It ensures that the idle time between calculations of one requirement can be used for another requirement and therefore can process lots of requirements simultaneously. This reduces overall processing time and increases the efficiency of the system and the cuts off time from the whole process.Most of the time used on a computer is used for inputting the data and afterward, the calculations are generally the smaller part. The batch type system processes the requirements one at a time whereas a multi-programming based system will allow a user to use the computing time of the computer for one task as the input time for the second task. This allows far more efficient use of a computer’s processing powers and also makes the whole business process much faster and therefore time efficient. The saved time directly affects the profitability of the business.Another new technology now available in computers is the virtual memory. Notwithstanding the technical details, virtual memory allows the internal functioning of a computer faster and therefore reduces the processing time. A virtual memory capable computer can outpace other computers in time required for a specific calculation by many margins.Virtual memory’s advantage lies in the processing time required by the computer for one specific task. A computer has to do a lot of memory transfer of data within itself to execute a particular task. Every computer has a limited process able memory called Random Access Memory (RAM). Whenever the RAM is fully utilized, more processes are stopped till the time some space is restored in RAM. Therefore a multi-tasking capable computer would be rendered useless because of limited space available in RAM. Virtual memory allows continuing by utilizing some portion of the Hardware memory as virtual memory. It is a sin qua non of modern computing and multi-tasking / multi-programming capable computers and therefore every new computer must be capable of virtual memory. It results in saved costs related to RAMs and reduced processing times of the machine
Works CitedStrassmann, Paul A. Business Value of Computers. an Executive Guide. Strassmanns Inc. 1-521.
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