As data volumes continue to increase exponentially the value of data is more critical to business than ever before. Yet IT budgets are constantly being squeezed and since enterprise storage makes up a significant proportion of IT costs, it is often one of the...
January 9, 2019 •
Danielle Kruger •
Comments Off on Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business
An effective data governance strategy is essential for business’ due to the increasing importance of data and imposition of various data regulations. This strategy ensures that the right policies, processes, technology and people are in place to effectively...
November 6, 2018 •
Neo Sesinye •
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Today, data forms the crux of businesses whether driving insights or being used to understand and better serve customers. In terms of the medical industry, patient data is especially critical. This is because Doctors rely upon patient information such as...
October 6, 2018 •
Southern Africa •
Comments Off on SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage
For enterprise customers, the demand for additional data storage is growing too fast for traditional storage options to continue to be affordable. SUSE is meeting the demand for reliable, reasonably priced storage, today announcing the availability of SUSE...
The 2018 Right Scale State of the Cloud report says that 81% of all surveyed enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. It also predicts that 66% of cloud users intend on growing their cloud spend by 20% of more, this year. But what of the local market, where...
April 20, 2018 •
Security, Top Stories •
Comments Off on Power shifts in data ownership is revolutionising the Internet and cybersecurity
Information is one of the most valuable commodities. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and either has a direct monetary value or can be mined for business intelligence to get a competitive edge. Data is the lifeblood of any organisation....
April 18, 2018 •
Enterprise IT •
Comments Off on Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future
The concept of software-defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software-defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of...
April 5, 2018 •
Comments Off on Archiving has come a long way since the day of the dial-up modem
It’s hard to believe that less than 20 years ago the dial-up modem still ruled the Earth. Today it is found either in the tip or in dinner party conversations about the cost and the horror of its endless noise, achingly slow pace and tedious delays. Now the...
Secure national identity infrastructure is foundational to delivering the benefits of a digital economy, where the bulk of transactions involve online interactions between remote entities. Whilst citizens in developed countries take identity for granted, in...
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...
February 15, 2017 •
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According to UN statistics, a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of fresh food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. This amounts to a third of all food produced for human consumption. In many cases the food is still within the suggested “sell-by” and...
December 2, 2015 •
Top Stories •
Comments Off on Companies need to evolve and safeguard their algorithms
Data has become the currency of the Always-On world. But on its own, it is not enough. Companies need to make sense of the wealth of data they have. This is where the algorithm economy comes in, says Warren Olivier, regional manager for Southern Africa at...
June 12, 2015 •
Comments 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,...
October 9, 2012 •
Comments Off on IT the centre of growth strategy for SA businesses
EMC has announced the results of its survey into IT transformation, revealing that 78 per cent of South African businesses surveyed will undergo transformational change over the next year. The findings revealed that the top business concerns for companies in...
Current protection approaches to businesses storing and protecting critical data are increasingly falling short due to network, security and usability constraints. In addition restoring end-user data can be slow and resource intensive. Business managers are...
September 8, 2011 •
Top Stories •
Comments Off on Kenya unwraps multi-million data centre
Kenya Data Network (KDN) has unveiled a multimillion-dollar state-of-the art data center to be used for hosting data and software applications. Speaking at the launch this week, KDN Chief Executive Officer Rikus Matthyser said the Data Center, now ready for...