Once data have been captured they will need to be reviewed, re-worked often many years after they were first generated.
The danger of relying on the old legacy data systems is that often - just when you needed them to work - the operating system fails, more likely the legacy hardware itself fails or simply the back-up tapes have too many faults to enable the IT to recover your data.
To avoid these ptifalls a useful strategy is to maintain your data in Vendor neutral formats such as one of the classical IUPAC JCAMP-DX standards, the ASTM ANDI binary netCDF formats for Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography, or in one of the emerging XML-based standards such as AnIML.
With this migration complete you can be assured or a range of software products capable of supporting your data viewing needs.
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