Making Alexa Your Shopping Assistant During the Holiday Season

Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant, will be offering exclusive deals to its Prime members on Cyber Monday. Just by asking “Alexa, what are your deals?”, the U.S. e-commerce giant announced that the voice assistant would respond with secret tips and deals. What is Alexa Voice Shopping? Alexa Voice Shopping is an Amazon service that allows customers […]

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3 Issues to Anticipate With High Volume Demand

High Volume Demand occurs at any given moment, your website can get a huge wave of traffic and customers. If you have a robust data architecture in place, it will guarantee that that moment will be a cause for a celebration and not a concern. This year’s holiday season is supposed to be one of […]

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What Does SQL Server AlwaysOn Mean?

AlwaysOn is an integrated high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solution that provides redundancy within a SQL Server data center. It allows fast application failover during both scheduled and unplanned downtime. AlwaysOn provides failover cluster instances, multiple secondary, active secondary, and connection director features. It is an excellent feature in SQL Server 2012 and 2014 […]

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Server Downtime Prevention

What can you do to keep your systems up and running consistently? How can you ensure business continuity? For many companies, a server crash means extended server downtime, high stress, lost business opportunities, and idle employees. A server might crash for many reasons. However, you should still take preventive measures to ensure it does not […]