Author: Chuck Belcher Published On: February 22, 2010
Space management is an ongoing issue for database administrators. Automating the task of reporting current space constraints is the first step in effectively managing that process. The first step in this process is to develop the SQL that will later server as the backbone of the reporting process.
Author: Chuck Belcher Published On: November 29, 2008
With the increase of reliance on mission critical data driven applications, the need to ensure database connectivity in event of a variety of disaster scenarios is at the forefront of IT contingency planning. There are a number of failure points that can result in a database server becoming either unreachable or unusable. Deciding which database availability configuration involves analyzing business goals and budgetary constraints. Failure to consider database contingency options could result in an organization being unable to recovery from an outage.
Author: Charles Belcher Published On: December 8, 2006
The world that revolves around financial reporting has touched numerous business processes. Information Technology departments for example have to not only ensure that their systems are secure, but they have to be able to prove it. It is no longer acceptable to just have strong data integrity controls in place; organizations must be able to generate reports that demonstrate not only that controls are in place, but that the controls are functional. The role of technology audits have expanded to ensure that only authorized individuals can complete tasks that they have been authorized to complete
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