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Report back from the ITWeb Business Continuity 2013
Companies ill-prepared for disaster
How safe is your data?
BYOD, mobility fuel enterprise growth
Social media as a business continuity tool
Don't gamble with BCM
The dangers of DIY disaster recovery
 

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Companies ill-prepared for disaster

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor.
Johannesburg, 1 Oct 2013

A majority of companies are not adequately prepared to recover critical IT systems in the event of a disaster.

So said Riaan Hamman, CTO at Puleng Technologies and a member of the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, when addressing the ITWeb Business Continuity 2013 Summit this morning in Bryanston.

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How safe is your data?

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor.
Johannesburg, 1 Oct 2013

Theft, loss, neglect and insecure practices are the biggest risks to data.

This is according to James Grcic, MD of Computer Storage Services, who was addressing the ITWeb Business Continuity 2013 Summit in Bryanston this morning.

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BYOD, mobility fuel enterprise growth

By Lebo Mashiloane
Johannesburg, 2 Oct 2013

Enterprises are at a tipping point in mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) adoption, and should leverage these technologies to fuel growth.

So said Werner Lindemann, MD of technology solutions at Datacentrix, speaking yesterday at ITWeb's Business Continuity 2013 Summit.

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Social media as a business continuity tool

By Lebo Mashiloane
Johannesburg, 2 Oct 2013

Social media crises are on the rise, yet 76% of them could have been avoided with proper planning and internal investment by companies.

So says David Bollaert, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA, who was speaking at ITWeb's Business Continuity 2013 Summit in Bryanston yesterday.

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Don't gamble with BCM

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor.
Johannesburg, 2 Oct 2013

Governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) and business continuity management (BCM) should never be a gamble.

This was the word from Carl Kruger, lead in Deloitte's IT governance, IT risk and IT service management department, speaking during the ITWeb Business Continuity 2013 Summit yesterday.

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The dangers of DIY disaster recovery

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor.
Johannesburg, 2 Oct 2013

Do-it-yourself (DIY) disaster recovery exposes companies to risk, and those looking to mitigate this risk should consider outsourcing.

So said Tshepo Masigo, business development executive at IBM, during the ITWeb Business Continuity 2013 Summit yesterday

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In the news
David BollaertSocial media: a double-edged sword
By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor
Johannesburg, 10 Sep 2013
The role of social media in business continuity can't be ignored, says ContinuitySA. Not only can it support business continuity; it can also pose a continuity threat.
Business continuity event to address critical SA-specific issues
Press release issued by ITWeb
Johannesburg, 27 Aug 2013
This ITWeb event will uncover ways to make business continuity better, faster and cheaper.
1 October, The Forum, Bryanston
James GrcicBackup processes need more attention
By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor
Johannesburg, 27 Aug 2013
Now that IT is the lifeblood of every organisation, nobody can risk all their data to save a bit of money every month, says Computer Storage Services.
Riaan HammanBusiness unprepared for disaster recovery
By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor
Johannesburg, 22 Aug 2013
Businesses globally are overwhelmingly ill prepared when it comes to disaster recovery, says Riaan Hamman, spokesman for the South African chapter of the international Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council.
David BollaertDowntime ‘no longer an option’ By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor
Johannesburg, 21 Avg 2013 -  In an increasingly demanding market, enterprises across the board can no longer afford downtime or interrupted services, says Wayne Botha, IT manager of MediSwitch.
 

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