Jared wrote:Perhaps data recovery consulting will be a good future business for those who actually have real experience using these tools.
Could be. Unless you intern or work at an established DR company first, having access to someone with experience could really accelerate the learning curve for a startup.
I wonder if DFL is the reason for Ace's new "Easy Mode"? DFL seems to target startups and could be competition for Ace. If someone buys a DFL product because it sounds easier to use, or because it sounds like it's the right tool for a new DR company then they take a sale from Ace. Even if the new DR company finds out later that they would be better served with PC-3000, how many will have the money to write off the investment in DFL products and purchase from Ace Labs?
I think it's a smart move for Ace Laboratory.