In4Group launching new product at the 5th IT Leaders Africa Summit

5th IT Leaders Africa Summit takes place on the 18th and 19th of March at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

March 17, 2014

Kinetic is delighted to announce that In4Group will be launching their new product at the 5th IT Leaders Africa Summit which takes place on the 18th & 19th of March at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton. In this respect, they had the following to say:

“We have all heard the horror stories of simple mistakes that lead to costly business disasters. It seems like every day on the news we hear about the next recall or outage that leads to the need for public relations to clean up the mess. More often than not, the damage is too great to overcome and that company which suffered the IT disaster is unable to recover.

Planning for the unknown and unlikely can be difficult but having enough funds to implement an IT disaster recovery plan can seem close to impossible. Often companies are faced with more pressing issues to their business than something that may or may not happen, or so they think, which is why we hear about these stories on the news quite frequently. But how unlikely is it that an IT disaster could happen to your company? With the combination of natural disasters, hardware failures and human error, the reality is that data loss is only a matter of when, not if.

According to a NFIB National Small Business Poll, man-made disasters affect 10% of all small businesses and a staggering 30% have been impacted by natural disasters. A simple power outage could put your whole business at risk. In fact, research by the University of Texas has shown that only 6 percent of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss survive, 43 percent never reopen and 51 percent close within 2 years.

Gartner estimates that two out of five businesses that experience disaster will go out of business in five years. “Enterprises can improve those odds – but only if they take necessary measures before and after the disaster” – Source Gartner Inc.

The key to the successful recovery of your business will be determined by how prepared you are today.

The fact is, too many companies don’t protect their data. They may say it’s too complicated or too expensive. And they let it slide…hoping that at the end of the day, they still have the data with which they started.

Even if they back up their data, a lot of companies find getting it back can be problematic: fewer than one-third of companies with a disaster recovery plan have ever bothered testing it to make sure it still works.
What would happen if one day all your business data was gone? Unforeseeable events such as fires, hardware failures or theft happen every day to businesses. The key to a successful recovery will be determined by how prepared you are today.

Ever increasing cost pressures has put major strains on organizations IT budgets and more and more business have put their operations at risk by not investing into disaster recover solutions. Hence affordable and reliable DR solutions that fit the business needs are need of the hours.

In4Group’s DR in a Box makes disaster planning, recovery and backing up of your valuable business data easy. Different from a standard file backup, the Disaster Recovery Solution backs up a mirror image of your entire computer/server, including the operating system and software.

Standard file backups can take days to rebuild and could be incomplete, but with an image backup the recovery takes only hours and is 100% complete. Our DR in a Box leverages on cutting edge Forge Platespin technology from NetIQ; hosted on scalable; state-of-the-art infrastructure from Atrust and powered by The Cloud Company.

In4Group launches this break through concept called “DR in a Box” at the IT Leaders Africa Summit; which is sure to redefine the Disaster Recover and Business Continuity planning market place by make the solutions more affordable and reliable to clients in the medium to small market segments. ”

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