Category Archives: Remote DBA

Time is running out! Plan your move

For organisations currently running DB2 LUW versions 9.7 or 10.1 time is running out. IBM will cease to support customers running either version from 30th September 2017, just 3 months away. For those organisations that haven’t begun their migration planning, … Continue reading

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Flexible DB2 Resourcing – Don’t take work on holiday with you this summer

Taking a break from DB2? With summer just around the corner many of us will be looking forward to a well-earned break. However, we all know how stressful the workplace can be in the lead up to a holiday. Managing … Continue reading

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #10

Number 10 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what issues arise from over-federating. Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #10 from Laura Hood

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #9

Number 9 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what happens when organisations are not able to keep up to date with the latest DB2 technology. 

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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #8

Number 8 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what happens when organisations are not able to keep up to date with the latest DB2 technology.  Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #8 … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons For Choosing Remote Database Support – Insecure Future

#5 Insecure Future Over the last five months we have looked at the top five reasons why customers choose to engage with an external organisation to provide database support services as part of their overall IT infrastructure planning. An “insecure future” may … 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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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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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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