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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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

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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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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Software

Superior IT analytics that increases customer satisfaction

Superior IT analytics that increases customer satisfaction

Quintica announced the release of the BMC Truesight products, which will derive a better view and deliver critical insights into IT operations when companies combine data from their operations management and capacity optimisation solutions. Locally, customers are starting to demand more from their IT departments, as a direct result of the “consumerisation” of IT in […]

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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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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

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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