How Your MSP Can Help You Improve Employee Engagement

January 17th, 2022

With businesses of all shapes and sizes finding themselves on the unpleasant end of the global staffing shortage, management needs to take a proactive approach to retain staff by evolving with workers' needs.

The freedom offered by remote or hybrid office solutions has made employees wiser about finding a work environment that suits their personal needs while cutting down on the daily commute and avoiding unnecessary office politics.

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.

Shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 11th, 2021

More and more people are shopping online. With the great deals available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up soon, scammers are using the opportunity to lure consumers into giving away their private information (including credit card details) on fake platforms online.

IT Strategy for 2022

November 11th, 2021

The world has changed since COVID-19 and there’s no going back. We all know this and have heard it over and over again. But despite this, many businesses have yet to reflect these changes in their IT budgets and strategies. We think 2022 is the year that many will begin to prioritise IT, recognising that it can be a differentiator and, in fact, the backbone of a business.

We believe that a good IT strategy should be adaptive and continuously updated, coordinated and aligned with business strategies, and documented (not something held in the head of one person).

Business IT – balancing price and value

August 17th, 2021

Every business has to be sensitive to costs, but focusing only on finding a lower rate is not necessarily the best way to ensure you get the best value.
Value goes beyond price – it’s about weighing the benefits against the cost. Sometimes that’s hard to do, however.

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.

Why the World is Shifting to Cloud Services

May 17th, 2021

The world has changed a great deal since the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold. We each have a selection of face masks as part of our wardrobe; using sanitising stations is part of daily life, and we have become much more familiar with the four walls of our homes. As businesses have moved to more working from home than ever before, there have been several adjustments to the way we approach work. This includes a dramatic upward trend in cloud services adoption.

POPI Compliance and IT Security for Your SME

March 1st, 2021

The 30 June 2021 deadline for ensuring your business is compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is fast approaching. Is your business ready? And, importantly, are you protected against the cybersecurity and data risks associated with running a business in 2021?

4 Advantages of Managed IT Over In-House IT

February 24th, 2021

It’s tempting to hire an in-house IT technician to take care of your network and set them up with a cosy office just down the hall, but is it the right decision for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save money while improving results. Sometimes this means expanding your staff to include a team of tech specialists at your beck and call, but this can often be an unnecessary expense that leaves you with highly paid employees twiddling their thumbs all day. For SMEs who are looking for the best of both worlds, we recommend Managed IT services.