DataDirect Technologies Delivers Tangible ROI by Simplifying Application Development and Deployment, Improving Performance and Reliability of Critical Business Systems.BEDFORD, Mass. -- ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). Evaluation Report from Nucleus Research Confirms DataDirect Technologies' Data Connectivity Components Drive Economic Value for Customers
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Based on an in-depth analysis of DataDirect customer implementations and the market for its technology, Nucleus Research came to a number of conclusions about the value, need and benefits of the DataDirect Connect(R) product line of ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. , JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) A programming interface that lets Java applications access a database via the SQL language. Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database (TM) and ADO.NET data providers. Among the key findings from the report:
--DataDirect's data access products help software architects reduce the cost and complexity of their IT architecture while improving end-user application performance.
--Organizations that regard data connectivity as an afterthought af·ter·thought
An idea, response, or explanation that occurs to one after an event or decision.
1. , often relying solely on drivers from database vendors, lose time and money in the application development and deployment lifecycle.
--Data connectivity choices can have material impact on the ability to meet application uptime and performance service-level agreements.
--Choosing a data connectivity layer that is not reliant on database client library software improves interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. and simplifies deployment and upgrades.
"Organizations that pay careful attention to the data connectivity layer early in the application-design process can accelerate application development and deployment while avoiding the risk of stability and performance issues," said Kathy Quirk quirk
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2. , research manager of Nucleus Research. "In addition to reduced development, testing and deployment costs, companies leveraging DataDirect Technologies to institute a cohesive data connectivity strategy are likely to achieve business operational benefits including greater productivity, more valuable customer and partner interactions, increased profits from new revenue generating opportunities and improved operational efficiencies."
As highlighted in the report, customers that use DataDirect's products achieve impressive and rapid results, for example:
--Select Comfort: The nation's leading bedretailer (1) uses DataDirect Connect for ODBC as a standard component of its application development work across the enterprise. With DataDirect, Select Comfort has improved the performance and interoperability of its enterprise data warehouse, accelerated application deployment and reduced costs by as much as 50 percent on some projects.
--The Bekins Company: DataDirect Connect for JDBC is a critical component of this national transportation company's Service Tracking and Routing System (STARS), a wireless solution that provides shipment and event information. Replacing its IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) DB2 drivers with DataDirect has enabled Bekins to expedite ex·pe·dite
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1. To speed up the progress of; accelerate.
2. the deployment of STARS, streamline operations with real-time data Real-time data denotes information that is delivered immediately after collection. There is no delay in the timeliness of the information provided.
Some uses of this term confuse it with the term dynamic data. access and drive cost savings by reducing development and product support expenses - saving them an estimated $30,000 in development and maintenance costs per year.
--Beverly Enterprises: Beverly, one of the largest providers of healthcare services for the elderly, has achieved compelling results using DataDirect Connect for .NET within one of its most critical and custom-built financial applications, designed to accelerate payment processes and cash flow. The DataDirect driver has been such a success at streamlining payment processes, it has contributed to a 22 percent reduction in accounts receivable accounts receivable n. the amounts of money due or owed to a business or professional by customers or clients. Generally, accounts receivable refers to the total amount due and is considered in calculating the value of a business or the business' problems in paying , a 34 percent reduction in credits and a 17 percent reduction in days of sales outstanding.
"Data connectivity is absolutely fundamental to the architecture of any critical business system," said John Goodson, vice president of product operations, DataDirect Technologies. "Nucleus Research's report underscores the economics at stake during application development and deployment, as well as in production. The report shows what our customers tell us every day - our products give them tangible ROI from the very beginning."
To download a copy of the Nucleus Research ROI-evaluation report on DataDirect's data connectivity products, please visit http://www.datadirect.com/nucleus_research.
About DataDirect Technologies
DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect(R) products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems Distributed systems (computers)
A distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous computers linked by a computer network and equipped with distributed system software. and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS). For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.
About Nucleus Research
Nucleus Research is a global provider of IT advisory and research services that provides CFOs, CIOs and their staffs with the real-world information they need to maximize the business returns from their technology investments. Its analysts blend financial analysis and case-based investigations with comprehensive technology expertise to deliver factual return-on-investment (ROI) data to organizations worldwide. The company uses an uncompromising set of processes and tools to evaluate the financial return on IT assets and is the only firm to gain certification by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy For the technique in nucleic acid amplification, see .
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is an umbrella group for the 55 state boards that regulate the accountancy profession in the United States of America. . Nucleus Research has analyst experts across the entire enterprise software and hardware space and provides clients with ongoing advice to help with both short-term technology decisions and long-term strategic plans. For more information, visit www.nucleusresearch.com
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