Business

POPI: The race to data safety

POPI: The race to data safety

Gregory Anderson, country manager, Trend Micro South Africa The passing of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) into South African law in 2013 and the imminent appointment of an Information Regulator has forced local businesses to sit up and listen as they are given a deadline of a year to comply. Relax – the […]

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FutureSoft opens office in London

FutureSoft opens office in London

FutureSoft, the developers of the Excalibur Debt Collection Management System, the leading debt collection software solution based in South Africa, has made a further international foray, with the opening of an office in London. Countries outside of South Africa in which you can now find Excalibur include Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya and […]

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Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal

Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal

Senegal’s Ministry of Education partners with Samsung to launch innovative mobile education solution. Dakar, Senegal – 17 February 2015 – The Senegal Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Africa today announced the launch of a mobile education solution aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners. Installed at […]

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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

POPI: The race to data safety

POPI: The race to data safety

Gregory Anderson, country manager, Trend Micro South Africa The passing of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) into South African law in 2013 and the imminent appointment of an Information Regulator has forced local businesses to sit up and listen as they are given a deadline of a year to comply. Relax – the […]

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Westcon only Symantec distributor in SADC

Westcon only Symantec distributor in SADC

Westcon is pleased to announce that long-time vendor partner Symantec has extended the value-added distributor’s footprint in the SADC region. With immediate effect customers in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be able to source their Symantec products from Westcon, currently the only distributor in these regions. “Symantec is a key […]

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Security Trends for 2015

Security Trends for 2015

2014 saw a seamlessly never-ending flow of cyber attacks and data breaches, affecting companies of all sizes and across a variety of industries, from retailers and banks to government sites. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Distribution, says 2015 can expect more of the same, with the sophistication and severity of cyber attacks growing over the […]

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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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