These two must read papers from top analysts show the way to measurable productivity improvements.
The first presents the time savings for AutoCAD 2011 users exploiting the latest GPU and multicore CPU workstations.
The second answers the question of how to increase the productivity and innovation of a small professional staff.
Realistic User Productivity Comparisons for Upgrade Decision Making
While the overall performance of a software program or hardware platform can be measured using standard benchmarks, actual user productivity is a more
difficult metric to gauge, since it often
…includes perceptions of the overall user experience and must account for differences in the methods employed
while using the software.
In order to quantify the potential productivity improvement a typical user is likely to experience when upgrading to the latest version of AutoCAD as well as upgrading to a more modern engineering workstation and graphics card, we devised a series of tests involving timing the repeated re-creation of a selection of drawings using both AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD 2011. The drawings used were judged to be representative of those that would be produced by typical AutoCAD users.
Return on Innovation: Making Individuals More Productive
The value proposition for equipping technical and creative professionals has drastically changed. The
unprecedented combination of economic pressure and technological advancement has rewritten the rules of how
… to do more with less. Teams may forego new hires or do the same work with fewer staff, yet they can avail themselves to
new tools and techniques. The challenge then becomes how to equip these valuable and fewer number of professionals to
be more productive and innovative.