The festive season is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that was and the changes that have occurred. In the world of technology these changes are occurring at an ever-increasing fast cadence. Over the last few weeks alone, SQL Server 2019 was released along with Azure Synapse Analytics.
Marathon runners often talk about hitting the wall. This is the time when they slow down to a walk with feelings of fatigue and the negativity kicks in due to depleted energy. November is often the time that many people start to experience these feelings in business.
Over the last few weeks I have been working closely with the team at MOQdigital as we take an observational approach with the integration of WARDY IT Solutions after the acquisition by MOQ.
As many of you will now be aware, earlier this month we announced that WARDY IT Solutions has been acquired by MOQ Limited (ASX: MOQ). Despite this, it is business as usual for WARDY IT Solutions, as we will become a subsidiary of MOQ and I will continue to lead the business on a day to day basis.
Last week I spent some time judging the final presentations for the Information Systems Consulting course at QUT. I am part of the QUT Alumni and it was good to spend some time back where I first gained an interest in Information Technology. The students had a fictious customer project where they needed to design a marketing solution and present this to their cohort.
Over the last few days my daughter has been in hospital with repository issues. The last time I spent any time in a hospital was when my wife gave birth to this bundle of joy in the same hospital 19 months ago. In this time the technology in the hospital has changed dramatically, with each nurse now empowered with a mobile phone running a number of health applications to measure and capture vital statics.
This week I have joined the WARDY IT Solutions team at SQLBits in Manchester to launch SQL Beacon in EMEA. SQL Beacon™ is the underlying technology that powers our award-winning Virtual DBA service.
Whether a business has its doors open or not, they are still a 24×7 operation with systems that need to run, overnight processes and websites to take orders. The database environment underpins these operations and it’s vital these critical systems are effectively managed, no matter what time of the day or night.