PC Mag Awards its 2010 Backup Software Editors Choice

PC Mag Awards its 2010 Backup Software Editors Choice
And the PC Mag winner for backup software is…

StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect backup and disaster recovery software. If you have not heard of this company, take a quick look at their website. They form the backbone for many of the large backup software vendors servicing the backup and disaster recovery market.

PC Mag has once again awarded StorageCraft is Editors’ Choice Award for its drive image and backup software category. We thought you would enjoy some of the quotes from the review…

“StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect Desktop has been PC Magazine Editors’ Choice for drive imaging, and version 4.0 upholds the tradition”

“…new features that make it easier and faster to get your system up and running from a backup even after a complete hardware breakdown makes your original hardware unusable.”

“ShadowProtect Desktop doesn’t offer features that you can’t find elsewhere, but it performs those features more smoothly, reliably, quickly, and easily than any rival software”

“Like previous versions, it also includes a Hardware Independent Restore feature that lets you restore a backed-up image of a Windows system to completely different computer hardware. This is something you normally can’t do simply by copying a system from one computer to another, because Windows often won’t boot if it doesn’t find the hardware on which it was originally installed.”

“ShadowProtect’s new version adds a feature called Virtual Boot that lets you run a backed-up system as a “virtual machine”…The Virtual Boot feature automates a complex series of steps that you could also perform manually, using a ShadowProtect drive image and a VirtualBox or VMware Workstation.”

“But if your data and your system are of critical importance to you, you’re simply being reckless to operate without a local back up—preferably a complete drive image. And for drive-imaging software, there’s simple nothing better than ShadowProtect 4.0, our Editors’ Choice.”

“Still the absolute gold standard in system-backup products. Essential for anyone who relies on data stored on a computer.” PC Mag, 2010

Memex Automation ITMS 2010 Show Special Rated Huge Success

Memex Automation ITMS 2010 Show Special Rated Huge Success

Manufacturing shop floor productivity took a much-needed step forward at the Manufacturing Technology Show IMTS 2010.  Memex Automation will showcase and offer “Show Specials” of its new universal file server that improves CNC machine tool productivity, thereby allowing machines to operate more efficiently and therefore help companies be more productive. 

 

In today’s manufacturing world with individual machines being the islands of automation, they very often do not have ready and quick access to the manufacturing programs needed to run the machines.  This is very often caused because of lack of network connections of the machines to the powerful CAD/CAM servers that store the programs and the latency in downloading very large programs even if there is a connection.  In many cases operators are running around the shop floor trying to get the correct programs where the machine is waiting not being utilized, often many hours per day.

 

Memex’s new Universal File Server, Ax2200HS-FS provides for large file storage directly at the machine as well as an Ethernet to serial Bridge to connect directly to the machine.  This is much more robust and shop hardened than a PC located at the machine, and is easily one quarter of the cost.

 

By assisting manufacturers to be more productive on a day by day operating basis, Memex is assisting the North American manufacturing sector to be more competitive on a global basis.

 

 

 

About Memex Automation Inc.

 

Memex Automation Inc., http://www.memex.ca, a unit of Astrix Networks Inc., was created to leverage the research and development of Memex Electronics, which was founded in 1992. Memex continues its tradition of serving the discrete manufacturing sector, supplying component hardware, memory upgrades, and visionary shop floor communication technology. Memex Automation products are “Automating the Automation” allowing a manufacturer to increase productivity and decrease costs. Memex Automation focuses on delivering value with Real-Time Machine Monitoring and Control, which utilizes OEE+DNC solutions that boost efficiency by up to fifty percent with minimal capital investment. Memex Automation is based in Burlington, Ontario.

 

 

 

Memex, Inc.

www.memex.ca

John Rattray

jrattray@astrixnet.com

1-866-573-3895

Professional Marketing Firm for the Manufacturing Community.  Manufacturing Journalist or Contributing Journalist for many manufacturing magazines and journals.  Founder of the Media Consortium and media blitz.