Optical Libraries

Written by Thomas Neighbors
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Optical libraries are considered storage compartments for digital data. Remember when saving a document required you to stick a floppy disk into your A drive? The storage space on those disks was minimal, and as the technology era pressed forward, the need for additional storage made floppy disks obsolete.

The Changing Needs of Data Storage

Today things are saved on cds. Most files including lengthy word documents, graphic-heavy presentations and camera-ready artwork require megabytes of space. For this reason cds, ftp protocols and T1 internet connections became basic requirements of business operations.

Optical libraries enable users to access archived data relatively quickly. With the deluge of new information, you may need to send old documents into permanent storage. Filing cabinets and off-site storage centers are costly investments these days. Electronic storage is more affordable and requires only a fraction of the space.

The Benefits of Optical Libraries

The benefits to this type of storage are endless. In addition to eliminating the paper shuffle in your organization, employees can have simultaneous, spontaneous access to archived data in seconds. This will save a tremendous amount of money otherwise spent on brick and mortar storage solutions, while at the same time improving productivity.


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