Business

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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New Products

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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Seagate Unveils its First 6TB Hard Drive

Seagate Unveils its First 6TB Hard Drive

Seagate launched their first 6TB hard disc drive yesterday, which they claim to be the “world’s fastest” yet, as it boasts an operating speed of 7 200 rpm. According to Scott Horn (Seagate’s vice president of marketing), the unstructured data growth will cause cloud service providers to look for innovate ways to store more within […]

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Hardware

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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Sony May Recall New Laptops

Sony May Recall New Laptops

Sony issued a warning today that customers should stop using its new Vaio Fit IIA, after new laptops experienced problems with overheating batteries, which poses a fire risk. Sony’s biggest rival, Panasonic, produced the lithium-ion batteries found in the new Vaio laptop, which should not be resold to anyone until further notice, as Sony also […]

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Software

Rapid Growth for Office 365

Rapid Growth for Office 365

Microsoft is seeing “phenomenal” growth as their cloud version of its Office suite has grown fivefold over the past year, according to Uriel Rootshtain (Business Lead for Microsoft’s Office division). The service that launched locally about 18 months ago is attracting more consumers as businesses are moving towards cloud, providing resellers with the opportunity to […]

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HP Boasts with Expanded SDN Portfolio

HP Boasts with Expanded SDN Portfolio

HP introduced a range of SDN-enabled products and services last week at the Interop Las Vegas Conference, which promises to increase customer’s network speed and simplify network management. HP’s new portfolio includes the release of HP Cloud Managed Network Solutions; 560 and 517 IEEE 802.11ac wireless access points, which is designed to enable companies’ BYOD […]

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Meet The Channel

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

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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