February 23, 2023
Target slow application speeds in Oracle and SQL
The scoop: If you want a car to go faster, what’s your plan to maximize its performance? Sure, you could buy a bigger engine – it makes sense to think the larger the engine, the faster the car. But that’s an expensive upgrade. And is your car even able to handle the engine; the higher speeds, the higher fuel consumption?
February 16, 2023
What a Fractional CIO brings to your business
Picture this – you, in a leadership position, ask your development team to build you a car. They agree (and magically have finessed car-building skills) and get to work. The upside is you’ll have a car built! You asked and you shall receive! The downside is that you’re already set up for failure. Both parties let each other down.
February 9, 2023
The importance of data privacy: best practices, privacy law, and how people open up their companies to data breaches
What is data privacy: There are daily headlines flashing with “data breach” stories. Companies lose money, information, and face every time someone has access to data they shouldn’t. And yet, it keeps happening. Leadership gives access without thinking. Employees share passwords. Little yellow flags turn into waving red ones in the news. And suddenly, your company isn’t saving time and
January 30, 2023
New Year, New IT – best practices for assessing your company’s IT environment
“New year, new me” is a common colloquialism around this time in the season. But how often do we hold ourselves to our New Years resolutions? And how frequently do we bring new goals and a willingness to grow in our workplaces? We pulled up some best practices and questions to ask yourself as you think about running a successful
January 25, 2023
Ways to check your database health, and what a healthy database can do for your business
What is database health:
January 13, 2023
5 Feature Updates of SQL Server 2022
Database server versions come and go; updates ride in and out like predictable tides. SQL Server 2022 is one of the newer updates in the data world, only recently being released to the general public. Here are 5 update buckets in the SQL Server flagship (all unique only to SQL Server 2022) to keep an eye out for:
January 5, 2023
Trouble Mode vs Growth Mode
December 8, 2022
Interview with New Hire – Sasha
Sasha McClain, our newest Solvarian, will be working as the VP of Sales and Business Development for our Atlanta market. Welcome to the team, Sasha!
December 5, 2022
Trends in Database Automation and DevOps
Whether your company uses on-premise database systems or has made the popular jump to the Cloud, there is a definite uptick in automated systems. This is a newer option in which aspects of data upkeep are routinely updated, monitored, and fixed by an online system.
November 21, 2022
What to Consider When Evaluating a Software Package
“A fool with a tool is still a fool.” I use this phrase all the time with organizations who are going through software package evaluations. With the “tool” in this expression being the software being evaluated, sometimes the companies we work with must evaluate the process they are trying to automate before jumping into an expensive new tool. If they