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Posted By : CDW | Tuesday, 23 June 2009 | views(730)
Windows Disk Defragmenter is a practical tool that may help you gain some extra performance from your PC. When Vista writes to your hard drive the bits of information that make up a file can be mixed up all over the disk. The "defrag" tool will try to unite up all of the parts that makes up files so that they are in the same location, reducing the time it takes to find all of the parts.

How to defrag:

* Start by runnin
Posted By : CDW | Monday, 22 June 2009 | views(453)
Big or small, all organizations consider the same factors in determining storage needs – recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO).  Your RTO is how long you can afford to be without your network.  For example, if your Web site crashes, how quickly do you need to have it up?  Your RPO is how much data you are willing to lose, i.e. if you backup your data every 24 hours, you are saying you are willing to
Posted By : CDW | Saturday, 20 June 2009 | views(742)
Buying, selling or restructuring your business?  Acquisitions, mergers and structural changes within a business can create an influx of data from different types of storage technologies.  Through the implementation of unified storage architecture, you will be ready to manage any type of data that comes your way.
Posted By : CDW | Friday, 19 June 2009 | views(738)
Unified storage is a one-stop shopping option for your storage needs.  While network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANS) only service one type of storage, unified storage brings together different storage options to create a consolidated storage technology, meshing varying functionalities into one solution.  Rather than paying for technologies you may not need right away, the layered software allows you to access dif
Posted By : CDW | Thursday, 18 June 2009 | views(684)
Everyone knows virtualization can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also save you big when it comes to disaster recovery.  When there is a catastrophic data loss, 75 percent of businesses never reopen because they did not take proper steps to protect themselves, and of the 25 percent that do reopen, 60 percent take roughly two years to recover.  Through virtualization, your data infrastructure becomes a file th
Posted By : CDW | Wednesday, 17 June 2009 | views(689)
When it comes to data storage, there should be a direct correlation between the cost and performance of your storage technology and the mission criticality of the data you keep on it.  The more mission critical the data, the higher grade equipment it should reside on.  Conversely, you can save money by moving lower-value data and archives to lower cost, lower performance storage media.  By properly tiering your data storage solutio
Posted By : nag | Tuesday, 16 June 2009 | views(1193)
Printing to a PDF file is a swift and easy method of converting a document to an electric ionic format and it can be done for free. It work great in any applications, such as Word, Power Point, Excel etc... and is a great way to send documents via e-mail.

Regrettably, Windows Vista doesn't include a tool to do this by default, but there are several free options that you can download to accomplish this.

Once you have it
Posted By : CDW | Monday, 15 June 2009 | views(611)
For backing up data that requires less speed for recovery and should provide optimal capacity without taking up too much physical space, consider Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA, or Serial ATA).  Serial ATA can reduce your storage rack space requirement by up to 75 percent, decrease energy use and reduce your footprint at gigabyte costs comparable to magnetic tape.
Posted By : CDW | Sunday, 14 June 2009 | views(739)
A typical shared storage solution requires many hard drives – i.e. multiple, motorized, energy-consuming, heat-generating spindles – and that means money, even at optimum levels of performance.  Solid state drive (SSD) technology eliminates those moving parts and can actually outperform conventional hard drives on access time and latency.  The end result is less heat dissipation, energy consumption of 1/25 the energy of conv
Posted By : CDW | Saturday, 13 June 2009 | views(691)
The value of upgraded systems depends on how they affect the entire organization – not just one department.  New system features that may be of little use to one part of the organization may be a boon to other departments in saved time or reduced costs.  In order to fully assess the impact a new system may have, be sure to gather everyone’s feedback – you just may uncover a lot of savings you didn’t realize were
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