Best practices for an effective data backup strategy

Insights gathered from data have the power to completely transform the way businesses operate and reach their target markets. By Chris de Bruyn, department manager at Gabsten Technologies The value of this data, coupled with the regulatory requirements imposed on...

Demystifying storage dolutions: hyper-converged versus SAN

As technology continues to evolve to meet the demands of organisations everywhere, so the need for reliable storage solutions is likely to grow – especially during a time where data increasingly dictates how a business functions. By Mike Styer, Dell EMC Business...

Digitally preserving our cultural heritage

South African art galleries and museums hold a myriad of history, cultural heritage and even hidden treasures. And while the generations of today still have the opportunity to experience these treasures in the flesh, there may come a time where our fragile cultural...

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...