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March 2014

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Trends and Applications

To recognize the best information management solutions in the marketplace, Database Trends and Applications has launched the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards, a program in which the winners will be selected by the experts whose opinions count above all others - you. The nominations period will conclude on March 28, 2014, and voting will begin on April 11.

Much of the information contained in databases is sensitive and can be sold for cash or, such as in cases of theft by a disgruntled employee or by a hacker with political motivations, to cause the organization loss of business or reputation, especially if the organization is found to be in breach of regulations or industry standards that demand high levels of data security. However, there are 5 key steps that can be taken to ensure database security.

As the deployment of big data analytics becomes part of a business' "must-do" list, cloud platforms offer the scalability, flexibility, and on-demand ability to handle workload spikes that are hard to come by with on-premises systems. But, as is the case with every system and data environment, it takes careful planning to achieve the desired business value—which is to enable unprecedented opportunities to better understand and engage with key customer segments and markets.

Data Summit will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown, from May 12 to May 14. The advance program is now available and registration is open with a special early bird registration rate when you register before April 11, 2014.

Rogue IT practices have grown exponentially with the use of public cloud services. Will these herald the end of internal IT or a means for healthy IT transformation? The risk exists for either outcome. It all depends on how IT organizations approach it.


Columns - Applications Insight

Ironically, although the thin client advocates were right about many things - the success of browser-based applications, in particular - they were dead wrong about the diminishing role of the OS. More than ever, the OS is the source of competitive differentiation between various platforms, and a clear focus of innovation for the foreseeable future.


Columns - Database Elaborations

Historical content within data structures increases their complexity. Making complexity "easy" for the initial developers and "harder" for the later users is a short-sighted approach.


Columns - DBA Corner

Database disaster recovery must be an integral component of your overall business recovery plan. Just because your organization has not yet experienced a disaster, or is not in a high-risk area, does not absolve you from the need for contingency planning. Here is what all DBAs should do to be prepared.


MV Community

To simplify and strengthen enterprise application integration (EAI) capabilities, the latest release of Kourier Integrator, Kore Technologies' flagship product for data management providing both extract, transform and load (ETL) and enterprise application integration (EAI) capabilities, offers simpler inbound integration of third-party systems and databases to U2 applications.

Ideal Business Services Ltd., an international developer of custom software for intermodal, container logistics, warehousing, shipping ports and airports, has completed the development of a computerized warehouse management system for the Government of Saint Lucia Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs using mv.NET from BlueFinity International.

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