Optimizing SQL

Why Optimizing SQL Matters

MS SQL Server is a fabulous product, but it does need some care and attention. We have found that many companies in today’s mid-market tier have grown faster than expected. Thus they were worried about their application development, and security but haven’t had the time to tend to their database and optimizing SQL code structure. […]

How to Choose a Cloud Database Service Provider

How to Choose a Cloud Service Provider

Remember the first computer you ever used? Back in the early days, it was common to store information on diskettes. Walking around with one made us feel a bit futuristic. Today, those disks are as anachronistic as pay phones. When you run a business, or your job entails sending and receiving significant amounts of data, […]

Database Administrator

How to Hire the Perfect Database Administrator

A Database Administrator, or DBA, especially competent ones, can be difficult to find, validate technically, and hire, as they are rare and in high demand. This article discusses finding, scoping, and acquiring your new DBA. Finding a DBA Where do DBAs (Database Administrator) hang out? Larger companies may hire a staffing firm. This may be […]

Your Apps Cyber Threats Vulnerability

Are Your Apps Making You Vulnerable to Cyber Threats?

How many people do you know without a smartphone? These nifty little gadgets have practically become a fifth limb for most of us; and we’ve come to rely on them for everything: online banking, downloading music, GPS maps, playing Scrabble when we’re bored, finding a nearby gas station… They make our lives so much easier […]

Soaring Eagle Database Client Retention

Soaring Eagle Client Retention Strategy

A couple of weeks ago our Sales Director and I met with a marketing mentor, and a discussed profiling our customers. What is an excellent customer? How do we define them? How do we create the right message and services to target prospects that match the Soaring Eagle profile of our best customers? We then […]

data management software work life balance

How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

As the economics of our businesses goes through ebbs and tides, our work-life balance tends to follow those highs and lows as well. It seems like the tides get higher and the ebbs only mean we work harder and longer for less pay. This happens to all business owners and employees. It is ok to […]

Building a DB Guru Team

How to Get Your Gurus to Fly in V-Formation

So you are lucky, and you have hired one or several top technical people “gurus” in their field. You know that when it comes to technology, they know their stuff. Plus, they love doing the job. They are incredibly dependable, are nearly self-motivated when it comes to learning and tackling new problems, and they like […]

Database Preventive Maintenance

Don’t Be Afraid of Database Preventive Maintenance

The single most common problem I see when performing database health checks is a lack of preventive maintenance. There are a few prevalent reasons for this: – DBMS’ are frequently maintained by people other than experienced DBAs. This leads to problems due to lack of knowledge. – Owners (both business owners and line of business […]

Database security

What You Don’t Know About Your Database Can Hurt You

Jeff Garbus, 30-year IT veteran and author of over a dozen books on database technologies, has been a database consultant for most of his career. He recently had dinner with a CTO-friend who has brought Jeff with him to multiple companies, and was asked, “If you were going to a conference to hear Jeff speak, […]

DBA Burnout

How to Burn Out your DBA

Are you trying to get rid of your DBA – or DBA team? Want to make a reputation for your IT shop that will make recruitment borderline impossible? Simply want to make somebody’s life miserable? Then this article is for you! Note: If you want a happy DBA that stays with you, do the opposite. […]