Android phone: pre-order demand outstrips supply

Pre-orders for Google’s new Android-based smartphone have been three times the level anticipated by network operator T-Mobile who is selling the phones. 1.5 million people have already placed an order for the handset, which is soon to be released.

T-Mobile originally placed an order for just 500,000 handsets with handset maker HTC.

‘Supplies are limited’, the T-Mobile website says, ’so order yours today.’


True backup versus Synchronisation

There are broadly speaking two methods of creating a backup, one is synchronisation and the other is a true backup. The two methods are subtly different and have potential consequences for users and so the choice of the appropriate method is essential.



BackupMaster is much faster and more reliable than tape backup as it will backup to a flash drive or external hard disk drive, thus speeding up the backup process.


Traditional Backup, BackupMaster and Synchronisation

Traditional backup is generally performed using a tape based backup system with software providing the control. Whilst there have been significant advancements in tape technology over the years it is still a relatively slow process and has particular weaknesses when it comes to useful life of the tapes, time taken to backup and restore and the integrity of the data.

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