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Top Skills for Your Dream NetSuite Administrator

on 8/8/19 3:39 PM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Managed Services NetSuite
When it comes to the management of your NetSuite cloud ERP solution, having the right skills is over half the battle. The actual skills needed will change from business to business and may even change within an organization over time. It’s imperative to identify a support solution that not only keeps pace but can also pivot with your changing needs.
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Why Searching for the Right Internal NetSuite Support Is So Difficult

on 7/29/19 3:54 PM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Managed Services NetSuite
 The need for user-friendly processes, speed, and economies of scale has many businesses thinking that in-house support is the best option for efficient IT management,  but in many cases that’s not true. On the surface, having in-house NetSuite support may appear convenient, however appearances can be deceiving.
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How to Plan an Efficient Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upgrade

on 5/16/19 2:01 PM By | John Hughes | 1 Comment | Database Database Management SQL Server
If you are using the Microsoft Access database management system, your demands will likely outpace both its capacity and computational limits. Handling these hurdles (hopefully with the right database support solution) before they become problems will be critical to keeping your databases running smoothly. You and your team may have identified inefficiencies or performance issues and determined your database is, or will soon be, ready for an upgrade. Just as your business quickly outgrew those handy Excel spreadsheets, your database is now slowing down and taking up more and more of your precious IT resources. If you fit this description, it’s probably time to transition to Microsoft SQL Server, either locally or in the cloud.
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Answering Your Questions About JD Edwards in the Cloud

on 5/7/19 9:45 AM By | John Hughes | 1 Comment | JDE Enterprise One Cloud
Oracle has been hardening its strategy and amplifying its message big time with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in the Cloud, most recently with a strong push at Collaborate 2019 for the 9.2 upgrade. You know, that update Oracle keeps reminding you about? What you might not know is that less than half of JDE users have taken full advantage of 9.2 — so statistically, you might just be one of them. Oracle has some big plans for upcoming 9.2 system upgrades including JDE Orchestrator, UX One, mobile, and more.
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Dust off Your JDE With a Reboot at Collaborate

on 4/4/19 9:00 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | JD Edwards JD Edwards Upgrade
We’re heading to the Lone Star State, which can only mean one thing: The final countdown to the 2019 Collaborate conference in San Antonio has begun! We are thrilled to have our very own JD Edwards Functional Consultant Grant McIver speaking at the show this year. On Wednesday, April 10th at 12:45 p.m. he’ll dig in to strategies to improve your JDE system with a reboot.
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How Managed Services Can Transform your Database Management Strategy

on 3/27/19 11:39 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Database Management
Database management is an important responsibility of any business, yet it’s one that often gets overlooked or handed off to a team member who knows just enough to keep things running (the accidental DBA). Unfortunately, in such cases, the “return” on a lack of investment in this important responsibility can be catastrophic. The impact of an under-qualified database management solution typically shows up in the form of unexpected downtime, a costly situation to say the least.
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Lost Your DBA? Here’s Your New DBA Replacement Strategy

on 3/12/19 1:09 PM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Database Management Remote DBA
Employee turnover is to be expected with any business, but it can be particularly disruptive when it comes to your IT team. For instance, if your database administrator (DBA) leaves, it won’t be long until your IT team feels stretched assuming the role of accidental DBA — picking up their tasks until a strong replacement is found and brought up to speed.
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4 Signs You’re Finally Ready for a Remote DBA

on 2/25/19 9:42 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Database Management Remote DBA
If you’ve ever been told, “because that’s the way it’s always been done,” you know that’s the kiss of death for innovation. Yet, that’s the very reason so many organizations are stuck with sub-par database management solutions that either stretch IT resources too thin or rely on under-qualified staff (e.g. an accidental DBA) to manage this critical technology. In this day and age of constant digital transformation, the excuses to not have a solid support solution for your SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL databases are dwindling.
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How to Beat the Post-Release NetSuite Blues

on 10/17/18 9:04 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | NetSuite
Ready or not, the NetSuite 18.2 Release is here! (Update: See the 2019.1 Release here) This latest release brought more upgrades than you could count with new capabilities for companies in manufacturing, retail, professional services, software, and more. What’s not to love? Well, if your team wasn’t ready for it, you may still be catching your breath or singing the NetSuite Release blues right now.
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Picking the Best Option for Supporting NetSuite ― SuiteConsulting or an Independent Consulting Firm?

on 3/1/18 9:30 AM By | John Hughes | 0 Comments | Cloud ERP Project Management NetSuite
If you’re like majority of NetSuite customers, you aren’t thrilled with your current NetSuite support strategy, but you’re not overly disappointed either. News flash―simply “getting by” with your NetSuite support is not a strategy that will drive digital transformation or help you gain a competitive advantage (which were probably a couple of the reasons you decided to implement NetSuite as an ERP in the first place). The days of “just O.K.” NetSuite support are over!
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