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

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Tips on how to protect against ransomware and mitigate risk
Oct

02

2020

Tips on how to protect against ransomware and mitigate risk

Ransomware is no laughing matter. Don’t let ransomware make your organization a victim. The five steps outlined below can help you maintain a constant state of recovery readiness. By keeping your backups safe and ready for rapid restoration, you can save time and keep your business out of harm’s way — and out of the news. A complete ransomware strategy includes both reducing the risk...

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Your guide to a sound and secure data management strategy
Sep

11

2020

Your guide to a sound and secure data management strategy

There’s no honour amongst thieves; an adage that couldn’t be truer in current times where unscrupulous cybercriminals target vulnerable organisations that are scrambling to find some form of operational normalcy amidst pandemic related protocols and regulations. With a significant amount of critical information such as production data being moved into the cloud, it has added a layer of vulnerability to companies’ security posture.  Moreover, it...

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The interdependencies between digital, cloud and security
Aug

21

2020

The interdependencies between digital, cloud and security

Covid is testing the acceleration of digital transformation, which brings about additional challenges and particularly highlights the interdependencies between digital, cloud and security. Hemant Harie, MD at Gabsten Technologies, chats to Tony van Niekerk of COVER Magazine about how all these techs work hand-in-hand to ensure effective operations in the current environment – listen HERE


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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Data management solutions – A Commvault Customer’s Perspective
Aug

16

2019

Data management solutions – A Commvault Customer’s Perspective

Data management solutions – A Commvault Customer’s Perspective Scott Hunter, Global Infrastructure Director at AstraZeneca, relates how Commvault backup and recovery is at least 20% more successful than the other solutions they use. More generally, he speaks to the “constant evolution” that enables Commvault to stay ahead of the technology adoption curve. https://lnkd.in/giveiHJ   Gabsten Technologies is the only Commvault Authorised Support Partner in South...

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Top Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery questions – asked and answered by Gabsten Technologies
Jul

31

2019

Top Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery questions – asked and answered by Gabsten Technologies

Answered by Hemant Harie, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies   What is the difference between Disaster Recovery and Business continuity – aren’t they the same? Business continuity is around the overall plan of how to ensure an organisation runs optimally, leveraging its people, processes and technology. Disaster recovery (DR) focuses purely on the technology and related processes an organisation needs in order to fulfil the...

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Is your organisation’s business continuity and disaster recovery up to scratch?
Jul

05

2019

Is your organisation’s business continuity and disaster recovery up to scratch?

Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) have become imperative to ensure organisations can handle the many different elements that may affect their data and thus their ability to operate. However, while the terms are often used interchangeably they are not in fact the same thing. A DR plan is the domain of the IT department and forms part of the overall BC strategy, which...

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