Best Practice or Smoke and Mirrors?

Best Practice is defining your Best Practice Most IT professionals will have their own idea of best practice and some vendors even provide tools to check for their flavour of best practice. Often however best practices are not quantified or measurable and as such are in the eye of the beholder. Worst still is that best…

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Pros and cons of cloud computing

You are most likely to be already using cloud There are very few businesses not using cloud computing to some extent, in fact the 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Study revealed that this represents the model for 77% of enterprises. There are incredible advantages of using cloud solutions and there are plenty of other options that…

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Using Oracle Database LoadJava

LoadJava Oracle provides the LoadJava tool to create schema objects from Java source, class, data files or SQLJ files. The LoadJava tool is located in the bin directory under $ORACLE_HOME. CREATE PROCEDURE and CREATE TABLE privileges are required to load into your schema. CREATE ANY PROCEDURE and CREATE ANY TABLE privileges are required to load into…

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Oracle 19c database on LiveSQL

Oracle database 19c Oracle database 19c is currently available at LiveSQL.oracle.com and on premise Exadata. LiveSQL is a free online platform that can assist with development and training. Other on premise releases are expected in the next few months of Q2CY19. 19c is the long term support release of 12cR2 with extended support until Mar 2026….

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Spotting scam phone calls

Scam Calls Just like scam emails and scam post, there are some very unscrupulous people out there that will call you and claim to be something that they are not such as the Tax Office, an energy supplier, phone company, a bank or the police. They will pressure you to get your personal or bank details…

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Fast, Reliable, Cheap – You can have all three!

  I used to be a fan of the saying ‘Fast, Reliable, Cheap – pick 2, you can’t have them all!’ but now I think differently and believe that you can have all three. The thing is that each attribute is a relative measure, what is cheap to one person may be expensive to another….

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Oracle Database 12c, 18c and 19c product versions and should I upgrade

As many would know in the Oracle circles, there has been a ‘new’ database version available this year. Don’t get me wrong, 18c is a new version but not a major release but a new approach to the software releases. 18c is equivalent to 12.2.0.2 and 19c will be the terminal release 12.2.0.3. As with…

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A Ferrari Please!

  “I’d like a Ferrari please!” “Certainly Sir, may I ask why?” “Because I want to have something fast and has prestige so that I can promote my success and enjoy the driving experience.” ” Have you considered a Rolls Royce? They definitely have prestige and will promote your success. You will also be able…

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Do I want infrastructure software as a managed service?

What is infrastructure software? Every business that has a computer will have some form of infrastructure software. Often the software is critical to business process and the failure of the software can cause major losses or even destroy the business. Infrastructure software includes application development (AD) software, application integration and middleware (AIM) software, information management…

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