

Budgets are tight and businesses need to be innovative when purchasing electronics or trying to find the right tools and technologies to meet their unique requirements. Rather than trying to reduce the budget, they should focus on the importance of spending their...