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Truecaller launches chat feature

Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

January 15, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

On January 15, 2018, Truecaller announced the launch of Truecaller Backup for Android, a new feature which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive. According to the firm, every day, thousands of people are switching to a new phone, getting a new SIM card, resetting [&hellip...

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Going into 2018 with a clean data record

Going into 2018 with a clean data record

January 10, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Going into 2018 with a clean data record

We have all been there. Trying to add someone’s contact details to your phone only to see that the SIM or the phone memory is full. Now comes the painful decision… “how do I delete it so this new contact can be saved?” Only to realise that...

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

January 9, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate. With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud...

The importance of protecting data and devices

The importance of protecting data and devices

December 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The importance of protecting data and devices

Digital transformation is touching every sector, industry and organisational size, with SMEs being empowered by digital technologies such as hyperscale cloud computing to gain enterprise-grade services and compete for the same customers as big corporations....

Insurance industry gears up for PoPI.

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

December 11, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

Teraco, a provider of cloud and vendor-neutral data environments has announced the completion of their Hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. The Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell, South Africa features over 24 MW of power and 6000m²...

Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

November 10, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

Over the past few years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has entrenched itself in many large companies’ IT policies and become a part of their organisational culture. CIOs acknowledge that BYOD has enabled the workforce to become more mobile, productive and...

Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

November 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

Data is essential to the smooth operation of any business, and the protection and backing up of that data is just as critical. Most organisations have – or should have – a data protection and business continuity policy in place. However, this needs to...

Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

Backup by popular demand

November 2, 2017 • Backup and Storage, OpinionComments Off on Backup by popular demand

The increased use of smartphone applications to deliver services has engendered an environment of customer convenience and instant gratification. Today, there exists an application to deliver almost any product or service available on the market, and the...

Modern data management – more than just backup

Modern data management – more than just backup

September 28, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Modern data management – more than just backup

Information Technology (IT) is evolving. The way in which we consume it, what it’s expected to provide, the speed at which it operates, and how it’s organised, run and paid for, have all changed. Consumer-led expectations – and the desire to...

Benefits of a managed IT services model

Setting up your data center migration strategy is crucial

August 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Setting up your data center migration strategy is crucial

Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Colocation Data Center – or any new Data Center- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of...

Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

July 17, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

Analytics has become essential to drive the intelligent businesses. However, with the addition of this multitude of unstructured data – think email, videos, photos, audio files, presentations, webpages – businesses have had to find a new way to pool,...

The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

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

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

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...

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

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 Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre wins at Beacon of ICT awards

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...