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Data Connect: Thank You For Another Great Year

By | Company News, Dobler Consulting Newsletter
Data Connect: Thank You For Another Great Year What’s New Here we are again, it is the end of another great year and we are all getting busy with the Holidays. I want to take the opportunity and thank you for being part of our incredible journey. Thank you for paying attention to our announcements and thank you to all our clients to make this a remarkable year. These are some highlights of the year: Dobler Consulting Expands Database Management Services into ERP Application Support – This is the next logical step in our expansion Commits to Sybase And Beyond – This was a huge announcement from to guarantee the future of the Sybase product line Dobler Consulting and TidalScale Partner To Expand the Footprint of Transformational Software-Defined Server Technology to Enterprise Clients – This partnership will boost our database expertise in cutting edge technology New Website Signals A New Business Model In Data Asset Management – After many years with the same look and feel, we decided that it is time for a remodel. In the process, we also included a better browsing experience. Dobler Consulting Achieves Select Partnership Status with Amazon Web Services – AWS (more…)

Better Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics 365

By | Azure
Managing your data is only part of the story. Understanding your business and gathering insights means a strategic intelligence strategy. Traditional CRM and ERP may be doing just what you need, but the expanded offerings of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 are taking this strategy to the next level. This intelligent cloud connects many different data sources and centralizes your intelligence to give you unprecedented access to proactive insights. Here is a quick look at how MS Dynamics 365 can help you boost your capabilities. The Common Data Model Improves Reporting and Insights The major difference with Dynamics 365 is the common data model that gives you a centralized view of your data. Traditional siloed reports are limited in scope, and even more so when you are utilizing different products for CRM and ERP capabilities. But today’s company is more focused on the customer experience, and to truly understand the whole journey of a customer requires insights and intelligence to be coordinated and accessible. With Dynamics 365 you can access a holistic view of your data for truly actionable insights. Intelligent Insights Integrate with Your Business Processes Speaking of insights, Dynamics 365 helps you gather both dynamic and intelligent conclusions. Dynamics 365 (more…)

Dobler Consulting Expands Database Management Services into SAP ERP Application Support

By | Press Releases
Application Support is the Next Logical Step for SAP Gold Certified Partner , FL 12.5.2019 Dobler Consulting, a data management services firm announced today they will now provide both and application support (SAP Basis) for SAP ERP clients. By shortening and strengthening the connections between data and with needs and demands application support (SAP Basis), this aligns with SAP’s strategic direction to link demand-chain data to supply-chain data in real-time, from any device, anywhere in the world. “Our evolution into SAP ERP application support is a result of both our long-term relationship with SAP and our SAP client user base, said Peter Dobler, CEO of Dobler Consulting. “With the robust evolution of the SAP platform, it became apparent to all, who better to do application support than those who understand the underlying data and database structure. It is a simple synergy of 1 + 1 = 3, this will be particularly helpful for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) because it will reduce time, lower cost, and expand their operational capabilities. “Our SAP Gold Partner Certification is especially critical as many businesses, both small and enterprise-level are migrating to the cloud with all its challenges and (more…)
Security

Deep Learning: The Next Chapter in AI

By | Database Technology Trends
As we talk more and more about big data in our technology spectrum, its to acknowledge the tools and capabilities that this offers. Predictive analysis, improved functionality, targeted marketing are all by-products of the learning mechanisms creating our smarter, more capable networks. Now that these networks have grown in scale, they can begin to learn and evolve in more impressive ways. This “deep learning” is a part of the story of machine learning, and it’s incredibly powerful with exciting prospects for future business development. What is Deep Learning? Deep Learning is a subset of machine learning that is used to reference “deep” neural networks. “Deep” here refers to how many layers are in the network. A neural network is a basically an attempt to design an architectural structure using the patterns of the human brain. Deep learning utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning algorithms within a many-layered (and thus deep) artificial neural network to identify patterns and draw conclusions that are even more powerful and nuanced. Forget the Plateau, with Deep Learning, More is Better Traditional machine learning algorithms are subject to a performance plateau at a certain limit. There is discussion among big data about “how big (more…)
Oracle Gold Partner

A Quick Look at Oracle EBS 12.2.9

By | Oracle
In August of this year Oracle released their newest update to the EBS line in EBS 12.2.9. This is a continuation of their promised “continuous release schedule” that has version 12.2 extending at least through 2030. This means avoiding major version upgrades in favor of more incremental enhancements, allowing for a more continuous workflow and usage of the software. This also means that some clients are not taking advantage of each of these updates and are opting instead to maintain their system as-is. If this sounds like you, we wanted to take a look at some of the feature enhancements, regulatory upgrades, and stability and security features that are offered in their newest release. Enhancements on Demand One of the great things about this new release schedule is that it enables Oracle to really focus on what matters to the clients. To understand and deliver this, they are dedicated to bringing forth feature enhancements based on user recommendations. If you are consistently working around a feature or have an idea for a future enhancement, they want to hear from you. Enhancements Summary In the August update Oracle included many enhancements designed to streamline processes with more automation, increased customization options, (more…)

New Features in PowerBI

By | PowerBI
PowerBI is an industry-leading platform that has been providing business insights and intelligence for years. The recent updates and October releases bring some exciting new enhancements. This release focuses on several enhancements across the board that will help improve the capabilities and user experience.  The and visualization, reports, and data preparation are all getting some exciting boosts. Let’s take a look. Reporting and Automatic Page Refresh First off, the reporting engine is entering near-real time with their introduction of Automatic Page Refresh (APR) for direct query sources. This means that your report will automatically query new data at your specified intervals while you have the report open. You will no longer need to worry about whether you are working with the most up to date data or do manual page refreshes. A few things to note, this feature will work differently on desktop versions versus the PowerBI Service. The functionality will depend on where the report lives and what admin settings are in place on the service instance, so if you are utilizing APR on BI Service, be sure to look into the settings if it is not behaving as expected. Q&A Enhancements Next up are some enhancements (more…)

SAP Commits to Sybase And Beyond

By | Sybase
On November 27, 2019, SAP published a long anticipated announcement regarding the future of Sybase within SAP. Under the leadership of Irfan Khan, President SAP Platform & Technologies, SAP renewed its commitment to its Sybase customers to not only ensure that the product will be supported in the future, but that it invests into new features and functionalities to guarantee its relevance in a very competitive database system market.   It is important to understand that SAP typically does not announce product strategies well in advance, but since the Sybase customers have asked for a long time what the future holds for Sybase, SAP took on the task to outline exactly that.   In short, SAP is committing to support the beyond the infamous 2025 date, new releases will be launched in 2020, a cloud subscription will be added in 2020 for all , and much more. Bottom-line, the long-time investments customers made into Sybase will be protected and the new features will even attract new customers.   What is SAP announcing? SAP is committed to the long-term enhancement, maintenance, and support of SAP® Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), SAP IQ software, and SAP Replication Server (sometimes (more…)
Oracle Gold Partner

Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud Database Gets a Boost with a New Dedicated Deployment Service

By | Oracle
Oracles Autonomous Database was a huge transformation in database management and cloud services. This offering provided a more hands off and automated management experience to enable companies to spend less time and energy on ongoing database management tasks and more effort on strategic development. But there were some concerns from enterprise level companies that stopped higher adoption rates. Now, Oracle is releasing more capabilities to help these enterprise level customers isolate their databases for a more customized, dedicated service. Serverless Database – The original offering, Autonomous Database Serverless, is incredibly flexible and hassle-free. The service takes care of infrastructure and maintenance needs with a minimal amount of oversight and configuration. This is great for those customers without a complicated data management system, but for enterprise level customers in need of a more customized experience, this offering proved too limited. Dedicated Database – Now Oracle is rolling out the new Dedicated Deployment service to accommodate more customization and specification. This service provides private cloud hosting within the Oracle Exadata infrastructure hosted on Oracle’s Public Cloud. This means that each customer’s private cloud space is completely isolated, giving them more flexibility when it comes to managing multiple data sources or customizing service (more…)
Backup Recovery

What Sets Oracle’s Second-Generation Cloud Infrastructure Apart?

By | Blog, Oracle
Oracle launched their innovative Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure at the Oracle Open World conference last October, and it’s been getting rave reviews ever since – changing the ways in which businesses can move to and operate in the Cloud. Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud was built from the ground up to better accommodate enterprise functions, leverage a business’ existing technology, and optimize security – all while maximizing performance and cutting costs. So, how it is different from the first-generation Cloud? Oracle’s Second-Generation Cloud Infrastructure rises above older Cloud technologies because it was developed with the following capabilities and features in mind. Accommodates Enterprise-Level Workloads Previously, clouds were built for primarily web-based applications; they were not designed for traditional enterprise systems. Many enterprise workloads – often bulky, complex, and deployed on-premise – couldn’t easily be migrated or wouldn’t function in a Gen 1 virtual environment. Kyle York, Oracle’s VP, said in a recent Q&A, “First generation public cloud offerings were not architected to accommodate traditional application architectures. They were architected for net-new cloud native applications. Think websites, mobile apps, or ecommerce storefronts—certainly not financial systems, government workloads, or data-intensive applications.” In fact, a Forrester Study showed that only 15%-30% of enterprise workloads have (more…)
Security

Recovering from a Data Breach

By | Blog, Security
Nobody wants to think about the challenges of a data breach. “It won’t happen to me” or “that’s just for the big guys, I’m not a target” keeps us feeling safe, but the truth is a data breach can happen to anyone. In fact, it is estimated that half of cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses. This doesn’t mean it’s time to panic, just be prepared. Here is a quick overview of what to do if your company experiences a data breach. Before the Breach – It’s a great idea to start thinking about your strategy now so that you can mobilize the most effective response in the event that your company experiences a breach. Create a plan that will involve what steps you will take and who will be your active response team. This is also a great time to research potential partners so that you have data security experts at your disposal if you should need to call them in. Responding to a breach is a multi-step process, and it will expedite your response and minimize the breach impact if your company is ready to go should the time arise. Stop the Leak – The first step is (more…)

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