2020 has proved to be one of the most challenging years of our time. Our economy has taken a huge knock, creating a huge ripple effect into how our business and daily lives function.
Al businesses, both big and small have had to adapt and change their environment to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. We understand that the shift to remote working and work from home solutions have brought technological challenges to businesses that are not equipped or informed on how to make the transition, maintain the transition and enforce new technological principles to implement remote working as a permanent solution. This will also help businesses and staff members save on costs to house staff in big buildings.
Getting your staff and business connected.
Of course, for employees to conduct work from home successfully there needs to be programs and systems in place to make the process as effortless as possible.
Microsoft 365 has multiple features and programs to connect all your internal business properties. Microsoft Teams has gone on to be one of the most secure, functional and versatile form of online communication to successfully collaborate amongst employees and business alike.
“The outstanding functionalities, easy access from all devices, interactive chat functions, and
opportunity to collaborate in real time gave this event a human touch. Microsoft Teams fostered strong inclusion and sense of collaboration between the two large global teams.”
—Reza Honarmand, VP Software & Cloud, Tech Data
Ensuring your business compliance.
POPIA was implemented to enforce the ownership of personal information and the permissions around using it.The POPI Act sets forth eight conditions for the lawful processing of personal information. These conditions address how organizations demonstrate accountability for ensuring they respect the privacy of individuals in South Africa.
Citizens will have more control over the processing and privacy of their information, which will result in fewer spam calls and reduced exposure of their personal details to companies. The provisions which are to be commenced from 1 July may result in “cold calling” no longer being allowed and will impose a significant burden on direct marketers to secure databases of personal information. Companies will also need to ensure their customer data is processed securely and in line with the regulations, or they will face hefty fines. Importantly, POPIA includes provisions for the disclosure and processing of personal information. In cases which fall outside of these categories, personal information may not be processed or disclosed – providing South Africans with protection against companies that would use their personal data unscrupulously.
Infraplex is partnered with SOPHOS to help individuals and business owners comply with POPIA protocols and regulations. The SOPHOS XG firewall comes with a multitude of settings to assist in data protection, intrusion prevention and information regulation.
Getting you and your staff connected.
Having all of these wonderful products and features cannot work of course without a reliable internet connection. Infraplex has a variety of options available for your staff and your business. Our business fibre options offer a 1:1 contention ratio ensuring that you will get the most out of your fibre connectivity. We also have fibre to the home packages to connect your staff.
Powering you during load shedding.
Load-shedding recently returned to South Africa, which means that many people may need to buy backup electricity solutions to keep important electronics running while the power is out. This requirement has been exacerbated by the increased prevalence of working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much power will I need?
To figure out which power trolley you would require, you must calculate the power consumption of your PC.
Infraplex has a few options on offer from Nova Neptune. Before making your choice, our sales team will evaluate how much energy it will take to power your internet and devices for a load shedding period.
While an entry-level PC power supply will be rated between 200W to 250W, high-end PCs like gaming desktops can use upwards of 500W, depending on the exact components used.
To determine the amount of power your computer will draw, you must add the power consumption of all the components – including the motherboard, graphics card, memory, and storage devices together.
There are various online power supply calculators available, which allows you to calculate the estimated power consumption of your particular desktop build. Monitors will also need their own power supply, which is typically around 30W for a standard 17-inch LCD panel. Additionally, if you want your router to stay powered, this would on average require a further 20W. The total power needed for an entry-level computer can therefore be calculated as follows: 250W + 30W + 20W = 300W. If you want to keep this computer powered on throughout load-shedding, the total standby capacity required would then be 600Wh for two hours, while a four-hour load-shedding period would need 1,200Wh (1.2kWh).
Our Nova Neptune range caters for a multitude of power supply capacities. We are sure to have the best option for you visit our online store at shop.infraplex.net
All of these business solutions are readily available for you. Consult with our sales teams to find the best solutions for you.
call 010 590 8856