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Louise Taute, Comstor Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Know what you are buying – Buy genuine

July 19, 2017 • General, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Many may think they are getting the deal of a lifetime when purchasing cheaper products on the grey market. The reality is that there is a strong chance that you are losing out quite significantly on quality and service, and may even risk buying counterfeit or unlicensed products. “What we’ve seen recently is an increase [&hellip...

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Choosing the right device and the accessories to go with it will not only future-proof against the need to upgrade too quickly, but will ensure that you get the most out of the machine.

Ten questions to ask when buying a laptop

July 19, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Buying a new laptop can be an expensive undertaking. Choosing the right device and accompanying accessories will not only prevent frequent and costly upgrades, but will ensure that you get the most out of your machine. However, the average consumer seldom...

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage; solution delivers integrated hybrid cloud functionality, simplicity and performance across all environments.

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

July 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration,...

Dell EMC's new range of portfolio servers.

Dell EMC Launch Next Generation Portfolio Servers

July 13, 2017 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell EMC, the IT solutions arm of Dell Technologies, has announced the worldwide availability of their next generation servers. These servers aim to help customers of all sizes fuel their IT transformation initiatives. According to the company, the design...

Ian Summerfield, Manager of Services Portfolio at Jasco Enterprise

Extend the life of your IT equipment and keep upgrade options open in a volatile economic environment

June 21, 2017 • General, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Extend the life of your IT equipment and keep upgrade options open in a volatile economic environment

The current climate of economic uncertainty and a highly volatile exchange rate is challenging for business for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that it exacerbates the existing problem of overstretched IT budgets. Since the vast majority of...

Mobile Technologies are changing the way South Africans do business.

How to get what you want out of your PC

June 5, 2017 • General, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get what you want out of your PC

If you were offered the choice between buying a PC that meets all of your particular needs or one that only meets some of them, which would you opt for? For most people, it would be a no-brainer, which is why it really is worth customising your PC by buying...

SABC to attempt to amend the Broadcasting Act.

SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

May 10, 2017 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

SABC CEO James Aguma sent shock waves through South Africa on Wednesday as he disclosed to parliament that the SABC are looking into the possibility of amending the Broadcasting Act to include additional charges for those who have more viewing devices. This...

WD Launches a new range of SSD's in South Africa.

Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

May 5, 2017 • Events, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

Western Digital, a global provider of storage technologies and solutions, announced the availability of the WD Blue and WD Green Solid State Drives (SSDs) as well as the  in South Africa. The company gave journalists a detailed briefing on their new products...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...

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6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

March 24, 2017 • Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released their list of the six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking...

A printer is an entry point into your network. And for most companies, it is a security blind spot. (image: Pixabay)

Print security: is your network at risk?

March 14, 2017 • Hardware, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Print security: is your network at risk?

Sat quietly in the corner, your office printer might not appear to be the biggest security risk. However, studies suggest it could be a gateway to a whole host of malware, ransomware, and social engineering threats. If left unprotected, printers can be a...

Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

March 8, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App...

Piere Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa.

Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

March 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, officially launched under its new branding in South Africa at a media round table event last week. Vertiv is now looking, under their new name with new investment, to expand by targeting aggressive...

Coming soon to South Africa, Huawei’s new P series debuts new colors and Leica style portraiture.

Huawei unveils new trendy p series

February 28, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils new trendy p series

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10 plus at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The additions to the P series feature a combination of  hardware and the latest advances in software technology. The new phones will...

Denan Erasmus, Palo Alto Networks Channel Manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

February 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of...