It doesn't matter how much technology is developed, it can always fail which makes printed USB's a great investment for offices.
The idea of USB's were first introduced in 1994 after a joint project between major computer manufacturers. The aim was to create a serial bus which could connect together any computer or software worldwide. There is controversy over who created the original USB, with many companies claiming to have created it, this has led to many patent disputes over the years.
However whoever first created it, they have been a revolution for computer technology. The first USB drive was small in memory and had a transfer rate of 12Mbits/s. With the use of USB's increasing, a higher transfer rate was needed. This was introduced in 2000 and was 480Mbit/s. This has been even further developed over the past twelve years.
USB drives are not only great for transferring data from computer to computer, they are also good for storing data for back up purposes. As we have already said, technology can always fail so it is important to always back up data stored on your computer. As technology has developed, USB capacities have also increased. You can now purchase USB's which has the same amount of memory as the average computer.
It can be very expensive to a business if it were to lose important information, which makes printed USB's a worthwhile investment. It should be company policy to back up work in some way. By providing every employee with a USB there is no reason for any work to be missing. Not only will this cut costs in retrieving lost information, but it will also increase productivity as work won't need to be repeated.
More practical in size than the 3½ inch floppy disk or computer disk, USB drives have become increasingly popular with business, students and in every day lives. They come in almost any shape or size. Depending on your industry you can even get them shaped to suit. For example, if you work with cars you could invest in car shaped printed USB's.
Customised USB sticks are great for encouraging employees to use them, however, a simple USB stick would also be sufficient. Of course, putting important information on a portable device could always be risky as it may get lost. If this is a concern we recommend purchasing a key ring USB.
If you need to back up information, then investing in printed USB's is a lot cheaper and more effective than purchasing an external hard drive.