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Know what you are buying – Buy genuine

19th July 2017 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... 

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa awarded Zebra Distributor of the Year FY16

4th July 2017 Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Zebra Technologies’ 2016 Distributor of the Year award for South Africa for the... 

Datatec sells Westcon to US-based Synnex in $830m deal

6th June 2017 Dual-listed Datatec has sold 100% of its technology distribution division Westcon-Comstor North America and Latin America operations and 10% of Westcon International to NYSE-listed Synnex for $800-million and $30-million respectively. The aggregate $830-million consideration comprises payment of... 

A new botnet is lurking as Hajime has 300,000 devices waiting orders

29th May 2017 If you thought the IoT botnet Mirai was bad, Westcon-Comstor warns of Hajime, which currently has 300,000 obeying devices which is currently conquering the Internet of Things world.   Hajime is, according to Westcon-Comstor vendor partner Kaspersky “a mysterious evolving Internet of Things (IoT)... 
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Amplats strengthens balance sheet, continues to manage for low prices

Platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported on Monday that it has been able to further strengthen its balance sheet in the six months to June 30, despite the weaker rand basket prices in the period. In generating R4.3-billion in underlying operating cash flow, Amplats was... 

Castle exits PPC after nearly three years

After two and a half years at the helm, Darryll Castle is stepping down as JSE-listed PPC CEO and director to pursue other interests, with immediate effect. “The company and the CEO have agreed to part ways,” said PPC chairperson Peter Nelson in a statement to shareholders, released on Monday. 
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