Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech Employees

Posted by Ben Weiss on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 18:10 PM

By: Ben Weiss

With Halloween rearing its ghoulish head soon, citizens across the country are likely pulling together some last minute preparations for their costumes. But, before any of you tech employees out there decide on a generic costume for the company party, consider one of these creative costume ideas that reflects the flavor of work you do on a daily basis. 

Read More

Tags: Database Administration, Windows Infrastructure, Software Development

How to Become an IT Executive (Especially if You're a DBA)

Posted by Ben Weiss on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 09:06 AM

By: Ben Weiss

Follow Infusive on Twitter @InfusiveInc or my personal account @BWeissPresents

Even the most successful technical professionals might have some advice for their earlier selves when reflecting on their life experience.

Read More

Tags: Database Administration, IT Leadership, SQL Server

SQL 2012 Installation Guide

Posted by Ben Weiss on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 16:04 PM

By: Ayman El-Ghazali - Guest Contributor

Read More

Tags: Database Administration, SQL Server

Why database professionals shouldn't fear automation

Posted by Alissa Ohashi on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

By: Todd Boss – Guest Contributor

About the author: Todd Boss is a Washington, DC-based Database consultant with 20 years of industry experience who specializes in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence ventures. Todd is also a managing partner of Blackbox Partners, LLC, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business with operations in Houston and Washington. Blackbox Partners specializes in Database consulting, instructor-led training IT project management and IT Services, and value-added reselling off its federal contracts. 

Read More

Tags: Database Administration, SQL Server

8 Traits of Highly Effective DBAs

Posted by Ben Weiss on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

By: Ayman El-Ghazali - Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared on TheSqlPro.com, republished here with author's permission.

The whole “7 habits” title is so cliché, so I decided to make it eight (that will probably relieve me from any copyright violations as well). So anyway, these are the eight habits/skills of highly effective database administrators, based on my own humble opinions. And although I come from the Microsoft SQL Server world, I believe most of these traits or skills can be adapted cross-platform.

Read More

Tags: Database Administration, SQL Server