IT’s impact on African politics

As Africa’s technology ecosystem continues to evolve, so does its impact on the continent’s politics. By Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Intact Software Distribution Africa is transitioning from the edges to the centre of the global economy, and technology is playing a...

Best of British?

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world drivers’ championship in 2017 by winning a season-long battle with Sebastian Vettel. By Graham Duxbury Undoubtedly, Hamilton is a worthy winner and rightfully deserves his new title as Britain’s most successful driver. However,...

F1’s big buyout: is it paying off?

Formula One faced its biggest shakeup in many decades when US TV giant Liberty Media took control in early 2017, in a deal said to be worth around $8-billion. By Graham Duxbury The company quickly installed former 21st Century Fox executive Chase Carey as chairman and...

Cyber insurance: an opportunity for resellers

Cyber breaches are becoming a reality for businesses across the board. As cyber crooks swell in numbers and employ more complex and sophisticated methods to achieve their evil ends, businesses are under pressure to protect their valuable data and systems. By Simon...

Channel Chunder: An honourable league of gentlemen

…  but what about the reality of dealing with corruption Asking the top 10 most influential executives in the South Africa IT distribution sector (this month’s cover story) to provide insights into the future and to answer some retrospective questions about...

Rethinking sales planning for the digital age

Technological disruption in business continues to march forward. No longer an optional, “nice-to-have”, technological disruption is a critical business enabler, without which no organisation can hope to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive markets. It has been...

Innovations spawned by the fierce competition of motorsport

Ironically, in the light of Honda’s current failure to produce a race-winning Formula One car, it was the marque’s founder who said that “racing improves the breed”. Soichiro Honda was a firm believer in using the lessons learned on the race tracks of the world to...

Innovative and forward thinking security

There’s only one thing we can say with any certainty about cyber security, and that is that cyber criminals are always one step ahead of security vendors.  By Simon Campbell-Young, MD of Intact Software Distribution They are innovating more quickly than businesses are...

Deep Throat: New HPE MD comes off the bench …

One of our trusty little tweeters reliably informs us that the local subsidiary of HP Enterprise could have a new MD in the next couple of weeks. Following the departure of Pieter Bensch to join Sage as its executive VP for Africa and the Middle East from 1 November,...

Channel Chunder: Ask not what you can do for me …

As my esteemed editor seems to suggest in the covering brief to this month’s cover story, (Product Managers), the IT distribution sector- along with the rest of the national economy – is facing an extremely stern challenge given today’s shaky economic climate and a...

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