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First in Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1989. We will celebrate our 21st "birthday" in October. We have 10 staff and operate in Gauteng, Durban and the Western Cape.


We are a skills-based company where all the professionals' have/can have a shareholding in First. We have skills in Internet, Microsoft, Networking, Storage, Telephony, Linux and Open Source environments.


We supply brand name computer equipment - 3COM, ACER, Cisco, DELL, HP, LG, IBM, Intel, Mecer, Samsung, Seagate, Sony, Toshiba and others. We will design, build, test, install and support a complete installation including all the cabling and Network aspects. We supply locally made toner cartridges for HP Lasers at some 75% of the HP pricing. For Internet accesses we have developed our own Stargate Service. This is a combination of Hardware, and Linux Open Source Management Software to enable all users on a network to access the Internet in a simple, safe and economical way. To optimise our Internet and online support offerings we are a registered ICASA Internet Service Provider (ISP). We also offer a low cost Backup-over-the-Net service where your data is encrypted, compressed & stored offsite.


A major portion of our business is the provision of technical support and training to Educational and commercial businesses. Under a support contract we will manage an IT Installation including hardware and operating system support, backup and restore management, anti-virus management, installing the latest software patches, informal training for the staff to use the equipment and desktop applications, managing their overall environment plus their Internet activities. This includes email and firewall management, web page hosting, design and application hosting.


Existing Clients include Astute Financial Services, Bishop Bavin School, Breast Cancer Cause Marketing, Cansa Association of SA, Dirkie Uys School (Durban), EIKOS Risk Management, Frances Vorwerg School, Frigoglass, Future Publishing, Glenanda Primary School, Glenvista High School, Henkel, Heron Bridge College, Jeppe Boys and Jeppe Girls High Schools, KFC, Morris Cranes, Motorola SA, Mindset Networks, MSC Colleges (EL, PE & PTA), Rhenish Girls High (Stellenbosch), SA Airlink, SA Communications Forum, Strand High School (Somerset West), Symantec South Africa, The Green Cartridge Company, Zenwill Lacob Attorneys and others.


Current active professional staff include:


Roy Nattrass (B.Sc Elec Eng)

Gavin Illingworth (Durban, Novell, M/S)

Craig Nattrass (A+, Cobol, Cisco, Linux, I/Net

Craig Wiehahn (A+, M/Soft, Networks, I/Net)

Blessing Foromozo (M/Soft, Linux, Cisco, Networks)

Mandy Joseph (Sales, Marketing)

Andrew Kutama (Microsoft, Desktop)

Brett Nattrass (B. Com Hnrs - Marketing)

Noria Raphasha (UNISA, Pastel, Sales)

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