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Why should you care about data privacy?
Software expertise facilitates faster path to market - DTR customer story
The next stage of virtualisation - Containers
IBM Power systems support
Co innovation and customer centricity
Watson summit draws a large crowd
Jun 28, 2017 2:11:43 PM
Barely a month after the WannaCry ransomware virus made its presence felt around the world, today we learn of a new ransomware campaign known as Petya. This new virus is affecting computer networks using Microsoft Windows. It was first seen affecting systems in the Ukraine, but has quickly spread across other computer networks in Europe and further afield. In an advisory issued at 9:30 am this morning New Zealand’s government cyber safety Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert NZ) stated that they had no reports of Petya ransomware affecting New Zealanders.Read More
Jun 28, 2017 12:33:29 PM
Welcome to the SASIT June newsletter
AWS summit - a full house
Demand still strong for NZ data centre space
NetApp introduces Hyper-converged
SASIT customer satisfaction survey 2017 - findings
Wow ... Just back up the bus
Rubrik extends cloud data management capabilities
Insights from Microsoft’s Digital Transformation research – Asia Pacific
May 16, 2017 2:07:30 PM
What happened in this case? A hacker/s (as yet unknown) deployed a ransomware virus called WannaCry that targeted Microsoft servers running the file sharing protocol Server Message Block (SMB). Only servers that weren't updated after March 14 with the MS17-010 patch were affected. Whilst computer users around the world have been impacted at the time of writing there were no reported cases in New Zealand. Does that mean we can rest easy? No; ransomware has no respect for geography and it’s not that the threat is gone. Have all the at risk machines been patched? No that’s unlikely, plus there is a number of security experts warning of a second wave of the attacks from variants of the initial virus.
Apr 20, 2017 7:14:43 PM
Welcome to the SASIT April newsletter
The digital disrupters will win – even if they lose
Moving toward a digital future
Infrastructure as code
Business Continuity Planning – Bah humbug
10 Surprising Facts About Larry Ellison
9 Things that you might not know about IBM’s Watson
IBMi 7.1 selected software withdrawal and support discontinuance
Feb 16, 2017 5:24:34 PM
Welcome to the SASIT February newsletter
How to seize the future without abandoning the past
IT Security – Predictions for 2017
'The end of cloud computing'
SASIT Data centres – Cost effective local cloud
The challenge of IBM i staffing - sorted!
Why should “i” upgrade?
Jan 26, 2017 9:19:38 AM
By Ian Hight
In a previous article, I set out 10 key components of a disaster recovery (DR) plan for an organisation. I now expand on those views and set out the key roles and responsibilities.
The most essntial roles are the owner and/or manager of the DR plan. A senior manager can then have responsibility for the development and success of the plan. In a smaller team, the IT manager may well have both roles, which is perfectly workable.