Monday August 3, 2020

ERP: The need for speed

Faster retrieval and processing of data are now critical requirements of technology in today's rapidly evolving market, writes John Cradden.

12th May, 2012
Graham Collins, Avnet Client Solutions: 'Management is keen to utilise the smartphone'. Photo: Maura Hickey

Companies of all sizes can gain a real edge over competitors by availing of new technology that enables much faster retrieval and processing of data, according to Graham Collins of Avnet Client Solutions.

Leading ERP vendor SAP has been breaking new ground with 'in-memory' computing, which works by storing data directly in a computer's memory, as opposed to its hard drive.

"In effect, in-memory computing facilitates access to information near-instantaneously, as the data is already...

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