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...

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...

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,...

Users hope 5G will deliver faster connectivity

As smartphones become ubiquitous and more connected devices than ever before are launched, users are keen for networks to deliver better speeds – and are pinning their hopes on 5G. GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the...

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...

Use financial year end as a planning tool

Don’t see your financial year end as a looming tax burden, but rather as an opportune time to plan for the new business year. This is according to Suran Moodley, Ariston Global’s group MD: strategy and organisational capacity, who says: “The end of a financial...

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....

Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

Despite challenging economic conditions in 2018, South Africans still managed to spend around R32 120 per second at retail stores recording sector growth of 0,7% year-on-year since September 2017. By Cecil Ungerer, chief sales officer: in-store advertising innovators...

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

It’s that time of year – our planet has made its trip around the sun and we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019. By Jeff Clarke, vice-chairman: products and operations at Dell And we’re closing in on the next decade of innovation that takes us into...

Get set for digital innovation in 2019

We thought 2017 was tough, but 2018 has arguably taken the prize for one of the toughest years the channel has experienced. Lorna Hardie, regional director: southern Africa of VMware Africa, offers her opinion on the pressing questions facing the channel as we move...

SMEs key to igniting SA’s economy

The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. By Chetan Goshalia, chief sales and marketing officer at SqwidNet In Brazil, more than 16 million small to micro enterprises make up around 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). In...

Special feature: the data centre and its role in transformation

The data centre has gone from top of the CIO’s priorities, to the back-burner – but it’s back in the spotlight as data and the data centre has become central to business survival.   Digital transformation spending to hit $2trn by 2022 Worldwide spending on the...

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