What’s left after the machines take over?

One of the questions that we are often asked is what impact technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will have on jobs. Where are there likely to be job opportunities in the future? Which jobs (or job functions) are most ripe for automation? What sectors are...

Learn to adapt to the ever-changing rat race

It has become clear that the technology revolution is driving massive change in the workplace. This has, in turn, led to a rapid pivot in business operations as industries are disrupted and automation becomes a reality across the board. In this, there has been a call...

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...

Helping small business tackle the IT challenge head on

The IT issues facing small businesses (SBs) are no less challenging than those facing an enterprise, yet as an industry IT continues to complicate the sales pitch and oversell technology solutions to SMEs, a market craving innovation. It is with this that...

Nokia signs up Westcon-Comstor as preferred distributor

Westcon-Comstor has been appointed as the preferred Nokia Enterprise distributor for sub-Saharan Africa. Rak Parbhoo, MD of Westcon-Comstor, points out that Nokia has a strong focus on industry verticals. “The technology is all about helping the customer with...

Tri-Continental to distribute Printronix in Africa

Printronix, a pioneer of line matrix technology, has recently signed a distribution agreement with Tri-Continental. Under the agreement, Tri-Continental, one of the largest and most prominent IT distributors in the African market, will distribute Printronix and...

Tech Wise Business Solutions is Acronis African distributor

Tech Wise Business Solutions, a supplier of specialist security solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Acronis Emerging markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Techwise will be supplying the full range of backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery,...

Device as a service makes IT agile, predictable and transparent

We’ve got software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), even disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) among a host of “as a service” offerings – so it was only a matter of time until device as a service (DaaS) came into its own. It’s not too obvious why it...

Report-back: Dell Technologies Forum

The era of cloud-to-core-to-edge has arrived. To stay competitive in the digital age, organisations must modernise their compute, infrastructure and application environments. Kathy Gibson found out more at the Dell Technologies Forum.   The time to make the...

Avanti signs Master Distributor Agreement with Vox

Avanta Communications Group has signed a three-year period Master Distributor Agreement on its Hylas 4 and Hylas 2 satellites with Vox Telecom (Vox). The partnership enables Vox to use Avanti’s satellite fleet, which provides full coverage across sub-Saharan Africa,...

Acronis appoints new master distributor for emerging markets

Acronis has appointed Acronis Emerging Markets (AEM) as a new master distributor to increase its focus on, and accelerate growth in, the Latin American and African markets. As part of the agreement, AEM will market and distribute the full range of Acronis cyber...

Altron Karabina is first SA reseller for Host Analytics

Microsoft technology partner Altron Karabina has announced a new partnership with cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) provider Host Analytics, becoming the company’s first EPM reseller in South Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Altron Karabina...

Trend Micro launches new channel programme

Trend Micro has unveiled its new channel partner programme for the sub-Saharan Africa region. With the new programme, reseller partners in the region will be able to access a host of benefits that will fast track channel enablement and provide the basis for improved...