How Do New Technologies Face the Rapid Expansion of the Electronic Data Storage?

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The term data can be defined as “numbers, characters, images or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or input into a computer” (FOLDOC, 2007). It can be processed or stored for posterior use. The stored data are called historical data which are collected and amassed for potential future verification of events or as resources for further research. Two types of data storage are presented: paper and electronic. The former way is very costly, difficult to manage and even inefficient, especially when handling massive amounts of data, because it requires a constant human resource personnel training and a long time to organize and audit the data. The solution resides in using the electronic, or digital, data …show more content…
The term data can be defined as “numbers, characters, images or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or input into a computer” (FOLDOC, 2007). It can be processed or stored for posterior use. The stored data are called historical data which are collected and amassed for potential future verification of events or as resources for further research. Two types of data storage are presented: paper and electronic. The former way is very costly, difficult to manage and even inefficient, especially when handling massive amounts of data, because it requires a constant human resource personnel training and a long time to organize and audit the data. The solution resides in using the electronic, or digital, data storage to overcome the difficulties of storing and managing the bulky amounts of data. At present, many emerging technologies for electronic data storage are available in order to face the rapid expansion of the electronic data storage by lowering the cost of the data management and offering a high availability of data, reducing the time of processing and storing the data, and enhancing the capacity of storage media.
The shift to digital systems for storage and management of electronic data has led to increasing the cost and complexity in archiving methods that require ongoing maintenance of the digital media. One of the emerging data storage technologies that make the process cheaper and easier for the customer is the cloud storage. “Cloud
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