Friday, 5 December 2014

Loadshedding boosts Notebook Co’s business

During the last seven days, sales at The Notebook Company have dramatically increased as end-users replace PCs with laptops. 

Clients are also ordering large UPS units.
says Christopher Riley, CEO of The Notebook Company: “Companies and end users are shifting to laptops in order to work off the battery power during the ongoing loadshedding.

“Many of our clients – especially the small and medium businesses – are being hard-hit by the blackouts and have had no choice but to shift to laptops.

“We are currently heading for our best December – in terms of sales – for more than five years,” Riley says.
An increasing number of companies are also investing in generators as industry pundits report that loadshedding could last for the next five to 10 years – with a high probability that the situation might even worsen.

“The Eskom crisis might be benefiting us now,” says Riley. “But this will certainly not be the case in the medium to long term. 

In the final analysis this is terrible news for people and companies – and for the overall economy.”