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Microsoft Dynamics NAV by Mark Brummel, Christopher Studebaker, David Studebaker, David Roys, Vjekoslav Babić, Cristina Nicolàs Lorente, Laura Nicolàs Lorente, Alex Chow

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Design for efficiency

Whenever we are designing a new modification, we not only need to design to address the defined needs, but also to provide a solution that processes efficiently. An inefficient solution carries unnecessary ongoing costs. Many of the things that we can do to design an efficient solution are relatively simple. Some of the areas to address include:

  • Properly configure system and workstation software (often overlooked)
  • Make sure networks can handle the expected load (and more)
  • Have enough server memory to avoid using virtual memory (that is, disk)
  • Most of all, do everything reasonable to minimize disk I/O

Disk I/O

The slowest thing in any computer system is the disk I/O. Disk I/O almost always takes more time than any other system processing ...

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