Administration Editorials Ethics

The Great Hack, The Creepy Line, and Our Job

These are some really intriguing movies (Netflix, etc.) – they’re finally talking about data, data use, data ownership, privacy, customization (sort of) and all sorts of things that have significant implications on our career ethics and responsibilities. When you watch these, they can quickly lead to a rabbit hole of TED talks, blog posts and more. Probably result in some […]

Editorials SQL Server

A New Variable in the RFQ Process – (Recognizable) Brand Names

Some interesting things happening in the process of RFQs and software platform analysis prior to purchase.  More and more we’ve been seeing people inquiring about infrastructure.   It’s not like they didn’t care before, certainly they did.  But now, it’s about two different “levels” of infrastructure.  The first is functionality.  We’ll see a lot of questions about how things are set […]


Environment normalization and challenges

When you start working in the cloud, you end up making choices, of course, for how you want to implement things.  If you look at options for your SQL Server, there are more than a few different ways to approach that type of implementation.  From virtual machines and container-oriented configurations to Software and Platform as a service to fully managed […]