The Margin by Brainstorm Magazine

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Not a black-and-white issue

What impact will the new Code for measuring Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) have on the ICT industry?

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Transformation: a grey area

Looking to chart the progress of transformation in the channel The Margin found that it was anything but a black and white picture.

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Vox Pops: Does the channel take transformation seriously?

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is seen by many as a contentious issue, despite government’s desire to ‘level the playing field’ in what has for a long time been a predominantly white-dominated industry.

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A tale of the cloud and pirate’s death
 

A tale of the cloud and pirate’s death

Does licensing and software delivery through the cloud really spell the end of piracy? And how does it impact the channel?

The retail challenge
 

The retail challenge

Vendors, research houses and the media are quick to give their opinions on the trends and state of the ICT sector, but what is the reality for retailers? The Margin spoke to two Johannesburg-based retailers – one privately-owned and one part of a major chain – to gain some insight into life on the front line of technology retail.

SecureData’s secure future?
 

SecureData’s secure future?

MB Technologies reveals the reasons for snapping up SecureData Holdings – ending 14 years on the JSE for the IT security company.

Selling green: look to the bottom line
 

Selling green: look to the bottom line

Has the value of the environment really lost its impact on business? Or is there still merit in focussing on the benefits of ‘Green IT’?

Selling cyber defence
 

Selling cyber defence

Intrigued to understand the local cyber security market, The Margin conducted a mini-survey among the people who know it best.

Not quite Waterloo
 

Not quite Waterloo

Overwhelmed from all sides, the once mighty PC has fallen on hard times. So, does it have a future, and if so, where’s the innovation?