HP LTO 3 – Making The Best Of Storage Media

download (18)Data protection has in the recent past continued to rise in the list of priorities of most organizations. This may be due to the fact that the amount of data that needs to be stored continues to increase as the threats to the loss of data also continue to increase. Some organizations also need to comply with government regulations and therefore have to come up with storage systems that will address a variety of issues. HP LTO 3 media can play a big role in enabling you to address your data storage needs.

About LTO

Linear Tape Open (LTO) is a storage solution developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM) and Quantum. This technology is based on a single-reel tape that has a high capacity and has an open format. The open format means that many companies can produce the technology by using a common standard that ensures the products are compatible.


The third generation of the LTO technology was introduced into the market in 2004 and brought with it extra features that were not present in the previous generations.

Machine to Machine – The Foundation of Internet of Things

download (17)Introduction

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) is a communication network built with several machines interconnected together. Machines not necessarily be computers, it could be any electronic device with rudimentary communication features. The established communication is either wired or wireless – not much emphasis is laid upon the medium of communication. M2M is the foundation for Internet-of-things (IoT), the next big thing that has arrived in the IT sector. Several applications are developed based on the M2M infrastructure in various domains such as logistics, inventory management, robotics, traffic control, supply chain management, fleet management, and healthcare. The success of M2M, or its derived technology IoT, is based on the successful adoption of IPv6 in the technological world, which brings in lot of IP addresses enough for all the devices present now and the ones coming in the future.

How does it Work?

Machines have been communicating with each other for quite some time now, but the scale of communication was limited between three or more machines (read computers) to achieve a certain specified task. M2M architecture takes this concept of communication, brings sensors that collect specific

Top Tips on Aligning IT With Business Objectives

imagesIT has emerged as a central business function for many organisations in the recent years, and this holds true regardless of the industry that an organization caters to. Having said that, irrespective of the huge part that IT plays in reducing costs, standardizing processes, enhancing productivity and improving workflow and communications, its role in business planning is subservient to a large extent.

It is high time that establishments stop looking at IT as a mere implementation tool which does not have any role in shaping an organisation’s business strategy. Today, technological developments pave the way for many business opportunities and IT can play a proactive and larger role in developing the long term business strategy of organizations.

Given below are some tips that would help your organization align its IT with its business objectives:

Understand your business and the nature of your organisation

Unless you understand the nature of your business and how it fits into the sector and economy, it is very difficult to come up with a serious IT plan that would actually work. You can start by gathering important information such


Investing In HP LTO 6 Tape Is Investing In The Future

download (16)The great potential of tape technology is seen in the advancements that have led to the LTO-6 tape, as well as the advancements expected in future versions. Indeed, the continuous capacity increases in previous tape versions have led to such high capacities as 2.5 TB on LTO-6 cartridges. In other words, this is a storage device that has the capacity of storing well over 300 Blu-ray quality movies.

However, such massive capacity wouldn’t be of much help if the devices had low data rates. In this regard, the LTO cartridges have proven very useful due to high data rates that can be as much as 360 MB/sec. This is an incredibly useful aspect that greatly enhances the utility of a cartridge.

You might also realize that there is always a certain level of volatility in the technological world due to the short shelf-life of so many devices. Any new and incredibly useful device or technology could easily turn obsolete after sudden, major technological advancements. However, the continuous technological innovation in tape storage, based on a clearly defined roadmap, ensures that this

HP LTO 5: Sometimes Your Data Storage Priorities Don’t Matter

download (15)Each and every business has a certain set of priorities when setting up various operations. This also applies in data storage. However, such priorities might actually be in contravention or incompatible with existing regulatory requirements, at which point you would definitely have to revise your priorities.

Just as with many other business-related issues, such as building construction and financial management, most business environments have certain legal data management requirements that must be followed. In Australia, you would have to comply with the Privacy Amendment Act, which features several Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)

If you have a business with $3 million or more annual turnover, you need to be particularly keen on the APPs; otherwise, you face some steep penalties. These could be fines of as much as $1.7 million per infringement.

Sometimes Less Storage Capacity Is More

If you’re thinking of the best data storage media, either for personal use or for your business/organization, you must consider a wide variety of aspects beyond the storage capacity. In fact, you might actually settle for a bit less storage capacity.

One of the most critical aspects

Implications of Patents on Emerging Technologies Adoption

download (14)1. INTRODUCTION

As the U.S. market is maturing and competition is intensifying, IT service providers are adopting new measures to find additional sources of revenue. They have invested heavily in next generation technologies for developing digital platforms. Some of these are using SMC (Social, Mobile and Cloud) technologies, Analytics, IoT (Internet of Things), and Composite interfaces (combining gesture, movement, facial and voice recognition). The offerings using emerging technologies are highly commoditized and aggressively marketed. Therefore, these are accessible to competitive scrutiny. As few leaders are holding high amount of patents, other service providers are vulnerable to potential litigations. Most of the IT service providers seem to be oblivious to the impending threat looming due to strategic lacuna in intellectual property protection.

2. Patents, Hype and Adoption

The development and adoption of an emerging technology follows a hype cycle. First generation products build-on laboratory experiments. They create huge expectations and media hype. Currently, most of the patenting activities are focused on this stage of life-cycle. Service providers are rushing to secure IPs, without any significant initiative for commercial success. So, when the second

Essentiality of Picking an Efficient AIDC Remedy Provider

download (13)What is AIDC?

Automatic identification and data capture largely known as AIDC refers to the procedures of automatically identifying various technical objects, gathering data about those objects, and entering them directly into more than one particular computer systems. This procedure requires no human involvement and can run in an absolutely automatic way. Technologies which are usually considered as segments of AIDC are bar codes, biometrics, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), magnetic stripes, voice recognition, smart cards etc. AIDC is also known as “Automatic Data Capture”, “Auto-ID”, “Automatic Identification” etc. With the increasing popularity of AIDC services, the demand of AIDC experts and solutions providers is also escalating.

Functions of These Services:

The fundamental functions served by AIDC devices are mainly to validate, identify, track, evaluate targets, monitor and interface with multiple other systems applying numerous application methodologies. Establishing frameworks for receiving solutions in an AIDC environment do vary and also depend a lot on the platforms that are meant for implementation. Solutions for bar codes, biometrics, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), magnetic stripes, voice recognition, smart

6 Things to Know Before Buying a Hoverboard

download (12)When buying a self-balancing scooter, commonly known as a Hoverboard, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the many options, vendors, and brands on the market. Not all hoverboards are equal. Just because they look similar on the outside, doesn’t mean they are the same on the inside. Hoverboards can be awesomely different when it comes to the components “under-the-hood.” There are many options to choose from, and special considerations for each. So how do you know if you are getting a deal or getting robbed?

1: Find a Specialist. First and most importantly, hedge your bet by buying from a reputable vendor. When you buy from Amazon, eBay, or Craigslist, you might get a quality product, or you might not. These companies just provide a way for individuals to sell their products to large audiences, so it can be a risky purchase, depending on the nature of the seller. Even if the listing specifies all of the best components, you are relying on the seller’s honesty to get a quality product. In these cases, we strongly recommend you remove

DVD Printing – Choosing the Right Printing Method for Your Project

download (11)Digital DVD Printing

This method of DVD printing utilises pre-manufactured printable DVDRs. The discs will either have a white or a silver printable surface which is receptive to an inkjet printer. Printable DVDRs are widely available in high street stores or online and even high quality discs are inexpensive.

A Digital DVD printer works on the same principle as a desktop inkjet printer. The cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink cartridges are loaded into the printer and a printer head makes a series of passes over the printable disc surface depositing the ink according to the artwork file. It is possible to print extremely detailed high resolution images using this printing method but it does have a couple of drawbacks:

    • The digital DVD printing process is slow compared to other printing processes – Commercial digital DVD printers are only capable of printing up to 200 DVDs unattended and each print can take up to a minute depending upon the complexity of the artwork.


  • Each disc needs to be finished with a layer of clear lacquer – this is to protect the printed surface

Guide On How To Make Optic Cable

download (10)An optic cable is made of optical fibers and it’s used in a wide range of applications such as telephone, internet and cable TV. The cables are made from different materials such as plastic, glass or both. The material used depends on the intended us.

How to make the cables

To make the cables you need to have the necessary raw materials. For example, you need to have plastic or glass. You also need to have the cable making machine. To make the cable you should start by heating your raw materials (glass or plastic) at ultra high temperatures and then draw fibers at very high speeds (66 feet per second).

When drawing out the fibers you should monitor them using mirometer. This is to ensure that the diameter is uniform from the start to finish.

For the fibers to transmit data over long distances you need to ensure that they are highly reflective. You can easily do this by creating a mirror effect within the fiber. You do this by passing the fibers through ultraviolet ovens and coating cups.

Once you have your

ABS or PLA: Which 3D Printing Filament Should You Use?

download (9)Both ABS and PLA are thermoplastics. Thermoplastics become malleable when superheated, thus allowing you to mould them into different shapes prior to cooling. 3D printing uses both PLA and ABS filament via similar processes, but they differ in as much as some printers will only utilise ABS or PLA.

Unlike inkjet and laser printers which use printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges to dispense a print medium. 3D Printers use thermoplastics which are dispensed from a reel through a heated nozzle to form a 3D printed object. This plastic is called filament.

ABS Filament

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, or ABS, is an oil-based plastic. Used for constructing things such as car parts, musical instruments, and Lego building blocks it is a strong, sturdy material. With a high melting point, ABS filament can warp if it is allowed to cool while printing. Therefore ABS prints should be carried out on a heated surface, which many home use printers do not have. ABS also gives off fumes when in use requiring adequate ventilation.

Examples of 3D Printers that use ABS filament are the Colido 2 0

Estate Planning For Your Computer: 10 Key Concepts To Guide You Thru the Process

download (8)Many people prefer “black and white” answers to their questions. When preparing for someone’s digital afterlife, however, it’s just not that easy. The following 10 concepts are meant to get you thinking about estate planning for your computer, as well as providing you with suggestions on how to get started.

1. What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Yours Is Mine

With computer software and the Internet, we’ve entered the world of esoteric assets and non- traditional property. Digital information is reclassifying terms such as “mine” and “property.” Often times when opening an on-line account or downloading software, you don’t own the actual content. Rather, you’re receiving the right to access that content (called a limited license).

That license is granted to you-and generally you and no one else-when you click “I agree” to the service provider’s contract. It’s that lengthy legalese in tiny text that pops up on our screens whenever we open a new on-line account.

Example: Over the years, an individual spends $10,000 building an extensive iTunes collection. He doesn’t own the songs like a traditional record, cassette or CD, but

What Should We Expect From the “Smart Cities” of Tomorrow?

download (7)There are an awful lot of ‘smart’ things these days. Even many things that were previously ‘dumb’ are becoming ‘smart’ through the addition of sensors and decision logic. From street lamps to subways and everything in between, the very towns and cities we inhabit are joining the trend.

As cities like Seoul and Vienna (among many) are using technology to revamp their communication infrastructure and resource distribution, we all have an opportunity to learn some things about what we can expect when the ‘smart’ label gets slapped onto the towns and cities we call home.

So, what makes a city smart?

Unfortunately, the term ‘smart’ applies only to the city itself and not its citizens. A global tour of the world’s smartest cities is not likely to be any more personally enlightening than a stroll through any of our regular old ‘dumb’ cities. However, this global tour would likely reveal some of the common traits that these smart cities share, and shed some light on how and where resources are being applied to make these cities smarter.

A city is generally considered smart

Integration Management – Collection of Processes

download (6)The word integrated means combined. Integration Management is a part of project management that coordinates all aspects of a project. It is a collection of several processes which are required to ensure that the various key elements of the projects are properly synchronized. It is the effective direction of every aspect of an organization so that the expectations of all stakeholders are satisfied by the best use of all resources available. In other words it combines the efforts of individuals and groups in ways that achieve unity.

Why is Integration Management required?

Below are a few reasons why integration Management plays a key role in any organization

– It helps reduce duplication of work of the various resources and therefore also plays an important part in cost reduction.

– It helps reduce the risk and therefore increase the profitability.

– It helps create consistency among all the resources and teams.

– Improves the communication between all the resources and teams.

– Shifting the focus towards the business goals set by the organization.

– Resolution of any conflicts in objectives.

– Helps in training and development of the

Machine Mad

download (5)Eveywhere we go today there are machines that have taken the place of a human being. A few years ago it was petrol stations expecting us to fill our own tanks, even though we are paying for it. Supermarkets are using machines more and more, which can drive the individual mad. The person has to scan his or her goods and call someone over if alcohol is required. I try to avoid these, if possible, because of the hassle.

Banks don’t have as many staff as they used to. Machines are there for us to put in as well as draw out. Some banks look like an amusement arcade. Libraries have gone the same way, the user having to scan their returned books. Cinemas have also jumped on the machine bandwagon, though tickets (for now) can still be obtained from the pay box.

Car parks have got rid of the friendly attendant and replaced him with pay and display or a ticket that opens a barrier on exit, which you hope works. Many railway stations now have machines to issue your

Vulnerability Assessments to Business Impact

download (4)Getting help from network vulnerabilities assessment requires a comprehension of your company’s main goal basic procedures and vision, and then applying that understanding to the outcomes. To be viable, it ought to incorporate the accompanying steps:

Recognize and comprehend your business forms

The initial step to giving business connection is to distinguish and understand your company’s business forms, concentrate on those that are basic and delicate to enhance consistency, client protection, and aggressive position. There is no chance to get IT to do this in a vacuum. In several companies, it calls for a joint effort of IT and delegates of the special units, and lawful direction to work it out. Numerous companies set up together Network Security Assessment teams with delegates from every division, who cooperate for a few weeks to break down business forms and the data and base they rely on upon.

How to Figure out what equipment underlies applications and information

Keep working down the layers of the app to distinguish the servers, both virtual and physical that runs your basic applications. For Web/database applications, you may be

A View Inside the Cloud

download (3)Today, it is increasingly becoming difficult to watch television, read a magazine, or visit a website without coming across the word “cloud computing”. There are many ads for this service in the above mediums which seek to popularize this new service. It is said to be a service which is great for storing documents, accessing your music, photos and videos from any location and from any device. Due to its increasing importance and scalability, cloud computing is becoming a much sought after service today. But, before we actually start using this service, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.

Some questions that come to mind when we talk about using cloud computing services for your company are: should your company be using cloud computing services? What has been holding your executives back? What can you expect from the future? In order to answer these questions, the Institute interviewed two senior members of IEEE who are experts in the field of cloud computing: Alexander Pasik, IEEE chief information officer, and Thomas Coughlin, President of the data storage

Factors To Consider When Designing A Smartphone App

download (2)Back then, the creative mobile apps designing company were only contracting the company expert and programming experts for innovative work of applications and for promoting them too. For smartphone, PC, as well as tablets that are coming in the business sector the necessity of building up the applications, is likewise getting expanded. Creating and promoting the applications for smartphone and tablets is an entirely progressive stage for any advancement product organizations.

Building up the applications for advanced cells can without a doubt put more innovative thoughts into presence. Numerous such portable working frameworks stages are accessible and are among the opposition with the web administration supplier are expanding step by step. Be that as it may, toward the end of it, purchasers are dependably in benefit. These application improvement specialists are giving us the complete arrangement of stunning applications for their customers everywhere in the world.

With that in mind, here are several factors you have to consider when developing a Smartphone App:

Variable to while planning a Smartphone App

Don’t simply port what you need to separate stages after the look and

Simplified Project Management Framework (SPMF)

download (1)The IT division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (CIO) aims to ensure that IT initiatives are innovative and transformational in support of long term FAO strategy; demonstrate a positive sign of success and investment for the future and that agreed IT project timescales, budgets and levels of performance (quality) are met. Recently the IT division has been successful in implementing a simplified project management framework (SPMF) to achieve these aims.

The new Simplified Project Management Framework (SPMF) is intended to provide a broad structure using simple performance monitoring and control mechanisms that will enable measurement against industry best practice benchmarks as the implementation is fully adopted and matures. The principles of the SPMF provide a core approach to project management that can be incorporated in any project management system with the required level of support, monitoring and reporting being varied depending on the project size, complexity and requirements.

It is essential to realise that the project management process commences at the initial conception of the project, rather than after the agreement of “the funding for the project” when the operational

How To Choose Your Ideal ICT Partner?

downloadICT stands for Information and Communications Technology. It is basically an amalgamation of several different technologies into one system wherein they can communicate with each other. This includes an integration of various devices and services which will be woven into one network. It may include telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers, all the necessary enterprise software, anti-virus and firewalls, middle ware, all physical paraphernalia, storage, and audio-visual systems.

In order to choose the ideal ICT Companies who can cater to your needs and help you to do better business, you need to look at a few factors before outsourcing –

Impeccable track record

Post the internet era, everything has evolved very fast. On one had the world has become a very small place to live in, however on the other hand it has posed challenges for the companies to be ahead of each other in terms of technical advancements.

Every day there are IT companies which are mushrooming in the nook and corner of every city. Hiring a partner which is established in ICT often becomes expensive, and hiring a start-up becomes risky.