Forget Computers Announces New Robot Cloud Alerting Feature: Inactive Memory Release (IMR)

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With Robot Cloud’s new maintenance and alerting feature, workstations automatically release memory resources back into the Mac’s operating system. This proactively reduces the need to use virtual memory while improving the user experience.

“IT teams with notebook users who habitually do not restart their computers will find this most beneficial. It greatly reduces the need to restart and the appearance of the spinning beach ball." - Ben Greiner, Founder and President of Forget Computers

On any given Mac workstation there are quantities of both available memory and inactive memory. Unfortunately, not all applications do a good job of releasing inactive memory. A lack of real and available memory forces workstations to virtualize memory using hard drive storage. Relying heavily on virtual memory can severely degrade performance. The Inactive Memory Release will return available memory resources to the OS if it determines the machine is holding on to memory resources that are no longer needed. When memory is released, IT is alerted to the situation and over time can review possible solutions, including memory upgrades and workstation or server replacements.

This alert may make tapping into virtual memory a thing of the past. Memory leaks can now be identified — and better managed — where they were previously unknown. In particular, Robot Cloud adds a layer of intelligence to detect which workstations and servers need to be analyzed in order to find needed upgrades or reallocation of resources.

Robot Cloud is a hosted Apple device management solution powered by the JAMF Casper Suite (JSS) and the ingenuity and experience of Forget Computers. It enables IT departments to proactively manage all of an organization’s Apple devices. Through an intelligent web interface called Device Scout, customers can quickly access inventory and receive alerts on laptops and workstations. Device Scout parses through a mountain of data to provide the most essential information and presents it in a smart, easy-to-digest format.

About Forget Computers
Founded in 1998, Forget Computers is a team of Apple IT specialists skilled in delivery of Mac and iOS management and support to Chicago Creatives and IT professionals worldwide.

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