Tuesday, February 4, 2020

You can stop trying to remember things – because Organyze won’t let you forget anything!

By Rajiv Shankar
By Rajiv Shankar, Executive Editor, domain-b.com
Useful package! Congratulations! I found one important benefit you have not mentioned in your literature. I have tens of thousands of files in my machine, which I have created or downloaded in the past 6-7 years.

Like many other people, I need to go back to some old file. I have to stretch my memory to try and remember which file I should seek. Most of the time, earlier, I couldn’t remember most of the files I should have checked out. It’s impossible to remember everything.

Now, with Organyze, I don’t even have to try and remember; yet I get everything I could possibly need. The answer is simple. Soon after I started using Organyze, I went back and labeled many of the older files in my machine which I thought were important. Now I just select the label or labels, and, presto! I get a file list on my screen, including some files that are important but I’d forgotten were there.

I’m getting more value for money from the effort I put in over the years to create or download those files! I’m working better, faster.

“It can’t happen to me?” It does

By Nitin Paranjpye, research student

You know, it’s sad but true, but I was affected by the “It can’t happen to me” syndrome. I’d heard of hard disks crashing, people losing valuable information – but I never dreamt it might happen to me. I had enough disk space (or that’s what I thought; actually I didn’t, nor had I run defrag for I don’t remember how long), I had kept my machine safe from viruses … so what could go wrong?

AAAAARGH! My hard disk crashed!

Of course, I’m not stupid. I had been backing up my files. Only, for the past month before the crash, I just hadn’t had the time – I was applying to some American universities, and coping with the work in the office where I worked. So I lost just a month’s stuff. But whatever it was, it’s gone! Some of it I’ll find somewhere else. Some of it I may never find.

The value of what I lost? I don’t know. If I had to put it all together again – maybe $3,000. Maybe $5,000. It’s difficult to say. It was a whole month’s work! And the hassles and angst – I don’t know how to cost those.

All that was in May 2008. Now I use Organyze. I’ve configured it in a way that all my old stuff is backed up in an external drive with just one extra version. My current folders are backed up in three different places, including an external drive, on an internal disk, and on an online site.

The backup happens daily at 5.00 p.m. automatically without my doing anything. It takes between a few seconds and a minute or so, depending on how much work I’ve done during the day. But I don’t even notice that the backup is happening.

Of course, in the beginning I had to spend the time (it took me at least 10 minutes) to configure the backup. I’ll tell you it was a pain. I wondered why Organyze couldn’t have made it easier. But I did it – and now I’m a free person!

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How we averted disaster! A true story!

How frequently do accidents happen? I don’t have the numbers right now, and if you have them, do send them to me. But I know accidents are happening all the time. Not everybody, however, experiences a serious accident that threatens their life or business.

But because it didn’t happen before doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. In some expected or unexpected way. And that is why most people who can afford it take an insurance policy, or even several insurance policies for different things.

When it’s about our computers, or, more precisely, the data in them, we tend to be careless sometimes. It’s like – ‘What can happen to us? We haven’t done anything stupid!’

No you don’t need to do anything stupid to suffer an accident. Someone else may do something stupid, and you can suffer as a result.


And this is what happened to us. Our offices on the sixth floor of our 10-storey building were destroyed completely in a fire that ravaged six floors of the building on a Sunday night. The fire engines turned up late and their ladders couldn’t reach the sixth floor, until, hours later, they got a fire engine with a tall enough Snorkel ladder.

Everything was destroyed. Every single computer turned to molten plastic and metal, and the insurance company could only identify the number of machines (some 90 of them) from the half-molten remains of the printed circuit boards.

That saved our day. But only up to a point. It took ages for us to get the insurance money, and we got only a part of what we had lost.

But the bigger threat to our business was the complete loss of the data that resided in the destroyed machines! This included all kinds of materials, including thousands of photographs about our clients’ people and operations the clients did not have! It included thousands of artwork created, photographs and videos purchased online, business proposals written over one and a half decades, hundreds of painfully created presentations, research content downloaded from hundreds of sites, and more.

In any other situation, the business would have been dead on its feet. No amount of money would have been able to replace what we had lost.

But we didn’t lose it!

All that information was saved, thanks to Organyze!

We had got Organyze Backup to automatically back up every single machine in our office at fixed times in the evening, and two sets of these backup drives were always taken and kept outside the office in a different location.

So, while we were watching the fire blazing from the ground outside the building, we placed orders for new machines (some arrived the same day, some over the next few days). We acquired temporary premises in another location, quickly purchased cables and knocked together some makeshift furniture with fabricated steel frames and plywood sheets, and chairs and other stuff, and by evening a temporary office was operational!
In the meanwhile, some of the staff, those who did the most urgent client work, had already begun work from their homes, using required backed-up data that was transferred to their home machines.

By evening the entire office was operational! Our clients, who included some of the biggest names in Indian business, said, Wow! How did you do this?

There was only word for how we did it. It was ‘Organyze’!

Organyze has received a patent from the US Patent & Trademark Office

Real footage caught on camera of the incident.

How Informachine brought new business!

The chemicals division of one of the biggest business groups in India had subscribed to Informachine, our information acquisition and management system. They used it for their marketing team whose members were located in three countries, in India, Indonesia and Thailand, and who traveled to other parts of the world for their sales and follow-up meetings.

Have you heard of the question, ‘If a tree falls in a forest, and if you don’t see or hear it fall, has it really fallen?’

Business is like that. If you do not see that there is a business opportunity somewhere, the business doesn’t happen! Like the falling tree in the forest.

Well, in the chemicals division marketing department case, they had completely missed the news about an explosion in a chemicals plant in Japan that had gutted it and brought production to a complete halt.

A few days later one member of the team was accessing Informachine to find relevant news, and lo! There was this news about the explosion in the Japanese chemicals plant.

He immediately alerted the others, they exchanged notes about their own plant capacities, logistics issues, and so on, and concluded that they could and should get their company to increase production of the chemical which the Japanese company used to make and the Indian company also made.

They quickly contacted users of that chemical – and substantial sales orders were finalized.
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