The Impact of Disk Fragmentation

Just about every IT professional has a fragmentation horror story about a system so severely degraded by fragmentation that it was unusable. But very few IT professionals can offer more than anecdotal evidence regarding the importance of defragmentation software. That’s why we decided to put fragmentation to the test, with the intent of answering the basic question: is fragmentation really a problem in your organization?

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Delivering Information Faster: In-Memory Technology Reboots the Big Data Analytics World

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In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing. See how it works and how to revolutionize the way you run your business.  Read More

Putting the "I" in CRM Series 1: The Impact to the Sales Team

Customer relationship management (CRM) has long been seen as a must-have sales tool. However, much of the value of traditional CRM accrues to managers, not the reps that use them daily. Learn how CRM designed for the individual benefits the entire sales organization from increased data quality to more predictable revenue pipelines. Read More

Minimizing the Cost and Impact of a Recall

When a recall occurs, every second counts. Without being able to quickly access all records of inventory movement, tracking information becomes expensive, laborious, and time-consuming. This white paper outlines which features you might be missing in your cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including data management, full traceability, and active compliance. Read More

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