Axiz scoops Distributor of the Year awards

Kathy Gibson reports – Axiz has swept the boards in the annual Channelwise Awards, scooping seven out of nine category awards as well as the top Distributor of the Year title. Resellers named Axiz their favourite distributor in the following categories: servers (with...

Microsoft’s Azure Datacentres drive reseller opportunity

Microsoft has officially launched two Azure cloud data centres in South Africa, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, which is a gamechanger for Azure resellers, who can now offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance with local data residency. First Distribution,...

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...

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...

If you’re not going digital, you’re going nowhere

Digital transformation is the future of any business. If you aren’t on the path towards a digital environment, you’re probably already behind your competitors and will start to lose relevance. By Dave Joyce, MD of Nimble Technologies It is critical for any...

AI, ML vital to tackling the data explosion

In 2019, it’s estimated we’ll generate more data than we did in the previous 5 000 years. Data is fast becoming the most valuable asset of any modern organisation, and while most have access to their internal data, they continue to experience challenges in deriving...

Drive success through innovative technologies

The modern IT industry is undergoing significant and exciting changes. As sophisticated emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) or augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) make headway in the commercial, corporate and private...

Get your start-up past the two-year mark

Starting a business is a risky business. According to Standard Bank, about 50% of all start-up businesses in South Africa fail within 24 months. By the 10-year mark, the number of successful start-ups dwindles to 9%. Why is this number so low? By Alex Roberts,...

Strategies for enhancing profit margins

Most value-added resellers (VARs) know that it’s getting tougher all the time to run a profitable business based on product sales alone. The competition is fiercer than ever, clients are shifting towards the cloud for a growing range of their business needs, and...

It’s time to move to the cloud with Azure

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Bluegrass Digital believes the new Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will reshape the cloud environment in Africa and will now provide the necessary infrastructure for rapid cloud adoption. Microsoft Azure is an...

Altron BDS wins Xerox MEA Partner of the Year Award

Altron Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), the largest Xerox distributor in the world, has won the Xerox Middle East & Africa (MEA) Partner of the Year Award, the Xerox Managed Print Excellence Award, and a shared award for Xerox Production Excellence for 2018. The...

IDC CIO Summit 2019

Digital determination was the theme at the IDC CIO Summit, held recently at Zimbali Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Kathy Gibson reports   Digital determination the new key to success In 2019, digital transformation is well advanced, with various degrees of success seen...

Huawei aims to enable global connectivity

By Kathy Gibson – Huawei is forging ahead with its vision of becoming the technology player behind connectedness around the world – and is using its own technology to digitally transform its business. Last week, the company announced revenues of more than...

The Channelwise Award Winners

All the winners from this year’s Channelwise awards! Read this month’s issue of Channelwise here now.

All the winners at the Channelwise Awards …

Kathy Gibson reports - The industry came out to find out which vendors are the resellers’ favourites in the annual Channelwise Awards The Channelwise Awards, now in their eighth year, have become South Africa’s leading barometer of how resellers view and collaborate...

Adobe Creative Cloud and the reseller opportunity

Adobe was the first major software company to completely move its product into the cloud, a bold move that many of its contemporaries are still hesitating over. For Adobe, the decision has paid off: the company is enjoying record revenues and a high level of repeat...