Equipping business computers with the right DRAM can improve employee efficiency and create a significant return on investment for the company. These two goals are achieved by focusing on DRAM performance and efficiency.
It is easy to look at an average employee's regular day and assume he or she does not need much DRAM to perform most functions. This seems logical at first glance because many business users spend most of their time accessing productivity applications, email clients and communications tools. However, a more detailed analysis of business tasks reveals that DRAM is a major priority for business users.
Three primary factors dictate business users' performance needs - running applications simultaneously, program complexity and dealing with large quantities of data.
When equipping business-focused computers with DRAM, it is important to realize that most workers will be performing multiple tasks simultaneously. For example, it is not uncommon for an individual to have a voice-chat communications program running at the same time he or she is using a document editing program, while also referencing an email client, calendar dates and emails that relate to the discussion. Simultaneously performing all of these tasks can take a toll on a computer's memory, and business users need high-capacity DRAM to support their day-to-day workload.
It is also important to recognize that business users often run productivity applications that are much more complex and demanding than programs designed for consumers. Therefore, they need significantly more memory to handle the data processing needs of such software. They also need enough memory to support all of the supplementary functions that can be provided by enterprise-oriented applications.
Handling large quantities of data is a third reason business users need significant amounts of DRAM. Businesses are facing a growing tide of data creation and consumption through new platforms, including social media, cloud computing and customer relationship management. All of these tools are incredibly beneficial for companies because they create new ways to interact with consumers and operate more efficiently. However, they also create more data than most businesses are used to working with. Therefore, enterprise applications often have to interact with massive databases that can overwhelm machines lacking the DRAM to handle the data influx.
Because business users require high-capacity DRAM units capable of meeting the needs of high-performance databases and applications, they often end up consuming significant amounts of energy. Such high-performance DRAM typically requires a lot of voltage to run properly, and therefore creates more heat, forcing companies to invest in cooling systems to keep computers operating at a safe temperature. This is not just an issue for servers, but impacts every part of IT hardware. As a result, energy costs have skyrocketed as businesses adjust to the growing need to support new technologies.
However, energy efficient DRAM can alleviate these concerns and actually create a return on investment for some companies. Businesses can deploy DRAM specially designed to provide high-performance capabilities while using a minimal amount of electricity. This then reduces the amount of cooling needed within an office and can lower the electric bill. Over time, the DRAM's ability to reduce energy costs can pay for the upgrade and create a return on investment.
Equipping business users with the right DRAM is a two-sided process. On one hand, the memory needs to offer enough performance features to ensure the technology meets workers' needs. On the other, it needs to be efficient enough to limit energy costs and potentially deliver a return on investment.
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