The long term data storage demands of government & industry legislations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act etc.) continue to intensify, whereas the penalties for lost/compromised data are also on the rise. So the data loss not only imposes financial penalty but also impeded productivity.
Smart business enterprises don’t waste time and energy on data recovery software; instead they recover the data from their secondary storage mediums. Periodic backups of client information and corporate data enable them to overcome these information disasters.
HP is no doubt the bestselling brand in backup technology as well as other IT products. HP LTO devices are long lasting, energy efficient and ensure seamless scalability.
Small & medium organizations have also jumped into the competitive world of E-business. They usually don’t have the IT expertise, financial resources and space to accommodate bulky data backup systems.
The ideal solution for these companies is HP LTO ultrium 2. It includes ultrium 460 (full height) and ultrium 448 (half height) drives. Users can flexibly integrate them in a racked environment and connect to the widest array of systems.
The best backup tape technology, which has surpassed the expectations and demands of all business segments, is LTO (Linear Tape Open). Designed and introduced by three tape leaders IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Seagate, it is clearly the foremost choice of data-rich and budget-constrained organizations.
The durable tape developed for these high speed LTO-2 drives is C7972A. Up to 400GB information (compressed) can be quickly copied onto this tape. So the valuable data from the entry level servers can be easily recorded onto a single cartridge, thus making storage/restore operations easier.
This LTO2 system can be installed with HPs 9000 servers, Alpha servers, ProLiant ML/DL servers, TC series servers, RP/RX servers and workstations. The full height drive can quickly load the tape media is less than 20 seconds, whereas the overall average data access time is 52-53 seconds.
Maximum speed of 172GB/hour is achieved by half-height drive, whereas the other full-height model delivers faster speed of 216 GB/hr. Users wont experience any disruption as the drive features 64 MB data buffer. The data is retrieved and written with rock solid reliability. As the storage needs of LTO customers increase, they can double their storage performance by moving onto next generation.
The tapes are forward compatible, which means they can be used with LTO-3 drives for storage and data extraction. Moreover, the LTO 4 drives also come into play as they can read LTO 2 cartridges. So the organizations can cost-effectively excel and be well prepared for all types of information disasters.
HP LTO drives complete the backup tasks without any interruptions. HP has intelligently designed the drives to alter their speed, which makes it superior to other drives. Data will be transferred to the tape without any error even if the host system transfers data at variable speed.
Should I Get Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops for My Staff?
Are you in charge of recommending or deciding what technology your company provides for staff? How will you decide between smartphones, tablets or laptops? What criteria will you use? This decision carries a number of risks. Get it wrong and you may have unsatisfied and unproductive staff. But get it right and there is nothing better than a happy and productive workforce.
Its a big decision, but no need to panic. Well help guide you to the right solution for your environment. Just follow these 4 evaluation criteria to help you decide if you should get smartphones, tablets or laptops for your staff.
Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops: Evaluation Criteria #1 Is the work conducted remotely?
This may determine whether the person or department should have a company mobile device at all. If this persons duties are 95% based in the office is there really a need for a smartphone or tablet? In this case a laptop is the best choice. Identify who is working away from the office during business hours. Are they a road warrior working out of cabs and airports where information and responses are needed immediately? In this case a tablet might be a smart choice.
Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops: Evaluation Criteria #2 What type of work is done remotely?
Once you have determined the staff working remotely, the next thing is to determine what they do and the environment they are working in. Are they simply answering the phone and responding to emails? Are they using an application which they need to enter and record information? Does the work they do require immediate feedback from any location? I like to pay attention to the user on this one. Are they doing a lot of data entering (typing or selecting items from a drop down data window)? The reason this is important is because from our three device choices, typing is best done from a laptop. But if Im selecting items from a drop down data window, this opens up certain smartphone and tablet options.
Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops: Evaluation Criteria #3 Where is the work conducted?
Working remotely it is the remotely that means many things to many employees. Is the work environment in a sewer underground doing inspection? Is it on a construction site? Is it in a hotel, car, or coffee shop? Is the employee setting up an electrical tower somewhere in the middle of Utah? Or perhaps the employee is working in a location without cellular connection. (Yes, there are still a few of these locations. I hit a big one driving from Denver CO to Flagstaff AZ.)
Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops: Evaluation Criteria #4 Are there any physical limitations?
This one seems like a strange one, but it is very real and important. I worked with a company that provided really cool, new smartphones for their techs working on heating units, boilers and pipe lines. The biggest complaint was MY FINGERS ARE TOO BIG FOR THIS &#&*!@# thing. Did I mention some of the employees were ex sailors? In addition, make sure the user can see the screen is it visible in sunlight? Do they need to type on the device and cannot because of the size of the device? Also keep in mind that the device my need to be ruggedized or have an otter box provided.
Smartphones, Tablets or Laptops: The Summary
One you gather all your criteria, its a good idea to have details in a grid this will give you a picture of employees real needs. As a rule of thumb, if a user has to collect and enter a lot of information, a smartphone is not the way to go. Users who mainly respond with short answers like Yup, I approve, or No thanks a certain smartphone makes a lot of sense. Like the Galaxy S4 which has the larger screen.
Keep in mind sometimes there is a valid case for having any combination of laptop, tablet or smartphone. Of our choices the laptop will always be best for heavy information gathering where a lot of typing is involved and certain smartphones are good for short text and emails.
There are also some best of both worlds hybrid options like the MS Surface Pro or the Lenovo Thinkpad. If youre still unsure, dont force your decision. Allow your users to test a few devices and inform you which they like the best and why.
Today we are going to look at how you can swap between running apps on the iPad. We will start from the very beginning and I am assuming that you are new to the iPad.
When you start up the iPad you will get the main starting screen. This is normally full of the apps that come pre-installed with the system.
For instance in the top left hand side of the screen you will see Messages then reading from left to right you will see Facetime and Photos.
The order may differ on your iPad but this will be if you have opted to move the apps around. Moving your finger from right to left in a swiping motion will move the screen across and you will see more apps. This will normally be full of apps that you have downloaded from the app store.
So here is how you swap between apps on the iPad quickly:
Tap the home button twice quickly.
A bar will pop up at the bottom with all of your recently used apps. This will also include running apps or the apps still in the memory.
Swipe across with your finger from right to left until you find the app you want.
Tap it once to select it and the app will launch.
If you are running the latest IOS6 on your iPad you can bring up the quick task bar even faster by placing four fingers on the iPad and swiping in an upwards motion.
To start with your forefinger and finish with your pinkie and make sure they are all touching the screen and then swipe up and you will see the quick task bar to select a previously used app.
The above is how to save yourself time and quickly swap between your most used apps on the iPad.
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