© 2016 RaMena / JaviZam
Mozambique, an ethnically and religiously diverse nation of 25 million people, is located in the farthest reaches of Southeast Africa. The country, explored by the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1498, and subsequently colonized by Portugal in 1505, is typified by rugged highlands to the west, rolling hills to the north, and a vast stretch of coastline along the Indian ocean. The country was ruled by the Portuguese for over 400 years, in which time Mozambique served as a regular port of call for the European sea routes traveling through the region.
After a ten year war for independence, Mozambique became a sovereign country in 1975. Mozambique today is rated among the least developed countries by the UN Development Programme, a situation that is continuing to evolve. It is, however, blessed with a rich stock of natural resources, and an economy that is seeing significant growth in areas such as food and drink processing, chemical manufacturing, and petroleum production. The engine that drives Mozambique’s emergent economy is undoubtedly Maputo, the country’s capital, largest city, and biggest port.
Maputo, located on the Indian ocean on the southern tip of Mozambique, is known as the “City of Acacias” for its many avenues lined with Acacia trees. During its nearly 5 centuries of colonisation, the city was bestowed with some beautiful examples of colonial architecture. Landmarks include the Fortress of Maputo, the Central Railway Station, and the beautiful Maputo City Hall. Cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and various hardwoods are exported from the port, and goods headed to final destinations across Southern Africa come in, to be forwarded via rail, sea, road, or air. With its connections to far flung locales, and important lines of business running through the city, Maputo has open avenues for growth in seemingly all directions.
One of these growing sectors is IT, exemplified by Infolife Computers Lda, a full-service IT solutions provider based in Maputo. Infolife Computers is proving to be an indispensable partner for growing Mozambican companies all over Maputo and the country. In just over 6 years, Infolife Computers has already established relationships with well over 250 clients, and has completed over 500 projects. As virtually all business activity involves the use of computers, the internet, and communications, Infolife is a central player in Mozambique’s growing economy. © 2016 RaMena / JaviZam
Infolife Computers provides a very wide array of IT services to small, medium, and large organizations. Services offered include networking, web design, hardware and server sales, cloud hosting, software sales, digital marketing, and more. Additionally, Infolife has managed to secure partnerships with some of the biggest global providers of computer hardware and software such as Microsoft, Lenovo, IBM, Symantec, Adobe, and others. This alliance grants Infolife with privileged access to software solutions and specialized computer components that its clients can directly benefit from.
One of Infolife’s main service lines is IT consulting, an activity at which the company excels. It’s a good thing, too, since so many new and growing Mozambican companies are finding themselves faced with questions of how to network their facilities, establish e-commerce, or build automation. Infolife advises companies on what equipment they’ll need, how much capacity they’ll need, and which tools and hardware are best suited to their situation. As part of a concerted effort to establish Quality as one of its core brand values, Infolife includes one-year warranties on all equipment it provides, warranties that include guarantees of online security.
This African IT provider is crystal clear on the dangers that online attacks pose to the modern business world. For that reason, it has created several IT solutions to identify and address the vulnerabilities in any company’s infrastructure. From firewalls, to secure networks installations, connecting links intelligently between headquarters and branches of the same organization, through the use of secure VPN and cloud storage, this technological company from Mozambique has all its clients well covered.
For endorsing the education and professional training of their personnel, for creating a complex and cost-efficient policy to tackle a modern necessity, and for understanding and keeping up with the global danger of cyber-attacks, Business Initiative Directions wishes to grant the BID Quality Award 2016 to Infolife Computers in recognition of its commitment to the highest standards of Total Quality Culture and the pursuit of excellence.
ABOUT BID AND THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITY SUMMIT AWARD:
BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.