Media Mentions

Currently, many organisations are looking towards cloud as a 'silver bullet' for their data storage challenges. However, it is interesting to note that many of those already in the cloud are looking to leave it (a.k.a. 'repatriation'). Why, one may ask? Well, two reasons come to the fore: cloud frequently fails to deliver on the expected cost savings, and security still remains a concern due to massive cloud data breaches. Moreover, companies are seeing monthly cloud payments increasing rapidly.

We are currently living in a data economy, where most businesses' competitive advantage stems from its ability to analyse data, improve customer experience and decision-making. As this data increases, due to the advent of emerging technologies and applications, it is simultaneously opening up additional possibilities. If data is at the core of our competitive edge, operating this data cost-efficiently and with high performance is the new business imperative.

A pressing security concern for the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is the threat of cyber-attacks warns Hayden Sadler, Country Manager for South Africa at INFINIDAT.

Tapes, removable disks, hard disks and solid-state drives (SSDs), also known as flash storage - there have been many technological advancements in the storage market and this is continuing to evolve. As artificial intelligence (AI) develops, the way we store data also promises to become smarter - and more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective for businesses.

Today, downtime means lost productivity, lost income and potentially lost customers. According to an Information Technology Intelligence Corp. (ITIC) survey, 98% of respondents say that a single hour of downtime costs the business over R1.3million.

Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they don’t have access to critical data.