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.
Complex disruptive technologies have drastically changed the IT needs of customers. Aptronics’s Sales Director Richard Blewitt takes a look at how technology companies can change their sales selling approaches to adapt.
Forget cloud, big data and the internet of things for a second – there’s something just as big that most IT executives and businesses are blissfully unaware of. It’s called software-defined networking (SDN) and it’s the future of networking.
The key to maintaining availability for the modern data centre is not whether you’re backed up, but how well you can recover.
Has data recovery become too complex for the average company? Anthea Nadin, Data Centre Solutions Specialist at Aptronics, looks at how businesses can keep their valuable data safe without getting bogged down in choice.
What is keeping CIOs awake at night? This was the question on everyone’s lips at the recent CIO Summit in Cape Town, which saw IT decision-makers from a broad range of businesses and industries across South Africa gather to discuss insights, trends, challenges and ideas in the IT arena.
This year’s HP ExpertOne Technology & Solutions Summit [ETSS] saw several trending topics emerge that have interesting implications for those in the ICT industry. The one question that seemed to underpin the technologies on show was how to take waves of information and make them meaningful. The emphasis is turning toward data and ensuring that the handling of it is as fast, secure and efficient as possible, even if it means radically redesigning the hardware.
Today, server virtualisation has almost become a de facto commodity that businesses are utilising in their IT infrastructure. Even so, one of the common concerns is how it can become “invisible”, where a business can find itself running multiple systems without knowing exactly what each is doing or whether they are actually required for the business.
Cloud: it’s the evolution in ICT that CIOs know they can’t afford to ignore yet aren’t quite sure how to go about implementing. If you’re struggling with which business applications and services to start virtualising and automating, you’re not alone.
Don’t let the number of IT graduates fool you, there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here’s what we need to do about it. More people are choosing to pursue careers in IT than ever before. Yet, paradoxically, the pool of quality IT engineers is shrinking. There is a shortage of real-world IT skills and in-depth technical knowledge. The few engineers we do have have the potential to hold the whole industry at ransom.