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Cloud Environment Security vs. On Premise Environment Security

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. A significant number of people seem to be under the impression that if their data is stored in a third-party cloud, the information is safe […]

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How to Master Database Design

How to Master Database Design

4 Database Design Tips During database design, there are a few simple rules that can save you a lot of time and headaches down the road. Check out these tips that we have developed in our years of hands-on experience: 1. Use Naming Conventions Many developers and admins might not deem name conventions as important […]

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Clustered vs Nonclustered Indexes

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid | Clustered vs. Nonclustered Indexes

Editor’s Note:  “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” which was originally published at https://logicalread.com/dont-drink-kool-aid/#.Wud159PwZTZ. Soaring Eagle Advice Column By: Jeff Garbus Don’t believe everything you read on the web about clustered vs. nonclustered indexes I suspect almost every reader of this article has seen or heard the following, as it is posted “everywhere” on the web. Yet if the […]

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Medical Data: One Of The Hottest Commodities On The Dark Web

We’ve all heard of the dark Web. Parallel to the Internet we all know and love, the dark Web operates much like the black market – it’s almost impossible to trace its participants, making it a breeding ground for criminal activity and underground sales. But what exactly is the dark Web? The dark Web is […]

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Remote Database Provider

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Remote Database Provider

Soaring Eagle Advice Column If you’re looking for a managed service provider, you need to know what makes one different from another. What questions should you ask before making a hiring decision? Below are general guidelines that will help you choose the best provider for your business. That said, always remember to ask for references. […]

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Women in IT

High Heels and IT

Women, leadership and what we bring to the table that men cannot. I think that men and women are built differently, and that’s a good thing. Differences in gender, race, religion, and lifestyle means that each individual can be seen in a unique way. Although some women choose to hide their femininity in the boardroom, […]

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Common SQL Programming Mistakes

3 Common SQL Programming Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them

When you work with mid- to large-size tables, creating the right SQL statement and optimizing tables and queries for the best performance is a must. Avoid these SQL pitfalls and you will be on your way to designing a fast, efficient database for any size business. 1. Absence of Primary Keys Having a primary key […]

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SQL Server Administration Tips

Avoid Database Problems With These SQL Server Administration Tips

Did you know that postponing SQL Server administration tasks can lead to serious and complex database problems? Do not forget to carry out these often-neglected maintenance items and help your SQL Server systems run smoothly. Establish Version Consistency Database administrators should keep their software versions standardized. While the causes may seem trivial, the consequences can […]

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Are You Ready For GDPR

Are You Ready For GDPR?

Security and protection of personal information (PI) is all the rage today. You can’t scroll through Facebook or watch the news without seeing something about the latest data breach. The days are numbered before the U.S. joins the European Union in their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the EU, PI data not only includes name, […]

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The Scapegoating of Facebook

The Scapegoating of Facebook

Soaring Eagle Advice Column I feel like I have stayed quiet for too long. If you are my close friend, you have heard this rant a dozen times. But I have kept my pen (keyboard) quiet on this issue, and I feel as though it is time to speak out. Facebook is being scapegoated. Why? […]

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