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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 (0)

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 efficient, yet they also have nagging concerns about information security. They worry about devices...

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

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...

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

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...

Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

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...

Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.

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,...

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 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...

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...