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

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South African businesses underestimate the need for data management
Jun

14

2019

South African businesses underestimate the need for data management

A recent Data Management survey conducted by Gabsten Technologies has revealed some interesting insight into how South African businesses view their data. While the results showed that the majority of local organisations employ some form of data management, including data protection, backup and recovery, a worrying number of businesses do not. In addition, a significant proportion of businesses believe their data is not impacted by...

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Not embracing the cloud can dull your competitive edge
May

30

2019

Not embracing the cloud can dull your competitive edge

Digital transformation is essential if any organisation is to remain relevant today and future proof their foundation. Cloud platforms and services are part and parcel of this, and there is a general understanding that organisations ‘must’ migrate to the cloud. However, despite this, many businesses are still sitting on the proverbial fence about migrating to “the cloud”. The reality is that every business is already...

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Commvault Training Special Offer
May

21

2019

Commvault Training Special Offer

If you attend the Commvault Professional Class being held from 10 to 14 June 2019, you will receive a free of charge Commvault Essentials On-Demand subscription package worth $540.00, which will be enabled following attendance of the training.   Registration for the next Commvault Professional training and certification course closes 27 May 2019. What you need to know: You will need 20 Commvault Training Credits...

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Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware
May

10

2019

Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware

More and more companies are falling prey to purveyors of ransomware, a virus that attacks computers and literally holds them to ransom – locking users out of their machines and demanding payment to unlock them. As large organisations are able to invest heavily in multi-layer cyber security, their risk is usually minimised and it is often the smaller companies with single servers who suffer the...

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Proactive support for your Commvault suite with Gabsten’s Remote Monitoring Services
Apr

25

2019

Proactive support for your Commvault suite with Gabsten’s Remote Monitoring Services

In a world where access to data is intrinsically linked to the functionality of a business, you simply cannot afford to lose access to your data regardless of where it is stored and subsequently backed-up. As a result, businesses need comprehensive backup and recovery strategies and solutions in order to access their data in the event of data loss. To help organisations deal with this...

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How business continuity is ensured through Disaster Recovery as a Service
Apr

18

2019

How business continuity is ensured through Disaster Recovery as a Service

As companies plan for their business continuity, one of the big challenges that they face is choosing which Disaster Recovery (DR) solution will be most appropriate for their business. The question that businesses ask is do they adopt a cloud-based solution, as recent trends indicate it is beneficial to the business, or should they choose a hybrid model that allows them make the migration with...

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The link between insurance and cyber resilience
Apr

12

2019

The link between insurance and cyber resilience

The insurance industry is one built upon trust, reputation and reliability. An Internet search for “how to choose the right insurance company” brings up hundreds of results, however, the main thread across all of them is that an insurer and Financial Advisor of choice is reliable, trustworthy, and has a solid reputation for protecting its clients’ assets. In today’s data-driven world, data is unquestionably an...

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Proactive ‘always-on’ incident management – critical in cloud environments
Mar

28

2019

Proactive ‘always-on’ incident management – critical in cloud environments

By Chris De Bruyn, Operations Director at Gabsten Technologies   Incident management is an essential component of a comprehensive data management solution, outlining the process for addressing issues to ensure data availability. From user error and accidental file deletion to a system crash, incident management forms the last line of defence when it comes to recovering information. Given the importance of data to today’s business,...

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The natural progression from Backup as a Service (BaaS) to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Mar

22

2019

The natural progression from Backup as a Service (BaaS) to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

While some companies acknowledge that they need Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), many still think that Backup as a Service (BaaS) is sufficient to meet their data management needs.  Those that are convinced that they need DRaaS may also be unsure of how to develop a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan to meet their business requirements. It is not as difficult as one thinks. BaaS...

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Chris de Bruyn, Operations Director - Gabsten Technologies
Mar

08

2019

Why your data provider’s support matters

By Chris de Bruyn, Operations Director at Gabsten Technologies   Data has become critical to business and organisations need to be able to access it at all times. Not all businesses have the capacity to retain the in-house skills required to manage their data storage and backups, so they become dependent on their data backup provider to assist them when issues arise. Many providers offer...

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