• With the continued expansion of business storage allocation requirements, the time required for file-based data backup also continues to increase yet the time allotted for this data backup remains constant, exposing a critical issue. Though backup software vendors continue making advancements in technology to speed up the process, disk fragmentation will continue...

  • Today technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Virtual servers, fast terabyte-capacity disks and many more such advancements have all served to cope with the rapidly-increasing amount of data that needs to be managed, accessed and stored. Of necessity backup solutions have had to keep pace so that this proliferation of data...

  • It’s staggering to think that just over 20 years ago, a standard corporate server had a hard drive of around 100 Megabytes and an astonishing 8 Megabytes of memory. Much of the time the system drive and the data drive were one and the same unless the system manager was somewhat progressive–hard...

  • Picture this: an email message shoots out to all computer users at a company that says something like, “peak system performance will occur between 12 noon and 4 PM Monday through Thursday.” It would of course create havoc–as many users as possible would jump onto the system during those times to get...

  • With attention shifting from strictly performance to performance with energy efficiency, performance-saving measures are needed now more than ever A recent essay called Silicon Valley’s Green Detente, posted on a site called GreenerComputing.com, highlights the new trend in computing designed to assist in fighting climate change and other crucial energy issues. After...

  • Banging on your keyboard in hopes that it will somehow result in your screen displaying your search results in a faster manner has yet to be proven as an effective method of improving slow computer performance. While it may seem quit funny to witness a friend or co-worker implement the caveman method...

  • According to a recent article in Computerworld, Microsoft has released a pair of Windows Vista updates, one of which is specifically a performance booster for the new operating system. This move shows that, as would be expected, performance remains a top concern for computer sites. Issues addressed by the “performance booster” update...

  • Regardless of Industry, a Data Protection Plan is Critical to the Success of Any Business. It’s happened to most of us before. You’re working on an important project in Microsoft Word with the deadline quickly approaching. Realizing that a previous document contained similar content and could be used as a template, you...