Infomet Training Centre had state of the art facilities and specially
designed desks in order to make your working experience pleasant and
comfortable. Sound proofed walling will ensured that there are no
disturbances during training and work sessions.
rooms available varied in capacity to accommodate groups of 15, 20 and
up to 40 people.
Infomet Training Centre was located in the heart of Sandton with
convenient access to shops, restaurants and hotels. Participants needing
accommodation had a wide choice of hotels and other facilities, all within a
few minutes walk of the Training Centre:
Sandton Sun Hotel
- The Sandton Towers Hotel
- The Michelangelo Hotel
- Two Holiday Inn Hotels
- The Hilton Hotel
- The Balalaika Hotel
- The HolidayInnGardenCourtHotel
- The Don Suites Hotel.
- Numerous Guest Houses.
students could stay in touch with their office through Internet kiosks
which were available in the Training Centre. The entire area also had wireless
Internet Access for those that had notebooks. For your convenience Infomet
had also ensured that telephone, fax, copying and printing facilities were
available in aiding with any administration that needed to be done on site.
our clients, by simplifying and enhancing the presentations and
planning sessions that may be conducted in these venues Infomet will equip
the venue with an electronic whiteboard, a flip chart or a projector if needed
notebook computers be required for students, they may be rented at
an additional cost.
in an Industry that demands ones time for planning sessions,
presentations and most certainly training, Infomet understands the need for
well kept and professional break away facilities where participants were able
to relax with some refreshments.
The ‘Pause Area’, specially designed to accommodate the needs of the
participants boasted a variety of refreshments such as purified water, coffee,
tea, milo as well as a vending machine holding various cold drinks, crisps and
sweets. The ‘Pause Area’ was there to assist the participants in feeling
rejuvenated and to return back to their session focused.
had also offered its services in assisting with any catering
arrangements for breakfast, lunch and in between breaks that may be taken.
The Consulting Centre consisted of an area specially designated and equipped
for consulting work sessions with our clients.
our clients to a lounge where we had informal and friendly
discussions about business.
more serious sessions start consultants would make use of adjacent
consulting rooms. Here we had work tables designed especially for small JAD
work sessions. The facilitator were able to use the desktops to model the
specifications, after which the designs were copied, stored and relayed to the
Development Centre where they were turned into formal documented models.
Each room was equipped with a telephone for teleconferencing, and Infomet
manuals were available at all times. Consultants or clients having mobile
computers could log on to the wireless network in order to access the intranet,
the internet, e-mail, printers or whatever facilities they require.
was a break away area where customers could have coffee or tea with
some snacks while watching a news channel or a broadcast from our own
Infomet TV channel off our Intraweb site.
A separate entrance was used to the Training Centre so that the normal office
work flow was not interrupted. Students were welcomed by the Training
Administrator, and they could register on cube computers at the touchdown
area. Students on the way to the Training Room, would have passes the Server
Room which was a show case with impressive technology viewable through
good ambience exists in our Training Rooms. They were modern and
comfortable and the desks were custom made. There were no untidy wires.
High Tech notebooks were connected via a wireless network. Overhead
projectors with collaboration facilities were provided to maximize the
experience of real interactive onsite training. It not only put our lecturers in
touch with each student but also allows them to monitor and facilitate
Training Centre also featured a large pleasant pause where our students
and clients could have refreshments and interact with one another during their
breaks. Apart from light lunches being served, there was hygienic water, coffee
and tea machines, as well as vending machines available for sweets and cool
Training Centre also had a well-equipped printer room, with several high
speed printers, as well as pigeon holes for preparing and keeping training
material in stock.
we were well equipped to run courses.
three training rooms were named after previous Infomet directors:
Cedric Tyler, who was Infomets first Business
Development and Marketing
Hannes Van Rensburg, Consulting Director
and later founder of Fundamo.
John De Carvalho, IBM designated director
on the Infomet Board
The Development Centre
The Development Centre was purposefully located on the second floor,
away from the other Centres, where developers had their own self-
contained environment with well-equipped offices and a workshop
where technical issues could be addressed.
Whether it was performance benchmarking or the assembly of
configurations for customers, the workshop enables Infomet to
maintain and develop highly competent technical skills together with
its developers. This also ensures that our applications run at great
speeds on the platform, and this ensured that we were able to deploy
projects much faster than any of our competitors.
The Development Centre was equipped with its own boardroom
interactive work sessions. It was equipped with overhead projectors
and screens, as well as copy boards to make these sessions productive.
The room was named after
Marius Rochon, who was Infomets first
Development Centre Director, and
designed our first set of case tools (Infomet/DC).
In the Ante area, developers could relax after a hard days
mingling with colleagues and thereafter brave the traffic back home.
With a well equipped kitchen and vending machines on hand,
Development Centre provides for the developers needs when they
often had to work after hours to meet deadlines.
The Office Centre
The Office Centre was where executive management and administration
The offices were pleasant and well equipped, relying on the
infrastructure to make everything work. The boardroom was our pride,
a real show case.
This room was named after
Rob Katz, who was Executive Director of the
first Infomet. Subsequently, he
became the Managing Director of the first Microsoft office in South
Our Business Centre consists of a suite of e-services and
which ran on a powerful sophisticated parallel Itanium EPIC Computer ,
24 gigabytes of RAM and 500 gigabytes of disk space.
With Diginet and satellite we had a telecommunications bandwidth
enabling us to connect our e- business portal to the world.
Our Offering Centres each had a separate network with
file servers. These
servers were behind separate firewalls to ensure that our systems were
intruder and tamper proof.
The network and the PABX System were fully integrated, and
management software allowed us to have sophisticated collaboration
Our office software for mail and messaging, document and work
management, VOIP and collaboration, gives us the capability to operate
in a well-structured and organized manner whilst being able to interact
in manners never done before with our clients.
The network was secure. The routers ran sophisticated firewalls;
system spam free; protects our data from unwanted intrusions; and
was linked to our physical access control system to monitor and
prevent intrusion. All our desktops were physically secured inside the
desks in our own a patented casing to prevent loss through theft.
physical network were CAT-6 compliant which ensured we could handle
high speed data transfers internally and encrypted fibre optical cabling
between floors ensures that our network were inaccessible to outsiders.