SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

The market for solid state drives (SSD) expected to gain traction over the coming years. This is due mainly to the benefits that SSD has over hard drives (HDD) such as high reliability and performance efficiency which are seeing the take-up of SSD in the data centre...

Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at...

Cloud archiving versus tape

Data management and specifically data archiving is critical to businesses in their quest to gain better control over their IT environments.  There are two distinct ways to do this: tape archiving or cloud archiving, and the latter is gaining more prominence says...

When to employ SSD or HDD …

As the world becomes increasingly connected, an increase in data consumption and storage requirements is inevitable. Changes in data consumption patterns have also led to the evolution of storage technology.  According to International Data Corporation (IDC), there...

Five common archiving mistakes

With the rise in ransomware, phishing and other cyberattacks, email archiving has never been more critical. A secure archive is the most important repository of corporate memory, and key insight and knowledge lies within it. It’s also an essential component of an...

Fujitsu upgrades backup, archiving

Fujitsu has announced the latest version of its long-established Eternus CS8000 backup and archiving platform, designed for mainframes and demanding open system environments.  Based on customer feedback, enhancements to the 7th generation system deliver expanded...

Blockchain opens new doors for all industries

The introduction of blockchain technology has the world as we know it shifting at a rapid pace. Since its arrival in 2009 the technology has been met with immense demand, both for development and commercialisation, and in the coming years, the list of industries...

The SMME opportunity with Axiz and Micro Focus

Just because software solutions from Micro Focus and SUSE are targeted at government and enterprise-level users doesn’t mean that small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) resellers can’t benefit by being an integral part of the supply chain. Government is committed...

AMD Ryzen PRO takes a generational leap

The AMD Ryzen PRO processors, designed to meet the fast-changing needs of business PC users, have been launched in the South African market. The new processors are available in three iterations, each with different features catering to various workloads. Offering...

Walking the talk: voice and video trends

At the intersection of customer-centric innovation and user experience (UX), we’re also seeing some profoundly interesting trends developing in the global technology UX space, which are changing the way we interact with, and think about, computing. By Thibault...

Improve your cash flow: manage your VAT

If you went shopping on 1 April, you likely encountered aisles and aisles of products with no price tags as retailers updated their shelf pricing to reflect the new VAT rate.  As a consumer, this was probably a slight inconvenience because you didn’t know how much...

Digital photography trends in 2018

InfoTrends, which conducted research into Digital Photography Trends for 2018, is forecasting over 1,3-trillion photos will be taken worldwide this year. Regardless of the device, image capture remains a growing and integral part of everyday lives. However, it appears...

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