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Why It’s Time to Get Proactive with Your Database Management

on 2/1/18 1:41 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Database Administration
In a recent post we proposed a few “database resolutions” for the new year. At the top of that list was “Stop Reacting, Get Proactive.” The value of ending the cycle of “deal with it as it happens” with your databases cannot be overstated.
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Database Management and Security in the Cloud

on 10/26/17 10:17 AM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Database Administration
There are few tasks more integral to business success than ensuring the security and efficiency of your Oracle, SQL Server, or NoSQL databases. So, it’s no surprise that security remains a top concern for enterprise data management. Although the cloud is more secure than ever before, recent high-profile breaches from the likes of Equifax, Target, and AWS, have made this uphill trust battle even more difficult for cloud service providers.
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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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Lessons from AWS: The Power of a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

on 3/14/17 4:57 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Cloud Strategy Cloud
On February 28, a simple typo from Amazon Web Services stalled roughly 150,000 sites for hours, hobbling countless companies around the world. The mishap hit brands like Airbnb, Business Insider, Expedia, News Corp, and many other major global companies, stalling productivity for those businesses as well as all those who rely on their services. To say the least, it was a rough day for AWS and the many, many organizations its services touch.
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3 Database Management Mistakes to Stop Repeating

on 1/31/17 4:31 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Remote DBA
No one ever said managing a database was easy. Last week we covered several steps that are often overlooked in database administration, this week we’re turning our attention to common database management missteps.
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3 Surprising Database Management Oversights and How to Fix Them

on 1/24/17 2:35 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Database Administration
Having the right people in the right positions is what makes your business work. In IT the reality is that finding strong talent isn’t easy and it can be difficult to have all of your needs staffed properly, including your database administration. During staffing crunches, we often see Oracle, SQL Server, or NoSQL database management as one of those roles thrust upon an “accidental DBA.” You know, the tech savvy team member who knows just enough about database management to get your team by in a pinch.
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Scaling the Cloud in the New Year – 5 Things Every CIO Should Know About Cloud ERP

on 12/21/16 9:45 AM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Cloud Strategy ERP
Quick question for you: How quickly and easily can your company’s ERP system scale as your business grows? The needs of a business will change and evolve as it grows, and you want an ERP solution that will not only seamlessly grow with your organization but also help fuel that growth.
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Top 5 Signs It's Time to Check Your Database Health

on 11/8/16 12:13 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management
We don’t need to tell you, keeping your business running smoothly is an ongoing process. Regular maintenance of business-critical IT infrastructure elements like Oracle, SQL Server, or NoSQL databases is essential to the growth of any organization.
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Dealing with Shadow IT and Other Spooks of the IT Workforce

on 10/27/16 9:10 AM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | IT Management NetSuite
It’s a fact of the modern workplace — business units are bypassing IT and adopting solutions that are not sanctioned or managed by IT. This so called “shadow IT” phenomenon opens your business to risks that haunt the dreams of many a CIO and exposes the challenges many businesses face when evaluating new technologies.
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How Cloud is Changing the IT Workforce

on 10/17/16 12:01 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Cloud
A recent McKinsey report on cloud adoption found that by 2018, the 77% of enterprises now using traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload will drop to 43% by 2018. There’s no use denying it, the cloud is completely changing how we do business, and that’s even more true for those in IT.
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