Report on Growth and Economic Impact of the IT Industry

Written by Helga F. Sayadian

THE U.S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY A Report onrepparttar Growth and Economic Impact ofrepparttar 138002 IT Industry 1940-2010 Prepared byrepparttar 138003 Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Washington DC Helga F. Sayadian, Vice President, ITI Industry Statistics Programs

Detailed information and data on U.S. Information Technology Industry's growth and economic impact and industry shipment/revenue forecasts to 2010 are published inrepparttar 138004 U.S Information Technology Industry Statistics Report 1960 to 2010. The report is available fromrepparttar 138005 Information Technology Industry Council, Washington DC. For a detailed contents description log on to The electronic version ofrepparttar 138006 report can be purchased for $29.95. To orderrepparttar 138007 report call (00)1-202-626-5748 or contact

The U.S. Information Technology Industry 1940-2000 Summary All segments that compriserepparttar 138008 information technology industry (computers, telecommunications, and software and services) have played a major role inrepparttar 138009 transformation ofrepparttar 138010 U.S. economy. The computer was commercially introduced inrepparttar 138011 late 1940s and has shownrepparttar 138012 fastest rate of advance of any technology inrepparttar 138013 twentieth century. Communication technologies made large strides inrepparttar 138014 last three decades improving telephone networks with better voice quality, higher data speeds, and faster call setup times. Software, computer programming, emerged from punched cards and tape to FORTRAN, COBOL, BASIC and fourth generation languages (4GL). Forrepparttar 138015 first few decadesrepparttar 138016 United States’ lead in computer and communications technology was unsurpassed. Inrepparttar 138017 1980s other countries slowly started to catch up torepparttar 138018 state ofrepparttar 138019 art. The United States’ share in total worldwide IT revenue was about 45% in 2000, Europe ranked second with a 32%, share, Asia third with 20%, followed by South & Central America with 2%, and rest of world with 1%. Worldwide IT revenue including sales of hardware, software, and services are estimated to have increased from $650 billion in 1990 to $1,500 billion in 2000.

In 1973,repparttar 138020 U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) started a program to develop communication protocols that would allow computers to communicate across linked packet networks. The system of networks, which emerged from this program, was calledrepparttar 138021 “Internet.” The protocols developed out of this effort became known asrepparttar 138022 TCP/IP protocols (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol). Inrepparttar 138023 mid 1980s,repparttar 138024 U.S. National Science Foundation’s commitment to build NSFNET usingrepparttar 138025 TCP/IP protocol contributed significantly torepparttar 138026 acceptance of this protocol by other networking product and service oriented organizations inrepparttar 138027 U.S. and internationally. The NSF's actions created much ofrepparttar 138028 USA's networking infrastructure. Interconnectivity amongrepparttar 138029 many network organizations enabledrepparttar 138030 enormous traffic growth and Internet usage spread rapidly to all corners ofrepparttar 138031 world.

The introduction of personal computers (1985) andrepparttar 138032 utilization ofrepparttar 138033 Internet revolutionizedrepparttar 138034 office environment. The cost of 1,000 bytes of internal memory decreased from about $5.50 in 1965 to less than $0.10 today. Internal memory access time declined from about 17.0 milliseconds per byte in 1955 to less than 0.01 milliseconds per byte and megabits of memory per chip quadrupled every three years. The U.S. Information Technology Industry Page 2

Personal computer (PC) prices dropped at an estimated annual rate of about 5% since its introduction. The Internet and declining prices promoted a surge in home PC sales and more than 60% of all U.S. households have one or more PCs today. About 60 million PCs were sold inrepparttar 138035 United States in 2004 of which an estimated 40% were forrepparttar 138036 home. Utilization of computers by public schools also increased substantially sincerepparttar 138037 1980s. About 98% of all public schools are using computers inrepparttar 138038 classroom today, 90% of all public libraries provide computer access, and close to 70% of all households inrepparttar 138039 United States have a computer toady.

Choosing a Data Recovery Company

Written by Yaroslav Shkvorets

There are many different factors to consider when choosing a data recovery company. All of them may have strong advantages in some areas but be weaker or less efficient in others.

If this is your first time choosing a data recovery company, you will want to learn as much information as possible regarding them. Browse their websites, contact representatives and findrepparttar answers torepparttar 137975 following questions. This will help you to make an informed choice.

  • Do they have specialists specifically devoted to data recovery? Some companies offer data recovery as supplementary to other computer support services. You should definitely avoid these since data recovery is a complex process and it requires many years of devoted experience.
  • How do they perform an evaluation? Most good companies offer a free evaluation and do not have any cancellation fees. However some firms will try to make money on "unsuccessful" diagnostics attempts.
  • Do they charge for unsuccessful data recovery attempts? Make sure that you won't be charged in case a firm fails to retrieve your data or else may lose your money, time and information.
  • When will they give you a final quote? Upfront pricing is a good choice. You should always haverepparttar 137976 right to cancel your job ifrepparttar 137977 price or other circumstances don't suit you. Don't leave a final quote forrepparttar 137978 last moment orrepparttar 137979 price might shock you.
  • What are their prices like compared torepparttar 137980 competitors'? Data recovery is a very comple complex procedure, so prepare possibly a few hundred dollars. Very high or low prices are not usually an optimal solution. Explore your local market to findrepparttar 137981 golden mean.

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