Identifying Reliability Problems caused by Fragmentation

File fragmentation is a primary factor in the most common system stability and reliability problems. For this reason, advanced daily defragmentation of every server and workstation should be considered. In fact, when advanced site-wide defragmentation is fully automated, it is one of the most effective system maintenance activities for protecting and improving the stability and uptime of an entire network.

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Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server

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The database is an essential component of enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. How do the two compare when it comes to reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) when integrated with enterprise software? Read More

ExecBlueprints: Device-Reliant vs. Data-Reliant: How Mobile and Cloud Technologies Influence Workflow

Cloud computing offers an extremely cost-effective alternative to traditional hardware-based infrastructures, but the advantages in flexibility and price must be weighed against issues of security, reliability, and capability. Business unit leaders must partner with IT to determine their needs, understand the impact of new technologies, and chart a path forward together to facilitate stability and efficiency across the entire organization.   Read More

6 Steps to Switch From Spreadsheets to Cloud-based Expense Management

The manual process of using spreadsheets for managing expenses has had its advantages, especially before the rise of automated cloud-based expense management software. For many companies, the time, costs, and risk of inaccuracy in the spreadsheet method can lead to the decision to switch.

This e-book outlines 6 key steps to follow to make as efficient and cost-effective a transition as possible. The first step is identifying the problems with an enterprise’s current expense management... Read More

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