Great Example of a Simple Cost-Benefit Analysis

I saw a post the other day that you should definitely go check out. It’s a cost/benefit decision, and although the author gives it a quick treatment and doesn’t take all points in the decision into account, you should focus on the process he follows. It’s a quick and simple example of the kind of…


SQL Server Makes the Cover of the Economist

OK, sort of. I’ve been a fan of the Economist magazine since a friend of mine in Florida introduced me to it years ago. Imagine my shock when I check out the latest issue and find a story about – Big Data! This is the kind of thing we think about all the time in…

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Microsoft is in the Cloud – What does that mean for the Data Professional?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about “the cloud” and what it means for IT, and the organizations they serve. I just finished watching Steve Ballmer deliver Microsoft’s vision for the cloud, wondering if it would be different than the offerings of other firms. It feels like it is different. So what is…