Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) enjoy a growing marketplace for packaged, SMB-focused business intelligence (BI) solutions. From all-in-one solutions that you host on your own server to Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based solutions that you just sign up for, the options grow every day. The lessons that huge enterprises have learned from BI over … Continue reading Top 5 Selection Criteria for Packaged BI Systems
As both Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing continue to be the marketing buzzwords of our day, it’s inevitable that the two would eventually come together. An increasing number of vendors are offering cloud-based business intelligence solutions, often targeting them squarely at the small- to medium-sized business (SMB). Whatever you think of “the cloud,” BI from … Continue reading Business Intelligence (BI) from the Cloud: Feasible or Fantasy?
As Microsoft continues to develop and promote their cloud-based SQL services, database administrators will have to become adept at administering their company’s Azure-based assets. If you’re a “reluctant DBA” – someone tasked with managing databases just because you’re “the Microsoft person” in your environment and not because you have any DBA training – Azure can … Continue reading How to Administer a SQL Azure Database?
Fun joke heard at a recent conference: “What color is the sky when you have no clouds? Azure.” Cue big laffs at Microsoft’s expense. The reality, though, is that SQL Azure – the version of SQL Server that lives in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service – is a pretty important product. Especially for organizations that … Continue reading What SQL Azure Means for the Reluctant DBA
I can breathe again! I just got back from an incredible experience – Cisco Live 2012 in San Diego, California. First of all yes, the weather was absolutely magnificent. It was 70° and breezy. The lure to remain was powerful, but alas! my life called me back. I will mention some of the highlights first, … Continue reading Cisco Live 2012! What a week I had!
Interface Technical Training is presenting an opportunity for Arizona businesses and organizations to learn how to put their computing in “the cloud.” The Phoenix Cloud Intelligence Conference May 8, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. As one of a small group of Microsoft Managed Partners, Interface Technical Training was invited to participate in Microsoft’s 15-city Cloud … Continue reading Video: Cloud Intelligence Conference – May 8, 2012
Interface Technical Training hosted a special SCCM: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft ConfigMgr class with MVP Greg Shields on November 14-18, 2011. We sat down with Greg Shields to get his thoughts on various topics related to application management, virtualization, The Cloud, and System Center Configuration Manager. In this video, Greg shares his insights on … Continue reading Video: Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on System Center Configuration Manager SCCM – What’s next in the evolution of the system administrator.
Interface Technical Training hosted a special SCCM: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft ConfigMgr class with MVP Greg Shields on November 14-18, 2011. We sat down with Mr. Shields in a four-part interview to get his thoughts on various topics related to application management, virtualization, The Cloud, and System Center Configuration Manager. In this video, Greg … Continue reading Video: Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Microsoft’s Cloud strategies with SCVMM 2012 and Hyper-V version 3