Two ways technology is bad for your employees

Using technology to make a business more efficient and effective is vital to the growth and sustainability of the organisation. However, while it can make a business more efficient, it’s essential to remember that technology can also create an unfriendly workplace and even prevent users from getting work done. Speed of Work Technology helps to…

4 Signs You Need a New Endpoint Data Backup Solution

With more workers depending on laptops it is more important than ever to ensure that the work protected and stored on those devices is backed up and protected. Forrester Research says that 45% of corporate executives don’t follow policies for data use and handling. Underlining how at risk almost half of a business’s data actually…

CIO and compliance

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) plays a crucial part in assisting with compliance within organisations. The IT department provides technology resources and skills that are needed by corporate compliance officers when conducting projects that assist in keeping their company in line with laws and regulations. The problem is that compliance officers often have to rely on other departments…

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IT Managers: How to Protect Your Users Against Ransomware

The best way to protect yourself, your users and your business against ransomware is by setting up a proactive defence. The ransomware statistics paint a frightening picture for anyone in charge of IT: In Q3 2016 alone, 18 million new malware samples were captured. Source: Panda Labs   What that means is that the criminals…

Pinnacle partners with Cibecs

Pinnacle, a member of the JSE listed Pinnacle Holdings, and one of Africa’s largest providers of Information and Communication Technology has partnered with South African based software company Cibecs, to offer their customers and partners industry-leading end user data backup and protection. Cibecs, developed in South Africa, with a large global customer and partner base,…

Cibecs Joins Silicon Valley Top 20

Cibecs Joins Silicon Valley Companies to be Listed on Top 20 Most Promising Storage Solution Providers of 2016   Cibecs, a leading South African endpoint backup, protection and security solution, has been recognised as one of the 20 Most Promising Storage Solutions of 2016 by CIO Review. The list, compiled by industry insiders, highlights leading…

How To Guide: 3 Secrets of Effective IT Departments

How does a business leader define an effective IT department?  Effective IT departments operate efficiently, drive the business forward, and ultimately ensure that as technology plays an increasingly tangible and vital role in business operations, the right solutions are in place. An effective IT department employs solutions and procedures to manage overheads, increase productivity and prevent…

The new IT department

The focus of technology within businesses is changing. Where it was once a support function to operations, technology is now becoming more intertwined with the core business including manufacturing, product development and customer engagement.   This change has IT evolving to meet these new requirements to become strategic parts of the organisation, creating a need…

Why data backup and protection is not just insurance

Data protection has always been likened to insurance, as something that you only need when a catastrophe happens. However, for companies to look at data protection in this limited scope puts the entire business at risk. Whether you run a service or a manufacturing business, data is a critical element in your business. From client information…

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