Green IT

   If you are in IT one of the last things you might want to consider is how to reduce your company’s ecological footprint, but by doing an excellent job of controlling your data environment, you can help the company help the planet. You can reduce your usage of the electricity and equipment by archiving […]

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Capacity Planning with SQL Governor

In this series of blogposts, Jani Savolainen, Founder & CTO of SQL Governor describes how to carry out a successful capacity planning project on existing SQL Server failover cluster instances environment with the SQL Governor software. To spice it up, this step-by-step blog series will address a scenario where the server hardware is planned to […]

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Automating SQL Server Installation

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator As a Production DBA, I have had the opportunity to do an upgrade/migration from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016. During the process, I realized that installing a new SQL Server on 20-30 servers in a short time was going to be challenging and monotonous. Going through the […]

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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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Tracking Chips in Clothes

Do You Want Your Clothing Tracking You?

Do You Want Your Clothing Tracking You? Tommy Hilfiger is considering putting tracking chips in your clothing. Tracking where and when you wear their clothes so that they can reward you for brand loyalty It sounds like a clever and fun way to for your company to connect with your target consumer and maybe even […]

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Cloud Data Storage SAAS

What Is Cloud Storage?

When you think of today’s modern enterprise operation models, managing data in a safe but easily-accessible environment is crucial. The days of exchanging thumb drives or emailing attachments are long gone. Today’s professional landscape demands real-time, on-demand, safe access to corporate information. The ability to collaborate without managing multiple versions. Never asking again: “WHERE did […]

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Managing Your DBA

Managing Your DBA

So you’ve hired a stellar database administrator and now you feel like you can go on about your day, letting him or her worry about taking care of your IT issues. But is there anything you can do to help them work more efficiently? After all, your business is your baby, and you want to […]

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Common Database Management Challenges

Common Database Management Challenges

In this wonderful world of technology, we are used to the fact that everything’s done online. We shop, bank, and even find dates through the Internet. Whereas once upon a time, businesses had rows upon rows of client files, the brilliant minds of Silicon Valley have made our lives easier by coming up with things […]

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Let’s Talk About Database Scalability

Once upon a time, you started your own business. It might have been a couple of years ago (decades, even), or it might have been yesterday. Regardless of which category you’re in, one thing is for certain: Entrepreneurs want their business to grow. Getting more clients, hiring more staff, maybe opening a second or third […]

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Cryptojacking

Are You Susceptible to Cryptojacking?

A couple of weeks ago, we blogged about Bitcoin, offering the Average Joe a basic course on this hot new crypto currency. Whether you’ve been keeping tabs on it, or mining like your life depends on it, it’s been a trending topic for months. And as with all new hot trends, there comes a whole […]

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