technology: obsolete and emerging

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6 Forces used to describe evolution of floppy disk, CD-ROM and Flash Drive


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Technology Obsolete to Emerging :

Technology Obsolete to Emerging Monica Stallings Student # A00199987 February 20, 2011

The Prediction :

The Prediction Based on Moore’s Law which forecasted the pace of innovative technologies with integrated circuitry for compressing large amounts of data using silicon technology, computing will become better and less expensive with the progression of newer technologies, as seen with data storage.

Storage Media:

Storage Media

Obsolete Tetrad:

Obsolete Tetrad

Emerging Tetrad:

Emerging Tetrad

Evolutionary Technology:

Evolutionary Technology Floppy disk evolved out of need to find a better way to store data and make it easier to transfer information between computers. Floppy disk s not only improved data storage, but it opened up the idea of making data portable. Sony and Philips CD technology was used in the development of CD-ROM which allowed more data to be transferred and stored than the floppy disk at a cheaper cost. Shift forward from floppy drive, flash drive used NAND memory to increase chip capacity and reduce cost of data storage

Rhymes of History New uses of past discoveries is felt with each new technology. Data storage becomes easier to secure, transport and retrieve. :

Rhymes of History New uses of past discoveries is felt with each new technology. Data storage becomes easier to secure, transport and retrieve. Punch Cards Floppy disk/CD-ROM/Flash Drive Flimsy to hard outer case Magnetic to NAND to Optic memory 720MB to over 1 gigabyte Small capacity to extra-large storage capacity Analog to digital media

Science Fiction :

Floppy drive/ CD-ROM/Flash Drive Innovations in technology allowed developers to utilize ideas to improve how data is stored Data storage media has no bases in Science Fiction Media devices simply revolutionized old technology resulting in better and more improved storage methods. Science Fiction

Disruptive Technology :

Disruptive Technology Floppy disk disrupts punch cards for data entry, as well as, how information is retrieved and stored CD-ROM with optic capabilities, and burning of information to a disk faster resulted in floppy’s being used less. Flash drive disrupts, as information is easier to load, store and retrieve. Additionally, less risky with regards to scratch resistance, dust, and breakage. Maintains data for a longer period of time.

Increasing Returns:

Increasing Returns 2 competing technologies in an indecisive market of adopters Floppy disks vs. CD-ROM/USB Flash drive provide same service with slight improvements each time causing users to decide which storage device to adopt. More adopters of Flash drive made it more attractive, although users had a preference for one of the other devices. Results, assuming increasing returns, users of data storage devices adopted USB Flash drives.

Red Queens:

Red Queens Floppy disks – 5.25 and 3.5 exist at the same time. However, both media continue to be used as there is no true stand-out among them. The primary differences are size, outer case and storage capacity. CD-ROM and Flash Drive are competing forces, but no real stand-out. Both are still being used as tools for storing data, portability, reduced cost, and increased performance.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Floppy Disks:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Floppy Disks Enabled desktop computer users to transport data from one computer to another Today, need floppy disk to communicate with older technology Failure a result of small storage capacity, plastic case, warping, dust, and quality of media Schools with older computers need floppies to retrieve data from and store data Require too many disks to back-up a computer making it time consuming and expensive

Interview Questions:

Interview Questions Interviewees: Erica Turner – IT Specialist (Project Manager)/ Cox Communications Marilyn Herndon – QA Tester/PRIMEDIA Inc. and Consumer Source Inc. Xavier Stallings – Vice President Technology - Software Developer/Loan Value Group, Inc. Interviews conducted: 19 and 22 January 2011 Interview Questions: 1. Are you aware of the time which your company used floppy disks? 2. Did you ever use floppy disks in your present or former company to perform your job? 3. If you used floppy disks, do you believe they met your needs? 4. How do you feel about floppy disks becoming an obsolete technology? 5. What was it replaced with for storing and transferring data? 6. Do you think that your company made a wise decision obsolescing floppy disks? If so, what replaced the floppy disk in your company? 7. What technology is your company or you using to store data for ease of transfer? 8. Finally, based on what you know about computer storage data devices, what technology do you will be the next device in disrupting ____________?

Interview Summary VP of Technology:

Interview Summary VP of Technology The companies chose of portable data storage is the flash drive and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or commonly known as Cloud Service. They use flash drives because of its large storage capacity of over 1 gigabyte and it is more secure for storing sensitive data. They tried using CD-ROMs; however, less dependable, breaks and easily scratched resulting in a loss of data, too many risks, and can not save information efficiently were just a few of the issues which he identified. He ended by stating that The Cloud will most likely become the best storage device for the future; because, it lessen the likelihood of loosing information due to misplaced portable devices and stored information can be recovered from anywhere in the world.

Interview Summary Engineer QA Tester:

Interview Summary Engineer QA Tester The interviewer indicated that she had used floppy disk within in her company to move data from one computer to another as a daily part of her job. The primary use was for storing data and not as an input source. They could have moved data around internally via the mainframe, but it was risky in that everyone else would have access to the information. In addition, years ago, hackers could infiltrate a companies data putting sensitive and secure information at risk. To maintain privacy of confidential projects, 3.5 floppy disks were used as media storage device because corporate America felt the 5.25 floppy was to flimsy and easily destroyed. The 3.5 lasted for a number of years before the company moved to CD-ROMs to store data. Additionally, obsolete hardware caused her corporation to do away with floppy disk as storage media. Moving forward, Blu-ray media will be next because of its speed and small size. However, the ultimate storage media will be found in virtual storing, as for example The Cloud.

Interview Summary IT Specialist:

Interview Summary IT Specialist This is a storage telecommunication company which handles primarily customer data accounts. Because of the sensitivity of the information which they handle, the companies policy prohibits the storage and sharing of information on flash drives or other portable devices. When they work from home, they have to access a File Transport Protocol (FTP) which is a large server. They are able to use Share Point to look, work and share information via the FTP, as it is constantly being updated. She indicated that floppy disk went away because they could only store small files, had to be formatted first, and it was easy for the metal piece to break off causing business users the risk of loosing information. Finally, she stated that with Bluetooth capability of exchanging data by simply placing two devices side by side, Smartphone's will ultimately obsolete the need for flash drives or CD-ROMs.

Consent Forms:

Consent Forms

Implications for Schools:

Implications for Schools Newer systems will have to be purchased to accommodate new technology being used to store and transport data. The quality and amount of data stored is much better The cost of owning and using a newer data storage devices is less.

Future of Digital Storage Devices:

Future of Digital Storage Devices Magnetic or Optical technology will be replaced because of the need for speed Silicon processors increase speed Scientists are developing a high-capacity optical storage media based on holographic memory Three dimensional Better data density and transfer speed At least one terabyte of data


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