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Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Tales from a Cloud Software Firm

Following on from a discussion about how people are using the cloud, the Simple-Talk Editorial Team sat down with the CTO of 10th Magnitude to talk about how they deliver Cloud software and services for their clients using agile methodology, and Azure. Read more...

Gareth Marlow

Cloud Services for the DBA

A critical part of any DBA's role is implementing the systems that will improve in the long term their organization's guardianship, use and understanding of its data. Too often, however, this gets lost in the fog of immediate and urgent tasks. Gareth Marlow explains why he believes Cloud services will play an increasingly prominent role in helping DBAs achieve their strategic goals. Read more...

Roger Jennings

Track Consumer Engagement and Sentiment with Microsoft Codename “Social Analytics”

It isn't at all easy to make sense of the deluge of information from social media sites, particularly to measure opinion or sentiment, yet it has become increasingly important for marketing to be able to do so. Microsoft are keen to be in the vanguard with their “Social Analytics” research project Read more...

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