Business

Westcon Group Expands African Relationship with Juniper Networks

Westcon Group Expands African Relationship with Juniper Networks

Specialty resellers across Southern Africa are empowered to access Juniper’s broad portfolio of Application Infrastructure, Security, Business Continuity, and Network Infrastructure solutions due to the new expanded distribution agreement between Westcon Group and Juniper Networks. The agreement comes after Westcon was recently named Juniper’s “EMEA Distributor of the Year” for the third time, while also […]

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New services BDM at Westcon Group

New services BDM at Westcon Group

Cleopatra Gwena has been appointed by Westcon Group Southern Africa as its new services business development manager within its services solutions team. Hanle Carver (services director at Westcon Services) welcomed Cleo to the team by saying that “she brings with her substantial services experience, in particular her extensive Cisco knowledge and will be a fantastic […]

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5 Benefits of SSD Cloud VPS from domains.co.za

5 Benefits of SSD Cloud VPS from domains.co.za

Companies who have already made a move to solid state drive (SSD) from hard disk drive (HDD) will know why experts consider SSD the future of the Cloud. We have personally experienced the various benefits of SSD Cloud Server Hosting since PlusPoints recently made the move from a shared hosting server to a Cloud-hosted SSD […]

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Meet the channel

York Zucchi – Hello Healthcare

York Zucchi – Hello Healthcare

“Focus all your resources on creating revenue, even if they are small jobs”. Job Title: Chief Coffee Drinker at Hello Healthcare 1. To start off… Can we get you a coffee? “A” coffee? Only 1? Pfffft… amateurs ☺ 2. When you’re on camera, you talk A LOT about coffee. Is it because you’re hoping for […]

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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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Hardware

NAS servers are the perfect backup storage solution for SMEs

NAS servers are the perfect backup storage solution for SMEs

Like insurance, data backup is a necessary evil. You don’t think you need it until something goes wrong and then you realise just how crucial it was in the first place. If you don’t have it during the critical moment when it is required, it can cost you dearly in irreplaceable data, lost revenue and […]

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IT Decision Makers desire to deploy more tablets in the future

IT Decision Makers desire to deploy more tablets in the future

Dell today announced the results of its 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) indicating that current implementations of tablets in the workplace are good for business, increasing mobility and productivity, while getting a favourable reception from employees. Commissioned by Dell, the 2014 International Tablet Survey of ITDMs in 10 countries was conducted […]

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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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Software

Cloud On Demand unveils Hybrid Cloud POD offering

Cloud On Demand unveils Hybrid Cloud POD offering

Cloud On Demand is providing customers the ability to take advantage of its new Hybrid Cloud POD offering, which is ideal for customers who want to move into the cloud, but are concerned about security and compliance issues. Customers will be able to take their business applications and data to a “public cloud” environment due […]

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Nutanix uses Bytes as Official Reseller in SA

Nutanix uses Bytes as Official Reseller in SA

Resellers who deploy Nutanix in the Sub-Saharan African region can now take full advantage of a simple and highly available virtualised IT infrastructure platform for all workloads and cloud platforms. This comes after Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, announced that it will be expanding in South Africa to better service its growing Sub-Saharan African […]

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Software-Based Video Conferencing Solutions

Software-Based Video Conferencing Solutions

Video conferencing has traditionally been a hardware-centric technology solution. However, over the past couple of years, the IT industry has experienced an inevitable shift in interest and demand for software and services-based video conferencing solutions. This is according to Nicolette Kruger (operations manager at NFS Technology), who claims that this new model is providing customers […]

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New Products

Adobe Acrobat Expands Reach via Mobile

Adobe Acrobat Expands Reach via Mobile

Local Adobe distributor, Dax Data, recently announced that Adobe Acrobat Pro and Standard are now available on subscription to the channel. What makes this subscription truly unique is the fact that it is delivered via the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) – enabling mobile users to use Acrobat anywhere and on any device. Jeremy Matthews, […]

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IBM Launches POWER8 Processors

IBM Launches POWER8 Processors

IBM introduced its advanced high-end system servers this week, which they claim to be 50 times faster at analysing data than its closest competitor. The new POWER8 servers are the first physical products emerging from the OpenPOWER initiative, an alliance formed with NVidia, Google, and others to increase awareness towards IBMs Power microprocessor architecture for […]

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IBM Unveils Enterprise Cloud Solutions

IBM Unveils Enterprise Cloud Solutions

IBM has released a series of enterprise cloud offerings which will reduce operation costs of businesses and service providers. Businesses and service providers are able to build a trusted cloud environment with the IBM Enterprise Cloud System, the first system z-based integrated system offering, which is capable of supporting a large amount of workload. According […]

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Tips & Tools

Security Predictions for 2015

Security Predictions for 2015

Doros Hadjizenonos, Check Point South Africa Sales Manager gives his security predictions for the coming year 2014 has been particularly busy for IT security professionals. Many of the threats that we predicted at the start of the year duly emerged, while other significant issues caught the entire sector by surprise. We anticipated, and saw, increases […]

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Data Across Borders – Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

Data Across Borders – Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

By Mark Ridley, regional director, Africa, NetApp The year 2014 has been a big year of progress for organisations in many industries to move their corporate data into hybrid clouds. But what exactly does this mean for data itself, particularly when it crosses over international borders? What is the impact on data governance, and what […]

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How resellers can use a newsletter to engage customers

How resellers can use a newsletter to engage customers

Are you a reseller or have an online business and want to promote your products/services to engage with customers? If you’re not sure how to achieve this goal, we suggest trying a newsletter for a change, or simply revamp your current one. 5 tips to create a successful company newsletter: Having a newsletter can be […]

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