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Data security, SQL Server 2016, and your business 

Security is unquestionably a major priority for Microsoft. A recent news story reported that the company “is spending $1 billion a year to make Microsoft products more secure.” The Microsoft data platform, including SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, is at the top of the list of products investing in security. But, be aware that...Read more

Always Encrypted Data Security and Competitive Advantage 

As data becomes the center of digital business, your organization’s ability to secure data is crucial for compliance and confidentiality. But data security is so important that it can also be a competitive differentiator. Indeed, Forrester Research reports a focus on data security can help drive customer loyalty and retention, create opportunities for premium offers...Read more

Avoiding technical debtor’s prison with the right data platform 

“Technical debtor’s prison” is a term I recently came across in a Forrester Research report, “CIOs’ Top Five Career-Ending Digital Transformation Challenges” by Bobby Cameron with Peter Burris, Rachael Klehm, and Rachel Birrell. The idea is that CIOs sometimes feel indebted to the specific technology that has a history of serving the organization well over...Read more