Sometimes the IT world, while full of challenges and excitement in its own way, seems a long way away from issues and people that are so important. Certainly, there is technology that is directly related to life-altering issues and events. When you can watch a video of a friend or family member half-way around the world, that's cool, fun and exciting. But when a team of medical students can watch an expert physician save a life in an operation - telemedicine - that is really exciting - and important. There are thousands of examples of leading-edge technologies saving lives or providing other huge life-altering advancements to important causes in our world today.
And then there's defragmentation and PerfectDisk. Generally kinda boring in the scheme of things. We know well the benefits it provides - faster systems, faster backups for large enterprises, fewer help desk calls - all so people can either do their jobs better, play their games faster, or do whatever fun they do on their computers more easily and with a better experience. But even to us, it's often hard to equate defragging to life-altering issues. But we know there are.
Recently, the Alzheimer's Association selected PerfectDisk and PerfectDisk for Exchange for its defragging and storage management needs. It's now using PerfectDisk for Exchange to manage over 2,500 mailboxes, and using PerfectDisk on 100 servers and hundreds of workstations. The tools have allowed the Alzheimer's Association to automate much of its Exchange maintenance and greatly enhance productivity of its IT staff and employees.
Paul Inboriboon is the Director of Technical Infrastructure for the Alzheimer's Association, and he has a limited (in terms of numbers) IT staff. Paul says that with increased automated capabilities provided by these tools, his staff "can now better focus on other projects to help fulfill our Association's mission." The staff is also more productive, and that also benefits the entire organization.
I have seen all too close the results of this terrible disease, so this PerfectDisk success story really hits home for me. I know there are many, many people around the world doing a lot more important work than the seemingly boring work of defragmentation. So it is nice to be able to see a story like this, and think that in a very small way, PerfectDisk is helping a much bigger cause. I don't want to overstate it - I know the Alzheimer's Association would carry on and still do its important work without defragmenting its drives and Exchange data stores. We're just glad PerfectDisk can help even a very little bit. I want the association to fulfill its mission.