Data ConversionThe Right Way To Do It

By: Shaun Elmore

Data conversion is changing one form of computer data to another form. To put it in simple words, data conversion is changing of one text file to another.

Before carrying out any data conversion some points have to be remembered and these are:

a)Data can be mode redundant using a PC, but adding it takes effort.b)The computer can add data only by rules. However, a man can use his judgment powers. Changing data to a bigger feature rich format does not add to information.

For example, a true color image can be changed to a gray scale while doing it the other way round is a difficult task. Changing a Unit text file to a Microsoft (DOS/Windows) text file requires additional data, namely a CR byte before each LF byte, the computer does it easily because it is rule based. However, changing the color of grayscale can only be done by man who has brains. It cannot be automated.

You can also do data changes from one format to another. There are various systems that convert many formats which use a pivotal encoding by which a source format is changed to its target. You can change Cyrillic text from K0180-R to windows 1251 using a hookup table in the two encoding. However, the latest method is to change 12018-R file to Unicode and then to windows 1251. This is a easier way.

The world has become a big global village. All the people rely on digital data to keep information. Many companies have stored their data on old PC’s and they don’t get quality data when they need it. The risk of losing information is there while transferring it from old to a new PC.

There is an urgent need to transfer data from old to new computers. It is also called import and export of data from one PC to another.

Computer data is organized, but as the time passes and due to different systems it changes and the there is a need to convert it from one pattern to another.

It is easy to delete information from computer but very difficult to restore it. There are many software programs available in market which enables you to transfer data from old to new computers systematically. There are about 700 tools in market which allow you data conversion; these tools are for UNIX, Linux, for all MS Windows versions, Novell and other working processes.

There are quite a few data recovery companies which are doing the job of changing information from old to new systems using latest technology processes. Their main aim is to transfer all data from old PCs to new PCs without any loss of stored information.

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