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IT Web Feature – The Truth Behind Vendor Warranties

How often have you been pressurised by a vendor into buying their branded optics?
“As a distributor of compatible SFPs/transceivers, we very often hear that a network equipment vendor’s sales rep has threatened a customer (which could be an end-user, re-seller or system integrator, etc) that if they install third-party transceivers in their networking or server equipment, this will then void the system manufacturer’s or OEM’s warranty,” says Wayne Nel, Product Manager at local ProLabs distributor, HardwareDistribution.
Nel continues: “In this way,… Read More

How often have you been pressurised by a vendor into buying their branded optics? “As a distributor of compatible SFPs/transceivers, we very often hear that a network equipment vendor’s sales rep has threatened a customer (which could be an end-user, re-seller or system integrator, etc) that if they install third-party transceivers in their networking or server equipment, this will then void the system manufacturer’s or OEM’s warranty,” says Wayne Nel, Product Manager at local ProLabs distributor, HardwareDistribution. Nel continues: “In this way,…

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Hardware Group and Opengear announce a new distribution agreement

Opengear, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced a new distribution agreement with Hardware Group serving channel partners across Europe and Southern Africa.
Opengear has enjoyed continuing double digit year-on-year growth based on engaging with partners and customers, continued innovation and teaming up with great distribution partners such as Hardware Group. The new agreement includes the full portfolio of Opengear products which are offered alongside a wider… Read More

Opengear, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced a new distribution agreement with Hardware Group serving channel partners across Europe and Southern Africa. Opengear has enjoyed continuing double digit year-on-year growth based on engaging with partners and customers, continued innovation and teaming up with great distribution partners such as Hardware Group. The new agreement includes the full portfolio of Opengear products which are offered alongside a wider…

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ProLabs invests in the Data Centre

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ProLabs, the world’s leader of compatible transceivers, has reaffirmed its commitment to the local channel at an exclusive reseller event, held at the Palazzo Hotel, last week. “The event was a great success,” comments Gail Holt, MD of official ProLabs distributor, Hardware.com. “The advantages of ProLabs’ broad range of data centre accessories, including transceivers and DAC/AOCs, were clearly communicated to our ISP and infrastructure clients.” ProLabs products are compatible with over 56 switch vendors and 20,000 systems. The company supplies a wider…

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IT Web Feature – Opportunities in the Huddle Room

 
Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa features in ITWeb discussing Polycom’s Realpresence Trio which offers a voice, video and content sharing device designed for the huddle room.
 
Opportunities in the huddle room
Huddle rooms are defined as meeting rooms that can only accommodate a small number of people (typically up to six). However, what equipment is in the room and what the room is used for is still undecided.
Some suggest the huddle room is equipped with audio and video technology. Others say the room… Read More

  Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa features in ITWeb discussing Polycom’s Realpresence Trio which offers a voice, video and content sharing device designed for the huddle room.   Opportunities in the huddle room Huddle rooms are defined as meeting rooms that can only accommodate a small number of people (typically up to six). However, what equipment is in the room and what the room is used for is still undecided. Some suggest the huddle room is equipped with audio and video technology. Others say the room…

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IT Web Feature – Cloud Hosted Voice

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about when it comes to selling hosted or cloud-based IP telephony, there’s a very strong argument for putting the handset or endpoint first.
Cloud Hosted Voice – Put The Endpoint First
“It might sound like putting the cart before the horse, but when it comes to selling hosted or cloud-based IP telephony, there’s a very strong argument for putting the handset or endpoint first. The handset is arguably the most important… Read More

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about when it comes to selling hosted or cloud-based IP telephony, there’s a very strong argument for putting the handset or endpoint first. Cloud Hosted Voice – Put The Endpoint First “It might sound like putting the cart before the horse, but when it comes to selling hosted or cloud-based IP telephony, there’s a very strong argument for putting the handset or endpoint first. The handset is arguably the most important…

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IT Web Feature – Polycom RealPresence

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about Polycom’s RealPresence Trio, the industry’s first smart hub for voice, content-sharing and video group collaboration.
Polycom RealPresence Trio is now ICASA-approved and shipping.
IT Web Feature – Polycom RealPresence
The workplace is changing. Traditional offices and meeting rooms are giving way to open, team and mobile spaces as well as small/huddle rooms, all of which present challenges for effective collaboration. Successfully delivering on the goal to unleash the power of human collaboration,… Read More

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about Polycom’s RealPresence Trio, the industry’s first smart hub for voice, content-sharing and video group collaboration. Polycom RealPresence Trio is now ICASA-approved and shipping. IT Web Feature – Polycom RealPresence The workplace is changing. Traditional offices and meeting rooms are giving way to open, team and mobile spaces as well as small/huddle rooms, all of which present challenges for effective collaboration. Successfully delivering on the goal to unleash the power of human collaboration,…

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Hardware South Africa Project Water Drop

On Friday the 22nd January 2016 staff from Hardware South Africa responded to an announcement from Jacaranda FM that they were launching Project Water Drop, an initiative to donate and transport water to Lichtenburg in the North West. The initiative, which partnered with ‘Water Shortage South Africa’ was created to help people that had been severely affected by the recent drought.
Hardware South Africa employees rallied together to collect and donate water with the local community, which totaled over 2 Million… Read More

On Friday the 22nd January 2016 staff from Hardware South Africa responded to an announcement from Jacaranda FM that they were launching Project Water Drop, an initiative to donate and transport water to Lichtenburg in the North West. The initiative, which partnered with ‘Water Shortage South Africa’ was created to help people that had been severely affected by the recent drought. Hardware South Africa employees rallied together to collect and donate water with the local community, which totaled over 2 Million…

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Hardware South Africa Talk Polycom With ITWeb

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about Polycom’s first to market voice solutions for Microsoft’s new Office 365 Cloud PBX. Read the full article on ITWeb.
Building on the strength of a decade-long relationship, in December 2015 Polycom announced that its voice desktop and conferencing portfolios will be the first that support and interoperate with the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX services.
Organisations migrating to Office 365 will be searching for voice solutions that meet or exceed those… Read More

Gail Holt, Managing Director of Hardware South Africa talks to ITWeb about Polycom’s first to market voice solutions for Microsoft’s new Office 365 Cloud PBX. Read the full article on ITWeb. Building on the strength of a decade-long relationship, in December 2015 Polycom announced that its voice desktop and conferencing portfolios will be the first that support and interoperate with the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX services. Organisations migrating to Office 365 will be searching for voice solutions that meet or exceed those…

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Hardware Group Helps South African Children Have a Brighter Future

Hardware Group is proud to help the children of Laerskool Morester Primary School, South Africa by supporting them with books and trolleys.
With many of the children coming from squatter camps, education provides them with a way out of poverty and the opportunity to have a brighter future.
Watch the video made by the children.
Laerskool Morester Primary School comments on the support from Hardware Group;
“Laerskool Morester Primary is a school situated on the outskirts of Springs. We have currently 1054 black African learners from various… Read More

Hardware Group is proud to help the children of Laerskool Morester Primary School, South Africa by supporting them with books and trolleys. With many of the children coming from squatter camps, education provides them with a way out of poverty and the opportunity to have a brighter future. Watch the video made by the children. Laerskool Morester Primary School comments on the support from Hardware Group; “Laerskool Morester Primary is a school situated on the outskirts of Springs. We have currently 1054 black African learners from various…

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Hardware SA Achieve Juniper Select Partnership

A superior partnership
Hardware SA is delighted to announce its new Juniper Select Partner status, enabling us to offer the latest Juniper routers, switches and security products.
This status demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our customers, delivering comprehensive solutions and outstanding service through our technical capabilities and extensive resource.
Extensive technical resource
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Multi-million dollar demonstration facilities
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International engineer resource pool
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Proof-of-concept facilities
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Global logistics operation
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Pre-staging facilities
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Juniper PSS Partner Support Specialist
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Pre-configuration services
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Strong Juniper pedigree across Hardware Group
 
We work to support the backbone of our customers’ business, building resilient… Read More

A superior partnership Hardware SA is delighted to announce its new Juniper Select Partner status, enabling us to offer the latest Juniper routers, switches and security products. This status demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our customers, delivering comprehensive solutions and outstanding service through our technical capabilities and extensive resource. Extensive technical resource • Multi-million dollar demonstration facilities • International engineer resource pool • Proof-of-concept facilities • Global logistics operation • Pre-staging facilities • Juniper PSS Partner Support Specialist • Pre-configuration services • Strong Juniper pedigree across Hardware Group   We work to support the backbone of our customers’ business, building resilient…

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