SOURCE: Raxco Software, Inc.

May 04, 2006 09:00 ET

Downtime Equals Dollars for Enterprises Who Do Not Defrag, According to Raxco

Software Maker Finds Most Executives Do Not Realize Defragmentation ROI

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- Raxco Software, the worldwide leader in disk defragmentation software, announced today that enterprises' lost productivity due to fragmented servers and workstation PCs could be as high as millions of dollars in large companies, according to its experiences with customers throughout 2005 and 2006.

Raxco finds many companies experience significant slowdowns or downtime due to fragmented space on servers and individual hard drives. This downtime can range from boot-up time being delayed by a few seconds, to entire servers being sluggish for hours and days at a time. These delays add up to thousands of hours per year in lost productivity attributable to file and free space fragmentation. The loss of productivity across hundreds or thousands of workers translates to substantial financial losses for the enterprise.

At the same time, Raxco customer experiences show that despite the ever-increasing size of hard drives, both on servers and workstations, fragmentation continues to be a problem that plagues businesses. This is largely due to the fact that most defragmentation tools do not effectively consolidate the remaining free space, which is a key part of optimizing PC performance. Free space consolidation provides the flexibility to move files to areas where they provide the best performance. For example, boot file optimization realizes an average of 10 seconds saved off boot-up times on laptops. These seconds quickly add up to hours and dollars saved from loss due to unconsolidated free space.

"What many companies don't realize is that there is a measurable ROI to be had from defragmentation and free space consolidation," said Raxco CEO Bob Nolan. "Companies spend millions to prevent viruses and spyware that may slow systems down. The lost productivity due to slowdowns caused by fragmented hard drives is too often overlooked, and companies often aren't aware that the solution, installing a defragmentation utility, is a cost-effective, reliable and maintenance-free way to address this problem and realize significant cost savings."

Already the fastest and most complete defragmentation tool available, PerfectDisk® 7.0 utilizes a unique peer-to-peer architecture that is easy to deploy, schedule and use from any system on the network. PerfectDisk also defragments more files, including all metadata files, than any other defragmenter, and consolidates free space in a single pass. Raxco also offers the first subscription-based defragmenter in PerfectDisk Live which is available at http://www.raxco.com/products/perfectdisklive/.

PerfectDisk has more Microsoft® certifications than any other defragmenter on the market, and PerfectDisk 7.0 was the first defragmenter certified by Microsoft, with independent testing from VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge, for Windows Server™ 2003 and Windows Server. To view Raxco certification reports, visit: http://cert.veritest.com/CfWreports/server/SearchResults.asp?co=294&lo=0&bs=Search&pr=0&pc=0

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows Server 2003- and Windows®2000-certified, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of the Windows IT Pro 2005 Readers' Choice Awards for Defragmentation Utility and Storage Management Tool, and Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and having won PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at www.raxco.com.

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