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

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Keep IT costs down with managed data services
Jun

19

2020

Keep IT costs down with managed data services

The arrival of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy threatens to undo the careful technology investments made by businesses. Over the past decade, digital-centric and data-driven business environments have been gaining momentum, taking advantage of new breakthroughs such as cloud, advanced process automation, data analytics, remote working, etc. But now there is a real chance that these investments could be undone or, more likely,...

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Where does data management fit into a post pandemic economy threatened by cyber crime
Jun

09

2020

Where does data management fit into a post pandemic economy threatened by cyber crime

Where does data management fit into a post pandemic economy threatened by cyber crime With the South African national lockdown, large scale adoption of work from home (WFH) technologies has increased the use of online services, resulting in more activity beyond the corporate network perimeter. This presents fresh vulnerabilities for cyber attackers to exploit. Globally, there has been an increase in cybercrime. Organisations caught in...

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Improving the retail CX during tough times
May

29

2020

Improving the retail CX during tough times

The retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts. It is also becoming increasingly critical to delivering tailored offerings that meet the needs and interests of individuals – a blanket approach to marketing is simply no longer sufficient. The key to both of these elements is analytics, which in turn relies on ‘always on, always...

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Data management 101 – what’s the difference between backup and archiving?
Apr

09

2020

Data management 101 – what’s the difference between backup and archiving?

No business today, irrespective of size, can survive for long without access to their data. In the event of a disaster, a malware attack or even accidental loss of data, it is of the utmost importance to be able to recover quickly and get back to business as usual. For small businesses, data management consists of backup and archiving – two practices that are often...

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At Gabsten, it is business as usual
Mar

24

2020

At Gabsten, it is business as usual

Gabsten’s entrenched adaptive work style and infrastructure means the 21-day lockdown will have zero impact on our support delivery. Our professional services team will continue to work remotely to ensure that projects are not adversely impacted. Our support desk is available on 087 654 1615 or log a ticket via support@gabsten.co.za If you have any concerns, reach out to us via contact@gabsten.co.za   During this...

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COVID-19 and Business Continuity
Mar

19

2020

COVID-19 and Business Continuity

As per the Announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on March 15th, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we each do our best to prevent the spread of this Virus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gabsten Technologies will refrain from onsite meetings or on-site service provision engagements to ensure the well-being of our employees, our partners and customers. We are closely monitoring developments...

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Making data management do the ‘heavy lifting’ for the construction industry
Mar

06

2020

Making data management do the ‘heavy lifting’ for the construction industry

Despite hopes of a turnaround, the construction sector remains in the doldrums. Its contribution to GDP contracted slightly in 2019, continuing a slide that has been happening since 2017. The picture isn’t likely to change soon and as a result Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) companies are ‘building-in’ business optimisation to ensure continuation. Myopic mindsets have unfortunately led many to neglect managing their data. There...

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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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