February 01, 2017
Data Memory Systems look back at industry changes over 30 years

Being in business for three decades is no mean feat, but at Data Memory Systems, they just take it in their stride. Having been one of the most prominent suppliers of quality computer memory in the US since 1987, the company has not only seen the changes and developments first hand, but has also been at the forefront of them, too. Therefore they are ideally placed to look back at how the industry has changed in order the meet the growing reliance and consequent demand on computers.

A spokesperson at Data Memory Systems, said, “The world has changed tenfold since we burst onto the scene. Now more jobs are incredibly tech-heavy and require computers to carry out tasks. As a result, the industry has had to adapt and innovate continually to ensure companies are able to function correctly, and people can carry out the tasks they need to.”

Computing and technology was really making waves when Data Memory Systems first jumped into the computing world. 1987 was the year IBM introduced the PS/2 personal computer that boasted improved graphics, a 3.5-inch diskette drive and a bidirectional 8-bit port. The company also introduced VGA, which was a mainstay in the tech world for many years.

Microsoft was also racing forward. Excel was first released in 1987, as was Microsoft Works, and as a result, the giant’s shares hit $100 per share. Ever-innovating Apple released Adobe Illustrator, the Newton Platform and Hypercard throughout the 12 months too. And these releases resulted in the domain, apple.com, being introduced early in the year.

The 1990s changed the way computers were thought about. No longer were they just for the elite few, they started to appear in more and more homes as they become more affordable. However the specs they boasted were incredible. In 1991, one of the best spec computers was released by Northgate and come complete with 4MB of RAM, a 200MB hard disk. Although they would set prospective buyers back $4000 dollars, the possibilities of them were endless – at the time.

“The 1990s really changed the way computers were thought about and used,” added the spokesperson. “By the end of the millennium, thousands of houses had a computer around the US, meaning it was common for people of all ages to sit and surf the web, do work and homework and chat to their friends from the comfort of their own home.”

Although it was the 1990s that set up what the world knows now, the almost unprecedented developments since then have overhauled business and pleasure, and as a result, everyday life. Now computers as extremely powerful and are relied upon to run companies of all sizes from the ground up. Many machines being sold nowadays boast 1TB hard drives and 8GB of RAM, which compared to the stats from just 20 years ago, highlight how far the industry has come.

To find out more about DMS and why they are one of the best-loved suppliers of computer memory, visit the website: www.datamemorysystems.com

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DMS’ philosophy is to supply the customer with the best quality memory at the best possible price. Having been supplying the electronics industry with high quality components since 1963 and memory modules since 1987, they were one of the first original memory companies to support Apple computer – and have been doing so for over 20 years. They also support a vast array of computer memory for PCs and servers.

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