Business

Get ready for more consumers shopping online

Get ready for more consumers shopping online

A recent study has shown that South Africans are becoming more comfortable with e-commerce overall, which is bound to put more pressure on retailers in the foreseeable future. This is according to Dieter Febel, MD of leading ISP, SA Gateway (the sister company of Esquire Technologies), who stated that while only about 2% of total […]

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AxizWorkGroup Partners with American Tech Giant

AxizWorkGroup Partners with American Tech Giant

Resellers will be able to bring datacentre solutions to the doorsteps of South African consumers after AxizWorkgroup recently partnered up with Tripp Lite. The new partnership enables AxizWorkgroup to distribute datacentre infrastructure, power-management and connectivity solutions, while Tripp Lite has the opportunity to establish themselves more deeply into the South African market as an AxizWorkgroup […]

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Pinnacle Shares Tumbling Fast

Pinnacle Shares Tumbling Fast

After Pinnacle announced this week that their executive director Takalani Tshivhase has been arrested; Pinnacle lost market value of over 25%. By 11:30am on the JSE on Wednesday, Pinnacle’s shares tumbled a further 22.7% or R3.40 to R11.60. Even though Tshivhase has denied the charges of bribing a senior police official with R5 million to […]

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Hardware

Tablet Sales Crash while Laptop Sales Skyrocket

Tablet Sales Crash while Laptop Sales Skyrocket

When tablets first hit the market, we all predicted a gloomy future for the laptop industry – and for good reason: laptop sales kept on declining while tablet sales were hitting skyrocket. But suddenly, the opposite is true: tablet sales are crashing while laptop sales have increased with 15% at The Notebook Company. So what […]

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Apple Immune to Decline of PC Shipment

Apple Immune to Decline of PC Shipment

Apple announced on Wednesday that they have sold 4.1 million Macs in the March quarter, growing their sales 5% year-over-year during a period when the PC industry continues to decline. According to IDC, PC’s global shipments have decreased by 4% in the March quarter, which proves that Apple has a very consistent market as the […]

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South Africa’s Top Computer Brands

South Africa’s Top Computer Brands

The most popular computer brands in South Africa have been revealed after Effective Measure released their latest research report, providing resellers the opportunity to keep trend on what PCs consumers prefer. According to the report, Dell is the most popular PC brand in South Africa, with nearly 30% of consumers preferring the American brand. HP […]

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Software

Aspect Proactive Engagement Suite Demonstrates Innovation in Speech Technology

Aspect Proactive Engagement Suite Demonstrates Innovation in Speech Technology

TMC has recently selected Aspect Software for the 2014 Speech Technology Excellence Awards due to the Aspect® Proactive Engagement Suite demonstrating innovation in speech technology. The tenth-annual Speech Technology Excellence Awards was presented by Customer Magazine*. Aspect’s Proactive Engagement Suite, a SaaS-based application, provides businesses a personalised, compliant and cost-efficient method for two-way outbound customer […]

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Check Point positioned as leader for the 8th consecutive year.

Check Point positioned as leader for the 8th consecutive year.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a worldwide leader in securing the Internet, recently announced it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection (MDP)[1]. This is the eighth consecutive year Check Point has been named a Leader. The growing mobile movement including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), […]

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SAP Named an EMM Leader by Independent Research Firms

SAP Named an EMM Leader by Independent Research Firms

SAP SE has recently been named a leader for enterprise mobile management (EMM) by Forrester Research, Inc. and IDC. The SAP® Mobile Secure portfolio has achieved a leader position in both Forrester’s EMM Wave and the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2014 Vendor Assessment*. According to the IDC MarketScape report, “SAP is able […]

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Meet The Channel

Stefan Diedericks – Oracle

Stefan Diedericks – Oracle

“I’m not one to seek self-affirmation through achievement because in a leadership role much of your achievement is based on the effort of others.” Job Title: Alliance & Channel Director and Cloud, BPS and SaaS Partner Programmes Email: stefanus.diedericks@oracle.com 1. What are your top channel priorities for 2014? Within Oracle South Africa our Top Drivers […]

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Shevaun du Preez – Westcon-Comztek

Shevaun du Preez – Westcon-Comztek

“My definition for success is overachieving the goal that you set for yourself in life.” Job Title: Citrix Channel Manager Email: shevaundupreez@westcon.co.za 1. What are your top channel priorities for 2014? To grow our Citrix partner base and to take as much business as I can away from our competitor. 2. From a Westcon-Comztek perspective, […]

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JP Pires – Westcon

JP Pires – Westcon

“The biggest challenge for the channel is driving profitability in a market that is constantly demanding more aggressive pricing points”. Job Title: Director Government and Service Provider Email: Jp.pires@Westcon.co.za Web: www.westcon.co.za 1. What are your top channel priorities for 2014? My top priorities for 2014 are to strengthen relationships with our partners and vendors, dilute […]

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Tips & Tools

How resellers can use a newsletter to engage customers

How resellers can use a newsletter to engage customers

So you are a reseller or an online business and you want to promote your business and engage with customers, but you are not sure how to achieve that goal. Sounds like you? We’re here to help. So we suggest trying a company newsletter for a change. 5 tips to create your company newsletter: Having […]

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5 Reasons Apple should be used for BYOD

5 Reasons Apple should be used for BYOD

There are many corporate issues associated with BYOD, which is why resellers need to focus on trusted vendors to provide their customers with the best solutions possible. Apple is one of the top vendors to trust when it comes to BYOD, and here are the reasons why: 1. The iPad is Business-Friendly The iPad keeps employees […]

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Goodbye XP and Welcome 8.1

Goodbye XP and Welcome 8.1

The 8th of April was an important day for Windows users; as support for XP ended, while updates for Windows 8.1 arrived. Around 30% of Windows users worldwide have been left vulnerable since Microsoft no longer provides technical support, security updates and patches for the XP operating system anymore. Although no changes will be immediately […]

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