Why You Should Increase Your IT Budget in 2022

November 22nd, 2021

In 2020 and 2021, businesses around the world had to spend money on IT to enable their work to continue remotely or through online customer engagement, whether they were planning to or not. With so much money already having been spent on IT, some small and medium-sized business leaders may be wondering if it’s time to reduce or simply maintain their IT budgets, but we think that would be a mistake.

Numata’s COVID-19 Journey

May 24th, 2021

By Rohan Jooste, Head of Human Resources at Numata Business IT

A visit to a loved one, dinner at your favourite restaurant, attending a concert or sporting event, weekend getaways, drinks with friends, face to face meetings, a jog in your local park, working out at the gym, going to the cinema, walking your dogs… What happens when all these things are taken away from you in the blink of an eye and life as you know it, ceases to exist? This is the reality that people worldwide faced as COVID-19 swept the globe and countries implemented lockdowns.

The Sequel: Your Business Continuity Planning

December 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses of all shapes and sizes numerous lessons in 2020. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular have felt the impact of this “new normal” in unexpected ways and, if nothing else, it has highlighted the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

Planning Your IT Budget For 2021

December 11th, 2020

The Outlook For 2021

2020 has been an enormously challenging year for SMEs, with the ongoing and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these ongoing ripples promise to continue making running a business challenging in 2021.

Per the 2021 State of IT report by SWZD, based on a survey taken of 1 073 IT buyers in North America and Europe, 17% of businesses expect IT budget declines for 2021. This figure has more than doubled from the 8% of businesses that had expected their IT budgets to decline before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Microsoft Azure – is it the right cloud platform for your business?

November 23rd, 2020

If you’ve been following our blog series on cloud services, you’ll know that the cloud can offer several benefits to small- and medium-sized businesses, including flexibility and cost-effectiveness. In our opinion, one of the best platforms available for cloud services is Microsoft Azure.

It Was to Be Expected

September 30th, 2020

More and more businesses are turning to outsourced IT services. And for good reason! In fact, here are six good reasons to consider managed IT services for your company:

Data Protection Explained

July 3rd, 2020

Why Is Data Protection Such A Big Deal?

If your business is digitising, like others that are futureproofing, then you are processing a great deal of data. Data that relates to transactions, which equals sales. More processing, more profits!

Beware, it also means more risk.

The Importance of IT Strategy for SMEs – A Detailed Guide

July 3rd, 2020

“IT Strategy”

The term is a buzzword these days, in business circles.

And if you are in one, you would probably know what that term means. But if you don’t, it’s alright. Because you are not alone.

You may ask a hundred business leaders about the IT issues that hit their small businesses hard, and you would get answers ranging from ransomware to denial-of-service attacks, lack of reliable security, safety of Internet of Things, and devices.

COVID-19: The Disruptor of Our Times

June 1st, 2020

A few months ago, we were still laying out our business strategy for the next three years and making grand plans for Numata’s future. Many of which were to kick off in 2020—enter COVID-19