Lenovo debuts new laptop category

Lenovo has unveiled its ThinkBook, opening a new category of mobile computing that offers users enterprise-level performance with the look and feel of a consumer device. The new ThinkBooks target the SME market, an important sector in South Africa. The Small...

Xerox keeps up the pressure in HP Inc hostile takeover bid

Xerox has fired another salvo in its hostile takeover bid for HP Inc, nominating 11 new directors to the Xerox board. In November Xerox launched the hostile takeover bid after a mutual due diligence process to negotiate an acquisition was declined. This bid was...

Redvine Networks, Paratus SA partner on SD-WAN

Redvine Networks and Paratus SA have a longstanding partnership they believe is shaping how customers can benefit from an optimal network and connectivity experience. Leveraging the capabilities of 128T SDN, the two organisations have focused their efforts on...

iOCO achieves AWS End User Computing Competency

iOCO has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) End User Computing (EUC) Competency status – one of the first AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners in sub-Saharan Africa to do so. This designation recognises that iOCO provides deep expertise in supporting customers that need...

Kaspersky unveils new License Management Portal

Kaspersky License Management Portal (LMP) is a new self-service portal for managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers to help them streamline Kaspersky license ordering, management and reporting. The portal also enables a new pay-as-you-go billing plan for monthly...

Microsoft plans to eliminate its carbon footprint

Microsoft has announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint. By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by...

Cyber attacks the top risk for SA businesses

Cyber-security attacks are once again the top risk faced by South African businesses, according to the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Cyber incidents (46% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in South Africa for the fourth time since the launch...

DVT achieves Microsoft DevOps Gold

Software development and services company DVT has expanded its number of Microsoft Partner competencies to include a Gold level in DevOps. Its other Microsoft Gold level competencies include Application Development, Cloud Solutions and Data Analytics. The Microsoft...

Datacentrix becomes Infinidat authorised reseller

Infinidat, a global provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, has recently appointed Datacentrix as an authorised reseller in South Africa. Datacentrix became a Tier 1 reseller at the beginning of 2019 as well as an authorised Infinidat services partner for...

Liquid Telecom launches Qorus Content Hub for African channel

Liquid Telecom South Africa has partnered with Qorus, a sales and marketing enablement platform for cloud channel partners to increase productivity, growth and revenue. The Qorus software includes all the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) information that organisations...

Sophos expands managed service provider program

Sophos has introduced enhancements to MSP Connect, a program that makes it easier for MSPs to deploy, manage and sell Sophos’ entire product portfolio. New security offerings for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and cloud security, as well as new...

Nutanix attains Canalys Champion Status in 2019

Nutanix has achieved Champion status in the 2019 Canalys EMEA Channel Leadership Matrix and is the highest-ranked hyperconverged infrastructure company in channel management throughout EMEA, according to the study. The Leadership Matrix is based on 12 months of...