Report on Growth and Economic Impact of the IT Industry

Written by Helga F. Sayadian

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The U.S. IT industry matured considerably as it moved throughrepparttar 1990s. More and more workers acquired new skills in computer and communication technologies and heavy investment in IT led to a period of economic growth and acceleration of labor productivity. Labor productivity in manufacturing hadrepparttar 138002 highest growth with 4% per year between 1990 and 2003 followed by non-financial corporations with 2.8%. Productivity in business rose by 2.4% each year duringrepparttar 138003 same period.

Information Technology Industry Growth Beyond 2000

The second half ofrepparttar 138004 20th century was characterized byrepparttar 138005 dynamic growth of computers. The 21st century will see technologies merge and computing take on a different scenario at all levels and particular also inrepparttar 138006 home. Today,repparttar 138007 U.S. economy and national security are fully dependent on information technology and atrepparttar 138008 core ofrepparttar 138009 information infrastructure isrepparttar 138010 Internet

Byrepparttar 138011 end ofrepparttar 138012 20th century there were more than 100 fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants inrepparttar 138013 United States. Mobile phone penetration was nearing 60% and Internet penetration 70%. As we moved intorepparttar 138014 21st century third generation networks brought new applications for mobile phone users andrepparttar 138015 number of mobile phones fostered byrepparttar 138016 increase in sales of smart phones will surpass that of fixed lines phones before long.

Close two-thirds ofrepparttar 138017 Nation is now online. Use of broadband is rapidly expanding and according to U.S. Department of Commerce projections business-to-business e-commerce may exceed 500 billion in 2005. In 2003, ofrepparttar 138018 high-speed lines offered by providers 64% were from Cable TV operations, 32% from telephone companies, andrepparttar 138019 remaining 4% were from various other providers such as DSL and telephone company high-speed services.

The digital home concept - devices inrepparttar 138020 home sharing digital media across a home network - has been around for some time. Interoperability of devices connected torepparttar 138021 home network has still to be improved to allow seamless operation and access before application of this concept will take off. Recent projections, however, show home networking growing steadily at an average annual rate of more than 25% between 2005 and 2010 and smart devices and smart networks will connect everything and everyone inrepparttar 138022 near future. The U.S. Information Technology Industry Page 3

Miniaturization andrepparttar 138023 need to increase computing power have been drivingrepparttar 138024 IT industry since its infancy, makingrepparttar 138025 technology affordable for almost everyone. This drive to innovate is ongoing and will give us a new generations of microprocessors, which are ten-times faster as today's, and memory chips with 40 timesrepparttar 138026 storage capacity, grid computing and high productivity computing (network embedded and cognitive computing systems), photonics, nanotechnologies, optoelectronics, and new chip designs and fabrication methods.

Molecular electronics (nanotechnology) is expected to solve some ofrepparttar 138027 problems and information overload we are facing today in computing and telecommunications and in fields such as medicine and energy. Application of this technology has recently been seen in flat-panel displays and is projected to be utilized by sensors, optical components, laser, memory and other logic devices inrepparttar 138028 next 5 to 10 years.

Research & development promoting innovation is sponsored byrepparttar 138029 United States Government andrepparttar 138030 IT industry. The networking and information technology research and development budget request for 2005 for all U.S. Government agencies was $2,147 million. Total information technology industry R&D is an estimated $29,100 million.

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Helga F. Sayadian is Vice President, Industry Statistics Programs of Information Technology Industry Council (Formerly CBEMA) in Washington, DC. The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is a Washington-based trade association representing the leading U.S. providers of information technology (IT) products and services.

Choosing a Data Recovery Company

Written by Yaroslav Shkvorets

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  • What about an emergency service? If you need your data back urgently, find a company that offers this type of service. It may be costly but worthrepparttar expense. It is also a good idea to discuss responsibility for possible delays.
  • There is also a number of ways data recovery companies may try to trick customer in their advertisements. Among them are:
    • Unbelievably high successful recovery rate No "magic machine" exist that can automatically retrieve all data fromrepparttar 137975 hard disk. 15-20% of all cases are entirely unrecoverable and there is nothing anyone can do about it. If a company claims to have successful rate of more than 90%, they are definitely being dishonest with their customers.
    • Class 100 Clean Rooms Clean rooms are only used in most difficult cases when engineers have to disassemble a broken drive in order to fix its mechanical parts. This is a really complex and expensive procedure with very low rate of success. And besides, mechanical failures happen very rarely(only 4-5% of all accidents). Most companies mention clean room for marketing purposes only and most likely you will pay for it from your own pocket.
    • Free Diagnostics A good company SHOULD offer free diagnostics. But sometimes this is misleading. It may still be free, but if you become unsatisfied withrepparttar 137976 price offered after evaluation and try to withdraw your order, you will be charged a so-called "cancellation fee"(that may go up to $200). Be aware of this.

    If you want to learn more information about data recovery in general please visit Choosing data recovery company website. There you can also ask your particular questions in data recovery forum and receive consultation from experienced specialists.

    Yaroslav Shkvorets,

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