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The Cloud is Just a Tool

The cloud is a term that’s full of hype. We hear from various media outlets all the time: the cloud is the answer, the cloud is cheaper, the cloud is the way of the future, the cloud handles your DR, … Continue reading

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Moving Through Five Years

I wrote the Five Year Plan in mid 2013. In it, I noted there was a prediction that IT departments wouldn’t exist in 5 years, meaning in mid 2018. That’s a year and a half away. Is that a possibility? … Continue reading

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A Wide Variation in Skill

I was helping someone recently clear up some confusion about the encryption structure of their TDE databases. This individual wasn’t sure about how the various keys were used, which ones needed to be backed up, and which keys needed to … Continue reading

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The New DBA is a Developer

I was reading a short piece from Mike Fal recently and it struck a chord with me. I started working with computers as a developer, really a hack programmer as a kid. Friends and I would build small games or … Continue reading

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Your 2017 Goals

Last week I wrote some predictions for 2017, and plenty of you added your own thoughts. Overall, security is a concern for most people, with little hope things will improve. I certainly hope they do, but like most of you, … Continue reading

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The Salary Range

We published the results of our 2016 Salary Survey today, which has some interesting numbers in it. I haven’t done a lot of analysis of the data, but it seems as though the averages are higher than I expected for … Continue reading

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Testing Coders

Interviewing someone is hard. In fact, I’m not sure many of us really know how to do it well. Looking at the past hires in most companies I’ve known, I find that all too often the success of hires in … Continue reading

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Learn to Earn

Could you double or triple your salary by learning more technology skills? Sure, and here’s a great story about someone learning PowerShell and dramatically increasing their earnings. This is a good read, looking at the journey of someone through their … Continue reading

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The Pressure to Compromise Ethics

There have always been those that seek to defraud, deceive or mislead their customers. In order to do this, someone inside an organization has always been willing to pressure employees to compromise their ethics and morals. Construction companies may use … Continue reading

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Hire the Right People

I’ve seen this list of why projects fail going around the Internet for awhile (recently from Brent Ozar Unlimited). ┬áThere are a number of items in here, and if you substitute some other field for the data scientist part, you … Continue reading

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