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Six Reasons to Love DBI Software’s pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Management Suite

Our partners at DBI software have recently announced the release of the pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Suite for IBM DB2 LUW. This tool makes it faster and easier than ever to fight the right fires fast. We think there are six … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons For Choosing Remote Database Support – Lack of Skills In-House

#4 Lack of skills in-house In the fourth instalment of our “Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support” blog series we look at DBA skills. We work with organisations who do not have any DB2 skills in-house and organisations … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2014 – Rogues Gallery

Firstly, we would like to say a big thanks to all those involved in organising IDUG EMEA 2014 in Prague; to all the hardworking committee members, speakers and of course to all the attendees for making it such a great … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support – Proactive Vs Reactive

#3 Proactive Vs Reactive Expert DBA skills are often needed on different projects and so DBAs can find themselves spending more time on non-core functions. This means that the vital monitoring and management of the database can be sidelined.  Overworked … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support – Cover

#2 Cover In our first blog in this series we looked at how cost is a common factor in bringing in external expertise to assist with database support.  The second reason which we have found to be very common amongst … Continue reading

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Addressing IT skills shortages within Local Authorities

Many local authorities are facing very difficult spending decisions and are dealing with running an IT service which is chronically understaffed in order to meet spending requirements. From working directly with public sector organisations we know how difficult this can … Continue reading

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DB2 10 for z/OS withdrawn from marketing – Date Announcement

IBM have announced that DB2 for z/OS will be withdrawn from marketing from 6th July 2015.  This means that DB2 10 along with DB2 10 VUE and the DB2 10 Utility Suite will no longer be available to order.  This … Continue reading

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What are the top five reasons for choosing remote database support?

#1 Cost No prizes for guessing that cost is a major factor for many organisations that choose remote database support. However, it’s not as clear-cut as you may think. When we looked at this issue more closely we discovered that … Continue reading

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares & How to Avoid Them #4

Here is part four in our top ten DB2 support nightmares series. Here we look at DBA performance! Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #4 – Download if you dare! from Laura Hood

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Feeling Unsupported?

Sometimes it is necessary for organisations to stay on older, unsupported database versions. There are many reasons why an organisation may choose or be forced to stay on an out of support version of DB2: – Cost – an upgrade … Continue reading

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