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Five Guidelines to make Backup A Functional Manageable and Profitable Service Offering

Recent headlines tout backup’s many failures and the struggles that organizations have with successfully executing on their backup...

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5 Reasons Your SQL Server is Slow

Robert Davis explores 5 reasons why your SQL Server may be slow and provides insights on how to fix them.

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5 DBA Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job

Robert Davis reviews 5 mistakes that DBAs should avoid to protect data and their job.

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How To Deal With An Inherited SQL Database

Your first week with a new SQL database can be daunting. Let Andy Warren walk you through best practices for prioritizing those fi...

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5 Most Common Critical SQL Integrity Issues

A crucial part of managing SQL Server is performing regular integrity checks — but what do you do when corruption exists?

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Five Reasons For Getting Started With CDP Now

When it comes to backup, one of the first questions on the table is how frequently your backups should occur. This seemingly simpl...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for PCI-DSS

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of comprehensive requirements designed to help standardize the...

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Survey Says: What’s on I.T.’s Mind When it Comes to Backup

Making sure that business-critical data and systems are protected, backed up, and restorable is one of IT’s most critical tasks. I...

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Enterprise Backup Buyer's Guide

If you’re like most of the enterprise organizations we work with, here’s what things look like in your shop: * You have IT resourc...

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Server Backup Buyer's Guide for SMB

If you’re like most of the small and mid-sized businesses we work with, here’s what things look like in your shop: * You don’t hav...

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Caching in for SharePoint Performance

SharePoint capacity and operational planning entails addressing a variety of concerns, such as farm performance and scalability. A...

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Solutions to the Most Common Methods of SQL Server Intrusion

Understanding how SQL Server can be infiltrated is the key to understanding how to prevent intrusions. Some of the common methods ...

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Reduce SQL Server Security Vulnerabilities with SQL Secure

Today, business is about data. Databases and the data they store are arguably the most valuable assets in any given enterprise. So...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for SOX and COBIT

Microsoft SQL Server database security guidelines are defined by the following tools and organizations: Center for Internet Secur...

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Five Features For A Fast Switch To Disk Backup

The last few years have seen a monumental change in the backup and recovery landscape, as organizations of all sizes have shifted ...

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IDERA - Built To Tell The New Holistic Backup Management Story That Companies Want (And Need) To Hea...

As companies solve their long-standing backup challenges they are turning their attention away from reactively managing backup job...

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How Compliance Impacts Backup Strategy

Sarbanes-Oxley. Gramm-Leach-Bliley. PCI. HIPAA/HITECH. SEC. Basel II. Red Flag rules. SSAE 16. Organizations of all sizes and shap...

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Worst Data Breaches of 2012: Stolen Data Lives On Lost Data is Lost Forever

As companies solve their long-standing backup challenges they are turning their attention away from reactively managing backup job...

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Initializing Replication from Backup

This whitepaper provides clear guidance on the perceived limitations and restrictions on initializing transactional replication su...

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Windows Azure SQL Data Sync

This white paper introduces you to SQL Data Sync and walks you through an example on how to setup a topology that keeps a local da...

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Windows Azure SQL Database Architecture

Read this white paper which discusses the internal architecture of Windows Azure SQL Database and some of the key concepts that SQ...

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Windows Azure SQL Reporting

Read this white paper which discusses Windows Azure SQL Reporting. This feature of the Azure platform allows you to manage and run...

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10 Easy and Free Tricks To Get More Out of SharePoint's Data Protection Toolset

If you've been working with SharePoint for any length of time, you're probably aware that the platform ships with a number of tool...

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Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database

As Microsoft continues to invest heavily in its Windows Azure platform, many DBAs and developers are beginning to understand one o...

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The SharePoint Troubleshooting Guide

This document focuses on handling problems with SharePoint in a reactive manner, rather than a proactive one. You can use the trou...

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SQL Server Fragmentation Explained

As the data in Microsoft SQL Server tables changes their indexes change. Over time these indexes become fragmented. This fragmenta...

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Demystify Tempdb Performance & Management

In this white paper, MCM Robert L Davis demystifies the best practices that work some of the time, but not all of the time, when i...

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The SQL Server Security Threat - It's Closer Than You Think

As we’ve see over the past decade, database-related security breaches can’t be taken lightly. One of the greatest threats to datab...

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