The Top Five Benefits of IT Auditing
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

IT auditors frequently find themselves educating the business community on how their work adds value to an organization. Internal audit departments commonly have an IT audit component which is deployed with a clear perspective on its role in an organization. However, in our experience as IT auditors, the wider business community needs to understand the IT audit function in order to realize the maximum benefit. In this context, we are publishing this brief overview of the specific benefits and added value provided by an IT audit. To be specific, IT audits may cover a wide range of IT processing and communication infrastructure such as client-server systems and networks, operating systems, security systems, software applications, web services, databases, telecom infrastructure, change management procedures and disaster recovery planning. The sequence of a standard audit starts with identifying risks, then assessing the design of controls and finally testing the effectiveness of the controls. Skillful auditors can add value in each phase of the audit. Companies generally maintain an IT audit function to provide assurance on technology controls and to ensure regulatory compliance with federal or industry specific requirements. As investments in technology grow, IT auditing can provide assurance that risks are controlled and…

Data Recovery – The Ultimate Solution to Your Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

Data loss due to computer crashes or virus attacks are common problems, occurring at random points in life, but still we take it as an unpleasant surprise and all because we are ignorant to the fact that data loss happens. You now need Data Recovery. Data recovery is a complicated process of salvaging data from a malfunctioning secondary storage device due to the occurrence of any physical or logical damage in the storage media. The process involves a scientific approach to recover all the data and information that was lost from such a computer crash, virus attack or hard disk malfunction. Today, it has become an important part of every operating system that depends upon the storage media and has become a basic requirement for huge business enterprises, entity and every such individual who is connected with the IT world. Although, data recovery severities vary depending on your type of storage device but the key goal is to recover every single byte of information and shield you and your business from every possible loss. Thus, data recovery has given a whole new perception to the theme of data transfer via: USB pen drives, USB memory sticks, USB thumb drives, multimedia…

How to Completely Reset iPhone Settings and Erase iPhone Data
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

The bigger the memory of your iPhone, the more it becomes useful for you. If you are using your iPhone for your business and other important things, it becomes more personal and dearer to you. That’s the time when you don’t want others using it especially when you are starting to store personal data such as passwords, email addresses and business-related information. I for myself am guilty of this; my iPhone is alternative to my notebook that it holds all the passwords to my email accounts, blogs and even PayPal. That is why I simply leave it at home and bring my other phone whenever I go to party and other personal gimmicks; this is to ensure that I cannot misplace it. The Importance of Erasing iPhone Data When you are planning on giving, selling or sending out your iPhone for repair, it is of great importance that you erase all your personal or classified data to prevent any security threats. Needless to say, it is better to empty your iPhone’s memory completely before letting it out of your hands. If you are being careless, any of the following can happen to you; 1. Someone may be able to get…

Digital Filter And Its Advantages and Disadvantages!
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

In quest to design a digital filter, it is important to follow a step by step guideline from specification to implementation. Each option of the design process is open for all designers. Most digital signals process experts apply some digital filter theory especially reflecting the considerable research effort, approximation for finding useful method of calculating filter coefficient. What is digital filter? It is a network or a precise system by which we can change the wave shape, amplitude, phase, frequency and other characteristics of the signal in a desired manner. The main objectives of using the filter in digital signal processing are to improve the signal quality by reducing noise, to extract or to combine the desired portion of the signal. Basically in signal processing technology, it is an algorithm which is implemented in software and hardware to generate digital output signal from the input signal obviously in a desired manner. It performs on a routine filtering algorithm representing some variables, numbers or digitized analog signals on specific hardware or software. There are few steps in real time digital filter with analog input. First, band limiter limits the analog signal in order to periodic sample and convert into series of…

Combating Risks of Permanent Data Loss During Hard Drive Failures
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

If you happen to have your hard disk drive fail at some point, you will be most likely in a panic-stricken situation, asking yourself how do I fix it. It is an arduous job for a rookie to dive into the problem and analyze the culprits. In reality, hard disk drive failures are not easy to fix and make you lose your valuable data. The more you fiddle with your drive, the more you ruin the chances of a successful recovery. Any non-professional attempt at recovery can cause irreparable data loss. There are many contributing factors to a hard disk failure. Any mechanical device is subject to wear and tear with time. Hard drives are mechanical devices vulnerable to circuitry and mechanical failures. This remains a fact even if you are extra vigilant and keep a close eye on your hard drive. The firmware embedded in your drive also has a good chance of being shorted out by a power surge. Additionally, the read / write heads that move above the platter may get misaligned due to a drop, improper handling of the device, or more. Hard drive failures can manifest in different forms and each failure is followed by…

Finding Ways to Repair Microsoft Outlook PST Files
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

There are many people who are puzzled about how to repair Microsoft Outlook PST files. PST files, also known as Personal Storage Table, are an intrinsic part of the MS Outlook program. These files contain all your important data in the form of emails, your address book contacts, events on your calendar, your personal folder, and other information. Your MS Outlook email files are vulnerable to certain errors and problems, and may become damaged or corrupt over time. There are many methods with which you can fix these errors, and one of them is through repair tools or repair programs available to MS Outlook users. Once your files are damaged, you will be able to access this mail program. Sending and receiving mail becomes impossible, as is setting appointments and making notes. Your only recourse would be to repair Microsoft Outlook using the Inbox Repair Tool or a Repair Program. The success of the repair will depend on how damaged or damaged the application is. Microsoft provides a free utility in the presence of the application's Inbox Repair Tool to help you fix the program. A Scanpst.exe can repair Microsoft Outlook files by mending its header information and deleting all…

SEARCH Function and FIND Function in Microsoft Excel
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

There are two very similar functions in Excel to look for data inside of cells matching parameters that you dictate: SEARCH and FIND. There are so similar, in fact, that one wonders why have two separate functions that perform virtually the identical results and are identical in the construct of the formula. This article will discuss he one, basic difference. SEARCH Introduction The SEARCH function is a way to find a character or string within another cell, and it will return the value associated with the starting place. In other words, if you are trying to figure out where a character is within the cell that contains a word, sentence or other type of information, you could use the SEARCH function. The format for this function is: =SEARCH(“find_text”,”within_text”,start_num). If, for example, the word “alphabet” was in cell C2, and your model needed the location of the letter “a” in that cell, you would use the formula =SEARCH(“a”,C2,1), and the result would be 1. To continue this simplistic example, if you were seeking the location of “b” in the word, the formula would be =SEARCH(“b”,C2,1), and the result would be 6. You can also use search on strings of characters. If,…

Backup Software That Protects Your Data
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

Protect your data with backup software Hard drives are marked as reliable, but the reality tells a different story. It's only a matter of time until a hard drive crashes and you lose all your important data if you're not prepared. And even if your hard drive does not fail due to physical errors, virus attacks, software or user errors, even theft threats intervale increasing exponentially the probability of losing your data. So why do you need a backup software? In almost every industry it is well known that the cost of prevention is less than the cost of repairing / fixing what went wrong. Even so billions of dollars are lost every year because of data loss. This is why you need backup software, and you need to have your data protected. This way if the inevitable hits, you can easily restore data from your most recent backup. There are many backup programs out there, so choosing one might be a difficult task. In any case, when you choose a backup application you have to be sure that it will make backing up as easy as possible, so that it will not be a time consuming process on your…

Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organisations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International ‘wipe’ each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certainty that data cannot be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the ‘average’ user realises the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could be used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source i.e. any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organisation. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online website) revealed…

Rectification Of Accounting Errors
RecoverySoft / August 23, 2018

Accountants prepare trial balance to check the correctness of accounts. If total of debit balances does not agree with the total of credit balances, it is a clear-cut indication that certain errors have been committed while recording the transactions in the books of original entry or subsidiary books. It is our utmost duty to locate these errors and rectify them, only then we should proceed for preparing final accounts. We also know that all types of errors are not revealed by trial balance as some of the errors do not effect the total of trial balance. So these cannot be located with the help of trial balance. An accountant should invest his energy to locate both types of errors and rectify them before preparing trading, profit and loss account and balance sheet. Because if these are prepared before rectification these will not give us the correct result and profit and loss disclosed by them, shall not be the actual profit or loss. All errors of accounting procedure can be classified as follows: 1. Errors of Principle When a transaction is recorded against the fundamental principles of accounting, it is an error of principle. For example, if revenue expenditure is treated…