Migrating from SQL Server to Azure

By | Azure, Database Technology Trends, SQL Server
Extended support for SQL Server 2008 has ended, and there is no better time to consider a migration to Azure. Continuing to run business applications and workloads on an unsupported platform will open you up to unnecessary vulnerabilities and potential legal issues. The risk is just not worth it. If you have been holding out for fear of complicated processes, there’s good news, Microsoft is making it easier than ever to migrate to Azure and take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, including scalable resources and always up-to-date security features. With a trusted database solutions partner, your migration can be quick and painless. Check out this guide for more information about migrating from SQL to Azure. Why Migrate – If you are on SQL Server 2008, the answer is clear. Migrating is a must to stay on top of your database health and security. Now you may be asking, why can’t I just upgrade to Server 2019? You absolutely can. But this time is a perfect opportunity to minimize the impact of a cloud migration to reap the benefits of hosting your workloads in a cloud or hybrid environment. Utilizing the Azure cloud allows for scalable database solutions and (more…)
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Dobler Consulting Recognized as a National Top 10 Oracle Solutions Provider

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TAMPA BAY, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 06, 2019 Dobler Consulting is pleased to announce today that they are ranked as a national Top 10 Oracle Solution Provider in the June issue of CIO Applications Magazine. The magazine leveraged an independent panel comprised of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and industry analysts to identify the leading Oracle providers in the United States. The providers were judged on the basis of their ability to deliver next-generation solutions using the Oracle platform. This is Dobler Consulting’s first year being included on the list. CIO Applications is an independent magazine that reports on how businesses innovate to adopt best-in-class technology solutions for seamless integration to enhanced the customer experience. The key to CIO Applications success is that its mission is focused on filling the growing void of information about technology solutions​ so that decision-makers can understand what is best for their specific organization. “Achieving this level of recognition is a reflection of both our great team and our great clients,” said Peter Dobler, CEO of Dobler Consulting. “This Top 10 recognition is based primarily on the criteria of delivering next-generation Oracle solutions; which means we are so grateful to our clients who have given us their trust over (more…)

What Can AI Do for You?

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning algorithms are continually increasing in their sophistication and application. These programs are designed to utilize input to learn and evolve, rewriting themselves and building in their capabilities. When used for a specific task, AI and machine learning programs get better and faster as they go, learning and growing more familiar with the data set, trends, and patterns of their workload. This has exciting applications for businesses looking to speed up processing, analyze big data, and reduce workloads on human resources. From improved automation to customer outreach and security, here are 10 ways AI can help any business. 1. Automation – AI is great at taking over routine tasks and automating time-consuming workloads. From virtual automation, like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to machining and manufacturing, AI can take over many tasks once relegated to the grunt work pile. Programs and machines run by AI don’t get tired, don’t get bored, and don’t make human errors. This makes them particularly valuable for handling dangerous or hazardous tasks in industry and manufacturing. 2. Forecasting – Knowing how much to produce comes down to accurate forecasting. That is, analyzing sales trends to see how much product you anticipate moving (more…)
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Improving your Database Security with Microsoft Azure

By | Azure
If you are interested in migrating to a cloud database but concerned about security issues, look no further. Hybrid and cloud native databases do have their own set of security concerns, but if you go with a trusted company and maintain it appropriately, you have nothing to fear. In fact, cloud databases can be more secure since they have access to the most advanced security protocols and automatic updates. Cloud native databases, or DBaaS (Database as a Service) platforms are databases hosted and maintained by third party providers. Operating a DBaaS means that your company will access data through the internet instead of through your internal network. DBaaS solutions offer great benefits for organizations in today’s “Big Data” arena. DBaaS is more scalable and flexible than traditional VM databases. It also eliminates the hardware requirements of maintain a database system. It is crucial to understand and trust the security protocols of your cloud provider before making the switch. Microsoft Azure is at the top of the list when it comes to cloud database offerings. It is a particularly good choice for the security conscious client. Microsoft in general, and particularly Azure, have a long history of prioritizing security for its (more…)
PoweredUp

Raju Chidambaram To Speak At Tampa Bay’s PoweredUP Festival

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Dobler Consulting’s CTO Joins Distinguished Panel to Explore The Science of Data Tampa Bay, FL. May 21st, 2018 — One of the factors driving the growth and recognition of Tampa Bay as an emergent technology hub is the annual PoweredUP Festival. This year Dobler Consulting is not only proud to be a Sponsor of the event and it is also proud to have their CTO Raju Chidambaram as a member on the Science of Data Panel, to share his thoughts and insights on current and future trends. Joining Raju on the panel will be data scientist from Nielsen and Agilethought. “I am really looking forward to this panels deep dive into the science of data.” said Raju “We are in the initial stages of one of the world’s great migrations – the mass migration of data into the cloud. The assumptions we make today about the science of data, the design of data and the security of data will affect humankind in more profound ways than any other migration in human history. It is simply that important.” The Festival on May 23rd at the Mahaffey Theater annually draws over 1,000 attendees. This year, in addition to the Science of Data (more…)

Dobler Consulting Host Pre Powered-Up Festival Speaker’s Event

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Regional and National Thought Leaders Gather to Kick-off Premier Information Technology Event   Tampa Bay May 1st, 2018 – In just 23 days thousands of entrepreneurs, information technologist, and business leaders will gather at the Mahaffey Theater in Tampa Bay for the inaugural PoweredUp festival. But first, the thought–power fueling the PoweredUp Festival gathered last week at Dobler Consulting to meet, exchange ideas, and set the tone for this new event. According to one of Festival’s sponsor and host to the Pre Festival event, Peter Dobler of Dobler Consulting, “It was a great pleasure for all of the Festival’s thought leaders to meet informally, break bread, and dial-in the voice and their intentions for this event. So often at gatherings or conferences, speakers meet by chance and the opportunity to talk is limited to more formal exchanges. We wanted Power-up to be different from the start – and the start, started here.” Events like the PoweredUp festival are a further recognition of Tampa Bay’s growing importance as a nationally recognized technology hub. The hub’s ecosystem continues to evolve as a blend of large corporate technology companies, a plethora of exciting new tech start-ups, universities which are attracting and training talent, (more…)

Dobler Consulting Achieves A Silver Microsoft Partner Certification To Compliment Its Gold

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Data Analytics + Data Platform Certifications Creates Synergistic Value For Microsoft Clients   Tampa Bay April 23rd, 2018:  Over the past 6 months, Dobler Consulting has achieved what only 5% of all Microsoft’s Service Partners ever achieve – Gold and Silver Certification. Silver Certification for Data Analytics means that Dobler Consulting is now a premier specialist in helping their clients turn data into actionable insights by using business intelligence, big data, and advanced analytics best practices. This vertically compliments Dobler’s Gold Certification for Data Platform achieved two years ago. This certifies skills competency and security assurances for work on big data SQL databases in on-site and hybrid environments. “Our certified vertical data competency will further enable our clients to more quickly innovate and implement new data-driven insights. This is a very exciting time to be in our business as the barriers between the company and the consumer begin to blur and merge.” According To Peter Dobler, CEO of Dobler Consulting. “Agile data infrastructure, combined with advanced analytics and creativity are making this epic transformation possible.” The convergence of data infrastructure to data solutions is now an exponentially accelerating trend. IDC reports that growth of the Big Data and Analytics will (more…)

Dobler Consulting Celebrates Ten Year Milestone as a Managed Solutions Provider

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  Remote Database Administration An Idea Whose Time Has Come…   Tampa Bay – February 22nd, 2018: In 2008 Peter Dobler, CEO and Founder of Dobler Consulting had an idea. He saw that database volumes were growing exponentially, that they were increasingly less secure and the talent pool of skilled Database Administrators (DBAs) was shrinking. His entrepreneurial idea was to attract the most talented DBA’s, give them the very best tools, training and processes; then remotely service large corporate databases more scalably and securely as a managed solution. “In 2008 the concept of Remote Database Administration was novel thinking to many, but not all, corporate CIOs,” said Dobler “I am forever grateful to the early adopters who saw that data growth, security and talent could either be an existential threat or a competitive opportunity for their enterprises.” The implications of exponential data growth are alarming, the research firms IDC confirms that from 2013 – 2020 data will grow from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion – a 10X factor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% increase in the need for DBAs. And the Ponemon Institute estimates the average data breach cost US companies $3.5 million in 2017, with a 27% (more…)

Peter Dobler of Dobler Consulting to Take Over Role as President of TBTLA

By | Company News, General Announcements
The start of 2018 is accompanied by exciting news for Peter Dobler, Founder & CEO of Dobler Consulting. With Dobler Consulting listed as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a Finalist for the Small Business of the Year awards, it comes as no surprise that Peter Dobler has been appointed to take on the role as the next President of the TBTLA.   The TBTLA, or Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association, is a local non-profit organization whose membership is limited to current and former technology executives. Its two-fold mission is to apply the collective experience of the membership to real-world technology problems, and to mentor students – and other professionals – who are anticipating careers in information technology[1]. The most important way the TBTLA achieves this goal is through their successful GETSMART program. Established in 2001, the TBTLA is one of the many reasons why Tampa Bay is becoming a booming technology hub for business of all sizes.   The TBTLA partnered with the University of Tampa’s Information & Technology Management department to create GETSMART. GETSMART, short for Getting Everyone to Study Math and Related Technologies, is an educational and mentoring (more…)
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Dobler Consulting Congratulates the Winners of the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2016 CIO of the Year Awards

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Last week, Dobler Consulting was proud to join the Tampa Bay Business Journal, CDW and Tampa-based IT services company Cologix, in celebrating the exceptional leadership, innovative spirit and technical excellence of nine local IT professionals at the 2016 CIO of the Year Awards. These outstanding individuals were recognized at a formal luncheon hosted at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in beautiful Downtown Tampa.   Here are the Tampa Bay Business Journal CIO of the Year Winners: Government – Todd Bayley, Pasco County Government Healthcare – Timothy Thompson, BayCare Health System Non-Profit – Chad Lewis, Tampa Preparatory School Private-Large – Scott Cashette, Albertelli Law Private-Medium – Michael Geis, myMatrixx Public – Kimberly Anstett, The Nielsen Co. Emerging Leader – Stephanie Davis, Cox Target Media/Valpak   Additionally, awards were given to companies who deployed IT solutions in innovative ways to deliver exemplary results: Best Big Data & Analytic Project – Catalina Marketing Innovative Technology Project – Triad Retail Media   All of us here at Dobler would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to the winners. Additionally, we’d like to recognize all the award nominees whose technical skill and leadership exemplify the highest standards and qualities one would expect of (more…)