The case for realtime network visibility

When it comes to network downtime in any industry, the underlying statistics tell us one thing: it costs money and lots of it. According to the Ponemon Institute, downtime can cost around an astounding $8,000 per minute, which means an hour-long network outage can...

Eliminate planned downtime to grow business

While it might sound counter-intuitive, there is a perception that technology often works best when compromises are made. Users might have to put up with an irritating side-effect but do so knowing that the overriding advantage brings many benefits. Planned downtime...

SA firms well positioned for business processing sevices

There’s a golden opportunity for South African companies — one that turns their delay in investing in outsourcing and shared services into a unique strength. By John Watling, MD of Accenture Operations in Africa By plugging directly into the delivery...

Face the challenge or pay the price

Every organisation will have to confront the challenges associated with IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) at some point, rather sooner than later. If company assets are found in the wrong place or found with company data, the directors will have to pay a hefty price. When...

Cloud fast-tracks resilience

The digitalisation of business means that data has become a company’s most important asset. To remain competitive, businesses must always have access to their data and applications, says Sasha Malic, head: availability services at ContinuitySA....

The true value of IT asset disposition

Should companies use a professional IT asset disposal (ITAD) provider instead of disposing of redundant IT equipment themselves? Local ITAD specialist Xperien says this should be a key consideration and must form part of any IT asset disposition strategy. Most...