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# For new order transactions, Oracle-Sun server's new world-record TTP

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For new order transactions, Oracle-Sun server's new world-record TTP benchmark beats the next best TTP result posted by IBM server by nearly 3X in throughput performance while delivering more than 3x better average response time. Moreover, Oracle-Sun's servers cost 26% less than the IBM's server. Therefore, CIOs whose organizations process new order transactions will improve the bottom line of their IT organization by switching their future server purchases from IBM to Oracle-Sun.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the argument?

A. Most customers who purchase any computing equipment process at least some new order transactions

B. The oracle-Sun server does not have appreciably higher running costs that the IBM server.

C. The resale value of Oracle-Sun server is similar to that of the IBM server.

D. The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM.

E. Oracle-Sun and IBM are the only server options available to IT organizations.
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12 Aug 2018, 09:38
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For new order transactions, Oracle-Sun server's new world-record TTP benchmark beats the next best TTP result posted by IBM server by nearly 3X in throughput performance while delivering more than 3x better average response time. Moreover, Oracle-Sun's servers cost 26% less than the IBM's server. Therefore, CIOs whose organizations process new order transactions will improve the bottom line of their IT organization by switching their future server purchases from IBM to Oracle-Sun.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the argument?

A. Most customers who purchase any computing equipment process at least some new order transactions

B. The oracle-Sun server does not have appreciably higher running costs that the IBM server.

C. The resale value of Oracle-Sun server is similar to that of the IBM server.

D. The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM.

E. Oracle-Sun and IBM are the only server options available to IT organizations.

-> Can anyone explain why option D is not correct.

"The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM."

Now negating this statement will negate the conclusion.

If the suite of services provided by oracle is not matching with the suite provided by IBM then why will the organisation switch the future server purchases from IBM to Oracle-Sun.

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12 Aug 2018, 10:04
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-> Can anyone explain why option D is not correct.

"The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM."

Now negating this statement will negate the conclusion.

If the suite of services provided by oracle is not matching with the suite provided by IBM then why will the organisation switch the future server purchases from IBM to Oracle-Sun.

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Hi gmatcanada. the suite of services matches implies that the features/services are exactly the same. What if Oracle has even more services? In that case, the conclusion still holds even though the services do not match. I fell for this choice at first as well.

Hope that helps.
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12 Aug 2018, 15:20
I am don't understand why 'running Costs' is mentioned as valid here. The conclusion talks about 'improving the bottom line of IT organization' ...even if the running costs are higher...Oracle servers can still improve the IT organisation. I was stuck between A and D but picked Option A because the stimulus specified that, the better Oracle server benchmark is 'for new order transactions'. Can an expert help out, pls
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12 Aug 2018, 19:53
Even i went with D.. Would like to see an explanation for this one!

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12 Aug 2018, 20:36
I went with option D as well. With the analogy between oracle and sun services, we need to come up with the assumption that both of them are similar.

Would like an explanation for why B is right
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For new order transactions, Oracle-Sun server's new world-record TTP benchmark beats the next best TTP result posted by IBM server by nearly 3X in throughput performance while delivering more than 3x better average response time. Moreover, Oracle-Sun's servers cost 26% less than the IBM's server. Therefore, CIOs whose organizations process new order transactions will improve the bottom line of their IT organization by switching their future server purchases from IBM to Oracle-Sun.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the argument?

A. Most customers who purchase any computing equipment process at least some new order transactions

B. The oracle-Sun server does not have appreciably higher running costs that the IBM server.

C. The resale value of Oracle-Sun server is similar to that of the IBM server.

D. The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM.

E. Oracle-Sun and IBM are the only server options available to IT organizations.

+1 for B

Prethinking:
Here Oracle's performance is 3x times better than IBM's performance. It also costs 26% less. The only thing that can stop a company from switching to Oracle server is any other cost that they can't afford such as maintenance etc. So we need to assume something which can fill the mentioned gap whether oracle's server can occur such costs or not?

A. Most customers who purchase any computing equipment process at least some new order transactions
- Incorrect. This doesn't give us any reason on why a company should opt Oracle or IBM.

B. The oracle-Sun server does not have appreciably higher running costs that the IBM server.
- Correct. This is inline with our pre thinking. Now Oracle's server is better at maintenance too so there can't be any other reason why a company might not choose oracle over IBM.

C. The resale value of Oracle-Sun server is similar to that of the IBM server.
- Incorrect. Resale value is irrelevant

D. The suite of services provided by Oracle-Sun matches that provided by IBM.
- Incorrect. Yes the suite of services matches that of IBM but how does this make Oracle better? Hence eliminate

E. Oracle-Sun and IBM are the only server options available to IT organizations.
- Incorrect. This doesn't help in determining which one is better
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12 Aug 2018, 21:19
Saurabhminocha, Poojithaog have you seen this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/for-new-orde ... l#p2111139

B is correct because it removes the possibility of a negative which Oracle servers might have.

D is a trap because it twists you pre-thought assumption that both servers should have similar features -> D twists this into they should have exactly same features.
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