As a multi-national organisation, Plantronics wanted to reduce the number of calls regarding slow computers and system crashes to its IT helpdesk.
The software was initially trialled on a sample of 20 randomly selected computers, with 19 reporting faster performing systems as a result. Plantronics recognised the benefits that could be realised, and installed Diskeeper 9. The company has since upgraded to Diskeeper 2010.
According to Philip Jones, the daily defrag is now a very important contributor to high system performance: "The aspect that I find most useful is the real time defrag feature. It is good to know that Diskeeper is constantly defragging your system, using spare system resource, and there is no need to schedule or even worry about fragmentation. In fact, it has now almost disappeared into the background - speeding up performance, and requiring very little of our time to manage.'
"Diskeeper has really improved conditions across all sites in terms of productivity. Since the implementation there have been far fewer support calls for program and disk crashes. The financial benefit to the company has been massive as well. We have increased the lifespan of all PC's from 3 to 4 years."
Diskeeper has proven its worth, demonstrating the direct benefits optimisation software brings, in terms of the ability to allocate time and resources that are freed up by improving systems performance.
Sue Cantwell, Managing Director at Diskeeper UK, concluded: "The implementation at Plantronics has truly demonstrated how addressing simple fragmentation issues can lead to enormous financial and energy savings, while at the same time increasing productivity. At a time when businesses are facing cutbacks and taxes on carbon emissions, the cost of fragmentation cannot be ignored."
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CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000, FTSE 500 and Forbes 500 companies rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability on their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery with Undelete® data recovery software. Diskeeper's InvisiTasking® technology enables any process to run invisibly in the background, tapping the power of otherwise unused resources.
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Plantronics, Inc. introduced the first lightweight communications headset in 1962 and is today the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headset products.
Plantronics headsets are widely used in many Fortune 500 corporations and have been featured in numerous films and high profile events, including the historic "One small step for man" transmission from the moon in 1969.
Plantronics offers mobile headsets to address the cordless and mobile phone market, next-generation computer audio headset products for computer applications and corded and cordless headsets and systems for the office, small office/home office and contact centres.
Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in Mexico, Tennessee, England and The Netherlands. Plantronics products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of authorized Plantronics partners, and are available through retail and consumer electronics stores.
For more information, please visit: http://www.plantronics.co.uk/
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