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Almost all organizations now days, irrespective of their size heavily depend on an efficient Operations Support system which can help their business function smoothly. Operations Support systems exist in different modalities, ranging from personalized services to automated emails. But tele-support systems are the most popular, as they provide a right balance of convenience and affordability. […]
USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices have been around for a long time and will continue to sustain even in the presence of the new, faster and efficient 3.0 version. These two oldies, which I like to call legacy specification are so popular, that till 2008, 2 billion USB devices were sold every year, taking the […]
Windows Store will favor trustworthy Windows Logo certified products for getting published. And it may become a reality much earlier than the release of Windows 8 OS, so product logo certification needs to take priority on the manufacturers TODO list.
We all test our products and have high quality standards. But is the end user aware of our standards? Does he trust our claim of delivering flawless products? I am sure that in majority cases, the answer is going to be a NO. Unfortunately, end users just don’t trust the manufacturer’s word on quality. However, […]
Super fast USB 3.0 and colossal SSD seems to be like a perfect marriage, with the two clearly complementing each other. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0, as the name suggests, aims to be much faster than its predecessors, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0. With a signaling rate of 5 Gbps, usb.org claims a 10x performance boost over Hi-Speed. As […]
Development of Windows device drivers was greatly simplified when Microsoft introduced the Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) in 2005-06. WDF gave an object-oriented look to the traditional Windows Driver Model (WDM). One of the results was that driver developers could focus on the core functionalities of their device, and could leave the Windows OS specific stuff […]
Are Solid-State Drives blurring the boundaries between Enterprise, Entertainment and Portable storage?
In this multi-part series of blog posts, I want to highlight the trends in Solid-State Drives or SSDs as storage devices and understand some of the challenges it faces. We at Harbinger Systems have been testing and developing Windows applications around storage systems for over four years. Based on our experience in working with some […]