Show load shedding who’s boss with Digital Generation and Gizzu

With the global Covid-19 pandemic and repeated lockdowns at varying levels, 2020 proved to be one of the most challenging years in decades. Then, just as we thought things were looking up in the new year, 2021 proved that it was going to be no picnic either. In recent months South Africans have found themselves in the dark – literally and figuratively – as persistent episodes of load shedding have left us all wondering just what the future holds, and how we’re supposed to keep on working from...

DG and Microsoft: Beating supply constraints with high-quality Surface devices

At the start of 2021, as the world began to emerge from the immense difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global lockdown responses, we all knew that there were going to be many challenges that would need to be overcome in the months and years to follow. What few people anticipated, however, was that one of these challenges would be a global shortage of semiconductor chips that has the potential to bring many industries, ranging from healthcare and communications to transport and comp...

Digital Generation Partners with Adessa – Making Education Happen

In recognition of the vital role that quality education has to play in creating opportunities for young people and building the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries who will drive South Africa’s future economic growth, DG established an education focused IT sales team called IgnITe Young Minds in 2015. This dedicated team focuses specifically on bringing advanced technology to education institutions and projects with the purpose of igniting South Africa’s youth thro...

Chip Crisis in ‘Danger Zone’…

Shortages are getting even worse, complicating the global economic recovery from the pandemic. According to Bloomberg on the 21st of May, shortages in the semiconductor industry, which have already slammed automakers and consumer electronics companies, are getting even worse, complicating the global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Chip lead times, the gap between ordering a chip and taking delivery, increased to 17 weeks in April, indicating users are getting more desperate t...

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 ...