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Paul Divall, Managing Director, Intelligent Technologies – The Jasco Group

Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments (0)

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms. As they do, access to any content, anytime, anywhere, is becoming a critical success factor. As growth of digital video data explodes, the introduction of digital asset archives is fuelling the IT and broadcast convergence. It brings increased automation, greater...

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Gert Schoonbee, T-Systems and Alex Du, Huawei signing the official partnership documents at Huawei Eco-Connect in Sandton.

T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei announced at the Huawei Eco-Connect Conference in Sandton today an industry disrupting partnership that will bring Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa. OTC is a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud...

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre wins at Beacon of ICT awards

April 19, 2017 • Backup and Storage, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s Rack Centre, a carrier neutral data centre, has yet again won at the well-respected annual Beacon of ICT awards. Rack Centre, for the third year running, walked away as winners in the ‘IT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre)’...

Teradata study predicts widespread cloud data storage adoption by 2019

Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

April 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

A study which was  conducted by Teradata  predicts that by 2019 there will be widespread cloud data storage adoption, by which time over half of enterprise IT, customer, and financial data will be stored in the cloud. This despite the fact that security is...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

April 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

Data has become a crucial asset for all types of businesses, ranging from home offices to large enterprises that have multiple locations. Losing this data can be catastrophic to any business. The good news is that effective data protection is something that...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

How a cloud business continuity strategy can save your business

March 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on How a cloud business continuity strategy can save your business

Business continuity is imperative for the success of any organisation, especially in a market where customers demand constant availability and where certain IT applications and systems can be as critical as life and death. Downtime is simply unacceptable....

Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres.

Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion

March 15, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion

Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion....

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...

Piere Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa.

Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

March 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, officially launched under its new branding in South Africa at a media round table event last week. Vertiv is now looking, under their new name with new investment, to expand by targeting aggressive...

ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory.

Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

February 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

Team Group, a global memory brand, today officially announces the launch of the popular ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory. Team Group’s T-FORCE DARK memory is rigorously tested and certified by ASUS officials to obtain the ROG...

Bilal Vallee, IT Audit Manager at Mazars.

A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

February 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

As businesses increasingly focus on big data and more complex systems, the pressure is mounting on the auditing industry to produce the necessary skills and rethink its standards, says Bilal Vallee, IT Audit Manager at Mazars. The capability of businesses to...

Prabu Balasubramanyan, Executive Director, TransSys Solutions (second from the right) receives the award on behalf of the company

TransSys Wins ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ Award

January 30, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on TransSys Wins ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ Award

TransSys Solutions, an IT services and solution provider to the African and Middle East region , announced that the have won the ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ award for 2016 at the recently held Oracle Partner Day Event in Dubai. Recognized for...

Sachin Bhardwaj, eHosting DataFort, Director, Marketing & Business Development

How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

January 30, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

With the increasing adoption of Managed and Cloud services, where either an entire or a part of IT function is outsourced to a third-party services provider, the need for unambiguous, easy to apply and easy to follow service agreements are becoming more...

Sage releases Sage 50c for small business builders. (Source: Sage)

Sage launches product for small business builders

January 24, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage launches product for small business builders

Sage, the market leader in cloud accounting software, has today launched Sage 50c –  the launch is a part of Sage’s continuing mission to help Small & Medium Businesses access the best technology and innovation, and this is the next step on their...

UN Data Forum starts in South Africa. (Source: UN Photo/Mbongiseni Mndebele)

United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

January 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

  The first United Nations World Data Forum started yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa. The forum sees more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the goal of forming a broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for...

IBM's breakthrough tiering technology brings cloud object storage to hundreds of storage platforms (image: IBM)

IBM announces new cloud object storage service

October 14, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, SecurityComments Off on IBM announces new cloud object storage service

IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage service that redefines the security, availability and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds. The company’s breakthrough new IBM Cloud Object...