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Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...

Ascent helps migrate Compatible Automotive to Azure

Microsoft Azure Data Platform Services not only boosts the company’s DR facilities, it also helps them deliver value-added services and innovative strategic solutions to its customers. In a digitising world, it comes as no surprise to learn that Compatible Automotive...

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Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

On July 12, 2022, support for SQL Server 2012 ended. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation....

Prepare for Windows Server 2012 End of Support

On October 10, 2023, support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 ended. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...

NEWSFLASHES

Introducing SQL Server 2022

SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release yet, with continued performance, security, and availability innovation. SQL Server, enabled by Azure Arc, extends Azure services on-premises, and manages your SQL Server estate from the Azure portal for a more unified...

FROM THE DESK OF THE MD

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Microsoft Partner of the Year Award 2021

Ascent Technology is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified

Ascent Technology has been ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified since 16 February 2021; making Ascent one of the only players in the Data Platform space in South Africa to meet the highest internationally recognised security standard.

Scope of Certification:

  • Database Administration
  • Human Resources and Legal
  • Finance and Administration
  • Sales & Marketing

To achieve the certification, Ascent’s security compliance was validated by an independent audit firm after a rigorous process of demonstrating an ongoing and systematic approach to managing and protecting company and client data.

Being in the IT services industry, security, especially our client’s data, is something we take very seriously. We have set the goal of continuously improving our security standards and will be audited every year to maintain this high standard.

What is ISO/IEC 27001:2013?

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is one of the most widely recognised and internationally accepted information security standards. It’s one of the few standards that uses a top-down, risk-based approach to evaluation. It identifies requirements and specifications for a comprehensive Information Security Management System.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, which are all related to information security. ISO 27001 requires a company to have an information security management system, which means having a documented process for managing sensitive company information, HR

What are the benefits to Ascent clients?

Being ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified is testament to the fact that Ascent prioritises data security, and ensures the following:

  • Client data is rigorously protected
  • We assess, minimize, and eliminate risks and vulnerabilities
  • Operational excellence when it comes to our IT, HR, and information processes
  • Ascent is compliant with the highest standard for information security, making us compliant with other regulations
  • We are creating an internal culture of security within Ascent, so all employees prioritise information security by design

This certification is additional proof of our commitment to information security. It plays an important role in assuring our clients that Ascent takes all necessary steps to keep their data safe, secure, and accessible.

Our company-wide approach to data protection ensures the highest standard of security for our clients.

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