In this issue
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
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.
In this issue
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
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.
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
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.