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Do You have a Disaster Recovery Site and Off-site backup for your institution?

  • Posted on: 20 July 2017
  • By: director
In April 2017, KENET conducted a survey of ICT directors of member universities / university colleges and among the questions we asked are the following:
 
  1. Does your institution have an ICT disaster management policy? Only 30 out of the 51 who responded said yes.
  2. Does your institution have off-site backup? Only 25 out of the 47 who answered the question stated that they had an off-site backup.

Understanding Cloud Services for Member Institutions

  • Posted on: 28 January 2017
  • By: director

The higher education and research community (i.e., students, faculty, researchers and staff) takes Cloud Services for granted. In fact, most members of the community have a Google mail or Yahoo e-mail address (vc@gmail.com or steve@yahoo.com) and are vaguely aware that their e-mails are stored somewhere in the Internet or in the cloud. Moreover, most KENET member universities have already moved their student e-mails to Google by taking advantage of FREE Google Apps for Education Services. It means that the e-mail is stored in Google servers that are outside of Kenya.

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