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...

What threats are coming at us next?

Arguably the biggest cybersecurity threat facing organisations is their people, often falling victim to attacks through ignorance. But there are also some new and frightening threats on the horizon. By Kathy Gibson According to IDC, ransomware is still a major threat...

IoT adds to security threats

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding to include a previously undreamed of amount of connected devices – cars, toys, medical devices, home appliances – and all these smart things connecting to the Web have to be secured. Unfortunately, security...

Impersonation attacks are on the rise

Both known and unknown attacks, as well as spam, are continuing to get through incumbent email security systems. This is among the findings from Mimecast’s most recent quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a test measures the effectiveness of email security...

Strengthening the human weakness

Insider threats are one of the trickiest threats to detect and fight effectively, and are a top concern for businesses of all types, particularly those that house sensitive customer data. Unlike hackers, insider threats don’t have to write complicated malware to...

Mustek: 30 years on and still going strong

30 years ago, IT distributor Mustek opened for business. By Kathy Gibson The modest business of components distribution has changed a number of times since then, mirroring the many shifts that the industry has undergone. Not long after it started the components...

Africa needs to future-proof itself

Africa’s leaders are not sufficiently addressing the continent’s multiple challenges, leaving a leadership vacuum that is proving difficult to fill. This was the word from a panel on Leadership in an Era of Disruption at the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa. The...

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