Jan Beukes, CEO, StorEx, a specialist in Multi-Vendor Hardware and Software Infrastructure Support, says it is without doubt that the South African economy is in for a tough time. Not only was the COVID-19 outbreak declared a national state of disaster, by the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, but the whole of South Africa is initially placed under a 21 day-lockdown, that has recently been extended with another 14 days in order to combat the impacts of the virus on our society as a whole.

The economical position our county faces today, together with the spread of the virus will have an immense impact on various industry sectors as warned by the President, and as a result leave more and more citizens unemployed. Companies of all sectors are likely to experience financial pressure as an outcome of this global pandemic. During these uncertain times, Beukes wants to encourage all businesses to explore the advantage that Post Warranty Maintenance can deliver in terms of financial savings and business continuity.

The StorEx Support Model aims to save customers money on previous ICT investments made, by fully exploiting the potential capacity of the listed infrastructure in the customers environment. “It is common for organisations to replace their ICT estates before it has even reached 40% of its potential”, says Beukes. He believes that a greater focus should be placed on extending the lifecycle of these existing estates to ensure a better return on investment.

Beukes concludes by adopting the unique services solution that StorEx offers – “clients can expect cost-savings of up to 50 percent on equipment manufacturer maintenance and support costs and be certain of maximum system uptime in their ICT Environment. This will enable businesses finding themselves in a tough financial situation to free up additional funds and allow them to invest it into other important areas in their business.”

StorEx services are regarded as critical and essential – and for this reason, the company will be operating throughout the entire lockdown. For any queries or requests in this time, please call 011 468 3746, alternatively send us an e-mail at and one of our sales representatives will get back to you.