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    SAS IT Newsletter June 17


    Welcome to the SASIT June newsletter

    In this issue

    AWS summit - a full house
    Cloud wars
    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 

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    WanaCry Ransomware attack – what can we learn?

    Wow, last weekend was a stressful one for many in that over 200,000 people, across 10,000 organisations, in over 150 countries found out what it feels like to be a victim of ransomware. Should we be surprised ? Not really;  security specialists have been pointing out for quite some time just how exposed we are. When we interviewed Peter Benson 3 months ago (Peter Benson 2017 security predictions) and asked him for his IT security predictions, he suggested that ransomware would grow by about 40  % in 2017 and more importantly he said we should expect a wider variety of ransomware. 

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    SAS IT Newsletter April 17


    Welcome to the SASIT April newsletter

    In this issue

    The digital disrupters will win – even if they lose
    New faces
    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

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    SAS IT Newsletter February 17

    Welcome to the SASIT February newsletter

    In this issue

    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?

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    Key roles and responsibilities in the Disaster Recovery (DR) plan

    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.

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    Ten key steps to a Disaster Recovery Plan

    By Ian Hight

    In my first article on disaster recovery, I identified the two key objectives the business needs to set for its IT recovery strategy: the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO). This was followed by an article exploring the key elements of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), which includes a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan for the IT systems. I now drill down into the key elements of DR for an organisation.

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    SAS IT Newsletter November 16

    Welcome to the SASIT newsletter 

    In this issue

    So what exactly is keeping CIOs awake at night?
    Which cloud service provider should I choose?
    VMware and AWS – a complimentary fit?
    Case Study : Automated data sharing between different databases in real-time
    Are you risking software licence non-compliance?
    SASIT – company growth
    New faces at SASIT

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    Top FIVE challenges faced by IBM AIX platform customers

    IBM AIX customers have more in common with each other than you might think, despite a multiplicity of use cases, IT environments and industry sectors using the platform, the market is telling us they all face the same challenges.

    Firstly, what is SAS IT's pedigree in the IBM Power Systems market? We manage in excess of 100 systems, both AIX and IBMi, this makes us one of the largest IBM Power MSP's in Australasia. 

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    SAS IT Newsletter August 16

    Welcome to the SASIT August newsletter

    In this issue

    Market perceptions - thoughts from our CEO
    Simplified back-up arrives in New Zealand thanks to SASIT
    Innovative development work boosts iconic kiwi finance company
    Further expansion of the SASIT customer facing team
    New entertainment platforms herald the emergence of 'Data fabric'
    IBM Systems and Infrastructure audit

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    Preserve and extend legacy applications with Web Services

    By Ian Hight

    In a previous article on legacy systems, I set out the components of a modernisation strategy. I concluded by recommending businesses take on a ‘preserve and extend’ strategy, a less costly and less risky approach than a ‘rip and replace’ strategy. The former enables the business build on the system’s existing strengths, such as reliability, security and performance, while starting to address its limitations.

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