Our Approach to Research
iolo researchers investigate existing and emerging issues affecting PC performance, with the goal of both educating the public on issues in PC care and optimization and improving the effectiveness of the company’s commercial product line.
- Public education goals: iolo Labs research enables people to learn about the nature of computer performance. Research focuses on trends and prevention methods related to slowdowns, bottlenecks, and speed deterioration over time and aims to create a body of knowledge that PC owners can use to best care for their PCs.
- Product improvement goals: iolo Labs research forms the foundation of Tune-up Definitions, which infuses iolo’s commercial product, System Mechanic, with knowledge about the programs, services, software updates, configuration nonconformities, and other components that threaten optimal PC operation. By converting our scientific research on the behavior and impact of various system changes into Tune-up Definitions, iolo’s software is continuously educated with up-to-the-minute custom repairs and optimizations for users.
The mission of iolo Labs is to investigate problems and solutions related to Windows PCs; to produce and maintain scientific research results that educate users on how to keep their PCs running optimally; and to continuously grow our knowledgebase of PC applications, services, drivers, and other related tools.
- Observation of thousands of real PCs obtained from real users, both physical machines and PC snapshots.
- Development and use of computer models that use aggregated field observations to reproduce various typical PC types at various states of use.
- Testing categories and standardized nomenclature based on simulations of PCs in specific conditions; for example, a machine that has undergone typical home office use for six months.
- Hardware classes that group and differentiate the most common uses for PCs and provide a snapshot of the configuration currently associated with each use.