South African IT resellers have cast their votes and selected their favourite vendors in the 2023 Channelwise Awards.

Resellers cast their votes online in the Channelwise Awards survey, with about 2 200 taking the opportunity to make their voices heard.

The results are as follows:


Physical Data Centre Infrastructure

  • Servers: Dell, HPE, Lenovo
  • Storage: Dell, HPE, Lenovo
  • Backup: Veeam, Dell, Seagate
  • Racks and cabinets: APC, HPE and Lenovo
  • Data centre infrastructure management: Microsoft System Centre, Lenovo XClarity, Patch Manager


Virtual Infrastructure

  • Servers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud
  • Storage: Microsoft Azure, VMware, Veeam
  • Software as a service: Microsoft 365, Adobe, Google Workspace


End User Devices

  • Personal computers: Dell, Lenovo, HP Inc
  • Workstations: Dell, Lenovo, HP Inc
  • Thin clients: Dell, Lenovo, HP Inc
  • Notebooks: Dell, Lenovo, HP Inc
  • Gaming PCs: Alienware/Dell, ASUS, MSI
  • Gaming notebooks: Alienware/Dell, ASUS, Legion/Lenovo
  • Tablets: Samsung, Apple, Lenovo


Components and Accessories

  • Headphones: Logitech, JBL, Jabra
  • Keyboard, mouse, joystick, VR headphones: Logitech, Redragon, Dell
  • CPU and GPU: Intel, Nvidia, AMD
  • Memory: Crucial, Kingston, Transcend
  • Disk drive: Crucial, Samsung, Seagate, Kingston
  • Webcams: Logitech, Microsoft, WINX
  • Cameras/surveillance: HikVision, Dahua, Xiaomi
  • Bags and sleeves: Targus, Dell, Port


Printers and Peripherals

  • Laser printers and MFPS: HP, Brother, Canon
  • Inkjet printers and MFPs: HP, Brother, Canon
  • Projectors: Epson, Acer, Dell
  • Monitors: Dell, Samsung, LG
  • Scanners: Canon, Epson, HP Inc



  • Switches: TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Cisco, Microtik, D-Link
  • Routers: Microtik, Ubiquiti, D-Link, Huawei
  • WiFi: Ubiquiti, TP-Link
  • Structured cabling: Molex, Nvidia Networking, Zone by Datanet
  • Mobile data – Vodacom, MTN, Telkom


Sustainability/power solutions

  • Inverters: Mecer, SunSynk, RCT
  • Solar panels: Gizzu, Canadian Solar, JA Solar
  • UPSs: Gizzu, Mecer, APC, Ecoflow, RCT, Eaton
  • All-in-one power solutions: Gizzu, Ecoflow, Mecer
  • Generators: Gizzu, Ryobi, Bosch, Ecoflow
  • Batteries: Gizzu Dyness


Software and services

  • Automation (including RPA): Docuware, HubSpot, Blue Prism
  • Virtualisation: VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam
  • Data management: Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP): Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP
  • Customer relationship management (CRM): Microsoft CRM, Sage, Salesforce, SAP
  • Accounting: Sage, Quickbooks
  • Payroll: Sage, Quickbooks



  • End-point security: Kaspersky, Fortinet, BitDefender, ESET
  • Network security: Fortinet, VMware, Cisco
  • Cloud security: Microsoft, Fortinet
  • Mobile security: Kaspersky, BitDefender, Fortinet, ESET, Sophos
  • IoT security: HikVision, Cisco, Axis, Xiaomi
  • Application security: Mimecast, Trend Micro
  • Managed security: Fortinet, Cisco, Sophos, SolarWinds