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...

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...

Keep the lights on with a smart power solution from Netshield

It’s critical for business to make alternative power arrangements, like the Netshield Inverter/Charger range. The size and costs of the Netshield units are entirely dependent on your desired application, the size of the installation and the existing infrastructure you...

Sony MEA launches Extra Bass wireless speakers

Sony has launched the new SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 Extra Bass wireless speakers in South Africa. With portability, durability, Extra Bass sound and a Live Sound mode, the speakers are designed to sustain and focus on “deep bass” and “punch bass”. Available in...

SkyGroup presents the Lifesize Icon 700

With 4K video quality and 20x camera zoom, the new Lifesize Icon 700 is an end-to-end 4K video conferencing solution. With 4K video and 4K full motion content sharing capabilities it enables video communication and content sharing in meeting rooms for a seamless and...

Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security Weekend

While malware in general continues its relentless growth, Africa faces particular threats in the areas of industrial systems and mobile payments. Kathy Gibson joined Kaspersky Lab for its Cyber Security Weekend in Cape Town to learn more.   Threats to look out...

Put technology to work to help small businesses grow

Many small businesses want to grow! But growing your small business isn’t easy—and the methods that worked in the past may no longer work in a world where disruption is the new normal, says Doug Woolley, GM of Dell EMC South Africa. “Today, almost any business can be...

Westcon-Comstor extends NetApp distribution

Westcon-Comstor has been appointed by NetApp as its distributor for sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 May 2019. Westcon-Comstor has been a distributor in some territories for many years but can now offer NetApp solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in South Africa (SA),...

SA set to embrace the public cloud

Cloud computing received a major boost over the last few weeks, with two of the world’s largest public cloud providers officially opening data centres in South Africa. Within days of one another, Huawei and Microsoft both opened their local data centres, offering...

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...