5 ways DBAs Enable application development to grow topline revenue

5 Ways DBAs Enable Application Development to Grow Topline Revenue

Not so long ago, there used to be a time when the roles of DBAs and application developers (using the databases) were fairly distinct. DBAs, true to their name, were really database administrators. They were primarily tasked with creating objects (views, tablespaces, indexes), backed up and recovered data, and managed the use of disk resources and in general, looked after the database environment end to end.

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So Much to be Thankful For

On November 22nd, this Thursday, the U.S. will celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday. For most of us it brings a tradition of turkey dinners, family gatherings and carefully evading any talk of politics with a crazy uncle. Our Thanksgiving is a harvest festival that traces back to the Pilgrims at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621. Their celebration lasted three days. Now we only celebrate for one day and then go shopping for the remainder of the weekend.

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The Impact of Customer Centric User Conferences

If you are an IT professional who’s been around a while, you probably remember when the big trade shows were industry events, not single-vendor conferences. COMDEX and CeBIT drew hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas and Hannover, Germany, respectively. Every vendor large enough to fill a booth exhibited at these events, and customers got a chance to learn about a lot of different options to keep their IT departments at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

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Lessons Learned When Building a Data Driven Culture

At Data Driven 2018, Brian Shield, the Chief Information Officer of the Boston Red Sox, gave a riveting and humorous presentation on using data in business and building a data driven culture.  His career has been spent at some impressive companies doing ground breaking things with data, and we were excited to have him share his experience and insights. He shared some lessons learned about building a data driven culture, and his perspectives on how his teams used data at companies like FTD, the Weather Channel and The Red Sox.

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Interview: Actifio CEO on Bloomberg Radio

Ash Ashutosh was interviewed on Bloomberg Baystate Business on August 7th, 2018 by Tom Maroney, Peter Barnes, Pat Carrol and Janet Wu.

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5 Ways You Can Use Alexa for Business

When most people think of Amazon Alexa, they imagine an unassuming speaker sitting in their house delivering audio content on demand.  While Alexa was released as a consumer device, the same technology provides benefits to businesses as well.

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5 Tips to running an effective IT meeting

5 Tips to Running an Effective IT Meeting

Meetings are important tools for having a sound engagement within members of a team or organization. And yet, they are widely misunderstood. We have all been part of meetings that seemed to waste a great deal of everyone’s time and seemed to have been held for historical rather than practical reasons. According to a 2012 survey of US professionals by Salary.com, meetings ranked as the number one office productivity killer (dealing with office politics was a close second).

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7 IT Culture Hacks to Improve Team Development

Changing the culture of an IT team can be challenging, yet rewarding.  Creating a motivational, meaningful and positive atmosphere among IT offers a the opportunity to grow together as a team.  The literal environment can be loud and cramped with few human interactions and lots of work to do.  But the quality of an IT department’s culture can be crucial to lowering team and company attrition, seeing better business results, and growing each team member personally and professionally.  Here are some ideas on how to strengthen the bond between the team, build a strong(er) culture and improve team member capabilities.

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Customer Success: A Common Thread Among Actifians

Actifio kicked off the Fiscal New Year exactly one week ago, after we closed our year Jan 31. I feel like it is important for me to share, what we are reminded of everyday – what makes Actifio one of a kind, a unicorn in the industry. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying – “There is no “I” in team”? Well here is one that may be new for some of you – “Coming together is a beginning, keeping it together is progress, working together is success” – Henry Ford

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What We’re Thankful For: Our People

As we take the time to reflect on this past year and think about what we're thankful for, one thing immediately comes to mind. Our people.

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