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Guest Columnist: Dave Convery

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Fine Products for the Modern Drudge

As working hours in tech trend upwards, we look at some ways to make life easier.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/10/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: career
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The Broad View

An ingenuous use of existing data leads to the thought - when are we so deep in our work that we can't see how to improve?  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: open data
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Running With The Red Queen

Trying to take the time to fix sub-par processes has some surprising parallels in nature.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/04/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Time to Retire

What happens when it's time to retire a system?  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2014/02/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Terrifyingly Accurate Technology Predictions for 2014

The end of a year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for running full-pelt at the new year with some ill-thought-out predictions under ones belt. It’s with this in mind that I fire up my 100%-accurate Criswell-Brand crystal ball, and peer into next year’s world of technology.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2013/12/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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About the Size of Things

There have been some noticable failures of big IT projects this week, but are they always a problem?  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2013/10/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: large projects
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How Do We Learn?

With a huge increase in the number of online learning frameworks, Dave Convery wonders how comfortable people are with this new way of polishing their skills.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2013/06/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Excuses Execrating Excel

A bad workman always blames his tools. So does the entire western media, it seems, as poor old Excel gets it in the neck for some appalling calculation errors in economic papers.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2013/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Big Data: Cash Cow or Horsemeat?

The big data revolution seems to have failed to materialise, and for good reason - it's really difficult.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2013/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: big data
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The Data We Give Away

We're all used to storing and protecting data, but how often to we consider the data we're generating every day?  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2012/11/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Tuning People?

Database people are used to changing the hardware of the server on which a problem database resides, or making changes to indexes and database settings, but humans and their organisations are far more difficult to tune and optimise than databases.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2012/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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