All that buzz on how the world has turned into a global village doesn't really have to shed light to the ample requirements that goes to maintaining and expanding that global village. So what is the world's global village consisted of? In one word: data. Lots and lots of data. Data in this case can be in different formats. If you've ever used the computer as often as computer programmers have, you will notice that there are several types of data files.
You will know them by their different file extensions. The most common file extensions are for those data created in MS office: .doc, .
xls, .ppt, .dbs. But there are certainly other types of data. Companies all over the world store their most important data safely on their computers as to run their businesses. However, each year technology changes and upgrades and more types of data are created.
(The survival of an organization actually rests in keeping software and hardware up to date.) What this means is that from old computers, a company's data has to be transferred to new computers and, more often than not, to new systems. Data Transfer Transferring data from old to new machines is not as easy as it sounds.
More often than not in the process of transferring data, especially it was stored in an obsolete machine, the results are often not that great. Some loss of data might happen, that is, specifically if the data on the old machine did not go through a data conversion software. Data conversion is defined as the process of importing and exporting data from one computer to another. In most cases, data conversion entails recording and transformation of data, especially if you're transferring data from one application to another.
Out on the Internet there are around 700 data conversion tools and between them, there are versions for MS Windows, Unix, Linux, Novell and other operating systems. Majority of data conversion software aim at converting data form old operating systems and transferring them to new operating systems with nary, if at all, loss of data. Good Conversion: A Good Software A good data conversion software allows you to convert data and migrate that data from an old machine to a new machine without taking up too much of your technological resources. If the statement sounds a tad convoluted, here a few questions to help you spot a data conversion software. - Will you be able to allocate new applications at an acceptable speed whilst utilizing few of your resources to converting data and moving that data to a new machine? - Does your data conversion software combine user-friendly data conversion tools with over a hundred data and application connectors, flat files, relational databases, web data, XML, legacy data, among others? - What are my company's needs? Do we need to transfer data one-time only or is it going to be a daily and continuous effort of transferring database records? Answer these questions and it will be easier for you to find the data conversion that's right for you. Copyright (c) 2008 Bryant Anderson.
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