It’s never too late to plan for a ransomware attack

With the Covid-19 pandemic still disrupting business operations around the world, a new round of ransomware attacks has made it worse by impacting companies, industries and whole countries. The year has been characterised by massive, headline-grabbing attacks such as...

Celebrating 22 years with Esquire

Esquire is sharing its 22nd birthday cheer with its reseller partners, promoting a wide range of products. Many successful IT businesses started in a garage, but Esquire had its beginnings on the dining room table of their family home when brothers Mahomed Cassim and...

Product security is critical to cyber security

By Herman Kannenberg, Head of Legal Affairs and Cyber Security, Huawei South Africa – If you follow the news, you’ll have noticed that there has been a significant uptick in the number of cybersecurity-related articles and stories lately. This is because...

Wits turns to AWS cloud for uninterrupted learning and working

Humans are infinitely adaptable, and the Covid-19 pandemic very quickly showed that we are able to pivot when necessary. Nowhere was this more pronounced than in the world of work and learning: when the severity of the virus became known and countries went into severe...

How Huawei uses its product security baseline in business processes

By Herman Kannenberg, Head of Legal Affairs and Cyber Security, Huawei South Africa – As ICT technologies evolve and enriches our lives, we’re also seeing growing challenges to cyber security and privacy protection. Cyber security and privacy protection are the...

Pinnacle introduces Cybersecurity Solutions

Leading ICT distributor Pinnacle is excited to introduce the launch of their new Cybersecurity division – Cybersecurity Solutions. The launch of Pinnacle’s cybersecurity offering comes as digital transformation for many organisations is still very much on-going,...

Enterprise external storage market sees 2020 decline

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, global market revenue for enterprise external OEM storage systems declined 2,1% year over year to $7,8-billion during the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20). Total...

Data volumes set to grow faster than storage capacity

The amount of data created and replicated experienced unusually high growth in 2020 due to the dramatic increase in the number of people working, learning, and entertaining themselves from home. This is according to the annual DataSphere and StorageSphere forecasts...

Ransomware spike drives backup-as-a-service

With an ever-growing number of people working from home, primarily due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises. By Kate Mollett IDC predicts that by 2023,...

Data sprawl exacerbates security issues

Data sprawl – referring to the fact that valuable data is now commonly spread across multiple physical locations and different repository types – is one of the most critical IT issues that a modern organisation will have to manage. Not only does this expanse of...