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Gabsten Technologies is an established data management consulting company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa

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2020 and beyond
Feb

21

2020

2020 and beyond

The traditional approach to data management has always been a scale up approach – when you run out of capacity you buy more. The trouble is that data is growing exponentially. In fact, according to Statista, data centre storage capacity worldwide will exceed 2000 exabytes in 2020. As the pace of data growth accelerates, the frequency with which organisations will run out of storage capacity...

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Data recovery times versus Business Continuity
Dec

17

2019

Data recovery times versus Business Continuity

The ability to recover your entire IT environment following a disaster is absolutely imperative. Not only can it affect infrastructure and networks, but also often the most mission critical element, which is business data. The key to successful Disaster Recovery (DR) is to understand what constitutes a disaster, and how long a business can survive without their data, so that effective planning can be put...

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Data Management and Black Friday e-commerce sales surge
Nov

29

2019

Data Management and Black Friday e-commerce sales surge

The general holiday season is around the corner, a time when customers flock to retail outlets and clock up a lot of sales. Such large crowds are good news for retailers, but they also create downsides and overcrowding of stores often dissuades other shoppers from going out at all. To fix this, retailers are relying on e-commerce as another channel for shoppers to reach them....

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Data Analytics is essential for the future of Petrochemicals and therefore data management is as well
Nov

28

2019

Data Analytics is essential for the future of Petrochemicals and therefore data management is as well

McKinsey predicts that by 2030, global petrochemical demand may slow from 3.6% to between 2.0% and 3.0%. With this ominous outlook, the McKinsey report further explained that as different trends come to bear on the sector, the industry will be facing a new set of challenges – one of these being the impact of digital and advanced analytics on operating models and markets. However, in...

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Healthcare facilities at mines have vulnerable data – is it being adequately protected?
Nov

22

2019

Healthcare facilities at mines have vulnerable data – is it being adequately protected?

Access to comprehensive medical records are crucial for the care of patients in the mining industry, as these documents provide a window on the clinical judgement being exercised at the time by medical professionals. As a result, the healthcare industry is heavily regulated, especially when it comes to data and records, as these need to be maintained for decades at a time in a secure,...

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Case Study: Gabsten Technologies ensures Sasria’s data is always on and always available with managed services offering
Oct

25

2019

Case Study: Gabsten Technologies ensures Sasria’s data is always on and always available with managed services offering

Access to data is critical for any business, but if you are South Africa’s (SA) only short-term insurance provider of special risk cover, a data loss event could prove catastrophic. Sasria SOC Ltd provides unique cover against risks such as civil commotion, public disorder, strikes, riots and terrorism to all individuals and businesses that own assets in SA, as well as government entities. A lack...

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Commvault Recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions for 8th Straight Time
Oct

18

2019

Commvault Recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions for 8th Straight Time

–Commvault positioned furthest for completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant, highest for ability to execute in the entire Magic Quadrant– Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data for cloud and on-premises environments, today announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions....

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Gabsten Technologies – A decade of world-class data management experience
Oct

04

2019

Gabsten Technologies – A decade of world-class data management experience

A recent survey conducted by Gabsten Technologies highlights how important data is to South African businesses. 63% of respondents said their business could not function without data, while a further 14% stated that they could only survive one day without their data. “In a digital age, it is almost impossible to conduct business as usual without access to data. For the respondents that believe they...

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Data Backups – Start with what you can’t afford to lose
Sep

13

2019

Data Backups – Start with what you can’t afford to lose

Toy Story 2 almost didn’t happen. Somewhere during the 3D animated movie’s production, an administrator accidentally destroyed all of the movie’s data assets, including the meticulously crafted models and animations. Were it not for the technical director, who made backups to continue her work at home, Pixar’s ground-breaking sequel may have never come to life. This happened 20 years ago. Today, it would be impossible...

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Data management vs Data management – do you know the difference?
Aug

29

2019

Data management vs Data management – do you know the difference?

With IDC predicting that the collective sum of the world’s data will grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to a 175ZB by 2025, it is more important than ever for organisations to ensure that their information is managed appropriately. However, data management is a term that is often used loosely in organisations. What many companies fail to understand is that data management encompasses a very...

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