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The Basic Binary Language of Computers

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With decades of experience in computer systems and programming, Craig Jensen serves as the founder and chair of Condusiv Technology Corporation. Craig Jensen is also a supporter of the Computer History Museum, a nonprofit organization in Mountain View, California, that seeks to preserve technological history.

Today, computers accomplish tasks as varied as monitoring patient vital signs to determining which news stories are trending on social media. However, the earliest electronic computers, which appeared in the 1940s, were merely calculators that relied on logical and mathematical principals.

The math that undergirded those early calculators is the same math that makes modern computing possible. Called “binary math,” it relies on sequences of 1s and 0s represented by electronic transistors in either “on” or “off” positions. Using this binary language, computers can represent and process an enormous amount of information.

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Keep Your PC Running Smoothly – First Steps

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Condusiv Technologies Corporation
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As the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies (formerly Diskeeper Corporation), Craig Jensen oversees the ongoing development of his company’s widely used software. Although primarily intended for corporate servers, Craig Jensen’s software also helps PC owners keep their machines running quickly and efficiently.

If you are experiencing a slow PC, you may want to try these solutions as a first step.

1. Clean up your computer. Delete duplicate files, old emails, and applications you never use. Remember to empty the trash when finished. Any bit of space you can clear up on the hard drive will help your computer run faster.

2. Defragment your hard drive. An essential part of good computer hygiene for PC users, defragging the hard drive will compact the data on it and allow your computer to find that data again faster than before.

3. Remove startup programs you don’t absolutely need. There is no reason your computer needs to slog through opening dozens of programs upon startup if you do not need them. Just be sure you keep the programs your computer requires to run.

If you are not comfortable performing these steps on your own, or if your computer still lags after you have taken these actions, consider paying for software designed to improve performance. Diskeeper is one popular option among PC owners.

The Computer History Museum’s First Exhibit of 2017

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Since programming his first computer in 1968, Craig Jensen has become the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly, Diskeeper Corporation). In addition, Mr. Jensen supports and donates to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. One of the museum’s upcoming exhibits aims to highlight software and its monumental impact on the world.

Like a love letter to software developers like Jensen, the Make Software: Change the World! exhibition unfolds in January 2017. Make Software will showcase software’s impact on humanity through seven key software developments: car crash simulation, mp3, MRI, Photoshop, text messaging, Wikipedia, and the video game World of Warcraft.

Visitors will learn about the people who developed these technologies, who the technologies have impacted, and how software has changed the world. The interactive exhibit was created for middle school to adult visitors, including families. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a software lab that allows guests to get hands-on experience by actually doing some coding.

The Computer History Museum’s Online Exhibits

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Computer History Museum
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Programmer, entrepreneur, and author Craig Jensen is the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly, Diskeeper Corporation). Mr. Jensen’s profession and personal life are deeply rooted in computers. He contributes to his community by supporting the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Much of what the museum has to offer is available to visitors online at: computerhistory.org/exhibits/online.

The Computer History Museum’s website features a number of online exhibits detailing various aspects of the history of the computer. It explores topics from the abacus to the Internet through text, images, downloadable documents, videos and even software. The Timeline of Computer History exhibit offers a detailed look at many different aspects of computer history such as graphics and games, artificial intelligence, and how computers have affected popular culture.

Some exhibits are designed to complement exhibits actually found in the museum while others are exclusive to the Internet. Certain exhibits provide links to an online forum where you can express your own opinion on the topic, like the Mastering the Game exhibit on computer chess.

Even if you can’t make it to Mountain View, the Computer History Museum’s online offering enables anyone, regardless of location, to walk through the digital annals of computer history. All you need to visit the museum is an Internet connection.

The Importance of Defragmentation

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Condusiv Technologies Corporation
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As the creator of the Diskeeper defragmentation and fragmentation prevention software and the founder of Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation), Craig Jensen is an accomplished computer programmer, entrepreneur and author. Created in 1986, Diskeeper is a real time fragmentation solution that has sold over fifty million licenses worldwide. As the chairman of Condusiv Technologies, Craig Jensen continues efforts to improve PC application performance and minimize the effects of disk fragmentation.

Many PC owners may be unaware of what fragmentation actually is, and why defragmentation is important. Disk fragmentation is a natural occurrence that takes place when a file is divided up into pieces in order to fit on the disk. This effect can build up over time since files are constantly being written and deleted, causing slow system speed, random crashes, freezing and many other issues.

Defragmentation is important because it cleans up a PC by finding all the pieces of files and putting them back together. It can be compared to regular house cleaning and is important for the overall health of a PC. For additional information on fragmentation and the importance of regular defragmentation and fragmentation prevention, visit www.condusiv.com/disk-defrag/defragmentation/.

A Brief Overview of Condusiv Technologies’ I/O Performance Survey

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A computer programmer, Craig Jensen leads Condusiv Technologies Corporation (CTC), formerly known as Diskeeper Corporation. Through his company, Craig Jensen helps improve users’ experience with Windows computers.

Providing software-only storage performance solutions, CTC recently released the results of its survey on input/output (I/O) performance of virtualized storage. The study included participation from 2,654 information technology professionals throughout North America and Europe and analyzed I/O bottlenecks.

The survey found that 77 percent of organizations struggle with I/O performance issues, and one-third third receive customer complaints about slow response time when running MS SQL or Oracle. In past attempts to improve speed and efficiency in data processing, approximately half have invested in new storage area network (SAN) devices, while 27 percent have acquired storage-side solid-state drives (SSDs). However, a vast majority agreed that more budget-friendly I/O reduction software would be an ideal way to ensure applications perform at optimal speeds.

To learn more about the survey and to find data-processing solutions, visit http://www.condusiv.com. For more details about Craig Jensen, go to www.craigjensen.com.

I/O Reduction Software as a Performance Enhancing Tool

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A computer programmer for more than four decades, Craig Jensen (http://www.craigjensen.com) leads Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) as founder and chairman. Craig Jensen’s company is a global market leader in software-only storage performance solutions that enhance data processing speed, as well as application performance. Condusiv’s V-locity I/O reduction software is a simple solution to I/O inefficiencies which works by optimizing performance at the level of Windows OS and the hypervisor; it is a less expensive and more efficient alternative to hardware solutions which often do not solve the underlying performance issues.

It is all too common for businesses to encounter an “I/O ceiling,” which occurs when the storage infrastructure is insufficient to handle the high-performance needs of applications. In the past, IT administrators would seek out hardware-based solutions that are both more expensive and less efficient than leading edge software approaches. Hardware upgrades can streamline the processing of inefficient I/O profiles, but do not solve the software issues that underlie a large number of performance bottlenecks. The power of I/O reduction software is that it employs dual engines: a DRAM read caching engine, and an engine that sequentializes writes and boosts I/O density. This multifaceted approach is effective in breaking through I/O bottlenecks without disrupting system performance.

Computer History Museum Launches Yearlong Ada Lovelace Exhibit

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Computer History Museum
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An accomplished computer programmer and entrepreneur, Craig Jensen founded Condusiv Technologies Corporation (formerly Diskeeper Corporation) in 1981 and now serves as the company’s chairman. Outside of his activities at Condusiv Technologies, Craig Jensen supports the Computer History Museum, a Mountain View, California, institution that celebrates and preserves the computer’s history through programs and exhibits.

The Computer History Museum recently opened an exhibit entitled Thinking Big: Ada, Countess of Lovelace, which celebrates the bicentennial birthday of Ada Lovelace, a British mathematician considered one of history’s first computer programmers. Launched as part of the museum’s yearlong celebration of Lovelace, the exhibit features high-quality facsimiles of the mathematician’s papers, including journals, mathematical notes, and letters to other prominent thinkers of her era.

Visitors of the exhibit will have the unique opportunity to view the materials outside of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, which has never before released them publicly. The Computer History Museum will maintain the Ada Lovelace exhibit through December 11, 2016. For more information visit www.computerhistory.org.

The Computer History Museum By Craig Jensen

Located in Mountain View, California, the Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying artifacts and technologies of the information age. Officially established in 1999, the museum stores one of the largest collections of computer relics in the world, including hardware, software, photographs, moving images, and documents.

The museum offers access to many of its exhibits online and even provides some Internet-only exhibits. However, many exhibits are only available at the museum itself. The most recent exhibit, Revolution, premiered in 2011. Revolution gives visitors a chance to learn about the first 2,000 years of computing through 19 alcoves, each covering a different aspect of computing. Additionally, the museum provides access to education programs, including classes, discussions, and events. The majority of these programs are free to the public.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.computerhistory.org to plan your visit.

About the Author:
Computer programmer Craig Jensen launched one of the most successful software companies in the world, Condusiv Technologies Corporation. He advocates for the Computer History Museum and is a contributor as well.