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February 12, 2024

Occupational Hazards Ep. 1 – Steve Stoloff

Occupational Hazards
Strategic IT Leadership
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August 29, 2023

The Future of IBM’s DB2 Database: Navigating the Seas of Stability and Change

In the ever-evolving landscape of database management systems, one name that has stood the test of time is IBM’s DB2 database. Renowned for its stability and versatility, DB2 has been a workhorse for businesses across various industries, meeting their diverse data management needs. However, as technology marches forward, DB2 finds itself at a crossroads where its venerable reputation intersects with
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August 22, 2023

Advanced Strategies for Database Performance Tuning

Database performance tuning is a critical aspect of ensuring optimal system function and end-user experience. In our previous article, we explored the basics of database performance tuning, the importance of establishing a performance baseline, common performance issues, and a checklist of tasks for tuning SQL Server and Oracle databases. In this follow-up article, we will delve into more advanced strategies
Best Practices
Database Management
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July 10, 2023

Unlocking the Potential of ETL: How Database Administrators Drive Efficient Data Integration and Analysis

Companies use ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes to streamline data integration, enhance data quality, support analytics and reporting, facilitate system integration, and ensure regulatory compliance. By leveraging ETL, companies can harness the full potential of their data and make informed decisions based on accurate and consolidated information. Let’s explore the vital roles DBAs play in ETL processes. Database administrators (DBAs) play
Database Design
ETL Strategy
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May 25, 2023

Why Fractional CIOs Are a Game-Changer for These Businesses

In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven business landscape, organizations must harness the potential of cutting-edge digital solutions to stay competitive and achieve their strategic goals. However, not every company has the resources or need for a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead their technology initiatives. This is where the concept of fractional CIOs comes into play. Fractional CIOs, also known
Fractional CIO
Strategic IT Leadership
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May 18, 2023

What is the Role of a DBA in a Cloud Migration?  

What is the Role of a DBA in a Cloud Migration?   As businesses increasingly adopt cloud computing and leverage cloud services, one crucial responsibility that falls under the purview of a Database Administrator (DBA) is facilitating the migration of databases to the cloud. Database migration to the cloud involves transferring a company’s existing databases, applications, and related components from on-premises
Cloud Computing
Cloud Migration
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May 8, 2023

Software Licensing Auditing: Why it’s Necessary, Challenges, and Best Practices

Being audited is normal, even if it is not fun. Whatever database you use, or whatever your team looks like (in-house DBA or a Managed Service Provider), software licensing auditing must be on the radar.   What is a software licensing audit?  A software license audit is a formal, mandatory compliance review of a company’s use of products and services. Every software company
Database Audit
Software Audit
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