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Warren Olivier

Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

July 15, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software – as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud provider. “In the past two years the pace of cloud adoption has accelerated, as [&hellip...

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From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

June 12, 2015 • Backup and Storage, ListsComments Off on From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

Storage of the past was defined by vendor specific terminology for pieces of functionality, which have perpetuated the market/users thinking about storage narrowly in terms of a single vendor or technology provider. But there’s a new paradigm for storage,...

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18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

May 19, 2015 • Backup and Storage, SecurityComments Off on 18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

According to Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18 percent of South African users who kept backup copies of their data on physical media eventually lost these copies. In the modern world, where information is highly valuable, it is important to not only...

Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International.

Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

March 27, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the...

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Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the value of cloud services in South Africa will reach $230m by the end of 2014, and judging by our...

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Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

September 22, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation. The data centre, as well as cloud services and solutions both public and private, are becoming increasingly important to the...

Gareth Tudor, CEO of Altonet. (Image source: Altonet)

Backup, archiving and records management – different solutions for different challenges

February 11, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Backup, archiving and records management – different solutions for different challenges

There is no doubt that data management and preservation are critically important to business. However, there may be misconceptions when it comes to the process around the differences between backup, archiving and records management. While all three are...

Ten reasons to move your backup to the cloud

January 17, 2013 • Backup and Storage, OpinionComments (1)

The data explosion is increasing demand for data storage, driving up costs, amplifying the risk of data loss or exposure and complicating disaster recovery plans and strategies. Furthermore, organisations are increasingly moving away from cumbersome,...

HP Extends converged storage range

August 24, 2011 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on HP Extends converged storage range

HP is expanding its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage software that enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualised and cloud computing environments. IDC estimates that by...

Encrypted SMS as a backup for mobile data applications

September 22, 2008 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on Encrypted SMS as a backup for mobile data applications

Mobile applications developer, Masabi says that it has overcome an obstacle to m-commerce application uptake by using encrypted SMS to transfer data...