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    • 18 Dec 2017

    What is Software License Management and Why It's Important?

    What is software license management and why is it important? As for most companies is boils down to resources and how they are managed. Software license management refers to the processes and tools used to document and track an organizations software portfolio. These tools and procedures also ensure compliances with said products End-User License Agreement (EULA). Typically, a EULA will specify how a software product...
    • 15 Dec 2017

    Want faster backup and recovery? Attend our webcast on LiteSpeed for SQL Server

    From my posts about LiteSpeed for SQL Server and juggling cross-platform databases with Foglight® , you guys know how much I dig being a DBA, right? I mean, it’s not like I make much of a secret of it. I was even born with the right initials to be a DBA. It’s the kind of work my parents raised me to do. Who wouldn’t like that? You wanna know one thing I don’t like? Going slow. I like...
    • 14 Dec 2017

    Reflecting on the Biggest Ransomware Attacks of 2017

    I saw an article today curating news from some of the largest ransomware viruses that threatened home computers and corporations worldwide in 2017. As I was reading and reflecting on these, I realized that the sad part is, cyber security threats from external attackers are a daily worry for all organizations, as evidence by the many headline-grabbing ransomware data breaches of 2017 such as WannaCry and Bad Rabbit. ...
    • 11 Dec 2017

    In data migrations, the little things make the difference.

    A day in the life of a pre-sales systems engineer ebbs and flows between learning new tricks, doing what you did yesterday again and dealing with issues no one understands. The other day, I had one of the latter. It was a true test of my skills as an engineer and the capabilities of a few specific products that came together in the end for the win — and a win in record time. A new customer purchased Quest Secure...
    • 11 Dec 2017

    How to Avoid Extinction in the Database Evolution

    Friends. Change is here. All of us DBAs are dealing with it. Look at the number of new database platforms. It’s relentless. They just keep coming. And we’re expected to take on any or all of them that’ll save our companies money. But it’s hard, right? Here’s why. We’re in the midst of a rapid evolution. And as with any evolution, we’re looking at three morphological possibilities...