Preserving Information for Times to Come

By: Ajeet Khurana

Data storage has become an important issue in today's organizations. Due to the remarkable surge in the number of computers in use that has taken place over the last two decades, data storage has come to acquire a new meaning. In the old days, the method of data storage in use was that of writing on paper. The result was loads of folders that took up too much space on desks, chairs, and file cabinets.

We still have folders and files in the modern world. They have just become a lot more accessible. Rather than occupy space on the office furniture, these folders take up space on our computers. The records that we make are of two forms: hard copy and soft copy. These days, it is the latter that is fast turning into the more widespread type. However, the differently-colored folders and files that grace our offices cannot be ignored just yet.

As far as storing hard copy goes, the best buy is a file cabinet. Keep it organized from the very start and rest assured that files will be easily available. Maintain records of who uses which file and when, to minimize the possibility of essential hard copy data getting misplaced.

However, storing soft copy is somewhat more difficult. Computers, after all, are electronic products. Hence, they are often the victims of electrical glitches. From power surges due to electrical storms, to motherboards that are destroyed by a virus, the data that is saved on your machine is not safe forever. If you are in an organization that has a lot of data stored on computers, minimizing the risk of data loss is not something that can be ignored.

This would require a smart and efficient plan for data recovery, if for some reason, you lose your data. It is recommended to keep making backups of the stored data to reduce the probability of information getting erased.

Many a time, we take it upon ourselves to try and repair drives that give trouble. Avoid doing this as you might lose even more data. Call an expert to take care of your drive problems.

Enterprise storage is an important issue in most modern-day organizations. There are several great ways of managing the storage of data. One of the ways is that of using storage systems such as DAS, SAN and NAS. Of these, DAS (direct attached storage) is the oldest, though it continues to be popular. You could also study a number of software for data recovery and finally select the best one.

There are many ways of working on data storage. Based on your budget and data availability needs, choose the best option.

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