SQL Server 2008 and R2 are finally getting the boot! Depending on your job, you may identify with one of these:
Sometimes in life we need an upgrade to take advantage of the latest and greatest. And technology is no different. We’re referring to SQL Server 2008/R2 which is reaching end of support. On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will no longer support these servers.
How work is done is changing and at the root of this change are people that need to be able to work anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
Organizations often achieve low adoption with the implementation of new technologies due to staff not being prepared to adapt and incorporate these toolsets into regular work routines.
Yesterday Microsoft released their Q3 earnings. Congrats to Microsoft for exceeding Wall Street expectations on revenue, operating income, and earnings per share!
There’s a lot of hype nowadays around initiatives to apply digital capabilities to improve efficiencies, increase customer value, and create new monetisation opportunities.
It’s big business actually. About a 1.3 Trillion USD book of business.
It’s called ‘Digital Transformation’.
Sadly, a lot of it is proving to be useless and ineffective - with one McKinsey Research Report indicating that 70% of these ‘digital transformation’ initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.
When you’re on the hunt for a new job, of course it’s important to have the right skills, experience and education. But, that may not be all you need.
As companies continue to change, adopt new technologies and become more interrelated, they need to look at cyber attacks as events that should be planned for, rather than simply reacted to.