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Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Networking, Mobility and Data Centre. We are working with our network of partners to transform the technology supply chain through our capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services.

Today Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry leading partner enablement programmes. Our strength lies in our ability to deliver results together with our partners under our Westcon and Comstor brands.

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Westcon-Comstor Release: Don’t skimp on power distribution units

Don’t skimp on power distribution units, Netshield a Westcon-Comstor company warns

Netshield South Africa CEO Inus Dreckmeyr has warned corporates against the false saving of buying “dumb” power distribution units (PDUs) instead of intelligent or smart PDUs.

“The basic premise behind a PDU has expanded from what they were perceived to be in the past,” says Dreckmeyr. “Originally PDUs started out as the server cabinet equivalent of the multiplugs used in our homes. Similar to the way you would wall-mount a multiplug, PDUs are mounted in the cabinets that contain computing server and networking equipment, and offer a series of power ports to provision computing equipment with electricity.”

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Westcon-Comstor partners can redefine security performance with new devices from Palo Alto Networks

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of next-generation firewall devices with new hardware and virtual appliances.

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Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the "customer experience" at Cisco Connect 2017

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa's Comstor division will be providing customers attending this year's Cisco Connect event a unique view of how customer experiences can be better delivered in an ever digitally transformative world.

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RFID Reinvents itself and retail with it

The retail industry stands poised to benefit exponentially from advancements that are spurring a plethora of new applications for already proven radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. On-pitch printing and encoding technology are increasing the accuracy while decreasing the size and cost of RFID tags, and consequently increasing the value of the technology beyond just the supply chain and throughout the entire value chain.

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Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa offers resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is, effective immediately, enabling local reseller partners the opportunity to purchase Azure from its BlueSky digital aggregation platform.

The announcement allows local resellers to purchase core components of the Azure platform locally, and digitally, all via its automated aggregation system BlueSky.

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To maximise the network closet, start with fundamentals

Racks are the fundamental building blocks in all network closets and key to ensuring the efficient organisation of this tight space, says Louise Taute, Comstor director at Westcon-Comstor southern Africa.

Network closets come in all shades and hues. In larger firms, it may be one limb on a tree of many, while in smaller companies, it may function as the sole computing hub. Either way, the network closet typically contains the same components and serves a mission-critical function, so it matters a great deal that it is optimally arranged, equipped, maintained and monitored.

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Westcon-Comstor unified communications and collaboration solutions practice awarded Diamond status

Top-level Avaya Edge Partner Programme members recognised for their ability to deliver complex projects involving multi-vendor integrations across a wide geographic area.

Westcon-Comstor, the value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in security, collaboration, networking and data centre, today announced that its unified communications and collaboration solutions practice has been awarded Diamond status in the highly respected Avaya Edge Partner Programme.

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Westcon-Comstor appoints new BDM for Services Solutions

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa has revealed that it has appointed Pieter Terblanche in the capacity of Services Business Development Manager (BDM), reporting to Services Solutions Director, Heinz Stephan.
Terblanche has in excess of 15 years' sales, marketing, management and advertising experience which he has accumulated from a number of positions including owning two of his own businesses, one being financial solutions related and the other pertaining to software monetisation products, cloud services and data encryption, office automation solutions and ICT.

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