Small businesses are the most attractive to cybercriminals

More than half (54%) of all cyber-attacks result in financial damages, not to mention lost revenue, customers, reputation damage and business downtime. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark study, and according to Westcon-Comstor, the...

ICT solving its own skills shortages

As the world races into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital skills shortages have become a major challenge. Fortunately, the ICT sector that so desperately needs high-end skills has also built the tools to overcome the skills shortages, says South Africa’s...

The network is the digital heart of a small business

Small businesses need to work at speed, they need to deliver on time and not just in time, with fewer employees than their enterprise counterparts, and in order to achieve this they need technology. In support of these needs Westcon-Comstor is providing smarter and...

The thorny issue of productivity and efficiency

By Kathy Gibson – The economy is under pressure, so companies are having to work harder than ever to stay relevant – and this means that every employee must be performing to the very best of his/her ability. But in the changing workplace environment,...

Why a sustainable business is a successful business

Sustainability and climate change are two of today’s hottest topics. From Adidas selling 11-million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic to vegan meat sales increasing by 451% in the last four years, there is little doubt that a change in mindset is taking hold...

How to preserve old family photos

Sorting through years of inherited family photos can be daunting, but here are practical tips for keeping printed memories safe for the next generation and beyond. By Marisa Cohen, writing for HP’s History of Memory project “When you discover old photos and albums, it...

Lexmark re-invents, comes back stronger than ever

Lexmark South Africa has gone through a period of re-invention, and emerged stronger than ever with a clear focus on a new strategy. It hasn’t been an easy year so far for the local subsidiary. The global organisation has been doing some restructuring and South Africa...

Printacom: innovation at the speed of business

As a member of the Tarsus Technology Group and the sole authorised distributor of OKI printers and printer consumables in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Printacom Technologies has built a partner channel that delivers customised solutions to clients by...

Meeting the challenges of the changing workplace

The nature of work is changing. In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, it’s no longer good enough to provide a one-size-fits-all IT solution to every worker. Kathy Gibson spoke to Gareth Davies, HP Inc and HPE Brand Executive  at Pinnacle, to find out how IT can ensure...

Learn to spot fake ERP in the cloud

Some predictions suggested cloud ERP would only arrive in 2020 or even as late as 2025. But it’s already here and this rapid progress may have caught some vendors napping, particularly in the small-to-medium business (SMB) category, and they may have to surrender to...