Following the recent launch of Windows 8 in South Africa, Esquire Technologies, a digital lifestyle focused technology distributor, has hinted on plans to launch the first reseller channel in the country to make the software easily available locally.
Asgar Mahomed, managing director of Esquire, confirmed this saying: “We are excited to be the first company in South Africa to be selling Windows 8 to our channel.”
Esquire Technologies opened its Xpress Store located at the company’s headquarters in Midrand on the same day the Windows 8 underwent launch.
The Xpress Store concept has made the company sell their products to more people across the country.
“Time is money and these retail-styled stores enable us to improve our efficiencies and to reduce queuing for our resellers – most of whom are small to medium sized businesses. Now our resellers can walk into any Xpress store, see what they want – and immediately take delivery of the items.” Mahomed said in an earlier brief.
Esquire became the first IT hardware distributor in Southern Africa to open a retail-type store, called Xpress Stores.
Selling Windows 8 to resellers will give a good head start for the company that is a Microsoft Network Member, hailing the launch of Windows 8 as a momentous occasion.
“Windows 8 has a completely different look and feel from Microsoft. It is expected to revolutionise the hardware and software market and comes with a completely new touch-based graphic user interface, including a completely revamped desktop,” Mahomed said.
The giant computer software company, Microsoft launched their latest and anticipated version of Windows on October 25th and is currently launching it in various countries across the globe. It is taunted to be more user-friendly system and to feature much more performance specs.