Tarsus offers TAG for notebooks, desktops

In a world first, Tarsus Technologies, southern Africa’s leading value-add IT hardware distributor, has announced the availability of a new accidental damage product designed to change the way notebooks and desktops are sold in South Africa.
The new product offering, known as Tarsus Accident Guard (TAG), is available exclusively with products purchased from Tarsus Technologies.
Following detailed research into the warranty requirements of resellers and their corporate and end-user customer bases, it became evident that the levels of frustration regarding traditional warranties not covering customer-induced damage or the effects of virus attacks have been rising steadily over the past few years.
Tarsus has launched TAG to complement the existing vendor warranties which will ensure that the majority of notebooks and desktops sold by Tarsus will not only be covered by the normal manufacturers’ warranties but will now be fully covered in the case of accidental damage. In addition to this, Tarsus has included a contribution towards dealing with the effects of a virus attack as well as ID theft.
“With an increasing number of devices being targeted for corporate espionage and cybercrime, which obviously includes the effects of ID theft, TAG also pays out towards the cost of the legal fees associated with recovering from identity theft and damage to hardware and software as a direct result of virus attack which is a world first,” says Tarsus CEO, Pierre Spies.
“It’s a solution that we believe is truly unique in the local market and one that will equip Tarsus-loyal resellers with a competitive advantage that will be difficult to match,” he continues.
“Tarsus Accident Guard allows users to extend the manufacturer’s warranty on a notebook and desktop to provide genuine peace-of-mind in the real world and not just the usual cover for manufacturer’s faults,” says Spies.
“Further to this, the cover can be purchased upfront for up to two years – another world first. For complete peace-of-mind, nothing comes close to this in terms of value for money. In essence, if your warranty doesn’t cover it, Tarsus will…simple as that.”
Spies says the solution is currently only available to customers in the South African market and is limited to desktop, notebook and tablet hardware. However, Tarsus’ long-term strategy is to extend the solution into sub-Saharan Africa and across all manner of technology infrastructure.
“TAG is a result of a match-up between southern Africa’s largest IT distributor and the world’s largest insurer,” explains Channel Risk Management MD, Lars Forssman.
“Based on Tarsus’ vast economies of scale, we were able to successfully negotiate the widest possible cover at the lowest rates available anywhere – so low, in fact, that the deal had to be rubber-stamped at the insurer’s highest level in New York.
“We believe that Tarsus Accident Guard is one of the most significant IT channel innovations in many years. It is the end result of our company’s desire to ensure that our customers and partners alike benefit from our drive to provide them with a competitive advantage,” concludes Spies.

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Tarsus Technology Group (TTG), formerly MB Technologies (MBT), has been one of the leaders in Southern African technology landscape since 1985. TTG offers its customers the highest quality products, solutions and professional services including supply chain optimisation, cloud-based solutions, IT security services, compliant disposal of IT goods and electronic goods.

Group companies include Tarsus Distribution, Tarsus SecureData, Tarsus On Demand, Tarsus Emerging Markets, Tarsus Dispose-IT, Printacom and GAAP.

The Group aims to add value not only to its customers but to its larger community and stakeholders. It focusses on being a useful and productive corporate citizen through its flexibility, adaptability, expert customer and technology insight, skill-sets, successful track record and an ongoing and unwavering commitment to the channel model.

TTG is majority black-owned and more than 30% black women-owned and is currently undergoing a BBBEE audit with a projected level 4 as measured under the new ICT Charter.

Tarsus Technology Group’s head office is situated in Johannesburg with branches in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and the Free State. TTG has an African footprint with branches in Namibia, Botswana, and with representation in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.

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