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Scalability and resilience: The power of HPE MSA Storage solutions

In the fast-paced world of modern business, agility and resilience are paramount. As companies grapple to stay competitive and adapt to rapidly changing market conditions, they...

Finding new opportunities within the circular economy

By Steijn Smit, General Manager In a world that’s being buried in electronic waste, the South African ICT channel must think about new ways of disposing of waste materials,...

Aruba Instant On: Helping SMEs securely grow their businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the global economy, contributing significantly to job creation and economic growth. However, in today's increasingly...

Aruba Instant On: Secure wireless solutions for SMEs

The surge in mobile device usage, the growing reliance on cloud-based applications, and the demand for a seamless Wi-Fi experience that rivals that of large corporations have...

Is ChatGPT the new security risk?

While ChatGPT is an incredible and disruptive technology that appears to answer practically any question an individual might ask, it appears to leave C-suite executives and...

Five sustainability trends driving business today

By Gary Pickford Sustainability has been near the top of the corporate agenda for many years, as concerns about the impact of businesses on the environment continue to grow. A...

Public cloud costs are getting out of control

By Jamie Scott, Chief Technology Officer Although a wide-scale move to a ‘cloud first’ strategy revolutionised the way businesses operate, after many years of cloud...

Building a sustainable business culture

By Gary Pickford In the last decade, sustainability has become an increasingly integral part of doing business in any industry. For companies to balance their financial, social,...

Effective collaboration is enabled by technology

By Tarsus Distribution Much like communication, collaboration has undergone a major paradigm shift since the global COVID-19 pandemic sent workforces home to work almost...

Businesses with an adaptive culture stay current and future-orientated

By Johannes Groenewald, General Manager If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that the ability of any organisation to adapt is a true competitive advantage....

Marketplaces are shaping the future growth of retailers

By Tarsus Distribution Over the past few years, a paradigm shift has begun changing the way retailers operate. Online marketplaces that enable organisations to integrate a wide...

Taking the stress out of financial year end

By Rialda Piek, Financial Manager There’s no doubt that financial year-end (FYE) can be a stressful time for businesses of every size. This is particularly true in South Africa,...

Top print trends your business can’t afford to ignore

By Bernice Hynard, General Manager: Print Solutions While we are already seeing advancements in technology that improve the efficiency, security, and quality of printing, we can...

Is IT enabling or driving your business

By Mark Campbell, General Manager: Client Compute Letting tech drive the business is like allowing the tail to wag the dog. Over the past three years, most organisations have gone...

5 data space trends in 2023

By Werner Herbst, General Manager: Enterprise Compute It’s 2023 and every organisation – from start-ups to global entities – is focusing on achieving growth through operational...

Slowly, digital transformation is changing mining

By Tarsus Distribution The mining sector is at a turning point in its history thanks to shifts in technology that are transforming the industry. Although technology adoption in...

How Fintech is set up for customer success

By Tarsus Distribution Financial services is a booming industry, made up of the widest range of entities, from behemoth incumbents to nimble startups, and everything in-between....

Does the modern business need a new breed of IT partner?

By Gary Pickford, Managing Director Over the past decade or so, digital commerce and the rise of the cloud have changed how small and medium businesses (SMBs) buy technology...

Creating a futuristic roadmap for today’s retailers

By Tarsus Distribution Entities in every sector face a critical need to overhaul their IT architecture and operating models to keep up with a constantly evolving landscape. In...

 2023 Industry trends to help SMBs thrive

“Technology-driven change can be liberating for a SMBs’ people, customers and business. However, we also understand the short-term pressures that every SMB CEO is facing in...

Supporting the growth of SMBs cloud strategy

Emerging from the Covid19 pandemic, small to medium businesses (SMBs) have had to take stock and think deeply not only about their cloud infrastructure, security, POPIA compliance...

Looking back on 2022, looking ahead to 2023

By Gary Pickford, Managing Director The end of the year is traditionally a time to reflect on the successes, failures and progress of the months before. As we reach the end of...

5 Ways to improve your business’s cash flow

By Jansen Harper Cash flow is one of the most important metrics of business success—as vital as profitability. It refers to the flow of money in and out of your bank account—the...

Warehouse innovation drives better customer experience

By Maria Bruyns, Warehouse Manager and Tim Proome, General Manager: Supply Chain Services Everything from proper inventory control to how you have your stock organised determines...

6 steps to building a successful technology roadmap

By Derick Pearl, Business Development Manager Too many businesses don’t seem to grasp the importance of mapping out the technology they are using at present, as well as the...

5 lessons for UX from real-world relationships

By Marilyn Patterson, Demand Generation Manager Many people in the digital and technology space overcomplicate the science and art of user experience (UX). But at its core, UX is...

The race to build the MSP business of the future

Gary Pickford, Managing Director South African technology resellers that target small and mid-market enterprises have a small window of opportunity to transform themselves into...

Workspaces of the future

By Gregg Barker, Business Unit Manager: Product Digital technology has changed the world forever and accelerated by the pandemic, enterprises across the board had to adapt to the...

Modernising the IT back office for better business resilience

Jan Appel, IT Operations Manager Today more than ever before, businesses realise the importance of closely managing their business costs and achieving operational efficiency and...

What you need to know about the compute market right now

Mark Campbell, Product Executive The global chip shortage has been a problem for the technology industry since the beginning of 2020 and is predicted to last well into 2023....

What value-added selling means for channel partners and end users

Shirlinia Martin, General Manager: Channel Sales Value-added selling means taking the initiative to proactively look for ways to increase the value of your products or services,...

Edge Computing: More Secure Data and a Consistent Experience

Jamie Scott, Chief Technology Officer Edge computing is reshaping IT and business computing. The global edge computing market was valued at USD 7.43 billion in 2021 and is...

How the edge is driving new data requirements

By Jamie Scott Edge computing brings processing and storage capabilities closer to where it is needed, but why is this a game-changer, and which industries can benefit the most?...

How AI and Automation are Impacting the Supply Chain

By Tim Proome The supply chain (SCM) has evolved dramatically since the global COVID-19 pandemic sent the world online, and users adopted online ordering at an unprecedented pace....

Perimeter, device and data security are crucial to business survival

By Alan Hawkins, General Manager: Cybersecurity and Software Combatting cybercrime is a constant worry for South African companies. Businesses that are breached struggle with...

How AI is shaping the workplace of the future

By Jamie Scott If the past couple of years have taught organisations anything, it’s that agility and adaptability are key to managing disruption. As companies of every size, and...

An E-Commerce Startup Checklist for Small Business Owners

Johannes Groenewald, GM for Demand Factory and Marketing, Tarsus Distribution Since the pandemic hit the globe in 2020, e-commerce growth has been astronomical. With the...

New Offerings in Large Format Printing

"The global large format printer market, estimated to be $8.9 billion in 2021, is expected to reach $11.63 billion by 2026, growing annually by 5.5%. Although the COVID-19...

 Stepping up digital transformation is critical to SMB survival

We are at a point in time where the question of executing a digital transformation plan is not a matter of if, but a question of when and how. SMBs are a critical engine of the...

Using predictive forecasting to anticipate demand

"If product isn’t available for customers to purchase because it’s out of stock, businesses lose out on revenue. But unused inventory incurs costs and takes up space. With...

Become a Trusted Security Adviser

Johannes Groenewald, GM for Demand Factory and Marketing, Tarsus Distribution Distributors, as providers of enterprise IT technologies, solutions and services need to understand...

It should be about enabling and empowering end-users

Finding a better balance between tighter security and creating better user experiences. "Hybrid work, a proliferation of ransomware variants and rampant social engineering scams...

Creating a culture of innovation to enable digital business

Your business can invest in the best technology to jumpstart your digital transformation journey, but that investment will be wasted if your employees are not on board. Stories of...

It’s not digital transformation, it’s a transformation of business

Digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organisation delivers value to its customers. Digital transformation, the integration of digital technology into all...

The old approach to IT infrastructure isn’t good enough

Prioritising technology innovation and infrastructure today is the key to unlocking post-crisis growth for tomorrow The pandemic speeded up the adoption of digital technologies by...

Data holds the key to making better and profitable business decisions

Today’s largest and most successful organisations use data to their advantage when making high-impact decisions. In business and in life we are generating ever-increasing volumes...

Hybrid work will be part of the future for many SMBs

The hybrid working model is a location-flexible arrangement, allowing employees to combine onsite and offsite work and granting them flexibility that was seldom offered before....

Striving towards passwordless authentication in 2022

Are passwords headed for obsolescence? "Passwords are a pain in the neck for end-users and IT departments alike. Not only do they cause friction for employees, they are a prime...

The Rise of Digital Ecosystems

Johannes Groenewald, GM for Demand Factory and Marketing, Tarsus Distribution Once a novel idea, digital platforms have become increasingly common. A digital platform enables a...

How the ICT channel is evolving

Shifting the focus from transactions to relationships Even before COVID-19 accelerated the shift to digital commerce, Forrester reported that 73% of B2B buyers find buying through...

It's time for SMBs to become ambitious with technology

Now that they have proved their survival skills over the past two years, forward-looking companies are embracing innovation. Having navigated their way through unparalleled...

Enterprise Network Infrastructure For Your Business

In an organisation or any business environment, devices and applications, including software and hardware, need to be in constant communication to facilitate meetings, calls,...

Don't skimp on collaboration if you want to innovate

In an increasingly competitive environment SMB owners must leverage the creativity of their employees to better predict market trends and deliver quick solutions. This is...

Buckle up for more security breaches than ever before

“At a time in which African countries, and South Africa in particular, are embracing digital transformation, SMBs needs to invest extensively in improving the safety and security...

Managing cybersecurity in a hybrid environment

The hybrid work model is not compatible with traditional cybersecurity strategies. Companies that do not overhaul their approach to securing their data and systems risk exposing...

four digital technologies that can help your business to rebuild

Werner Herbst, General manager: enterprise compute, Tarsus Distribution COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital services by small and medium businesses (SMBs) by years....

The Rise of the Prosumer

“Now that technology is being used more fluidly than ever before, consumers have the power to personalise not just how technology is used but how it’s designed.”-Robin Lloyd,...

Driving the next wave of digital transformation 

“Data is providing the fuel to power informed, accurate and faster decisions. One of the key pillars of digital transformation is the conversion of records or data into a digital...

Quick digital wins—the roadmap for SMEs

“…… many are now wondering what comes next in their digital journey. Some have questions about what the difference is between digitisation, digitalisation and digital...

4 practical ways to strengthen SMB cybersecurity across a hybrid workforce

Alan Hawkins, GM: Software and Security, Tarsus Distribution Resetting security for the new world of work Covered In This Article Focus on end-user education Enforce multifactor...

Where mobility meets manageability

“Work is about being connected anywhere and at any time. While some staff will have to remain on-site, for the first time it’s been proven that sales, management and collaboration...

5 Predictions for supply chain and logistics in 2022 and beyond

Supply chain companies have certainly had an interesting two years, with COVID-19 impeding movement of goods and people, causing shortages of key products and components, and...

How to accelerate innovation to support business model reinvention

“In inclusive ecosystems changes do not come just from the top. Instead, innovation can happen much faster by harnessing the knowledge, ideas and experience of the entire...

Working remotely in 2022: three key trends

“The right technology investments are essential to enable businesses to thrive. It’s more important than ever to update your technology, with a focus on improving productivity,...

Equip your business for a work from anywhere future

“WFA gives employees the choice to work when, how, and where they want and enables the conditions for them to deliver results and remain connected to the company culture. At the...

Why Integrate Total Experience (TX) Into Your Business Strategy?

From shopping to medical consultations to conferences, the pandemic has accelerated our shift to the virtual world. Customer experience is evolving rapidly, and companies have to...

Medical Efficiency & Effectiveness Boosted With Microsoft Surface

Surface for healthcare professionals from Microsoft has played a pivotal role in moving the interface between medicine and ICT forward. With the enormous challenges posed to the...

Cybersecurity In 2021 – What Every Business Needs To Know

As the way we do business becomes increasingly digital, cybersecurity remains a top concern for today’s organisations. The pandemic has made digital transformation a business...

Rise of the SME Resellers – where the rubber hits the road

The world around us has changed. Traditionally, the channel has relied on corporate spending for the bulk of its revenue. But customers – including the public sector – are...

The Three Top Trends I See In Data Storage & Data Management

In 2021, it is highly likely that we will witness three major shifts in technology that will impact data management and storage solutions. None are brand new, but all are...

Third-Party Logistics: How Managed Services Has Changed in a Year

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the demand for managed services such as third-party logistics (3PL) has seen significant growth because of remote working models being adopted by...

The Future of Remote Working Looks Hybrid

A hybrid model provides your business with the structure and sociability of an office environment, as well as the flexibility and independence of remote working. In the midst of a...

Computing At The Edge

Edge computing enables fast reactions and real-time capabilities, driving personalisation, quick reaction to customer needs, and increased revenue. Let's take a deep dive into...

Technology Ready to Boost the Consumer Experience

Convenient online shopping has disrupted the retail sector which has been operating on the same principles for decades, even centuries, in multiple ways. Prior to the massive...

What Role Will Printing Play In The Post-COVID-19 Home Office?

When the COVID-19 Lockdown happened, millions of workers packed up their offices and went to work from home (WFH), but they left their printers behind. What do we do now that...

5 Easy Tech Solutions For Remote Work Challenges

By Justine Louw, General Manager, Dell and Microsoft, Tarsus Distribution I think that we are currently experiencing 5 office environments: The home office The on-the-go office...

The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Digital World

In today’s digital world, cybersecurity solutions have become essential. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) along with constant progression in AI and other technology has...