Even big corporates need data recovery experts
History of storing data
In the past years, research institutions and government agencies had stored data on tapes and hard drives, often without even considering running a backup to backup their information. In today’s world, when employees discover damage to these tapes and hard drives, they never assume that their data will be lost forever they simply just call data recovery.
How MIT stores its intellectual property
MIT had recorded all of its intellectual property onto seven and nine track reel to reel tapes. When MIT was in a situation where they realized that they could no longer read any of the following tapes and that the data on the tapes couldn’t be found anywhere else, they also tried to recover the data.
They then failed at that attempt. It wasn’t until the year 2004 when MIT contacted Bordynuik(a data recovery expert) so that MIT would be able to recover the priceless data it had stored on over 25,000 pounds of tapes.
Bordynuik developed his ovens to bake the data tapes, ridding them of any stickiness. This then made him able to read them without having to mangle them or transfer their contents to modern media. In addition to recovering the data on the tapes for MIT, in the previous years, Bordynuik had read tapes from the following institutions, Harvard University, the United Nations, and the United States Army.
NASA contracting Bordynuik for data recovery
NASA had contracted out Bordynuik to recover what was known as unreadable earth science sensor data that had been recorded on reel-to-reel tapes between the years of 1960 to 2000. NASA was also so pleased with Bordynuik’s work he did for them by being able to recover data; as a result of that, in the year 2008, NASA sole-sourced Bordynuiks company, JBI Inc., which trades on the OTC which under the stock symbol is known as JBII. That means that NASA will award all of its future data-recovery work to JBI.
Bordynuik’s has a wide variety of interests and is interested in other industries as well. His company he is in charge of is moving forward to commence operations on a process, of Plastic2Oil, which uses a process of converting waste plastic into a fuel similar to diesel.
Pak-It, a JBI subsidiary, also had produced a line of household cleaning products that were environmentally friendly that come in dissolvable packets. On this note, if Bordynuik’s work in data-recovery is showing indication of being very good, then we can certainly have trust in the success of his other projects.