10 May 2019

10 May 2019

Six reasons to version control your database

For most application developers, it’s unthinkable to work without version control. The benefits of tracking and retaining an incremental history of code changes are long understood in the world of software development. No surprise then that the overwhelming majority of respondents in our 2019 State of Database DevOps survey confirmed they’re already using this... Read more

9 May 2019

9 May 2019

Where do data breaches come from?

I recently did some research on the source of data breaches and in this article, I’m going to talk a bit about my current favorite source for breach information, and what I learned. Verizon publishes the Data Breach Investigations Report annually and the latest report is the 11th edition, so they’ve had some practice.... Read more

How can we close the tech skills gap?

One of the most profound challenges faced by technology companies today is talent. According to the latest Harvey Nash survey, 65% of CIOs believe that a shortage of tech skills is affecting their ability to respond to change. The study quizzed 3,958 leaders globally and explored the causes of the tech skills gap – particularly... Read more

2 April 2019

2 April 2019

5 ways to compete faster – and safer – in financial services

The financial services sector is undergoing a transformation. Tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon are stepping into the frame with digital wallets, mobile payments and lending services, and FinTech startups are setting new standards for digital innovation and customer experience. All of which is encouraging established financial service companies to rethink themselves as... Read more

28 March 2019

28 March 2019

SQL Server Configuration — the Redgate survey results

In the Foundry Team at Redgate, we’ve been looking into how data professionals manage the complexities of their wider data estates. One aspect of this is configuring, deploying and monitoring drift across their numerous servers. I recently wrote a deep dive into our qualitative research findings and, alongside that research, we also conducted a survey with 95 SQL... Read more