A customer-centric approach to hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors. Kate Mollett, regional manager: Africa South at Veeam For example, one local bank lets a person open an account simply...

Company data on backup tapes poses problems

Company data left on discarded backup tapes is potentially a bigger problem than data left on discarded hard drives. Many companies discard backup tapes before they start experiencing any problems and there is a vigorous market in used tapes and cartridges. However,...

It’s time to get NAS

Everyone is ready for NAS, especially the SME, writes Joanne Weng, South Africa sales manager of Synology. The enterprise market has traditionally been seen as the one that sits up and pays expensive and complicated attention to cloud storage. It is, after all, only...

The role of portable storage in a cloud-dominated world

While the use of cloud is on the increase, there is still a very important role for portable storage, particularly in countries where pervasive and reliable connectivity is lacking, and the cost of data is prohibitive. This is the view of Tony Yu, ADATA country...

When to employ SSD or HDD?

As the world becomes increasingly connected, an increase in data consumption and storage requirements is inevitable. Changes in data consumption patterns have also led to the evolution of storage technology. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), there has...

Strengthen the organisation through cloud archiving

Cyber resilience expert at Mimecast Nick Saunders provides reasons why organisations need to see an archive as more than just an old storage box that’s an unwanted necessity, and rather as something they can get value out of. Archiving records has been...