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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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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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Busting Myths About the Remote DBA

on 3/18/19 9:47 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration Remote DBA
Using remote support for database administration may seem like a scary prospect. What happens if something goes down? Will you be able to reach them? Would an in-house database administrator (DBA) be able to help be faster? There are a lot of questions to be sure.
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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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AWS Provides A Full Managed Offering For Relational Databases?

on 2/22/19 9:13 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Database Management AWS
There’s always a certain level of stress where database management is concerned, but moving those databases to the cloud takes things to a whole new level. There’s a lot to consider — Which cloud? What workload(s) will you be moving? What’s your strategy for maintaining the same (or better) security in this new environment? How will you backup your system? — and each of these questions will lead to dozens others.
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How to Avoid an Accidental DBA Pitfall

The “Accidental DBA” is a database management pitfall we’ve covered before, but it’s one we see all too often and bears repeating. The name itself speaks to less-than-ideal database management circumstances. Picture this: An under-qualified IT team member (through no fault of their own) is left with the charge of managing the company’s most critical data, simply because they have the most bandwidth (probably not enough) and a “good enough” database management knowledge base (but far from being an expert). While this solution may keep things running for the most part, your databases deserve (and need) more than “good enough.”
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Is it Time to Rethink Your Database Management?

Modern organizations are leveraging cloud-based database solutions more and more for increased accessibility and flexibility. However, even with the improved efficiencies of the cloud, databases still need consistent monitoring and support to optimize performance and handle any situation that may arise. As database solutions evolve and improve, so too do the demands and requirements of managing them.
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Beware of These Database Management Mistakes

Your databases are pivotal to the day-to-day productivity and overall success of your organization, but they’re also very complex systems with many moving parts. To keep them well-managed you need support that can handle the normal, everyday processes as well as one-off issues and emergencies.
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Finding the Right Support for Your Databases

on 10/24/18 11:08 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Managed Services Database Database Management
When it comes to the management of your databases, there’s a lot to consider. This technology is at the core of your company, and without it, most of your business processes would come to a screeching halt. Making sure it’s getting the support it needs is crucial.
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