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We live in fast times. So fast in fact that a recent Google study showed that over half of users will abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load. Any online business knows if the website goes down, users will simply check out the competition and get the product/service they want elsewhere.

We live in fast times. So fast in fact that a recent Google study showed that over half of users will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Any online business knows if the website goes down, users will simply check out the competition and get the product/service they want elsewhere.

INFINIDAT, an international leader in software-centric data storage solutions, is sponsoring this year's ITWeb Cloud Summit at The Forum, Bryanston. The event is taking place on 12 February and will provide a platform for cloud experts, researchers and industry practitioners across South Africa. The summit will discuss the latest on cloud and emerging trends in the industry as well as provide key industry experts the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. Hayden Sadler, Country Manager for South Africa at INFINIDAT will be presenting at the Cloud Summit, together with Ronald Van Staden, Director of Silicon Sky, on why companies should be embracing public cloud for their storage requirements, and how they can reduce costs and improve performance on this platform.

Mitch Diodato, Head of Channel Sales for North America, has been recognized as a 2019 CRN® Channel Chiefs. CRN Channel Chiefs represent the top leaders in the IT channel and are chosen as a result of their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to their channel partner programs, their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Data protection is becoming a priority as governments roll out new data security regulations with eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, some of them up to 4% of annual turnover. These regulations, including South Africa's Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), state the need for end-to-end encryption of data. However, it's not easy to implement and is causing havoc in terms of storage strategies.

What 2018 taught businesses about data protectionAround this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the year of data protection, and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the publics awareness of the value and vulnerability of their sensitive data skyrocketed.For cybercriminals, the landscape improved, as with just R18,000 worth of cryptocurrency, the black market offered them the capability to scale the digital perimeter of practically any target they chose.

Around this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the 'year of data protection', and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the public's awareness of the value and vulnerability of their sensitive data skyrocketed.

Around this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the 'year of data protection', and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the public's awareness of the value and vulnerability of their sensitive data skyrocketed.