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Customised Data Solutions Tailored to Your Business Needs

Partnering with you for Tailored Data Management Solutions. At Data Management Professionals South Africa, We Listen, We Understand, and We Deliver.

Unrivalled Data Management Solutions and Expert Support

As a critical, ethical, legal, and operational concern in modern business, data protection and management are essential for maintaining business continuity. To address these concerns, Data Management Professionals South Africa offers a range of robust data management solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of your business. Whether you require on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based data protection, our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that you have the best solution in place.

When you choose DMP South Africa, you are not only gaining access to a customised, state-of-the-art data management and security solution, but also the support of our highly trained and skilled team of experts. Our commitment to your success extends beyond the initial implementation, as we remain dedicated to monitoring your business, providing ongoing support, and implementing necessary upgrades to ensure the highest level of data security and protection. Trust in our expertise to help you secure your critical data.

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Backup and Recovery

DMP South Africa is committed to providing exceptional data protection and recovery solutions for your business. Our comprehensive approach encompasses all data types, including desktop and laptop endpoints, SaaS applications, databases, virtual and physical server infrastructures, both in your own data centres and on hosted cloud providers. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations for data security and availability, ensuring that your business remains operational in any scenario.

Disaster Recovery

At DMP South Africa, we understand the importance of secure and reliable data backup and recovery for your business. Our backup and recovery solutions provide a robust foundation for the protection of your data against corruption, accidental deletion, and even cyber-attacks. In the event of a disaster, our Disaster Recovery services ensure the restoration of your entire data estate with full data integrity validation, compliance verification, and maximum business continuity. We are dedicated to helping you secure and protect your valuable data assets.

Data Analysis

At DMP South Africa, we understand having vast amounts of data is a valuable asset to your business, but its full potential can only be realised through proper organisation and comprehension. Our team specialises in analysing unstructured data to determine its age, content, and importance to your business processes. Our goal is to provide you with a data management solution that allows you to easily find what you need, understand its context, and make informed decisions based on the latest information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that finding the right information can sometimes be challenging. That’s why our dedicated support team is here to help. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our friendly support staff members will be more than happy to assist you in finding the information you need.

What is a Backup?

A backup is a copy of important data, files, or information that is made in case the original data is lost or damaged. The backup allows you to restore the data to its original state if needed, thus providing protection, and ensuring data availability. Backups can be stored on different media, such as hard drives, tape drives, cloud storage, or other types of storage devices.

Why should I backup my data?

Backing up your data is important because it protects you from data loss. This can occur due to various reasons, such as hardware failure, accidental deletion, malware attacks, or natural disasters. By having a backup, you can recover your data and minimize the impact of any data loss. This ensures that your important information, documents, etc are safe and secure.

What is the 3-2-1 method for backing up data?

The 3-2-1 method for backing up data is a widely accepted best practice for protecting important digital information. The method involves having three copies of data, with two stored locally and one stored remotely. This approach provides a high level of protection against data loss caused by hardware failures, natural disasters, or other catastrophic events. The 3-2-1 method also helps ensure that a backup copy of data is always available, even if one of the local copies is lost or damaged.

What types of data should be backed up?

It is important to backup all important and critical data, including but not limited to:

  • Personal or organisational documents, such as contracts, invoices, financial statements etc
  • Digital photos and videos
  • Any company intellectual property
  • Email and other forms of electronic communication
  • Databases and other structured data
  • Operating systems files and configurations
  • Application data and settings
How often should backups be performed?

The frequency of backups depends on the amount of data being backed up and the amount of data that can be lost or modified. It is typically recommended to perform daily backups for critical data, weekly backups for less critical data, and monthly backups for non-critical data. It is also important to consider the backup schedule based on business needs and data changes, as well as to validate the backups regularly to ensure their accuracy and integrity.

What do the best practices for data backup and recovery include?
  • Developing a backup strategy: determine the types of data that need to be backed up and how often backups should take place.
  • Regular backups: perform backups on a regular basis to ensure that data is always protected.
  • Multiple backup copies: keep multiple copies of data stored in different locations to minimise the risk of data loss.
  • Testing backups: test backups regularly to ensure that they can be recovered in the event of a disaster.
  • Documenting the process: document the backup and recovery process to ensure that it can easily be followed in case of an emergency.
  • Storing backups securely: store backups in a secure location, either on premises or in the cloud.
  • Disaster Recovery Plan: have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure that the business can quickly recover for any data loss or disruption.
How do I choose the right backup method for my organisation

This depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of your data and the level of protection that you need.  Here are some of the factors that you should consider when choosing a backup method:

  • Data type
  • Data Volume
  • Frequency of changes
  • Recovery time
  • Data location
  • Cost
Can I backup data from multiple devices and platforms?

Yes, it is possible to backup data from multiple devices and platforms. There are several backup solutions available that support data backup from a variety of devices, such as laptops, desktops, servers, and mobile devices, as well as different operating systems and file systems. These solutions can backup data to a central location, such as an on-premise server or a cloud-based storage service, and provide options for data recovery in case of data loss or corruption. The best backup method for your organisation will depend on various factors such as the type and amount of data, the number of devices and platforms, the budget, and the data recovery requirements.

Do I need to backup my data if I have Office 365?

Even though Office 365 provides some data protection features, it is recommended to regularly backup your data to ensure its protection and availability in case of any data loss, deletion, or corruption. This allows you to recover your data if needed, ensuring that your organization can continue to function and avoid any potential data loss.

What is the Microsoft shared responsibility in the cloud?

The Microsoft Share responsibility model is a security framework that outlines the responsibilities of both Microsoft and its customers in protecting data and ensuring compliance in Microsoft’s cloud services, including Office 365.  According to this model, Microsoft is responsible for securing the underlying infrastructure and providing secure services while the customer is responsible for protecting their own data and applications.

What is the difference between Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)?

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the maximum amount of time a system, application or service is allowed to be down after a disaster or disruption before it negatively affects the organisation.

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is the maximum acceptable amount of data loss measured in time.  It represents the point in time to which the data must be recovered from backups or other means to avoid unacceptable data loss.

How long do you retain my Data?

We retain your data for as long as your account is active depending on the bespoke solution you have signed up for.  If you cancel this service your backup history will be removed.

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Our team goes through a process of constant learning and improvement. We constantly grow our team through new skills training and internship programs to ensure that your data is managed by only the best, highly skilled and equipped individuals.

Hear from our clients

Clifford Besseling

Moon Lambo

Since partnering with DMP SA, I have never felt that we’ve gone in the wrong direction. We wanted to partner with a company that brings a personal touch and takes the time to understand our business. DMP SA goes the extra mile to meet our customers’ requirements.

Hans Goosen

BidAir Cargo

With our new backup solution, we can restore our full server back to the time of the latest snapshot. We have twice daily backups going back 90 days, monthly backups going back for a year, and annual backups for the past five years, more than meeting best practice standards and our minimum requirements.

Lourens Dormehl

Nerds on Site

Without the right backup in place, data loss events can be catastrophic. Partnering with DMP SA allows us to give our customers ultimate peace of mind, and we have many examples of instances where our data management solutions have saved the day.

Patrick Assheton-Smith

Symbiosys IT

The entire project was concluded in a matter of three days, which is quite spectacular from an agility perspective. The partnership has been great, and we are hoping to grow it into different customers and areas – even across the globe.

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