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Out With The Old, In With The New

For those of us that have been able to witness the current technological revolution, we can say mankind has progressed at an exceptional rate. Remember spending hours on your TRS-80 writing code to play the simplest of games? At that point, if you didn’t have the floppy disk drive, once you turned it off you

b2ap3_thumbnail_tape400_20130708-155827_1For those of us that have been able to witness the current technological revolution, we can say mankind has progressed at an exceptional rate. Remember spending hours on your TRS-80 writing code to play the simplest of games? At that point, if you didn’t have the floppy disk drive, once you turned it off you had to spend all that time to rewrite the code. This period has taken us from bulky PCs (albeit still marvelous at the time) to devices with hundreds of times the computing power that fit in the palm of our hands.

In retrospect, the amount of time it took us to write all that code didn’t really matter. We just didn’t like it when we spent all that time doing it, and have our mom tell us to shut it off and come eat dinner. Of course, we really couldn’t complain, because we were lucky to have one. Coming in at a hefty price of $600, which is equivalent to $2200 today, not many people had them.

The TRS-80 was one of the first mass produced, personal computers available to consumers. It featured a Zilog Z80 CPU and 4 KB of RAM. Amazing hardware for those days. Of course, its RF interference made it so surrounding electronics wouldn’t function properly, but it helped lead to stricter FCC regulations on interference. If you got the base model, it consisted of a keyboard and screen, with the tape backup sold separately.

From the late 60’s to now, computer technology has gone through an amazing amount of innovation. Today, a 14-year old girl has more computing power in the palm of her hand than NASA did in a 200 square foot room when they launched the Apollo 11 mission. Their computers used cassette tapes, or tape rolls, to back up and store data where now we can store entirely more data in a solid state drive the size of our thumbnail. The tapes have degraded over time, constantly needing to be replaced. That technology was state of the art for the 1960s, but nowadays using any form of tape is considered an out of date practice.

At PACE Technical Services, we hope that you have moved past antiquated tape technology for your backup solution. The amount of time and effort that goes into changing tapes, storing them, updating them, or even using them to restore your data is wholly inefficient. You need a backup solution that can alleviate this task in a matter of minutes with a couple clicks of the mouse. You can’t afford to run your business in the 21st century with 20th century technology.

You can save money, increase productivity and dependability, along with reducing costly downtime with our data backup solution. No longer will you have to pay your employee to physically handle your data, or purchase tape on a monthly basis. With our data backup solution, at its highly affordable rate, it’s a no brainer. Cutting the amount of capital spent on overhead and supplies alone allow the solution to pay for itself. Give PACE Technical Services a call today at 905.763.7896 and we’ll pull you out of the 70’s and into the 21st century.

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