• 22 Aug 2017

    Wearing too many hats? A look at the many roles of today’s DBAs

    Once upon a time, database administrators (DBAs) were responsible for as few as one or two database platforms. They had time for things like lunch. Real lunches. Not stress snacks, devoured over keyboards, leaving crumbs wedged between the keys. Back in the day, DBAs had time for friends, for family. They even had energy left over for hobbies. But new tech advancements meant new responsibilities. And that overwhelming...
    • 17 Aug 2017

    Combat GDPR with Quest's Microsoft Platform Management Tools

    As we become ever more reliant on technology we are seeing more and more threats to our data. These threats are not only coming from the “bad guys” out there knows as hackers like Hank . They can also come from malicious employee who feel hard done by and want to get their own back. The negligent new IT admin making changes to their Active Directory without thinking of the repercussions to the business, followed...
    • 16 Aug 2017

    Privilege Manager for Windows 4.1 is Now Available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of Privilege Manager for Windows 4.1 is now available for download. Look what's new: Temporary Session Elevation - Privilege Manager now supports passcodes, allowing admins to provide temporary machine-wide elevated privileges to end-users Added support for Server 2016 Added support for SQL Server 2016 Check out this helpful knowledge article: What's new...
    • 16 Aug 2017

    Desktop Authority 10.1 is Now Available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of Desktop Authority 10.1 is now available for download. Look what's new: Off-Network Remote Management - The existing Remote Management capabilities of Desktop Authority has been extended to include off-network computers Added support for Server 2016 Added support for Exchange Online Added support for Exchange 2016 Check out this helpful knowledge article:...
    • 9 Aug 2017

    Deduplication – Understanding the Cleaning Process

    Demands and expectations of today’s modern backup and recovery solutions are challenging, it is not unreasonable for small and medium sized companies to accumulate hundreds of terabytes of backup data. If backup administrators are not paying attention, they can easily wander into expensive territory. Besides the initial investments of repository storage, additional expenses include power & cooling, data center...
    • 9 Aug 2017

    Quest NetVault Backup 11.4 is Now Available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of NetVault Backup 11.4 is now available for download. Look what's new: Display jobs in a calendar type view and export job details via CSV More usable screen space via a new drawer for options Set summary preview details displayed in context Policy based job management enhancements Faster, better problem resolution via new support diagnostics Improved integration...
    • 9 Aug 2017

    Exploring your SQL Server's Performance History with Spotlight on SQL Server

    Spotlight's Playback, Alarms by Time and Alarm Log views DBAs can’t be there to investigate every issue that affects their SQL Servers as it happens. They might be working on an issue in another system or at home getting some well-deserved rest. So Spotlight on SQL Server , in addition to providing email alerts and rapid diagnostics for SQL Server problems in real-time (covered in this post) , also lets you...
    • 8 Aug 2017

    Monitoring Workload – Heads or Tails, it's two sides of the same coin

    I often get asked about monitoring SQL workload that is consuming a database instance’s resources. The first question that comes to my mind is, “What is the symptom you are trying to resolve?” Are you looking to understand the root cause of compute resource consumption such as CPU, I/O, memory and timing? Or are you looking to get to the bottom of a specific set of wait events that have been present...
    • 7 Aug 2017

    Rapid Recovery - More recovery choices

    Do you ever notice that a limited number of options makes achieving goals difficult? For example, when painting a wall, going to a paint store with a large number of paint choices will result with better success than if going to a paint store with a limited selection. When it comes to backup and recovery solutions , Rapid Recovery offers more ways to backup and recover data. Rapid Recovery is an extremely flexible solution...
    • 7 Aug 2017

    The true cost of keeping your systems safe from malware

    I read all sorts of security blogs, and the comments I see to articles about staying ahead of the latest Windows OS and third-party security updates attest to the challenge of keeping systems up to date: “Great — another blue screen of death I will need to address,” or “I just recovered from the last patching problems of last month.” I frequently see this blind hatred for dealing with patching...
    • 4 Aug 2017

    Simplify Healthcare M&A with Automated AD and Exchange Tools

    Simplify your healthcare mergers and acquisitions with secure and automated tools for Active Directory and Exchange consolidations.
    • 3 Aug 2017

    Targeting, Automating and Reporting with KACE

    Time is Money – Photo Courtesy: Tax Credits Time is money. Do more with less. Rightsizing. Whichever mantra is in vogue, we all know what these really mean. You have more work than ever with even less resources — and less time to get them done! How can you manage the expectations of your organization’s stakeholders and still work a reasonable amount of hours per week? What about that project that’s...