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IT Solutions for Businesses to Combat the Loadshedding Schedule

Electricity shortages persist in South Africa as Eskom struggles to fulfil demand. Many power plants operated by Eskom are currently down for planned and unforeseen maintenance, prompting the utility to issue a warning that load shedding schedules will persist for some time. Diesel fuel for the utility’s peaking plant has already cost more than the company had planned. The situation is further exacerbated by the six month outage at Koeberg nuclear power station for repairs.

It is estimated that South Africa had 155 days of loadshedding between January and November 11 of 2022. Half or more of those days were severe. Over the same time frame, Stage 6 was applied on six separate occasions. According to the power company’s latest forecast, load shedding will likely persist for the foreseeable future, with as many as 193 days of load shedding expected in 2023.

The cost of load shedding to businesses, both large and small, has been estimated at billions of rand every day. To combat this growing threat, SME owners in South Africa must be more resourceful and tenacious than ever.

On the IT front, power outages can be avoided and costs minimised by opting to rent IT equipment instead of buying it outright. The trend of renting computer hardware and software among businesses continues to grow. IT financing and rental options can reduce the burden of loadshedding disruptions as well as replacing IT equipment on businesses, and reduce the associated risks.

That’s why ASG provides IT leasing services that are both affordable and adaptable, so businesses can stay connected with the world’s quickly evolving technological landscape, while navigating the perils of loadshedding.

Customers who opt to rent machinery are given the option of tailoring their monthly rental payments to their income stream. You’ll always be one step ahead of the competition thanks to the cutting-edge nature of renting IT equipment. Rent payments can be arranged in a variety of ways to meet varying financial needs, allowing you greater control over your money.

Financing and renting IT equipment is an operating expense rather than an asset on the balance sheet. In exchange, this boosts the profitability and creditworthiness of your business. Renting also enables companies to recoup VAT payments made to the government.

Loadshedding Schedule antidotes

Many new technological solutions to the problem of keeping electronic gadgets charged during load shedding in South Africa have emerged. If you own a small or medium-sized business, it is imperative that you acquire as many backup charging devices as possible to ensure the continued operation of your most crucial systems.

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) should be at the top of your rent-to-own list if you want to keep your core devices operational during load shedding. A desktop computer or router can be kept operating on battery power so that any unsaved work is not lost if the power goes out. Make sure you know how long the model will last and if it will give enough power for your gadget or devices, or if you only need a brief time of power to shut down a device when loadshedding starts.

While a UPS is among the greatest short-term power sources, they don’t have the longest lifespans, thus renting a UPS means you can afford a new UPS without spending any extra money.

When it comes to data rescue and maintaining the functionality of technical and security systems, generators can prove invaluable. In addition to being a cost- and time-saver, the generator can begin operating immediately after installation. Three-phase generators are the industry standard.

If you own a business, you know how important it is to find the best generator for your needs. A home backup generator isn’t built to withstand the same conditions as a commercial generator. Renting a generator, instead of buying, could be a better financial move for your company.

A solution to the loadshedding schedule in South Africa.

To conclude, South Africa’s loadshedding is a persistent problem as Eskom struggles to meet demand. This can be costly for businesses, both large and small, as it is estimated to cost billions of rands every day. To combat this, many businesses are opting to rent IT equipment instead of buying it outright. IT financing and rental options can reduce the burden of loadshedding disruptions and reduce the associated risks. ASG provides IT leasing services that are both affordable and adaptable, so businesses can stay connected with the world’s quickly evolving technological landscape, while navigating the perils of loadshedding. Additionally, backup charging devices such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and generators can also be rented to ensure the continued operation of core systems during load shedding.

FAQs: IT Solutions to Combat Loadshedding Schedule

Eskom is struggling to fulfil demand and meet the electricity shortages in South Africa. As a temporary rectification, the loadshedding schedule has been implemented to reduce strain on the infrastructure. 

The situation has been further exacerbated by the six-month outage at the Koeberg nuclear power station for repairs and the high cost of diesel fuel for Eskom’s peaking plant.

South Africa has experienced 155 days of loadshedding between January and November 11, 2022.

The impact of loadshedding on businesses in South Africa is estimated to be billions of rand every day.

Businesses can minimize the impact of loadshedding by opting to rent IT equipment instead of buying it outright. IT financing and rental options can reduce the burden of loadshedding disruptions and reduce the associated risks.

Renting IT equipment is an operating expense rather than an asset on the balance sheet, which boosts the profitability and creditworthiness of the business. Renting also enables companies to recoup VAT payments made to the government.

Renting a UPS for backup charging means a business can afford a new UPS without spending any extra money because the UPS is rented on a monthly basis instead of an outright purchase. 

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