Are Your Apps Making You Vulnerable to Cyber Threats?

How many people do you know without a smartphone? These nifty little gadgets have practically become a fifth limb for most of us; and we’ve come to rely on them for everything: online banking, downloading music, GPS maps, playing Scrabble ...

Soaring Eagle Client Retention Strategy

A couple of weeks ago our Sales Director and I met with a marketing mentor, and a discussed profiling our customers. What is an excellent customer? How do we define them? How do we create the right message and services ...

How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

As the economics of our businesses goes through ebbs and tides, our work-life balance tends to follow those highs and lows as well. It seems like the tides get higher and the ebbs only mean we work harder and longer ...

How to Get Your Gurus to Fly in V-Formation

So you are lucky, and you have hired one or several top technical people "gurus" in their field. You know that when it comes to technology, they know their stuff. Plus, they love doing the job. They are incredibly dependable, ...

Don't Be Afraid of Database Preventive Maintenance

The single most common problem I see when performing database health checks is a lack of preventive maintenance. There are a few prevalent reasons for this: - DBMS’ are frequently maintained by people other than experienced DBAs. This leads to ...

What You Don't Know About Your Database Can Hurt You

Jeff Garbus, 30-year IT veteran and author of over a dozen books on database technologies, has been a database consultant for most of his career. He recently had dinner with a CTO-friend who has brought Jeff with him to multiple ...

How to Burn Out your DBA

Are you trying to get rid of your DBA – or DBA team? Want to make a reputation for your IT shop that will make recruitment borderline impossible? Simply want to make somebody’s life miserable? Then this article is for ...

Database Performance for Executives

We received a call recently from a business partner who told us, in essence, “We have a customer, a large hospital, who complained of database performance issues. We spent $3M of their money upgrading their systems, and the performance is ...

Database Administration - Architecting Effective Solutions

Business Intelligence and technical efficiencies are paving the way for industries to grow at an unprecedented rate. But with the swift growth, companies often don’t have a workforce who can handle scalability problems, primarily, the expansion of their database and ...

How to Protect Yourself From the Equifax Breach

Cybersecurity is not just an issue that big companies need to worry about. Considering that every single one of us leaves behind such a huge digital footprint, we should pay attention to how it affects us as individuals. The truth ...