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Attack of the predatory sales force

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Most skilled professionals—be they butchers, bakers or software makers—take pride in selecting their own tools of the trade. Why is it then that developers and DBAs in large corporations often are not afforded the same professional courtesy or opportunity? The tools they use are just as vital to their livelihood, yet when it comes to high-cost software, developers and DBAs often have no input into what is purchased for their use.

2005-07-29

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SQL backup encryption

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Judging by mainstream news coverage over the past few weeks, the issue of data theft, particularly loss of backup tapes, has reached the tipping point. It might mean that your relatively anonymous existence within your company could come to a screeching halt.
A look at how encrpytion might be if importance to your company.

2005-07-12

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Systems Thinking

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J.D. Edwards was big on Systems Thinking, a way of looking at your systems and improving their functions. It was applied it to IT to become one of the top IT organizations to work for. Read some of these articles for an overview of how this works.

2004-09-24

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