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Here you can find useful resources that will help inform and inspire your IT decisions. These articles represent the best of our team’s experience and expertise and are tailored around the needs of South African business leaders who want to make their processes as efficient and productive as possible.
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The 4 biggest technology challenges for South African businesses in 2020.
Infoprotect’s unique managed services approach transforms your technology weaknesses into strengths. There have been many challenges this year, especially in the areas of business and economic activity. Never before have we seen such a massive impact on how we do business, caused by all the ripple effects due to the global pandemic. Of all the […]
Making sure your business stays connected, even when your internet fails.
Infoprotect’s Cradlepoint failover solutions are crucial for businesses who care about staying connected to their clients. What would happen if, during peak business hours, while sales are booming and your critical data is being updated, your company’s wired internet connection were to fail at one or more locations? It’s a scenario that no enterprise wants […]
10 Benefits of technology-as-a-service for your business.
How a service-based approach to your tech will scale capability and lower costs. Transitioning from mailing DVDs to downloading files In August 2008, Netflix experienced a major database corruption that made it impossible for the company to ship DVDs to its members for three days. That incident convinced the company that they needed to move away from […]
How Infoprotect succeeds in optimising productivity while shrinking costs.
When it comes to integrated business technology, putting all your eggs in one basket is still the best bet. Innovation and change is the new normal Technology has transformed our world, and new innovations appear at breakneck speed. Given the dizzying speed of change under the influence of COVID-19, it is easy to become overwhelmed, […]
The most important factor that’ll build resilience into your business.
How technology is helping local companies to thrive during and after the COVID pandemic. A survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed that 42.2% of South Africa’s businesses are running out of financial resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Efficient Group economist Dawie Roodt, between 100,000 and 200,000 South African businesses could be shut down […]
The benefits of partnerships in 2020 and beyond.
A powerful statement, a quote or a proverb truly illustrates its meaning when it is relevant decades or even centuries later. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This timeless African proverb rings as true today as it was when first spoken. The benefits of collaboration […]
Failover strategies: the key to continuing business after disaster.
How many of us are dependant on our own private internet connectivity to run our lives? I know I am. Everything from my home entertainment and media, to finding my way around the country and when I travel abroad, is dependant on the internet in some way, shape or form We tend to be a […]
Is AI really changing retail?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the hot topic of the moment, with all sectors jumping on board and claiming huge advances. But is it really making a difference to the everyday operation of a retail environment, particularly in South Africa? Not yet, according to Sugan Ganasen, head of sales at Infoprotect. “Today’s consumers are all shopping […]
5G: Why is this a game changer?
The next iteration of mobile connectivity, 5G, is on its way. But this will be more than just a step up in speed. 5G will change how the world communicates and what we communicate with. By 2020, the way we connect will start to change rapidly. This may seem like a big claim for an […]
How wifi analytics is changing business.
WiFi is no longer just a free perk. It’s a source of strategic intelligence. Place yourself in the shoes of a store owner. What would concern them the most? It is no doubt a long list, but near the top would be the question: how many customers could I expect today? Answering this is critical, […]
Not knowing your dark data is a bad strategy.
We humans have a tendency to hoard. Even if we have organised lives, things still gather in our homes. After all, who hasn’t had the experience of moving house and then noting with disbelief how much stuff they actually have. Generally speaking, we rarely dive into what we store, because those are items we don’t […]
Nando’s adopts technology; Focuses on food and funny
Without a secure failover, erratic fixed line connectivity can cause havoc, especially in the high-demand, fast-paced fast food sector. As the name suggests, the expectation is that both the food and service are delivered quickly, and at a standardised (high) level of quality. Modern customers require modern restaurants. As smart technology becomes the norm, diners […]
Collaboration – driving force behind ICT success.
Brad Fraser, CEO at Infoprotect. Collaboration is the act of working together. It is the coming together of ideas and strategies to create a better final product, and ensure the advancement of a group, a business or an industry. In the ICT sector, collaboration is seen as the driving force behind success, ensuring the multiplication […]
Future-proofing ICT strategies.
As both local and global markets face constant and intricate business changes, relevant, reliable and secure information communication technology (ICT) has become not only a dire need, but also a prerequisite for success. To deliver an effective ICT strategy, one must take a view to the future and consider what the business requirements will be […]
Why WiFi as a service is the future of business, retail and marketing.
As the information age continues to deliver on innovation, constant change, and continuous improvement, tech journals are buried in SAAS, PAAS, IAAS and various other common technologically driven services. With connectivity binding all technology together, there’s one important service that must be considered for the future of business, retail and marketing; WiFi as a Service […]
Partnering for end-to-end, hi-tech WiFi as a service.
Analytics Infograpic. WiFi is no longer just a conduit to connect to the Internet. If used properly, it is a connection to the world, and all of the opportunities it holds. As the South African business IT landscape moves away from outdated 20th century tech, the increased focus is placed on the Internet of things (IOT). This focus […]
On point protection with constant connection.
IP AER2100LP3-EU Model. American businessman Scott Cook is quoted as saying: “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.” Cook has very deftly described the pace at which the Internet, and everything associated with it, is growing, evolving, improving – and becoming more vulnerable. In a world where innovation and security […]
Connectivity not assured without a dual-medium fibre approach.
Ster-Kinekor. The universal adage that time is money has never been more accurate. In the current ultra-modern age, where technology is driven by daily innovation, any business seeking success simply cannot afford to be offline, or fall behind with its information technology infrastructure. With high levels of cable theft, volatile delivery and frequent loss in […]
Relationships: the key to effective data backup and business continuity solutions.
Data backups are vital in any business, no matter the industry. Yet this essential business practice still haunts management and employees alike – who are often left racked with uncertainty and doubt. While the backup environment is overwrought with leading technology – whether onsite, or offsite – excellent technology cannot be implemented effectively by lacklustre […]