Jim Holland takes over Lenovo data centre business

Distribution stalwart Jim Holland will be taking over the leadership of Lenovo’s data centre business unit. Holland, currently the executive for HPE and Micro Focus at Axiz, will take up his new position on 1 July. Thibault Dousson, GM of Lenovo South Africa, confirms...

Lenovo signs up motor sports sponsorships

Lenovo has signed up as the technology sponsor for two of the biggest names in motor sports, Ducati and Scuderia Ferrari. Lenovo has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Ducati Team competing in the MotoGP World Championship. Starting with the 2018 season,...

New regional head for Westcon-Comstor

Tidiane Lo has been appointed as director of Westcon sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement follows a strategic realignment of the company’s African business and will provide additional leadership to help the organisation realise its goal to be the premier value-added...

Pinnacle offers Bitrate’s Hillstone Network firewalls

In the aftermath of numerous ransomware threats hitting ICT networks across the globe, it has become vital for every enterprise network security professional to implement comprehensive layers of defence. “One of the biggest challenges in today’s enterprise solutions...

ESET South Africa awards top partners

ESET South Africa recently recognised partners for their innovation and leadership, as well as their commitment, to growing their business and the ESET brand in South Africa. Through its  partner network, ESET’s security solutions are now available in more than 200...

Kallie Douglas joins DCC

Kallie Douglas has been appointed the new product manager for Lexmark at Drive Control Corporation (DCC).  He will be responsible for Lexmark’s hardware and consumables business to the South African channel. Douglas comes with a wealth of channel experience and hopes...

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...

RS Components inks IDEC distribution deal

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, has announced a distribution agreement with IDEC EMEA, a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial automation and control products. The deal between the two companies builds upon the longstanding and...

Who would want to be a reseller?

In speaking to some in the South African channel over the past few weeks, many channel veterans have proclaimed that 2017 is, without doubt, the toughest year they have ever faced in their decades-long channel careers. With political and economic conditions seemingly...

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