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What to consider when migrating from Oracle to SQL Server

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Aug 3, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Every database migration is a complex undertaking. When you’re moving your databases from one environment to another, you need expertise in both your old and new systems and must minimize downtime and maximize value for your business during the migration. 

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Topics: SQL Server

What does digital transformation actually mean for CIOs in 2020?

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Feb 27, 2020 10:56:42 AM

Every organisation has some form of digital transformation strategy in place, which promises to “streamline your operations” or “optimise your business”, and so on. But behind these fluffy catchphrases – what’s the real impact of digital transformation for CIOs in 2020?

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Topics: Digital transformation strategy

SQL Server 2019’s new features (and how to use them to your advantage)

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Feb 20, 2020 2:11:39 PM

SQL Server 2019 is Microsoft’s flagship OLTP database solution. The latest version, SQL Server 2019 (15.x), builds on previous releases, introducing a range of new features that, when used in the right way, could help you rise above the competition. 

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Topics: SQL Server

The Real Consequences of Obsolete SQL Servers

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Jan 23, 2020 9:00:58 AM

Do you still use SQL 2008, 2008 R2 or 2012 instances? If you hadn’t already heard, SQL Server 2008 mainstream support ended in 2014. What’s more, extended support for this technology reached its end of life in July 2019 and SQL Server 2012 mainstream support also ended in July 2019.

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Topics: SQL Server database audit

How to Ensure a Smooth Migration to the Azure Cloud

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Jan 14, 2020 9:55:25 AM

The cloud is a no-brainer if you want a scalable, secure and cost-effective digital solution for your business. In fact, research reveals 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.

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Topics: Azure SQL Server Performance

What to consider when trying to reduce your SQL Server licensing costs

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Dec 9, 2019 3:29:22 PM

Your SQL Server environment is the backbone of your organisation. It’s also an area where your organisation could realise massive cost savings by optimising your SQL Server licensing agreements. We recently helped one of our clients save one million Euros by reducing their SQL licensing costs.

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Topics: SQL Server azure migration

How to assess and simplify your SQL Server environment

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Dec 3, 2019 2:18:50 PM

Your SQL Servers are integral to your organisation. If their performance dips, so does your business performance. If you fail to implement effective SQL Server consolidation strategies across your infrastructure, you could waste millions in unnecessary expenditure.

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Topics: SQL Server consolidation

Which SQL Server audit solution should you adopt?

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Nov 18, 2019 12:11:01 PM

By 2020, research reveals the world’s servers will contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. This deluge of data is doubling in size every two years, and yet your customers expect information to be seamlessly available – and robustly secured.

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Topics: SQL Server audit log

Revealed: Our recommendations after a SQL Server audit

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Nov 11, 2019 11:36:07 AM

Our SQL Server Health and Risk Audit is a popular option to help our customers diagnose the causes and symptoms of any vulnerabilities in their SQL Server infrastructure and operational processes. 

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Topics: SQL Server auditing tools

Your SQL servers are running slow. What next?

Posted by Emilie Guardon on Oct 21, 2019 11:43:38 AM

Could your business survive without its data? In today’s highly digitised world, the answer is probably, no, it couldn’t.  

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Topics: SQL Server Performance