In an age when people rely on technology more than ever, everyone has had disaster strike at an inopportune moment.
Server not found.
We’re experiencing technical difficulties.
Your heart sinks as a connectivity issue affects your social life or even worse, your job.
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Technology is meant to make our lives easier. While cloud computing services are convenient for people on the go, its reliance on internet connectivity leaves users vulnerable. Whether it’s an unexpected natural disaster, a small electrical storm, or a simple server error, the smallest hiccup can leave users unable to access their files.
So, what’s a tech geek to do? You have your smartphone, tablet, PC, and laptop, but how can you sync your files without having to worry about the next big server crash?
Remember when making a back-up of your data meant calling in a scribe and dictating for hours to the rhythm of a quill scratching on parchment? Well. Maybe not. But imaging technology has come a long way since the dark ages of 8-bit graphics and floppy disks. Evolving since the early 90s, disk imaging technology has made three prominent leaps of progress over the last two decades, resulting in the imaging software we’re familiar with today.
Join us now, won’t you, for a journey along the Disk Imaging Technology Timeline:
Early to mid 90s: Disk imaging and cloning technology becomes readily available to consumers, but is fairly limited in function. Users may use software to create an image of their PC, but that image is tied to the computer – images can only be restored to the same PC. The process requires a large number of floppy disks; tempers flare. Continue reading