How to protect your business against Anthem-like attacks

How to protect your business against Anthem-like attacks After the massive data breach of Anthem Inc. health insurer, www.databreachtoday.com has taken a good look at how your business can protect itself against similar attacks. “Health insurer Anthem Inc. believes the attack that reportedly compromised up to 80 million individuals’ unencrypted, personally identifiable information may have… Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Online Data Storage

The Pros and Cons of Online Data Storage Storing data online isn’t a new concept, but recently it’s taken a huge upswing in popularity. It’s a lot like storing your data on a local server, or even a hard-drive – you back up and the files are accessible when you need them. The difference is… Continue Reading

Hot data storage trends for 2015

Hot data storage trends for 2015 “If you’ve been wondering what newfangled technology will show up in your data center in 2015, read on. For 12 years, Storage magazine has celebrated the rite of passage into a new year by highlighting the half-dozen or so hot storage technologies we think will have a real impact on data… Continue Reading

Improving governance and compliance: Document Management Solutions

Improving governance and compliance: Document Management Solutions South African organisations are faced with many governance and compliance challenges. The legislation on how information is stored and disposed of is changing, and the new POPI (Protection of Personal Information) act has shifted many of the storage and security requirements for business. An effective document management solution… Continue Reading

POPI 101 – An infographic

POPI 101 – An infographic The new POPI act is posing a challenge for many South African organisations. In case you still aren’t sure of the exact details, www.popi-compliance.co.za has put together a handy visual guide that covers the basic principals of the legislation. Continue Reading

How Safe Is Online Backup?

How Safe Is Online Backup? Online backup is becoming an increasingly popular trend. But how safe is it to store all of your data in a remote server? Data Backup and Online Storage looks at the safety of online backups. “The question about safety of online backup services has been around since the first companies started… Continue Reading

How to dispose of old or unwanted backup media

How to dispose of old or unwanted backup media Backup media usually contains sensitive or important information. So naturally, when it is no longer needed, it needs to be disposed of correctly and completely to ensure that the information cannot be accessed again. No matter the type of media you use (tapes etc.), your backup… Continue Reading

The Global Cost of Data Loss

The Global Cost of Data Loss Data loss is an on-going problem for companies around the world. It is easy for data to be lost, and surprisingly few companies are able to recover data or even have a backup recovery plan. Kathy Gibson of Futurewave BusinessIT took a look at the trends of data loss and… Continue Reading

Cutting through the red tape

Cutting through the red tape Some trends never go out of fashion. Take Levi jeans and army web belts, Rolex watches, boy bands and arguably one of the most interesting trend when it comes to information technology – using tape for secure and reliable back up storage. Contrary to claims that ‘tape is dead’ and… Continue Reading

Secure Your Disk-Based Backups

Secure Your Disk-Based Backups From techtarget.com: “We’ve all heard the adage that backup tapes need to be secure in case they are lost, stolen or fall off a truck, but what about disk-based backups? While disk backups are sometimes perceived as being more secure than their tape-based counterparts because they never leave the data center,… Continue Reading

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