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...
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
At the start of the year there was a lot of talk about organisations increasing their IT spend, particularly in the financial services sector. This strategy had to rapidly be adapted in light of the global pandemic, which shifted priorities and caused massive strain on the entire economic landscape. With many businesses forced to retrench, and large portions of the population left without an income,...
How to create additional value (and revenue) out of your customers’ data management solution support service
Companies are pressed for budget in a tight economy, and the IT department of a business is no stranger to this. While many businesses are turning to Managed Support Service Providers that offer a proactive service in maintaining the health of the vendor solution implemented, these can be costly contracts. For the smaller business, these fees are sometimes unaffordable, yet they still require the support...
Have you noticed any changes in how courier packages are delivered? Electronic signature pads accompany more and more of the deliveries. Delivery employees tap away on apps on their phones, telling them where to go next. Even the simple act of finding your location is now a very digital experience thanks to GPS and electronic maps. The logistics industry has been a prime investor in...
Gabsten Technologies is a recognised Commvault support and services partner in South Africa for the past decade. With a focus on investment in training and dedication to customer support excellence, Gabsten is one step closer to achieving their aim to have each of their engineers recognised as a Commvault Certified Master, the highest certification level in the Commvault space. Johan Scheepers, Country Head at Commvault...
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,...
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...
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...
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...