If an electron can be in two places at once, why can’t you?

The ability to move instantaneously between two places – or even to be in two places at once – has long been a dream of science fiction. By Deon Geyser, head of Southern Africa and Vodafone Africa market unit at Nokia While it’s unlikely to become a physical reality...

What is the shared responsibility security model?

Unsanctioned and unsecured cloud applications are creating a massive amount of risk for enterprises in every industry. In an on-premise data centre, the business’s IT, and security teams handle all aspects of and are responsible for, data security. However, in...

Women going into business, take note

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa which is currently facing high levels of unemployment. Elaine Wang, cloud and software solutions director at...

The anyone-as-a-service business

Thanks to the ubiquity of connectivity, the accessibility of software and the demand of the business, anyone can become a reseller for under R10 000.00. By Henk Oliver, MD of Ozone Information Technology Distribution Today, thanks to the burgeoning as-a-service...

Time to get back to business

The first six months of 2019 have arguably been among the toughest ever experienced by both the IT industry and its distribution channel. A general slowdown in the economy, coupled with some of the most crippling load shedding South Africa has ever witnessed and...

Rectron uses big business experience to support SME development

Big businesses play a crucial role in the development of SMEs, positively impacting every aspect of a company’s operations. Through continuous support, small and medium businesses gain the agility and insight needed to improve their business. Rectron provided...

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...

Get ready for channel transformation

Reseller support and development is the cornerstone of every channel programme from every vendor and distributor. All of the value-added distributors will tell you that their mission is to recruit, train and grow reseller partners, helping them to gain skills and...

Avoid these cost-cutting traps

During financially unclear times, it may be tempting to look for cost savings, targeting first the big-ticket items in your budget, but these type of one-off cost-cutting initiatives are often bad business decisions. For example, laying off your most expensive talent...

The importance of BC and DR

Organisations need to realise that business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) entail entirely different strategies with both being vital to keeping a business operational in a globally competitive marketplace. This is according to Shaun Searle, country...

The growth of open source, botnet threats

When it comes to the global threat landscape, the second half of 2018 revealed the equivalent of cyberattacks on steroids. The NetScout Threat Intelligence Report 2018 reported that attackers had bulked up existing tactics, rapidly evolving new performance...

AI, ML vital to tackling the data explosion

In 2019, it’s estimated we’ll generate more data than we did in the previous 5 000 years. Data is fast becoming the most valuable asset of any modern organisation, and while most have access to their internal data, they continue to experience challenges in deriving...