(PRWEB) September 02, 2014
According to IT professionals nationwide, downtime and data loss resulting from complex data migrations are one of the biggest concerns for organizations globally. A reported 50% of data migrations exceed schedule and budget significantly (1). The associated complexities and potential financial risks of data migrations have prompted LinkTek Corporation to take yet another step to assist IT departments worldwide, with the official release of its Link Reporter, the new freeware that helps IT professionals and others working with files which contain links to easily identify, quantify and verify each link stored within documents throughout an entire enterprise. With this release, LinkTek aims to provide the most-effective tool for allowing users to easily and automatically discover the status of their file links in order to determine which ones need to be fixed, thereby reducing the chances of missing data or deeper IT issues.
Link-reporting software has been proven particularly useful for anyone undergoing a data migration, because certain types of migrations usually result in broken file links — which have been known to cause downtime. Data migrations also pose risks from technical compatibility issues, data corruption, application performance issues and missed data or data loss.(2) And while many IT experts maintain that link-reporting software helps to keep them abreast of potential concerns — offering a chance to correct looming issues before they become severe — many of the link-reporting applications currently available are very limited as to the file types they support, according to LinkTek Executive Vice President, Rick Crites. In contrast, LinkTek’s Link Reporter can report on file links in all of the world’s most common file types. A major boon, added Crites.
“The world’s IT infrastructure becomes more and more sophisticated with each passing day. Organizations are having to ask themselves how many of their enterprise documents and spreadsheets contain file links and, of those links, how many will become broken during a data migration,” said Crites. “Link Reporter removes the guesswork. Smart CIOs, IT and information governance leaders have taken notice and want to get on top of the situation now.”
LinkTek’s Link Reporter assists IT departments in discovering how many files contain links, how many links are already broken, and the total number of links that will likely become broken during any type of data migration involving any moving or renaming of folders or files. In addition, Link Reporter can quickly and easily:
● Scan a wide variety of common files types which typically contain file links, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Acrobat, AutoCAD, MicroStation, InDesign, HTML and others.
● Generate a variety of detailed reports that identify all of the links contained within the scanned files, quantify the types of links found, and verify whether the files links are broken. These reports present the data in a clear and easy-to-read manner.
“LinkTek’s goal includes ‘enterprise data protected from broken links.’ Part of that mission involves first identifying links that are contained within common file types used throughout organizations around the world every day,” stated Ed Clark, COO of LinkTek. “We took the necessary steps to assist IT professionals to be able to easily determine the needed details about all their file links in one fell swoop.”
Link Reporter encompasses the reporting capability in the company’s previously issued LinkFixer Advanced, and is available at no cost to IT professionals and others in an effort to assist them in easily determining the necessary details of file links. Link Reporter is applicable to a variety of industries, particularly government entities and finance and energy companies.
For more information about Link Reporter and LinkFixer Advanced, visit http://www.LinkReporter.com or call (727) 442 1822 ext. 1546.
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, LinkTek Corporation provides the world’s leading solution for the management and automatic repair of file links found in today’s most common file formats. LinkTek was created by Axiom founder David Greenbaum, who recognized that one concept behind Axiom’s MicroStation plug-ins applied to almost every major file type; he then designed the world’s first fully-automatic link-repairing software, dubbed LinkFixerPlus. Since its unveiling in October, 2002, LinkFixerPlus has been recognized for its new and innovative technology that has created a whole new category of software. LinkTek has continued to perfect its product; LinkFixer Advanced is the next evolution up from LinkFixerPlus, and the patented software surpasses its predecessor in terms of speed and data capacity. LinkTek’s purpose is to improve the lives of computer users, IT departments, IT professionals, Records & Information Managers and CIOs by providing software that automatically repairs file links and while also protecting them from the effects of data migrations and user errors.
1."Data Migration." Informatica. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Aug. 2014. informatica.com/us/solutions/enterprise-data-integration-and-management/data-migration/#fbid=kgXpiSgMVxV.
2.“Data Migration.” 18 Apr. 2014. searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/data-migration.