How and why tech accelerated during COVID

By Incredible Connection 24 June 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology is playing a crucial role in keeping our society functional in a time of lockdowns and quarantines. The pandemic has accelerated technology trends, including online shopping, digital payments, telehealth and robotics.

These trends are helping build a resilient society, as well as changing the way we do business, how we trade, how we work, how we produce goods, how we learn, seek medical services and how we entertain ourselves.

COVID-19 has transformed online shopping from a nice-to-have to a must-have around the world. At Incredible Connection we have continued to offer the widest range of tech through online orders and free delivery within the borders of South Africa.

Though in person delivery is not virus-proof. We have taken the necessary measures to avoid as much contact as possible and remain hygienic. We offer free delivery on all online orders, making it easier to get the latest tech. Products are usually delivered by courier within 2 - 5 working days.

Many companies have asked employees to work from home with schools and tertiary institutions followed suit. Remote work or study is enabled by technologies including virtual private networks (VPNs), voice over internet protocols (VoIPs), virtual meetings, cloud technology, work collaboration tools and even facial recognition technologies enabling a person to appear before a virtual background to preserve the privacy of the home.

Laptops, tablets and smartphones have become essential items in an instant with an increased demand for constant communication. An increase in home printing solutions has also become prevalent as more and more people are turning their homes into home offices.

We also offer the best internet security solutions so your personal and work information remain secure while interacting online.

The need to stay connected has increased the demand for a stable internet connection. While it is a matter of what your service provider has to offer, our extensive modem and router range allows you to enjoy a faster and more efficient working experience. In addition to preventing the spread of viruses, remote work has also saved commute time providing more flexibility.

Although quarantine measures have reduced in-person interactions significantly, human creativity has brought the party online. Cloud raves and online streaming of concerts have gained traction around the world. Streaming services like Netflix and satellite provider DStv have managed to keep us entertained for hours on end. There has also been a surge in online gaming traffic since the outbreak.

Having stores across the SA, you’re never far from Incredible Connection. Pop in and see our range of tech for yourself, speak to our experts to help you choose the right tech. You can have your laptop checked at no cost with our Free-Health check service. Upgrade your hardware and software or get your phone repaired if you’re in Gauteng or the Western Cape. Find your nearest store here.

With new tech for your business or personal use. We stock over 7,000 products online and in our stores. Our brands include Apple, HP, Dell and Microsoft to name a few. So, whatever you need, and

whatever your budget, we’ll help you find it at your Incredible one-stop tech shop. Allow us to WOW you for a minimal fee. We'll set up your new tech and have you up and running in a jiffy.

Remember to Stay Safe and have a great time, shopping online with us!