Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Important for Your Business

Multi-factor authentication is a method to grant access to users who successfully provide at least two different pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism. Cybersecurity As it’s widely known, cyber attacks have soared dramatically during the past few years. Hackers are determined to find weaknesses and breaches in the defenses to then reap the rewards. […]

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3 Issues to Anticipate With High-Volume Demand

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 the busiest on record. […]

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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 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 Enterprise edition. […]

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How to Prevent Server Downtime

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 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 happen. […]

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What Is Server Consolidation and When Is It Necessary?

According to Gartner, server consolidation poses considerable benefits even though it is ill-defined and immature. Companies should take a step-by-step approach to reap the considerable benefits accrued by the different types of consolidation. Server consolidation is an option widely used to maximize the effective use of server resources to decrease the number of servers required […]

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How To Manage Data Breaches Under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the framework that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of European Union citizens, is now in full force. However, some reports state that up to 60 percent of businesses are still not prepared to comply, mostly because of challenges understanding data privacy and how to correctly […]

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How Network Segmentation Improves Security

Although network segmentation hasn’t always been the most popular strategy, it is an effective and powerful deterrent for hackers. It is now being deployed as part of a defense-in-depth approach and a fundamental component of cybersecurity. Let’s take a look at what network segmentation means and some of the pros of taking on this project. […]

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How to Turn Data into Business Insight

In today’s data-driven world, available data sources grow day after day. For some, this might be a good thing, but for many companies, it brings up a lot of challenges to deal with. Lack of definition when it comes to data volumes is generally one of the main issues. Businesses are already drowning in data, […]

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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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