Team Building

Learn to Control Your Focus In Information Technology, there can be a lot to worry about from one day to the next.  Learning how to control your focus will largely determine how you and your colleagues view your success.  Positive focus and outlook will serve you in ways you can’t begin to imagine. “That’s been Read More »

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Performance Tuning SQL Server Over the years we have been involved in numerous efforts to tune and harden SQL Server.   The following article is an on-going effort to document best practices for ourselves and the technology industry. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” ​~ Henry Read More »

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Unique Perspectives As each of our careers in business are different, the development of your perspective will be a unique journey.  As we journey along, the sights and sounds each of us experience may be similar but are never exactly the same.  We are products of our environment, and your perspective can benefit from the Read More »

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Managing Risk Properly managing risk in IT is an important aspect of running a business.  As recently seen in the massive SolarWinds cyberattack, your exposure to third party risk within your supply chain can be significant.  What steps can a business take to identify and minimize these risks? “What you have to do and the Read More »

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Finding Free Storage If finding free storage sounds good to you, you will want to review how we recently helped with an issue someone experienced on their Gmail account.  This person could no longer receive e-mails and Google gave an error indicating that their storage was full.  This end user had deleted most of their Read More »

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Wait….I can use hot water? Hot Water versus Information Technology habits and routines, what is the connection?  Discover the power of habits and routines.  Most people do not realize just how powerful our habits and routine thinking can be, and sometimes, being stuck in the same old way of thinking will cause real pain in Read More »

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Common XSLT Code Samples We do a lot with XML!  Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that many explain as being “self-describing”.  In other words, you make it up yourself.  XML can be used to help represent data structures and is commonly used in web services, configuration files for applications, and in some Read More »

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Building SOAP Web Services Have you ever needed to stand up a quick and simple web service?  Building quick and simple web services is easy when you have working examples.  We work with SOAP and REST based web services on a regular basis.  They have become the essential go-to solution for system to system communication. Read More »

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