DG, WiBOX partnership helps keep SA’s workforce online, all the time

After more than a decade of load shedding, it still doesn’t seem that South Africans can look forward to a stable and reliable national power grid anytime soon. While most large companies were able to use onsite generators to keep their employees productive and connected through the regular power cuts experienced during previous years’ load shedding periods, Covid-19 has made this a challenge for organisations whose staff members are now working from home. Although most of these home-based...

Interview: DG and HP on the rapidly shifting South African IT landscape

In this promoted episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to representatives from Digital Generation (DG) and HP about the impact that Covid-19 has had on the local IT industry and how it’s shifted conversations with enterprise customers. DG marketing and sales specialist Michelle Budde kicks off the conversation with a look at how her company adopted to the Covid-19 and the associated lockdowns. She then talks about some of the challenges the industry has faced in securing stock in the pas...

Lockdown’s ecommerce boom challenged businesses; this is how we help them

2020 was the year everyone went online and that included ecommerce. In South Africa alone, ecommerce surged by 40%. But the boom led to some unique challenges for many businesses. A lot of the ecommerce in 2020 came from consumer retail but much included business acquisitions, particularly of IT and other home office equipment. “It’s become the new way of engaging suppliers, be they in the home, the office or the home office,” says Tami Morris, National Client Relationship Manager for Digi...

We had to quickly figure out how to adapt and adopt

“We had to suddenly cope with a lot of challenges: there were worldwide stock limitations, forecasting was a nightmare, there were a whole range of new security issues, and asset management became a major issue. But it wasn’t just about the technology; it’s everything that goes with it.” Warren Booysens, head of Architecture and Cloud Services at Digital Generation, opens up about how lockdown forced Digital Generation to push the envelope of client service. Digital Generation had to rapidly ...

DG Supporting Local

A survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed that between March and April, 42.2% of the country’s businesses had indicated that they had run out of financial resources to continue operating during the Covid-19 outbreak. Some of the big named companies that have filed for bankruptcy include : Edcon (Edgars) Comair (Kulula) Divisions of Media24 Associated Media Publishing (Cosmo, House & Leisure and many more magazines) Caxton Magazines (People, Food &a...

Benefits Of Buying Through A Metal Tier OEM Partner

These are rapidly changing times. January 1, 2020 heralded the arrival of a decade that will see us fully embrace 5G, artificial intelligence, multi-cloud and edge computing. The introduction of these, and other, new technologies offers up many opportunities – but also an almost equal number of complex challenges. For those of us in the IT industry, this means we need to be more prepared than ever to help our customers successfully navigate this constantly changing landscape. Being seen as a ...

Wi-Fi 6 is better and faster. Here is what you need to know.

Wi-Fi 6 is making headlines this year but it is a little more complicated than that. Yes things are going to be faster than before and range is going to be better, but it will also change connection speeds between devices in the home or at the office. If you are looking to understand a bit more about how this is going to work, you came to the right place. Let’s start with the basics. What is Wi-Fi 6? Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax is the newest version of a standard wireless network that tra...

South African smartphone factory to launch!

South Africa has created it’s 1st to Smart Phone manufacturing company with the backing of Mara phones. This is going to be a Smart Phone manufacturing plant, the first one in South Africa, to improve the countries sluggish economy and create much-needed employment. President Cyril Ramaphosa, as part of the recently launched District-Based Development Model, will later this week launch the Mara Phone Plant at Dube Trade Port in KwaZulu-Natal. This is part of the district-based development ...
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