13 New Reasons to Rethink Your 2013 Database Outsourcing Strategy


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13 New Reasons to Rethink Your 2013 Database Outsourcing Strategy

  1. 1. 13 NEW REASONS To Rethink Your 2013 Database Outsourcing Strategy1 Nasty, Hidden Bottlenecks: Application performance problems often lead back to the database, which can be the nastiest of bottlenecks—and the most difficult to find amongst log files, code, and architecture. Every minute counts when the app is linked to revenue. Senior DBAs have virtually seen it all and can ultimately help save you time and money when considering opportunity costs.2 More Data, More Database: Large databases need more tuning, backup, recovery, and upgrade support. And according to Noel Yuhanna in a post written for Forrester, “The average database-to-DBA ratio is often constrained by the total size of the databases being managed, which tends to be around five terabytes per DBA.” However, this can vary widely based on database technologies used. Elasticity in DBA staffing will be crucial now and in the years ahead.3 Year of CRM Tech and All Things Related: Starting in 2013, customer relationship management and marketing-related technology, such as inbound marketing and lead generation tools, will be higher priority than ever and result in an influx of customer and prospect data, as well as BI requests. Working with a provider to build or tune the supporting databases in preparation for CRM and inbound marketing objectives can help balance pop-up priorities like these with day-in-the-life maintenance.4 BI Shines a Bright Light on IT: Database and information management are now priorities for both business stakeholders and IT. BI mobility will also be invaluable to many industries and is being adopted as part of meeting modern objectives. Ultimately, availability of data will be a key indicator of an IT organization’s performance. Internal SLAs and new technology adoption will likely need to become more aggressive to keep pace with expectations. Right-sourcing database production support, including BI apps, can ready your data for the spotlight.5 Freeing Up Your IT Thinkers: Working with an external database management team and/or dedicated on-demand DBA can help free up your IT thinkers to plan for upgrades, migrations, restructuring, and other strategic projects.6 The 2012 Database Market Explosion: According to Matthew Aslett with 451 Research, the database technology market has exploded with dozens of new players and niche offerings. The deluge of database types over the last year has added to the complexity (and art) of database management. A skilled DBA resource can help you pragmatically sort through new options while managing your current technologies.7 Take a Load Off: While it may seem like DIY database production support is budget friendly, there are hidden costs to consider. Complex data requests can strain your system for hours, slowing your infrastructure for other users. And over-worked staff members are at risk of making serious errors, which can result in costly downtime and hours of troubleshooting. Why not strategically right-source certain database functions with the end-goal of efficiency? Fixed-fee engagements can also help simplify budget planning—saving you valued time for management of core IT functions.8 Bringing Backup…Up Again: Can you back up less to reduce storage costs or should you backup more aggressively to establish new restoration point service levels? A third-party perspective can help you assess your current needs and any challenging areas, as well as where your company—and its industry—are headed, to optimize your backup strategy.9 The Three Vs: The growing volume, velocity, and variety of unstructured data will be a challenge for the most sophisticated of IT departments. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of technologies and methodologies being marketed to make the most of this glut of information. With some help from the right provider, complex database management is easier than you might think.
  2. 2. 10 Change Management: Migrating data significantly introduces the risk of errors. Senior database management experts set strict methodologies and are trained in the specific technology being managed. Relying on a database expert can help prevent lost productivity and revenue down the road by helping to ensure data integrity.011 Staffing Ebbs and Flows: As data management changes dramatically, your IT department will likely experience a staffing flux or a gap in needed skill sets. And what if your senior DBA quits or isn’t performing? Senior-level external lifecycle management—whether it’s five or 40 hours a week—will supplement your staff and help ensure your database support doesn’t miss a beat. 012 Spring Cleaning: With lots of change on the horizon, a project to sort out your database inefficiencies, security, and performance is a great opportunity to evaluate your provider before embarking on more complex projects with them.13 MDM Picking Up Steam: Interest in and adoption of Master Data Management and Enterprise Information Management0 practices grew significantly in 2012. If data governance needs are gaining momentum in your organization, a trusted provider can help you keep pace—from big picture planning and standards to database code.0 About ManageForce Corporation Were here to help. With deep business and technical expertise, sound financials, and strong business ethics, ManageForce TM has leveraged our deep experience in supporting the world’s most demanding database needs to develop leading Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and MySQL support services. ManageForce helps organizations worldwide to plan, implement, and manage their databases via a cost-effective, proven global delivery model. Our experience and expertise as a leading database administration organization can help you achieve measurable results—and maximum performance—from your database.  Databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Hadoop  Platforms: Windows, UNIX, Linux, and AS400/iSeries  Services: Production support, reporting and BI, cloud computing, and Big Data Over the years, we’ve built a solid team fortified with unique expertise from years of experience working at industry leaders, such as Oracle, IBM, PeopleSoft (now Oracle), MicroStrategy, Microsoft, and other Fortune 1000 companies. We’ve combined our experiences—from both customer and vendor perspectives—to create the most pragmatic approach possible to solving organizations’ challenges. We collaborate to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and manage your most complex application and database issues while producing the best results. You can trust in your dedicated ManageForce team. For example:  Our average turnover rate is less than three percent.  The average experience level of our employees is 10+ years.  We’ve supported the needs of enterprise/Fortune 500, SMBs, and public sector.  All team members are based in the U.S. Contact us to discuss or learn more. © 2013 ManageForce Corporation. All rights reserved. All marks are the property of their respective owners. 020513