Google Desktop Search Assistant is a free plug-in that extends the search capabilities of both Google Desktop Search and Datacatch Librarian, allowing users to search their offline removable media and desktop in a single operation. If you are the type of consumer or user from small office/home office applications that regularly turn to low-cost removable and portable media solutions to store an ever-growing amount of data including files, photos, movies, music, and business archives, here is something that can be of your interest.
Datacatch Librarian is totally integrated with Microsoft Windows so provides a familiar view of archives, backups and other data stored on removable media. To locate a particular document, file or photo, a user simply browses files, folders and thumbnail images in the same way as browsing a computer’s hard drive. Alternatively, a user can type in a title or file name into the Windows search engine to locate the removable media.
The slogan could not be more catchy :-).The well known software Selkie Rescue Data Recovery, a fast and simple tool to recover data, has been tested against Microsoft’s newly released VISTA Operating System, and is fully able to recover date from any crashes of this new O/S, which we believe there will be many in the coming months ;-). Selkie Rescue – formerly known as Lifeboat Data Rescue – came through the latest data recovery tests with a five star report, so it is likely to be the good product their developers claim it is :-).
The software uses a proprietary secure network file transfer method; rescued, recovered data and files can be safely transferred intact to any appropriate location on an accessible connected network and operates from its own boot CD, circumventing any possibility of corruption by virus, spyware, Trojans and other malware; because the Selkie Data Rescue boot CD is locked, there is no possibility it can be written to or corrupted by any malware
For those among you who wanna try it, a free trial version can be downloaded from Tugboat Enterprises’ website here
If you have great ideas and a lot of data to analyse in order to complete them, tools like Access and Excel may be just not powerful enough to help you. To solve this, the people at Eyearis, have actually developed a nice solution for you :-).
Their product is called Eyeris Open Intelligence, and it is desktop data analysis software that requires no coding and turns a PC desktop in to a do-it-yourself business intelligence platform. This software allows anyone to analyze any kind of big data that more normal-user applications can not cope with. It allows non-coders to create integrated reporting information from operational data, turning actually your PC into a DIY Business Intelligence platform.
Some of the options included are scaling, to handle jobs of any size, provide an analyst-friendly graphical designer atop a powerful automated execution system, or help to manage metadata issues, like hierarchies and layouts. It also can cleanse/transform/integrate data, as reporting is pretty easy when raw, grainy operational data from multiple sources can be transformed into a single, tidy data set.
In fact, it simplifies your life when trying to complete huge data analysis for new projects or proposals and can be a good support for many companies and enterprises. Check their site for more info and let us know if you try it out.