Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ice cubes in the shape of sinking ships.

What you are looking at is not a bottle art where a big ship or huge monsters are housed somehow.

Here, the ship which is sinking in a stylish glass of Gin and Tonic is actually an ice cube.

Look at it again! Alongside the ship shaped ice cube, you can spot an iceberg too which is again real ice.

These ships and iceberg shaped ice cubes are made from a special ice tray buddy!

The second picture below tells you the tale!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Clean Room Data Recovery - What' do you know?

I stared blankly to the question in the title above. Certainly, I have not heard of it before but I surely know what data recovery is.

We have to recover data when we lose it due to:
·         Accidental deletion
·         Hard disk crash
·         Virus attack
·         Computer burning out

However, what are “clean rooms’?  Why is clean room data recovery important?
Clean rooms explain themselves. They are free from any dust particles that exist outside of it. Clean rooms need extensive filters. While outside air is filtered to prevent dust entering the room,  there are filters installed inside the room too to remove internally generated contaminants.

Staff would usually have to enter clean rooms through airlocks and wear protective gear while working inside the rooms.

There are different "classes" of clean rooms, with each class limiting permissible different numbers of particles per cubic meter, as well as the maximum-sized particles. Thus a Class 1 clean room is one where the number of particles should not exceed 1000 particles per cubic meter.

Clean rooms are used extensively in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor manufacturing, and biotech industries. Data recovery centers typically use a Class 100 clean room that has an allowance of 100,000 particles per cubic meter (compared to 35 million particles per cubic meter in a normal room).

Clean rooms are used for data recovery to prevent dust, electrostatic discharges, and such disturbances. These kinds of precautions become necessary because even microscopic dust particles can damage the image on the drive platters, and make data recovery difficult.

With each generation of disks, data is packed more and more densely on the disk platters. It is thus increasingly important that data recovery is attempted in exceptionally clean rooms.

Drive manufacturers usually specify that their product guarantee will become void if the drive is opened by anybody other than themselves, or their authorized agents. And typically, one of the conditions they impose on authorized agents is that the disks be opened in clean rooms meeting specified standards.

Thus clean rooms are necessary for data recovery on both performance and product warranty considerations.

Disk drives are opened only in clean rooms and kept there until the recovery is complete and the drive is closed. All devices are also protected against electrostatic discharge, physical shocks, temperature fluctuations and electrical disturbances.

Staff wear special clothing while working in the rooms and particle density is constantly monitored using particle counters. A typical objective of clean room data recovery centers is to maintain Class 10 conditions during production.

Data storage media are packed with a huge volume of data. ; it is thus extremely important to attempt data recovery in exceptionally dust-free rooms.

These days, clean room data recovery uses Class 100 clean rooms where the number of particles is reduced by some 350 times compared to normally prevailing particle density.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Do you know the Value of Facebook Fan Page for Your Business?

Facebook – the buzz never stops these days, especially when it comes to current world affairs and politics. If that’s the case what it can and cannot do for your business? Well one thing is for certain. If you as a businessman are not taking advantage of Facebook fan pages, then you aren’t running your business in this century.  It is not an exaggeration mate.

Facebook offers both myriad groups an individual or a businessman can create and fan pages too but many have trouble determining which the right choice is. I too was at such confusion several years ago.

Facebook Business Pages were launched back in 2007 when Facebook noticed that people were attempting to connect brands in ways that didn’t work with the then Facebook structure. Since the inception of pages there’s been confusion due to overlapping of features of groups and pages.

Think of Facebook pages just as you would an individual’s profile. They can have friends, post pictures, and fans can post on the wall. Pages also show updates. It’s also what you want for your business.

You Facebook page will be most successful if your page is possible to encourage fans participation. It’s one thing to post updates, product information, etc. but it’s quite another to actually carry on a conversation with a fan. It’s been proven that those pages where there is a great deal of interaction do far better than those that are more one sided.

One can grow a fan page even faster by taking advantage of Facebook ads and linking them to ones page.  Making use of contests, coupons, and free stuff will induce interest and bring more people to your page.

Digital marketers are now measuring a brands success by measuring social media return on investment as against site traffic which was the measure of marketing success.

In a recent survey 20% of respondents felt Facebook had shown them a significant return on investment. That number is rapidly growing. Now is a good time for your business to get on board and learn the full value of a Facebook page.

For examples, look at some successful Facebook pages. They should certainly inspire to create your own Fan Page in FaceBook.
* Zappos
* iTunes
* Skittles
* McDonalds
* Harley Davidson

The sooner you recognize what a Facebook page can do for your business the sooner you’ll begin to enjoy the business growth, increased brand loyalty, greater market share, and increased revenue.