With several South African companies affected, including top-tier organisations such as Telkom, the recent global panic around the WannaCry ransomware attack has opened many South Africans’ eyes to the very real risks of global cybercrime on businesses anywhere, anytime, and of any size.
There is very little hesitation in the minds of South Africans that our economy is under huge pressure. You just need to look at the news headlines to see it. With the rand weakening and interest rates on the rise, businesses around the country are being left in a precarious position when it comes to their spending habits and budget planning.
Cryptocurrency may be in its infancy, but like the internet – the technology used to manage and distribute it – its adoption has been far reaching and its implications are enormous. Today, business could not survive without the internet, and in the future, I can’t imagine a business not engaging with cryptocurrency, or one of its underlying technologies at least: Blockchain.
While many businesses and their IT departments have been reluctant to embrace Shadow IT, it’s time that they learn to exist in harmony, as it’s here to stay.
An organisation may choose to migrate its data centre for any number of reasons. Migrations may be necessitated by a data consolidation after a business merger, the changing needs of a growing business, an end-of-lease situation, a decision to move to the cloud, and many other factors besides.
Data redundancy is crucial for business continuity efforts, but it’s all too easy for businesses to get it wrong when implementing backup systems. Anthea Nadin, Data Centre Solution Specialist at Aptronics, shines a light on the five biggest mistakes you might be making.
Sunny Desai delves into the world of technology trends and explains why choosing the right technology partner is essential.
Forget everything you know about the Internet of Things (IoT). Sunil Desai, Aptronics’s Professional Services Manager, argues businesses should be focusing on the people, not the technology itself.
Enterprises have begun exploring cloud-based infrastructure, but SMEs stand to benefit the most from this transition. In 2014, World Wide Worx found that 22% of SMEs in South Africa were using cloud services, which equates to a 13% increase from two years earlier. More and more Aptronics clients from the SME space are enquiring about the benefits a move to cloud infrastructure could offer their business.
In today’s world, having an IT disaster recovery plan in place is not enough to ensure business continuity. No large business should be caught dead without a strategy in place to counter the effects of IT downtime. Businesses may assume that IT disaster recovery equals business continuity.