Data Recovery Is Never Easy

It is so amazing how one device can hold so much data all at the same time and still enable you to do more without compromising speed, performance, and efficiency. Modern computers are indeed lifesavers since they allow us to multitask and take advantage of every opportunity out there so we don’t get left behind by the competition. Over the past few years, individuals, businesses, and organizations alike have all made a concerted effort in centralizing everything to ensure that all important files can be accessed in a click of a button whenever the need for it arises.

Unfortunately, things aren’t always smooth sailing. As much as we love technology, it has flaws that aren’t just costly but can give you headaches for days, too. This is an entirely new territory for many of us. Only a few have advanced technical knowledge who are well-versed on the digital lingo and has an extensive understanding of the ins and out of most modern contrivances as well as the World Wide Web. The majority of us are innocent consumers who know so little that we end up just believing whatever we read or hear about. If you aren’t careful enough, you may find yourself worrying about getting a broken device fixed and lost data recovered.

Modern laptops can hold an amazing amount of data, including hundreds of thousands of files, hours of video, and thousands of photos. Given their storage capacity, it’s no surprise that millions of users treat their laptops as long-term storage devices. They see the machine’s still have an ample amount of free space, so they pack them full of work files and personal data. Even though the laptop is built with ample storage, it certainly is not built as an ideal storage container.

One spilled cup of Earl Grey, a drop down a flight of stairs, or even static electricity can all damage a laptop and the trove of data it contains. These machines are prone to damage and aren’t built to withstand drops or spills. Once they’re damaged, the data within is also often inaccessible, which poses a particular problem for those who store their entire digital lives on one machine.

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As much as possible, it is better to back up data than have it recovered. For starters, there is no assurance that lost data can still be recovered. Add to that the fact that data recovery services are usually expensive. You have the option of submitting your device for data recovery service but learn to manage your expectations because some data are just lost forever. So before that happens, take advantage of technology as well to protect your most important files from oblivion. Back up your data on flash drives or external hard drives or other forms of data storage devices as well as the cloud. It may be time-consuming having to transfer files on a regular basis but it can save you a lot of trouble once the time comes that your device starts to fail or in case an online bug like malwares or ransomware infect your device and starts corrupting it.

What if all these attempts fail? Even in that case, your precious data may still be safe (unless the primary cause of your startup troubles is a damaged hard drive). Of course, in an ideal world, you won’t need to retrieve that data, because you’ve already backed up all your files. However, if you don’t have available backups, then you’ll want to pull your data from your hard drive.

On the simplest level, you can remove the drive from your laptop or desktop and access it from another computer. For example, you could set it up as an external drive, but to do that, you’ll need an enclosure like the models from Inateck ($9 on Amazon) or Sabrent ($9 on Amazon). Just make sure to purchase an enclosure that matches the hard drive you’re extracting from your old machine.

Once you have an enclosure, you’ll need to power down your computer, remove the side or bottom panel, and disconnect the drive from its enclosure and cables. You’ll want to follow an online guide, which you can find by searching for your computer’s make and model along with the phrase “remove hard drive. If you’re not exactly comfortable working on hardware, we recommend that you leave this task to a professional repair shop.

(Via: https://www.popsci.com/broken-computer-repair-recover-data#page-6)

You don’t always need to panic whenever you encounter a problem with your computer. They may be bothersome and cause significant delays in your work and life but there are measures to address them. Not all the time the device can be salvaged and that is a major problem already but don’t let your precious data go down the drain too. Both hardware and software issues can pose a big threat to all the files stored in your device. If you want to spare yourself from all the difficulties of data loss, one of the first things you need to find out is the pricing because you have got to prepare your wallet first, right? Check out: https://www.harddriverecovery.org/pricing.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raid-pricing.html, which will give you an idea about data recovery pricing that is very reasonable.

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The Future With Robots and Smartphones

You can no longer ignore the direction the planet is taking. Everything has gone technical, digital, and virtual if you know what I mean. Wherever you look, there is some sort of tech advancement that runs the place and ensures everything is in order. Even in our homes, it is also now filled with various tech contrivances that promise to enhance efficiency and make our lives easier and more comfortable.

This has its limitations, though, given that modern tech gadgets cost a lot and not everyone can afford them. But still, the demand continues to grow as other businesses come up with cheaper variants that the masses can afford using the existing technology that is taking the world by storm right now. While some argue that the existence of smartphones has rendered other technologies obsolete, it actually is the exact opposite.

Smartphones will continue to be a staple many can’t live without and demand for parts and other similar technologies are just as popular too. It is a domino effect that isn’t entirely bad for the automation market where other tech gadgets like robots will also benefit from as the public becomes increasingly dependent on these pieces of machinery in doing just about every task they have in their day-to-day. Can you remember the last time you didn’t use any piece of technology and survived a day without it? It’s likely a long time ago, right? For the past years, smartphones have become increasingly popular and the rise of the web and of social media made people even more interested in owning a smart device because it is our ticket to the world.

The smartphone hasn’t killed machinery makers after all. Apple Inc. has yet to release a new version of its iPhone, but the trough in demand looks to be ending anyway. The business cycle lives.

Exhibit one: Fanuc. The Japanese automation giant gave a rosier outlook than three months ago, raising its estimates for full-year operating and net income by more than 5 percent. Costs are expected to be down 2 percent. The company, which is typically conservative in its forecasts, predicted a more than 15 percent gain in net income for the first half through September.

That’s a turnaround from a severely downbeat outlook in April. Then, Fanuc said operating profit would fall 34 percent for the year versus consensus estimates of 9 percent growth. Investors took it to mean the smartphone boom was over. Fanuc’s stock plunged as much as 14 percent the next day.

(Via: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-07-25/smartphones-didn-t-kill-fanuc-s-robots-after-all)

Despite if any problems with the economy or trade concerns, it is impossible to picture out the world without robots and smartphones in it anymore. Not only does it satiate our desire to enjoy the many wonderful things the world has to offer, it is also a practical choice since a lot of opportunities can be found on the web. People have now taken their business online because that is where everybody is. Can you imagine all the machines powering countless servers that make the World Wide Web go round? Or the innumerable devices that people personally own or use in their schools and offices? These technologies are undoubtedly our present and future and there is no changing that anymore.

Investors have been dumping shares of Japan’s industrial automation leaders, fearing a sustained slump. The reality is that a more nuanced picture is emerging, as fiscal first-quarter earnings may show starting this week: Demand for smartphones, robots, construction machinery and farm equipment isn’t in sync, causing customers’ capital-expenditure cycles to diverge.

Key to the current pall is an imminent retreat in smartphone demand, a key driver of sales for machinery makers. Shares of Fanuc Corp., the biggest supplier to the companies that make and assemble handsets, have dropped almost 40 percent from their January peak.  Japan’s orders from the precision equipment industry in China, the category that includes smartphone makers, plummeted by more than 60 percent in May. 

Suppliers to Apple Inc. buy Fanuc’s machines to produce iPhone casings. So when the Japanese company provided depressing guidance last quarter, the stock tumbled along with those of peers. Fanuc reports Wednesday.

(Via: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-07-23/fanuc-to-test-theory-that-japan-s-machinery-cycle-has-peaked)

While it is expected that some industries go up and down because of trade concerns and demand going down, the thing is that it will likely recover and keep up with the changes because technology is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in our daily lives. There may be slumps now and then but they do not usually last and recovers after a few months or so. Of course, unlike other commodities, people do not change cellphones after a few months of use although there are people who are like that because they can afford it. The majority do not necessarily follow smartphone trends and make use of their devices for several years before actually changing to a newer model.

It is not only smartphones that require technical parts but computers too especially in the unfortunate situation wherein your device gets broken and you’ll need one fixed or replaced. These mistakes https://www.harddriverecovery.org/blog/hard-drive-failure-recovery-three-major-user-mistakes/ can lead to hard drive failure and the need for data recovery services like https://www.harddriverecovery.org/clean_room.html that can hopefully revive your device or at least salvage whatever data they can.

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AI Is The Future

Technology is all around us today that we can only wonder just how far we can take it further in the coming years. A few years back, smartphones were still a luxury and only the elite can afford it but today, the masses have their own smartphones that allow them to access the web whenever and wherever. This has been made possible when cheaper and more mass-produced handsets are marketed and sold to reach a wider demographic. Hence, even ordinary individuals own a smart gadget that offers more or less the same features as popular brands like Apple and Samsung but only at a fraction of the price.

The technology that we know today continues to move forward and traverse uncharted territories. Let’s take artificial intelligence for example. We are already quite familiar with the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) per se even if the details are still a little vague to most people. It is even available in some technologies we are using. Think of Alexa and Siri and the likes. However, AI may eventually go mainstream with news about Google adding their AI chips to computers within the year. Imagine how many people can now use artificial intelligence technology from the comforts of their own homes, schools, and offices.

Google, one of the top companies in the hot area of artificial intelligence, will begin letting customers directly use its custom processors for the technology starting in October.

Google’s TPUs, or tensor processing units, accelerate AI tasks like understanding voice commands or recognizing objects in photos. Today, Google will let you pay to do that kind of work on its cloud-computing infrastructure. But through a program called Edge TPU announced Wednesday, Google will let programmers install the TPUs in their own machines.

“There are also many benefits to be gained from intelligent, real-time decision-making at the point where these devices connect to the network,” without having to wait for a trip over the network to Google’s machines, Injong Rhee, vice president of Google Cloud’s internet of things work, said in a blog post. “Your sensors become more than data collectors — they make local, real-time, intelligent decisions.”

(Via: https://www.cnet.com/news/google-to-let-you-pop-its-ai-chips-into-your-own-computer-as-of-october/)

Machine or deep learning is still in its infancy and there are still a lot of questions left unanswered but making a part of the technology readily available to the public may hasten progress and even give answers to some of the questions raised in the past regarding this highly advanced technology. Soon enough, we may even come across announcements informing us that AI will hit the smartphone industry too full-blown this time. That will likely happen sooner rather than later at the rate these advancements are progressing and being developed right now. Competition is also instrumental here since companies want to beat each other so they double their efforts.

“We see there are emerging needs for edge computing, which is essentially running data analytics and intelligence services in locations where data is collected or what we call at the edge,” he said. “This is important as sometimes moving all data to the cloud from sensors can be very expensive.”

The setup is also underpinned by the Cloud IoT Edge software stack. This can run on Android Things or Linux-based devices and equips them with the capabilities they need to carry out machine learning-related data processing tasks.

Rhee said the setup has already been adopted by the IT services arm of electronics giant LG, which is using it to cut the amount of manpower needed in its product testing procedures and predict it could help the organisation save the organisation around $1m a year per product line.

(Via: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252445606/Google-brings-machine-learning-data-processing-to-IoT-edge-environments)

Change is the only constant thing in the planet, so we can expect for more changes to take place right before our very eyes. The Internet of Things is rapidly spreading in different parts of the globe and more and more home and office appliances and gadgets readily connect to the web making this transition even easier and more convenient for the majority. AI and edge computing may be the future but it is already a part of our present. Experts are hoping that the use of AI can reduce problems like failing hard drives which are major headaches to computer users these days. A failing hardware array eventually leads to costly data recovery services but https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/dell_poweredge_data_recovery.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/hp-proliant-data-recovery.html can definitely help you with your server issues.

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Failing Hard Drive

Computers are a delight to many. They allow us to do a lot of things at the same time without even leaving our seats. Can you imagine living life without them? It has been decades since computers were still a rarity. Back then, things were still done manually and it had its pros and cons. Things were probably simpler. You don’t need to learn a lot of things at once but it took more time and effort in finishing up tasks. But with the advent of modern computing, things that will take ages to do and finish can now be done in a snap and the best thing about all these technological advancements is that we can now connect to the world at large with just a click of a button.

Things can be done in real time and it has opened up opportunities that never existed back then. You can even work from the comfort of your own homes and still earn more than the average worker out there. As wonderful as it may seem, technology has a major drawback and it has bane of our existence for the longest time too. Hardwares don’t last forever. They work smoothly and efficiently when the device is still new but wear and tear can result in problems like a failing hard drive that can cost you so much money and a lot of headaches too.

You know the feeling: Your once-snappy Windows laptop now takes ages to do simple things such as opening folders and saving files, leaving you wondering what’s going on.

What can you do?

There are many reasons a laptop may suddenly slow down, including lack of memory and the presence of computer viruses, or malware. So there’s no single answer to that question. 

“If the memory or storage space is taxed, it can result in a slowdown in performance,” says Antonette Asedillo, who oversees computer testing for Consumer Reports. There’s also a new type of malware that hijacks your computer to generate cryptocurrency without your knowledge or consent. 

(Via: https://www.consumerreports.org/laptop-computers/what-to-do-when-windows-laptop-slows-down/)

Not only are failing hard drives a big pain but it can also affect your work especially when you have a regular work schedule to follow or deadlines to meet. You won’t be able to fully use your device if its hard drive is already failing. It takes a long time for programs to open and you may experience files disappearing all of a sudden. It can stress you out especially if you haven’t backed up your data yet. Add to that the pressure of you needing to submit it but it suddenly disappears on you. The only silver lining here is that your hard drive does not go bad all of a sudden. There are warning signs to be wary of, so better familiarize yourself as to what they are to help you act on the problem before your hard drive completely falters.

Strange Sounds

When you hear strange noises coming from your hard drive, it may be too late already. A repetitive sound also known as the click of death is caused by the head as it is trying to write data and recovers from errors in doing so. Grinding or screeching noises indicate that parts of the hardware, for example the bearings or spindle motor, are failing.

S.M.A.R.T. Data

There are tools that aim to predict hard drive failure by reading the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data that is recorded by the operating system. Unfortunately, like most other methods listed above, S.M.A.R.T. is notoriously unreliable in predicting hard drive failure and the catastrophe will often happen before the warning of S.M.A.R.T. kicks in. If you have a working hard drive, however, and would like to have a look at its S.M.A.R.T. data, check out our article on tools to predict and prevent hard drive failure.

(Via: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-signs-hard-drive-lifetime/)

Knowing that your hard drive is quite fragile will teach you to become more careful in handling it and ensuring it is taken cared of and not abused all the time. These tech parts have a specific shelf life but they can lengthen or shorten depending on how it is used. If you want to make the most of your device and the money you paid for it, learn what the common failing hard drive problems are such as https://www.harddriverecovery.org/errors/disk_read_error.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/repair-hard-drive.html, so you can act on them as soon as you notice it happening to your device. Your computer can only take so much, so help it do its job so your life is still as comfortable and efficient with its help. It is inevitable for it to break over time but with proper use, some computers can last far longer than that of average users.

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Computers Make The World Go Round

The world has been overtaken by technology. It is apparent in everything you see around us. People are glued to their smart devices and computers that is has become second-nature for us humans now to check in on it now and then day in and day out. Even young ones are at ease in using smart devices and computers, especially that most homes and both public and private establishments now have Internet access. Most people are pretty comfortable navigating the web too. The lure of social media platforms and other online websites is hard to resist and everyone goes online these days almost every day now for just about all types of reasons you can think of.

While considered a bit bulky to be carried around, computers still reign supreme because they have essentially served as the backbone of modern society for quite some time now enabling for major and quick changes that we are now enjoying today and most likely many more will come in the near and far future as we now live in the digital age. Yet, no matter how familiar you are with computers, there are still many things that you really do not know about it. The World Wide Web can be highly informative and useful but its deep dark secrets can make you feel at ease once you even have an idea about their existence.

Your computer or router looks innocent enough. But it could be taking part in international crime without your knowledge.

That’s if it is being used in a botnet, or a collection of computers that have had malicious software installed on them that allows someone to direct them as a group from afar. Security experts say that botnets are one of the many dangers that are posed to computers and their owners – and the opportunities to use them are growing all the time.

The problem of botnets was highlighted this week when multiple law enforcement agencies announced they had shut down the Andromeda botnet. That constellation of computers, spread all around the world, were being collectively controlled and put to work doing criminal tasks for their masters.

(Via: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/botnets-security-cyber-andromeda-how-to-stay-safe-update-computer-internet-of-things-a8099996.html)

For instance, botnets are one of them. Some of you probably heard of it already while others remain clueless about what they are because it is a term you don’t easily encounter. Just what are botnets? It is just one of the many threats to one’s online security. It is common knowledge that the Internet is not exactly a safe place, to begin with. And botnet is one of those technologies that are used wrongly until today. You may be surprised that your very own device is also infected by botnets without you knowing. That’s how far advanced and discreet this nasty technology is and seeing how widely spread the Internet of Technology has become, virtually every one of us is in danger of botnets and the risks linger for who knows until when.

In the ever-growing realm of cybercrime, the botnet is another technology villain to give all computer users sleepless nights.

Defined as “a collection of internet-connected devices, including PCs, servers, mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are infected and controlled by malware”, these botnets will frequently infect an entire system while the owner or company remains completely unaware of their presence.

Botnet controllers are used by cyber-criminals to send out spam and ransomware, launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, commit e-banking fraud and attempt felony.

According to the Spamhaus Botnet Threat Report 2017, from the international non-profit organisation that tracks spam, phishing, and cyber-related threats, there are block listings for more than 9,500 botnet servers on 1,122 different networks.

(Via: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/beware-the-botnet-lurking-unseen-on-your-computer-856979.html)

You can really say that computers make the world go round and everything else connected to it. It won’t come as a surprise that web-enabled devices like your TV, radio, smartphone, home camera, and other appliances easily connect to the web. There are plenty of cybercriminals lurking on the web and that makes you and just about everyone else an easy victim. The only silver lining here perhaps is that you can actually track botnets and find out who operates them compared to other malwares like ransomware that are spreading like wildfire in this modern day and age. And it is just a wakeup call for us that whatever convenience we are now enjoying has a price to pay.

If you don’t attend to these matters right away, it may get worse and leave you with a broken device or your data stolen by criminals. The latter is disastrous given that they can steal money from your bank or even your own identity while the former will wipe out your bank balance for the meantime. If you don’t have an idea about these data recovery services, https://www.harddriverecovery.org/blog/how-to-choose-a-hard-drive-recovery-service/ charges reasonable fees for the services they offer or you can explore these https://www.harddriverecovery.org/blog/data-recovery-tools/ if you are quite handy with computers yourself.

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What Leads To Hard Drive Problems?

Your computer won’t always be brand new. You may have bought it shiny and sparkling new but it wears out the longer you use it. Even if you don’t use it that often every day, it still stores files and grow old every day the same way you do. And as such, it is inevitable that you face technical problems along the way. The problems are usually simple and easy to fix. A quick restart or shutdown of your device or a restart of the modem will usually do the job. However, some problems persist and can cause more headaches than you want it to be. It is even more infuriating if the problem lies on your hard drive because you can expect it to cost you more money than you’d like to spend on, actually.

Unfortunately, moving parts like hard drives will eventually fail on you because of the very fact that they move. Even newer ones like SSD’s (solid-state drives) fail although a bit longer than regular hard drives. These problems don’t come without notice, though. There are tell-tale signs to watch out for that gives away the possibility of it breaking down sooner rather than later. However, you need to be aware of them first before you can do something about preventing a hard drive failure that is looming on the horizon. Things like disappearing files, corrupted data, computer freezing, bad sectors, and unusual sounds emitted by your device are all warning signs that shouldn’t just be ignored easily because you’ll surely regret it soon enough.

Your hard drive hasn’t been acting the same lately. It’s starting to make clicking or screeching noises, it can’t seem to find your files, and it’s moving really slowly. It might be time to say farewell—but here’s what you should do before it goes to the big data center in the sky.

Every hard drive dies eventually, and when it’s near death, you’ll see the signs: strange noises, corrupted files, crashing during boot, and very slow transfer speeds all point to the inevitable end. This is normal, especially after your drive is more than a few years old. On older spinning drives, moving parts like the motor can degrade over time, or the drives’ magnetic sectors can go bad.

Newer solid-state drives (SSDs) don’t have moving parts, but their storage cells degrade a little bit every time you write to them, meaning they too will eventually fail (though SSD reliability is much better than it used to be).

(Via: https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360684/how-to-check-your-hard-drive-s-health)

Now that you already know the warning signs, it is about time you get the problem diagnosed, preferably, by an expert in the field. Your device must be checked from within to find out the root cause of the problem. You can’t just tell it from face value. Of course, it makes perfect sense to check your computer for a possible malware or virus infection before deciding right away that it is a hard drive malfunction. One of the best ways to do this is to check for the S.M.A.R.T. status of your computer as mentioned in the above post since it is really helpful in detecting potential hard drive failures.

There are several different types of drive failure. There’s the obvious one, where your drive stops working entirely. Perhaps your computer doesn’t even recognize it when it starts up and you see a message saying your PC has no hard drive, or perhaps your computer begins booting and just can’t get through the boot process.

There are also more subtle drive failures, where the drive appears to be working…but there are problems. Your PC may occasionally freeze, you may hear unusual sounds from the drive, you may experience data corruption, or your computer may detect bad sectors on the drive.

Any sort of clicking noise from a mechanical drive is a bad sign. This indicates the head, which reads and writes the data from the platters on the drive, has failed. It’s best to shut down the drive completely to avoid further damage and use a professional data recovery service if you need your data back. You won’t hear any strange noises from a solid-state drive, as they have no moving parts.

(Via: https://www.howtogeek.com/341268/what-to-do-when-your-hard-drive-fails/)

A SMART check is effective but it has its flaws. Of course, by now you have already tried troubleshooting for the problem but it is still there. If the problem is tearing you apart and prevents you from accomplishing important tasks, it is about time you turn it over to an expert for a third-party analysis and most likely it will stay there if a problem is detected for repair and possible replacement of malfunctioning parts. A failing hard drive can still be prevented, so make it a habit to do routine checks on your system to prevent costly repairs and replacements especially if the problem can still be prevented.

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How Big Data Changes The World

If you are a techno-phobic, now is definitely not the best time to be alive with technology being at the very core of our existence. You’ll be stressed just at the thought of having to keep up with all these digital changes taking place in front of your very eyes. You may be resistant for a while but it is truly your lost if you continue to resist and miss out on the benefits it offers that other people are now openly enjoying. It is even more important that you update yourself on these things if you are an entrepreneur because that is the only way for you to keep up with all the other businesses and survive. Technology has been the buzz for the past decade or so because it is both our present and future.

With the continued rise and popularity of the Internet of Things, there is no going back anymore. Big data is the hottest trend that is here to stay and you can expect more data to accumulate in no time since the IoT has made it possible for us to integrate technology to just about every aspect of our lives. But what are we supposed to do with all these data? That’s where infrastructures like Data Warehouses come in handy. We somehow need to make sense of all the data circulating both on and off the web. There are popular platforms that offer this service, so you can benefit the most from big data.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) starts invading the world around us, the stage is set for an ‘Analytics of Things’–a utopian world where big data analytics is not confined merely to solving business problems, but also upending the way business gets done.

Even before data started getting recognised as the ‘new oil’, enterprises outlined the need for a system that could handle the onset of ‘information explosion’. In 2006, Hadoop was born as an open source distributed storage and processing system spread across commodity hardware. The Hadoop framework led to the incubation of a large number of open source projects targeted at various aspects of data and analytics.

(Via: https://www.livemint.com/AI/bRwVnGBm6hH78SoUIccomL/Big-Data-Analytics-of-Things-upend-the-way-biz-gets-done.html)

Data analytics is crucial in running and maintaining a business. You need to understand how people think and how to market your products properly to the right targets. However, what’s even more important is that you can save these data and have access to them whenever you need it. Data warehouses serve this purpose and allow entrepreneurs to make better and informed decisions in planning the direction the business will be taking. The market is big but data warehouses can capture the information you need and relevant to the success of your business, so make sure you do consider it early on.

One example of how big data tools can complement a data warehouse is an alarm company with Internet-connected sensors in homes across the country. There would be little value (and huge expense) in storing each sensor response in a SQL data warehouse, but that data could be retained in cheap storage in a data lake environment and then aggregated for use in the data warehouse. For instance, the company could define combinations of sensor device events that constitute a person locking up a home and departing. That aggregated event could be stored in the data warehouse in a fact table that records arrivals and departures.

(Via: https://tdwi.org/articles/2018/07/20/arch-all-5-use-cases-integrating-big-data-tools-with-data-warehouse.aspx)

Data warehouses are very specific, meaning it collects and stores data from specific targets enabling you to streamline the data you save and analyze. For increased efficiency and productivity, you can observe the following four tips, which are to come up with fact tables that summarize and filter IoT data, combine historical data with live data, make use of data science models that are readily available for your use, and establish a device monitoring data. To make your life easier, just hire professionals who can do the job for you and jumpstart your business in the right direction.

Technology can be scary at times but if you are well-guided and have an idea as to the path you are taking for your business, it becomes more bearable and the risks substantially lower. To ensure you can always have access to important data, your devices must always be in great shape. A broken device means a liability in your business and can lead to financial losses. Hard drives issues are some examples. When faced with a broken hard drive like https://www.harddriverecovery.org/seagate-data-recovery.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/raid-10-data-recovery.html, let the experts help you before you cause more damage to the initial injury.

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Speed Up Your PC

If you have been using your computer for a while, you’ll notice that it starts to slow down after a while. It does not work as fast as it used to and it takes a while for files to load and open. You are not alone. This is something that many experiences especially when they are using an older computer model. Even those who are using the latest models will also experience this slowing down of their PC system with all the updates being released as of late. No matter how careful you are in using your device, you are bound to experience this mild discomfort especially once you start accumulating files on your device.

It helps if you make it a habit of clearing your files and transferring it to an external hard drive, for instance, or the cloud for convenience because the files no longer consume space on your device allowing it to run smoothly and without any more lags. A slow PC won’t just frustrate you but affect your efficiency and performance as well. These factors are crucial for people who use the PC on a day-to-day basis. Any delay in their work can cost them money or something just as valuable.

Over time, as you download files, browse the Internet, remove programs, leave applications open, and do pretty much anything else on your computer, it slowly collects junk and causes behind-the-scenes problems that are not always so easy to catch at first.

File fragmentation is a really big culprit as well as the accumulation of cached web browser files, a cluttered desktop, a full hard drive, slow hardware, dirty hardware, and many other things.

However, your computer itself may actually not be slow. You may just be experiencing a slow Internet connection due to a faulty router, a bad connection, or limited speed offered by your Internet Service Provider. In any case, you may just need to speed up your Internet access.

(Via: http://punchng.com/best-ways-to-speed-up-your-computer/)

Don’t always point fingers to your device if it is slowing down and not meeting your expectations. Sometimes, the problems have to do with your Internet connection or anything in between your router/modem to your device. But once you got that addressed and fixed and the problem persists, it is about time you check on your device and find out what the possible cause is. Having too many downloads can take its toll on your computer and make it sluggish and unresponsive at times. Delete files or programs that are no longer used to lighten the load your hardware has to bear.

Don’t also ignore the idea that your device may have been infected by a malware, which is pretty common lately. If you don’t take actions on it, you’ll end up with a broken device and the need for expensive data recovery service. If ever you’ll need help on this one, https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/dell_poweredge_data_recovery.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/hp-proliant-data-recovery.html offer reasonable charges for data recovery services that are likely the only chance to salvage your device.

  1. Restart your PC

While this may seem an obvious step, many users keep their machines running for weeks at a time. Windows 10 will automatically put the display to sleep, but any processes which have previously been started will continue. These can accumulate over time and slow down your computer.

You can fix this issue by shutting down your PC each day once you have finished using it, by clicking on the Windows button and selecting the ‘Power’ button. 

Make sure to close any running programs and save your work before you do so. If your PC has slowed down to the extent that you can’t display the Windows menu, manually hold down the Power button until the computer is fully powered off.

(Via: https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-windows-10)

Most PC users right now are using Windows 10. It is undeniably cool and efficient but alongside these features and benefits is an added strain on your hardware. The post above will come in handy if you are a Windows 10 user because you’ll learn how to address system slow down through the 10 tips provided that are sure to boost your device’s speed and efficiency. Some of these tips are so simple and common that just about everyone knows about it but still overlook doing them when faced with PC slow down issues. However, don’t hesitate to reach out to a computer professional if you already tried your best but your PC is still as slow as a turtle because there are some problems that require more extensive technical knowledge that you may not have.

Speed Up Your PC was initially published on Hard Drive Recovery Group Blog

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Disaster Recovery Service

Nobody can’t stop disasters from happening wherever you are in the world. They are natural phenomena that is as old as time and has been a big part of our existence all-year round. However, we have learned to adapt to these changes in order for to human race to survive and flourish. But knowing about them does not make our lives any easier. They are still major headaches when they come and still pose a big risk to everyone especially when they arrive with such force and fury. Even your homes are at risk of crumbling to the ground and human lives are lost as well. Businesses suffer just as much since resources are lost and damaged and employees aren’t able to work too since they have to take care of themselves and their families first.

What is the answer then? If you have a business, you should know more about disaster recovery service by now because you are missing out on a lot if you don’t practice it in your business just yet. Your business also suffers because you face the risks of disasters without any assurance that you’ll be able to recover in its aftermath. Disaster Recovery Services offers a comprehensive IT solution to ensure the continuity of a business no matter what disaster it faces at a given time, whether the calamity is natural or man-made. If damage can’t be prevented, these services allow businesses to recover by salvaging what is left and enabling them to gradually function once more. They make use of the cloud in the restoration and saving of data, so you have enough to make your business work despite the damage and loss you have to incur.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Market Report provides an analytical assessment of the prime challenges faced by this industry currently and in the coming years, which helps market participants in understanding the problems they may face while operating in this market over a longer period of time. This market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current along with future state of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Industry.
These research report also provides overall analysis of the market share, size, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Market.

(Via: http://www.coherentchronicle.com/disaster-recovery-as-a-service-draas-software-market-by-technological-advancement-competitive-insights-till-2025/)

It is a growing industry in itself right now, disaster recovery as a service DRaaS seeing how global warming is becoming a major threat to the world and everyone else living in it. Business owners see the big picture about the state of their business, so they can decide how to proceed with recovery and continuity of business operation. However, this is better taken care of prior to the advent of a disaster. After all, prevention is better than cure. Why go through all the hassles when it can be prevented in the first place? You’ll save yourself from all the headaches and the extra money you’ll end up paying in sabotaging your business and ensuring that life goes on even in the wake of a terrible disaster.

According to figures from ITI Consulting, in 2017/2018, the average cost per hour of enterprise server downtime is between €257,000 and €343,000, with estimates from 2015 of up to €6 billion a year lost across the globe, according to IHI.

However, the cost, complexity and resource commitments of traditional disaster recovery (DR) systems are causing issues for many organisations, pushing them towards alternatives.

According to Auxilion, the challenges for an organisation in running traditional disaster recovery solutions are that costs, including data centre capacity, resources for support and management and hardware, combined with the complexity of running fail-over sites and testing and re-testing fail-over and recovery policies, all within regulatory and compliance obligations, are becoming unwieldy.

(Via: http://www.techcentral.ie/time-look-disaster-recovery-alternatives/)

Imagine the costs of having to get your devices checked and fixed. For instance, hard drive recovery services are expensive and there isn’t always any assurance that they can fix your device and restore your data. Right now, big data rules the world. The rise of the Internet of Things has made it possible for everything and everyone to be interconnected despite the distance and all the difference we all have. Aside from that, there are a lot of scammers out there, so you can’t always count on them to get you out of trouble especially when you are in a rush to get things done in the wake of a major tragedy you fail to notice all the little things anymore.

Some contractors will rip you off of your hard-earned money without really delivering the services they promised. And there are very costly too. Only a few like https://www.harddriverecovery.org/clean_room.html can be trusted and charge for reasonable fees for the services they deliver. They will even give tips like https://www.harddriverecovery.org/blog/hard-drive-failure-recovery-three-major-user-mistakes/ to ensure you don’t encounter the same problems again.  Your business will be up in no time and you’ll start making money once more to recover whatever you have lost due to these unstoppable phenomena.

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Problem With Smartphone Obsession

Almost everyone right now can’t live without a smartphone. If you have the cash to burn, you can even buy more than one smart device to satisfy your digital needs. Perhaps the reason they become such popular staples in today’s modern world is because everyone can now easily connect to the web with ease. You don’t even have to spend that much for an online connection or even to pay for your data consumption because Internet charges have significantly gone down over the years and the service has gotten better too. Aside from that, the rise of the Internet of Things has made people more tech-savvy and more inclined to give technology a try.

What better device to use than a smartphone that fits the palm of your hand and something you can conveniently take with you wherever you go since you can simply slide it in your pocket and you are good to go. There are even people who would rather go back home to get a smartphone they left behind than continue to their destination. They feel empty without it and the presence of these smart devices has essentially wiped out the word “boredom” in most people’s vocabulary. Seeing how many people are so into their devices right now, one can easily conclude that this habit has already become an obsession and may be bad for one’s health and well-being.

Hot on the heels of “smart email”, grumbled about in this column recently, comes “digital wellness”, the umbrella term for trying to fix our addiction to technology – and its grim effects on our health, productivity and politics – by means of that technology itself. One hugely popular app, Forest, displays a tree on your phone when you put it down, which then gradually begins to grow, only to die if you pick it back up. Android phones have Wind Down, which causes the screen to fade slowly to black and white as bedtime approaches; then, last month, Apple announced features designed to help you monitor, and limit, the time you spend staring open-mouthed into its range of glass rectangles. Using fire to fight fire in this fashion is an appealing thought. And given the endless data these firms collect about how we use their products, nobody could be better placed to help us use them more healthily, if they chose to.

(Via: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/13/can-big-tech-cure-you-smartphone-habit-oliver-burkeman)

It is about time we start becoming conscious about our habits involving technology because it has a big impact to our health. You may not see it yet now but soon enough you’ll start having eye problems because of overexposure to harmful blue light emitted by the screen. A major issue here is the addiction to these smart devices that people can’t seem to put their smartphones down and have an incessant need to check on it 24/7. This is especially worrisome for the young ones who are already hooked to tablets and smartphones despite their young age. Their busy parents just hand them these contraptions so they can entertain themselves while they are busy juggling multiple tasks of their own they no longer have time to talk and bond with their own children.

Changing these habits is easier said than done though, since we’ve become a population of addictive phone checkers. A recent study by Asurion found that Americans look at their smartphones 80 times each day on average, or every 12 minutes. Some are even more dependent on their devices, with one in 10 people admitting difficulty going longer than four minutes without checking their phone. Another study found that younger users put even these numbers to shame, with millennials checking their devices 150 times a day.

If you’re nodding your head in recognition, then it’s time to learn strategies to break your smartphone habits to improve your focus. Whether your guilty pleasure is frequently glancing at texts, tweets, email or social alerts, this repetitive behavior can quickly morph into a near obsession, destroying your chances at optimum productivity toward your more important career goals.

(Via: https://wtop.com/tech/2018/07/always-checking-your-smartphone-at-work-heres-how-to-break-the-habit/)

It may take a lot of discipline and self-restraint to break away from this modern addiction. However, you must do it for the sake of your health and your own productivity. Your career and future are also on the line alongside your health and well-being. An employee’s productivity right now has decreased because their eyes are glued on their smartphone screen as often as they can. They are distracted and lost in their thoughts. They can’t concentrate at work because of social media and many other apps they have installed on their smartphones.

If there is one bright side to your use of smart gadgets is the fact you no longer have to deal with costly and stressful tech issues like hard drive problems. But if you do encounter it because chances are you also have your own personal computer or laptop aside from your smart device and experience problems like https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raid-pricing.html, you can always count https://www.harddriverecovery.org/pricing.html to save the day without putting a strain on your finances.

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