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We're taking a break! Winstel holiday closure details

To say we’re happy to see the back end of a rather choppy 2021 is an understatement! We’re pretty delighted! As the tech guys who work behind the scenes, we’re used to sorting out all kinds of challenging back ends, and this is one we plan to solve with a well-deserved break! The Winstel team will be on leave fr...
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POPI at a glance

What you need to know about The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) POPI is a law that regulates how personal information (of a person or company) is collected, used, stored, disseminated, modified and destroyed. Personal information includes: Contact details Demographic data Empl...
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Your data collection process may be POPI compliant, but are your IT systems?

The Protection of Pubic Information Act (POPI) came into effect on 1 July 2021. POPI regulates how personal information (of a person or company) is collected, used, stored, disseminated, modified and destroyed. From a business perspective, focus falls on demonstrating transparency and accountability of the purpose for which data is gathe...
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How Redstor saved one South African business (in the nick of time)

At Winstel, we consider ourselves trusted advisers to our clients. We’re always on the lookout for new cyber threats, and respond to these dangers by offering the latest technology as well as relevant advice to keep our clients safe and protected. With ransomware and corporate hacking spiking in South Africa, we partnered early on ...
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Employees need secure, off-site access to company data? Here's the solution

Just how easy is it for you and your employees to access all your business’s data off-site, from home, while at the same time ensuring your data remains 100% protected? The nationwide lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to find better ways of operating. For many, that means adopting alternative metho...
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6 months FREE Microsoft Software, setup & support - no strings attached!

No, seriously no strings attached. While we prefer long-term, committed relationships with our clients, we understand desperate times call for desperate measures. Which is why we’ve come up with a juicy little offer we know you’re going to love: MS ...
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Guidance for keeping equipment clean

We understand that you may have questions about cleaning and disinfecting options for your computers. The guidance below applies to all Dell-branded PCs, monitors or display screen, docking stations, keyboards and mice. We recommended you wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Turn off the d...
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We know the world is full of choices

Did you know that the Winstel founders, David Kerr and David Moffett, were childhood friends? When they started the business in 2003 it was born out of friendship and mutual respect. These values remain key right up until today.  We know the world is full of choices. Thank you for selecting us as your IT support partner. Our team ap...
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Cybersecurity guidance during the coronavirus pandemic

Best practices for secure remote working, plus the latest cyberthreats leveraging COVID-19 The coronavirus and resulting changes to work practices have a number of cybersecurity repercussions. This article brings together all of our advice to support people through this challenging time, including best practices for secure remote working...
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Covid-19: we're fully operational during the National Lockdown

All of our people are working remotely from the safety of their homes which allows our team to remain fully operational during the national lockdown. Please continue logging calls with the relevant staff as per our usual enquiry and fault logging process and we will continue to provide outstanding support. Be safe during this extrem...
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