1 February 2021

1 February 2021

Securing SQL Server with DoD STIGs

Making sure your SQL Servers are secured against malicious users is difficult. How can you know that you’ve done enough? How do you know you’re protected from the things that actually worry you? The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes a set of guidelines for organizations securing different pieces of software that... Read more

14 January 2021

14 January 2021

Healthcare IT responds to pandemic with increased focus on database monitoring and the cloud

Every year, Redgate’s State of Database Monitoring Report reveals how businesses and organizations are monitoring their database estates. Are they using in-house or third-party monitoring tools? Who has access to the data? What are their biggest challenges? The thousands of responses to the survey behind the report offer the answers, and also provide an... Read more

29 December 2020

29 December 2020

Challenges to Database DevOps: Dealing With Drift

Sometimes, people start their DevOps journey by getting their database into source control, but then, they don’t deploy from source control. Instead, they continue their manual deployments to production. Quickly they find that the database code in their production instances and the database code in their source control system don’t match. Alternatively, you may... Read more

21 December 2020

21 December 2020

Where does the tech sector go in 2021?

Like every industry sector, 2020 has been a tough year in tech. The pandemic has changed the way we work, it’s changed the way our customers work, and it’s been a rollercoaster ride. In August 2020, IDC’s Global ICT Spending Forecast 2020 – 2023 predicted 2020 revenue in the sector would fall to $4.8... Read more

18 December 2020

18 December 2020

A quick guide to the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 for DBAs

December 1 saw the introduction in New Zealand of the Privacy Act 2020 which not only brings increased protection for individuals but also has some new implications for businesses, including increased fines for non-compliance and the reporting of serious privacy breaches. However, the changes and impact may be less than organizations fear because the... Read more