January 25, 2019 •
Company News •
Neo Sesinye •
Comments 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...
December 8, 2018 •
Darryl Linington •
Comments 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,...
July 18, 2018 •
Top Stories •
Comments 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 Regardless whether the drives or tapes are outdated or inoperable, this data is always accessible...
May 29, 2018 •
Comments 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...
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...
October 9, 2017 •
Comments 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...
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...
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...
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...
August 30, 2016 •
Comments 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...
February 11, 2014 •
Southern Africa •
Comments 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...
November 5, 2013 •
Comments 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...
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,...
December 6, 2012 •
Comments 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...
April 20, 2011 •
Comments 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...
January 16, 2009 •
Enterprise IT •
Comments 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...