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WTF!?!? (Wearable Technologies’ Future)

WTF!?!? (Wearable Technologies’ Future)

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alright, so maybe you’re not going to resell any of the new wearable technology yet, but it’s good to know what you’re most likely going to resell in the not too distant future! First of all, let’s start with the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard of: a wearable computer on a DOG! All I can […]

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Pinnacle takes on Seagate

Pinnacle takes on Seagate

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seagate’s distribution problems of late seem to be a thing of the past. The company lost two distributors in the last quarter when Platinum Micro announced its merger with Tarsus in September, followed by an announcement from Asbis that it will drop all hardware, including Seagate. The distribution agreement is immediate and provides Pinnacle Africa […]

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XP: The end means business

XP: The end means business

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s popular Windows XP operating system has reached it sell-by-date. The company is ending support for the OS on 8 April 2014 and we checked with Colin Erasmus, Windows Business Group Lead for Microsoft South Africa, as to what impacts resellers could expect and how to position the pending discontinuation to customers. Why would the […]

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Storage & Server in one

Storage & Server in one

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

SMB customers are the latest to benefit from Western Digital’s continued innovation. The company recently announced its new ultra-compact network storage plus servers, the Sentinel DS5100 and WD Sentinel DS6100 (S-series). Specifically build for SMBs, these Intel-based Windows Servers are pre-populated with WD enterprise-class hard drives that deliver enterprise capabilities to SMB customers. According to […]

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Ready to switch with Huawei

Ready to switch with Huawei

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Available from all its South African distributors by the end this year, is the new Huawei S12700 switch. With a design that has been developed from a service and user experience perspective, the Huawei S12700 switch supports higher reliability and larger Ethernet frames. This innovative new technology features the key attributes required to support new […]

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Cisco now offers free TV

Cisco now offers free TV

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cisco affiliated resellers will soon have a very affordable multi-channel TV platform called OpenView HD to sell to their clients. The networking giant announced today that their VideoGuard conditional access solution has been selected by Platco Digital to help provide the whole of the African continent with access to affordable multi-channel TV. Easy set up […]

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Mobility beyond the device

Mobility beyond the device

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Once upon a time, employees used IT in the manner in which they were instructed. The technology was functional and had no real overlap with that used in home lives.” Over the past 24 months there has been a veritable tempest surrounding the rise of the cloud. From cloud-lovers to cloud-haters, the debate has rumbled […]

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Four ways to boost PC sales

Four ways to boost PC sales

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is still time to end the year on a positive note. After seeing the IDC report on EMEA PC shipment numbers it is evident that the decline is slowing down and the market could see improvement in the last months of 2013 and into 2014. To ensure you take advantage of any upside, here […]

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IS MDM for BYOD

IS MDM for BYOD

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Internet Solutions (IS) this week announced the launch of its mobile device management (MDM) solution. IS MDM assists businesses with the management of the mobile devices that their employees are using to access company resources and information. Risky trend As smartphone use grows, so the trend to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is making itself felt in business […]

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Asbis scales down. Drops hardware.

Asbis scales down. Drops hardware.

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Asbis Africa is the latest distributor to announce measures to stay afloat in a very tough market. According to a letter to customers this month, overtrading in the shrinking environment is forcing the company to refocus their business activities and drop PC hardware from its portfolio Pricing Bonus Reseller customer maybe in for some great […]

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