Responsible recycling the answer to plastic pollution

Moves by retailers and shopping malls to ban plastic shopping bags are simplistic, rash responses to a complex problem. What’s required is a rational solution to the genuine crisis of plastic pollution, not an emotional reaction. By Anton Hanekom, executive director...

The informal sector a misunderstood and untapped opportunity

Nyameko Njoli woke up one day believing he could be a great businessman and run a successful accounting consultancy. “I sold the idea to my wife and quit my job. The first two months were exciting – I even secured my first client. But then reality set in and I soon...

The impact of free trade on Africa’s economic development

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has the potential to shift Africa from being an aid-dependent continent to becoming an investment-dependent continent. By Pedro Guerreiro, MD: Central Africa at SAP Africa According to the Brookings Institute, African...

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...

Data protection and its role in a multi-cloud strategy

For all its benefits, adopting a multi-cloud approach in the digital business landscape does not come without risks. Given the importance of safeguarding data amidst evolving regulatory requirements, companies can ill afford not to integrate data protection in their...

Design a business continuity plan that works

According to research conducted by the Business Continuity Institute in 2019, 71% of organisations activated their response plans at least once over the past year. “This finding is consistent with the previous year’s survey, and indicates just how important it is to...

Pick the right hyperscale cloud partner …

A wave of big data from a slew of ubiquitously networked devices, sensors and the Internet of things, is flooding organisations across the board, and putting pressure on data centres to deliver and perform at their peak. Moreover, the need for instant, ‘from anywhere’...

Assess business resilience in terms of value, not ROI

Business people are comfortable talking about return on investment (ROI), but this may not be the right way to assess spend on business continuity and resilience programmes. This is according to Karven Naidoo, client executive at ContinuitySA, who argues that looking...

Help ensure your small local business gets found on Google

If you’re running a local retail or services business, you will know about the importance of local search. Consumers often search the web for products or services near them when they’re close to making a purchase, and you need to be there to close the deal. The good...

When times are tough, start a side hustle

With a struggling economy, high unemployment levels and concerns being raised over household debt, South Africans need to plan ahead for tough times. According to the 2019 Global Digital Report, 54% of the South African population are internet users – that’s...

All the winners from Axis Communications Partner Awards

Axis Communications has announced the winners of its 2018 Partner Awards that were awarded at a Gala event this week in Sandton at The Venue, Green Park. The awards celebrate channel partners who were recognised for their outstanding performance and accomplishments in...

Industrial Revolution: Where messaging meets agility

The only thing with less impact than a delegate reading a PowerPoint presentation to an audience at a conference is a looping in-store video. Industrial Revolution, a long-time provider of quality IT and related solutions to local business, is set to change the...

Westcon-Comstor SMME partners take centre stage at Cisco Connect

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa is emphasising reseller development, enablement and empowerment, by providing nine of its SMME Cisco partners across Africa the opportunity to showcase their businesses and services at the upcoming Cisco Connect event by way of the...

Report-back: Lenovo Accelerate

Lenovo has announced a slew of new end user products – including the world’s first foldable PC. Mark Davison reports from the Lenovo Accelerate conference in Orlando, USA.   Lenovo heralds new era with foldable PC Lenovo says it has ushered in a new era of...

Western Digital extends SA presence, product line-up

Western Digital has added a more diversified portfolio of data storage devices to its South African offering, giving local consumers to access a wide range of WD- and SanDisk-brand products. Western Digital’s product line includes the SanDisk mobile storage solutions...

PCMS extends partnership with redPanda Software

Cape Town-based redPanda Software and point-of-sale software company PCMS have announced the extension of their partnership by adding sales and implementation to redPanda Software’s existing development role. “PCMS is on an ambitious growth path for 2019, including a...