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  • European data specialists opens office in South Africa

    January 25, 2019 • Company NewsComments Off on European data specialists opens office in South Africa

      DataManagement Professionals (DMP), European specialists in complete solutions for secure and reliable data management, has announced the opening of a South African branch as of January 2019.   DMP South Africa will offer a comprehensive range of...

  • What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

    What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

    December 8, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

    Insights gathered from data have the power to completely transform the way businesses operate and reach their target markets. The value of this data, coupled with the regulatory requirements imposed on business to protect personal and financial information,...

  • Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it's too late, memory, flash, backup

    Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it’s too late

    July 18, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it’s too late

    Old hard drives and backup tapes are a major security threat for any business, they store a massive amount of confidential data that can easily be compromised. Regardless whether the drives or tapes are outdated or inoperable, this data is always accessible...

  • Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    Common backup blunders – how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    May 29, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Common backup blunders – how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    We all know backup is important, which is why most organisations ensure they have sufficient backup in place. After all, data is valuable and needs to be protected. But having the right backup is only part of the solution; the rest is up to the policies in...

  • Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

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

    November 7, 2017 • 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...

  • Endpoint security moves to the Cloud in next wave of ‘as-a-service’ revolution

    Top 5 tips for backup and recovery success

    October 9, 2017 • ListsComments Off on Top 5 tips for backup and recovery success

    In a world where data is the lifeblood of the enterprise, backup and recovery are no longer ‘nice to have’ solutions, but essential to business continuity. However, while the need for effective recovery in the event of a disaster is clear, achieving this...

  • Modern data management – more than just backup

    Modern data management – more than just backup

    September 28, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, 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...

  • Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

    Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

    September 5, 2017 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

    Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an Uninterrupted...

  • Benefits of cloud backup

    January 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (1)

    The past year has seen South African businesses migrate a substantial amount of their data to the cloud. Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor, believes this will bring a renewed focus to the benefits of extending such a rollout into the...

  • Opinion piece: The natural progression from Backup as a Service to Disaster Recovery as a Service

    August 30, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Opinion piece: The natural progression from Backup as a Service to Disaster Recovery as a Service

    While some companies acknowledge that they need Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), many still think that Backup as a Service (BaaS) is sufficient to meet their data management needs. Those that are convinced that they need DRaaS may also be unsure of how...

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

    February 11, 2014 • 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...

  • Replication, backup or both?

    November 5, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Replication, backup or both?

    Virtualisation has brought the cost of data centre- or machine-level replication down to the point where more organisations can afford it – but, it’s important not to assume replication can replace backups. Replication and backup achieve two different...

  • Ten reasons to move your backup to the cloud

    January 17, 2013 • FeaturesComments (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,...

  • Backup is critical for SMEs too

    December 6, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Backup is critical for SMEs too

    As the business world becomes increasingly digitised and more and more critical business information is stored on computers, a backup and recovery strategy is a critical element of business continuity and sustainability. This is not only important in large...

  • Opinion: Security is not just about preventing malware

    April 20, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Opinion: Security is not just about preventing malware

    As the world becomes more connected via the Internet and the sheer number of threats increase, from viruses to trojans, spyware to phishing attacks, people are becoming increasingly aware of the need to secure their computers, servers and important data...

  • New markets open for BuRA (backup, recovery and archiving)

    January 16, 2009 • Enterprise ITComments Off on New markets open for BuRA (backup, recovery and archiving)

    Sophisticated backup, recovery and archiving (BuRA) solutions have, up to now, been limited to larger organisations because of cost, complexity and security issues. However, thanks to new developments in this field, the efficient, tiered data storage and...