Meadowlark: Sheffield based computer consultancy

Database repair

If you have a broken database, or one that is alarmingly long in the tooth that you think may soon fail, then why not contact us for some free advice? We may be able to solve your problems and provide a far better database as part of the solution.

The solution to an ailing database need not be drastic. Perhaps it can be moved to another computer, perhaps there is an upgrade that preserves your precious data, and also the software - the front-end - that accesses it. Sometimes with obscure and old systems, more drastic action needs to be taken.

The approach we would take to overcome this problem is dependent upon the circumstances. We might:

What you can expect from computer hardware in the future?

1. Smaller faster, cheaper, lighter computers for the desktop.  They will be no larger than a DVD drive.  They will be silent, and run free software, and much of this will be web based.  They will use solid state disks, and large quantities of cheap memory.

2. More powerful mobile phones will largely replace traditional PCs.  The screens of mobiles will occupy as much of the phone as physicallly possible.  "Soft buttons will have largely replaced mechanical buttons in top of the range phones.

3. Sophisticated screen display technology will be available that will allow us to use bigger computer monitors in smaller less likely workplaces.

4. Micro-factories: places of work no bigger than a loft extension, where budding entrepreneurs labour in their free time "printing" products with 3D printers and selling their wares by the internet.