Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.
First, I need to set the record straight – I am not a systems guy. When I need work done to set up a server or install an OS or handle networking, I usually talk to people who know what they are doing. After the system is ready, I am build BI and data solutions [...]