The Need for Advanced Technology for Technical Professionals
In many organizations, the work of engineers, designers and data analysts is the starting point for organizational success. The speed at which these technical professionals can complete their tasks may dictate the overall speed of the organization. And so the tools they use matter. Next-generation hardware and software products provide substantially better performance, offering the potential for major productivity gains.
New devices and software are enhancing productivity for the technical professional in two important ways. First, more powerful and capable devices reduce unproductive time. Second, they drive dramatic improvement in collaboration among teams and project-based groups, which are often a large part of the technical professional’s workday.
Next-Generation Technology Enables Productivity Gains for the Technical Professional
Recent advances in both hardware and software have resulted in the requisite performance for productivity gains. A simple calculation illustrates the point: With increased performance, a technical professional can reduce wait time or time spent on unproductive tasks by 30 minutes per day. In the course of a year, this results in organizations gaining back more than three weeks of productive time. New software for workstations extends the performance gains by increasing the amount of addressable memory and multiple CPUs.
Many other advances enable improved performance. Persistent memory delivers the fastest data storage possible and keeps information available when a system is shut down. There are also new features for reducing the time to download files from servers. As security dictates more data being stored remotely, making remote storage perform like local storage eliminates a lot of wait time. Another way to avoid wasting productive time is eliminating recovery time for corrupted files and data, a capability available in the latest software.
Yet, more gains are possible. With new devices that deliver uncompromised power in a mobile form factor, out-of-office time can now be much more productive. Mobile workstation products are now on par with their stationary counterparts, including support for the same broad range of peripherals, such as multiple monitor setups.
The second critical key to increasing the productivity of technical professionals is to enhance and improve collaboration. When project teams work more effectively, every member of the team is more productive. In making collaboration more productive, new hardware and software deliver a number of benefits. The starting point is making the network connections that are essential to collaboration seamless and less demanding of user intervention. Next is the ability to more effectively share information and files. This includes both simplifying file transfer and improving the speed of sending and receiving data from others or remote servers. Improving security functionality allows technical professionals to focus on their work rather than running security tools. Built-in security means users no longer have to jump through hoops to collaborate.
Lenovo and Microsoft Enable Technical Professionals to Do More Now
The next-generation solutions from both Lenovo and Microsoft are built to support the demanding workloads of technical professionals. The combination of Lenovo Workstations and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations truly raises the bar. For example, Lenovo’s latest mobile workstations deliver everything older desktop workstations provide and more. With support for extremely large physical memory and multiple CPUs, performance gains are substantial. Add in the latest graphics subsystems, high-end external monitors and docking stations that provide the expansion capability needed to support any workload and it’s a whole new world. And you’ll get to work faster with reduced power-up time with industry-exclusive diagnostic capability.
Microsoft’s Windows Pro 10 for Workstations delivers important productivity gains. It starts with support for 6 TB of memory and four CPUs. This version of Windows can handle the largest data sets with fewer CPU cycles, ensuring application performance remains highly responsive. Using new persistent memory technology also improves performance well beyond what was possible only a few short years ago. In addition, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations addresses the problem of slow file transfers. With the new SMB Direct data transfer capability that utilizes remote direct memory access network adapters, remote storage on the server performs like local storage. And SMB Direct offloads much of the demand on the central processors, so there’s more computing power available to applications. The focus on critical data also extends to improved data resiliency, with Microsoft’s Resilient File System (ReFS) providing highly resilient storage for large volumes of data.
It all adds up to substantial productivity gains for technical professionals and faster project completion, giving organizations a competitive advantage. For more information on how technical professionals can do more in less time, please check out: https://solutions.lenovo.com/pc-solutions/transforming-productivity/