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...

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...

Tarsus On Demand win 2019 Ingram Micro Cloud Partner award

Tarsus On Demand has been named the CloudBlue CSX EMEA Partner Award winner by Ingram Micro. The award was presented to Tarsus On Demand during Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit X held March 11 - 13 in San Diego. The annual awards spotlight Ingram Micro channel partners...

New circular technology solutions from Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor has created a circular technology solutions group led by Alastair Borissow, who joins from Cisco, where he headed global sales, marketing and strategy for Cisco’s Certified Remanufactured Equipment business – Cisco Refresh. In his new role, Borissow...

inQuba appointed as a Microsoft co-sell partner

South African customer experience and journey analytics SaaS provider, inQuba has formally been accepted into Microsoft’s co-sell partner programme. Chief operating officer Trent Rossini says means the company’s journey orchestration and customer experience solution...

Huawei launches public cloud from SA data centre

Huawei Cloud has become the first global public cloud provider offering commercial services from an operational data centre in Africa. The South African facility complies with Tier 3+ standards and uses Huawei’s high-performance chips and network devices. Huawei is...

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,...

Data security drives need for intelligent storage

Data protection is becoming a priority, as governments roll out new data security regulations with eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, some of them up to 4% of annual turnover. By Hayden Sadler, country manager of Infinidat, South Africa These regulations,...

Refurbish more and recycle less

There is a growing trend to rather refurbish than recycle, businesses are finding new ways to maximise profits through green initiatives. The days of simply disposing of old IT equipment are over, the responsible thing today is to implement a sustainable IT program by...