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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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing

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Manufacturers are under pressure to document their impact on the environment. This white paper addresses the various drivers for the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More

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

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