• Benchmarking is great, when it's not a waste

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:38 pm

    True apples-to-apples comparisons require a lot of time and effort -- in other words, money.
  • Get detailed computer performance information with Windows' built-in benchmarks tool

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    You don't need to download a benchmark program to find out how much performance you can expect from your PC
  • Review

    Free and cheap software for benchmarking like a pro

    Posted March 31, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Whether you're an advanced user or a novice, it's the perfect time to learn about benchmarking. So many easy-to-use, powerful, and inexpensive programs are out there that you're bound to find one or more that tickle your fancy. Achieving fluency with these tools takes little time, and playing with them is surprisingly fun. Along the way you'll pick up some technical knowledge, and you'll get to know your system's in and outs like a pro.
  • The good and bad of storage benchmarking

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    SPC-1 and SPC-2 benchmarks are often quoted in press releases, but what good are they in real life?
  • The good and bad of storage benchmarking

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    SPC-1 and SPC-2 benchmarks are often quoted in press releases, but what good are they in real life?
  • Benchmarking Your Outsourcing Provider on the Cheap

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    For outsourcing customers, benchmarking is billed as the great equalizer. Whether an IT leader is thinking about outsourcing, insourcing IT work performed by a external provider or renegotiating an existing contract, a third-party benchmark can provide pricing data that purports to put the buyer on a level playing field with the giants of the outsourcing industry. In fact, most outsourcing contracts contain a benchmarking clause that grants customers the right to benchmark their deals under certain conditions.
  • Benchmarking for performance management

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 8:12 am

    Don't be fooled, benchmarking is a challenging effort that will require you to commit time and effort, says Robert Ryan, co-author of 'The Business of IT'. Here are Ryan's 3 rules for success.
  • Implementing an IT scorecard

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 8:57 am

    Implementing an IT scorecard can either enhance or potentially derail an IT manager's career, says Robert Ryan, co-author of "The Business of IT: How to Improve Service and Lower Costs." Here he offers 5 must-dos for successfully implementing an IT scorecard for your organization.
  • OfficeBench 7: A cool new way to evaluate PC performance

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    New tool lets users compare how Microsoft Office runs on their PCs to what other users experience.
  • SAP benchmarking program begins tracking first KPIs

    Posted July 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    SAP users have begun measuring the performance of key aspects of their ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems as part of a benchmarking process agreed to with user groups. In April, SAP agreed to delay an increase in the cost of its Enterprise Support service, and to make future increases conditional on meeting certain targets for performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Where are the Stones?

    Posted July 15, 2008 - 3:58 pm

    Dual processor? Sounds good. Is it?
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