The suggestions described in this section are more general than coding
improvements and generally have a larger business impact. Each should be
considered with respect to your specific business conditions. There may be
very good business reasons why you are not able to take advantage of some
or all of these. For example, upgrading your servers may be a simple task
if you only have one or two servers and they are easily accessible.
However, if your application is installed on hundreds or thousands of your
customers' servers, performing a hardware upgrade may be impractical or
Still, it is worthwhile revisiting these options periodically, possibly
when starting a major new release of the application.