Opportunities to grow SMEs in 2019

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. By Viresh Harduth, vice-president: new customer acquisition (start-up and small business) for Sage Africa & Middle East Some of the challenges your business...

Year of growth ahead for distribution

After a strong 12 months, experts are predicting continued channel growth for 2019, with digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution driving new opportunities - although macroeconomic headwinds including Brexit will inevitably have an impact. These are...

Why you should tap into the open source eco-system in 2019

There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology and...

How will automation, AI and IoT shape user experience?

According to Gartner, customer experience (CX) - more than products or solutions - is the new battlefront for business, with 81% of marketers saying that by 2020 they expect to be competing mostly or completely on the basis of CX. However, with customer expectations...

Calling all resellers: cast your vote now

It’s that time of the year when the Channelwise Awards recognise and salute the cream of our industry. The annual awards are based on the valued and trusted opinion of South Africa’s reseller community. “Please take the time to do the survey and vote to ensure that...

Intel debuts new platforms, technologies

Intel has provided details on its upcoming mobile PC platform with the first volume of the company’s 10nm processor, code-named “Ice Lake”. Built on Intel’s new Sunny Cove CPU microarchitecture, Ice Lake is expected to deliver a new level of technology integration on...

Tech revenue to reach record $398bn

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fast connectivity – critical ingredients for the next era of category leaders such as smartphones, smart home devices and smart speakers – will drive the US consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $398-billion in retail...

Lenovo shows off CES 2019 line-up

Lenovo has announced a new group of intelligent devices from across its portfolio – products designed to transform and improve the way people live, work, and play. Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant – Lenovo has teamed up with Google again – this time to...

Survival of the fittest

It's a wrap from the Consumer Electronics Show; What you need to do in 2019, and our February product showcase. Read this month's Channelwise here.

Calling all resellers: cast your vote now

It’s that time of the year when the Channelwise Awards recognise and salute the cream of our industry. The annual awards are based on the valued and trusted opinion of South Africa’s reseller community. “Please take the time to do the survey and vote to ensure that...

Year of growth ahead for distribution

After a strong 12 months, experts are predicting continued channel growth for 2019, with digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution driving new opportunities - although macroeconomic headwinds including Brexit will inevitably have an impact. These are...

The future of security: to 2019 and beyond

From the record-breaking number of data breaches to the implementation of a new European data protection law which has global ramifications, 2018 has proven a memorable year for the cybersecurity industry. And there have been plenty of lessons served up for the...

DCC wins SonicWall distribution

Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has been appointed an official distributor for SonicWall, a leading security solution provider that protects more than one million networks across the globe. Available immediately to South African and SADC channel partners, DCC will be...

Axiz partners on high throughput satellite

In what it believes is an African channel first, Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Jacques Malherbe, Axiz chief technology officer and managing executive of Advanced...

First Distribution signs up Crowdstrike

First Distribution has announced a partnership with cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider Crowdstrike. Customers will now have greater access to CrowdStrike’s comprehensive range of cyber security solution, including the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, the new...

South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider. By Doug Woolley, GM, Dell EMC Southern Africa Suffice to say, SA and its neighbours will soon have access to the same digital power,...