The ManageForce Blog

Building a Strong Database Maintenance Strategy

on 9/19/17 10:56 AM By | Mike Williams | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration
At first glance the terms maintenance and strategy may seem to be at polar opposite ends of the IT lexicon. The former calls to mind the daily grind of all that is required to keep all of your enterprise apps up and running to keep your business running smoothly. The latter evokes visions of smart, industry-redefining actions that will give a company a competitive edge.
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SQL Server 2017: What You Need to Know About the Latest Updates

on 9/13/17 10:26 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Database Management SQL Server
The SQL Server 2017 update has brought some significantly upgraded capabilities to its database engine, integration services, master data services, reporting services, and more. It’s also brought the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows. All of these updates mean more insights, simpler processes, better database performance, and plenty of changes for on-premise and cloud database services.
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A CIO Nightmare: How an Accidental DBA Could Be Harming Your Business

Accidents happen, we all know this. But what happens when those accidents are happening within your business as the result of conditions you’ve accepted or possibly even put in place? And an even more terrifying thought: What if no one is aware they’re happening, even the one committing them? That’s the threat of the Accidental DBA.
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4 Reasons Your Database May Be Underperforming

on 8/16/17 9:00 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Database
For all of the business-critical value that your databases add, the number of terror-inducing things that can go wrong is the stuff that keeps CIOs up at night. In an ideal world you’d be able to get out ahead of them before they become giant, expensive problems.
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Capitalizing on a Hybrid Approach to Database Management

on 8/14/17 9:00 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Data Management Database Database Administration
With 95% of businesses now using the cloud in some way, there is no doubt that enterprise technology is heading skyward. However, somewhere along the road to the cloud, many came to believe that the cloud is an all or nothing proposition particularly where databases are concerned, and that isn’t necessarily true. In fact, a recent report from IDG found that in 2018, the typical IT department will still have 40% of their apps and platforms on-premise.
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Tough Questions for Your DBA

on 8/1/17 10:51 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Data Management Database Database Administration
In many ways the role of a database administrator, aka the DBA, can be a thankless but vital one. As a business leader, you know the true value and peace of mind of knowing your databases are being looked after and running smoothly, allowing your business to do the same. CIOs and end-users alike expect to always have their data accessible without having to worry—but likely prefer that the tasks required to achieve that ease remain out of sight and out of mind. And that’s the way it should be.
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Get Your Databases in the Cloud Already

Technology is moving at a rip-roaring rate with advances being made every minute, accelerating and simplifying processes, however, not everyone is keeping up. Whether you’re still managing your databases on premise or making do with skill gaps in your IT department, the time has come to take a long, hard look at how you’re managing your databases.
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Optimizing Your Databases With the Right DBA Solution

on 7/17/17 9:00 AM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Database Administration
As technology advances, the roles of the modern workforce are changing just as quickly with new skills needed to master this ever-changing landscape, particularly as business-critical functions move to the cloud. Somewhere in the midst of all of this moving and shaking, some have come to believe that with the shift to the cloud, the role of the DBA has ceased to exist altogether. To borrow from Mark Twain, the rumors of the death of the DBA have been greatly exaggerated.
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How to Keep Your Enterprise Apps Shining this Summer

on 7/5/17 9:25 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Enterprise Software Apps Management
As the classic Gershwin tune tells us, “Summertime and the living is easy…” It’s a lovely sentiment, but if you’re a business-owner it also means strategizing on how to cover important tasks while employees use vacation days, which can make summer anything but easy. The daily tasks of maintaining the technology key to keeping your business up and running — your cloud ERP solution, databases, and other enterprise applications — may be small on their own, but they are vital and can quickly accumulate if left un-monitored.
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Mid-Year Check-in: Time to Move to the Cloud?

on 6/27/17 11:27 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | NetSuite
Believe it or not, the mid-year is upon us, and the question of the moment is: How are your 2017 goals treating you?
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