Take a Vape break

Many have over the last several years. My wife quit smoking cigarettes about four years ago. She started first with electronic cigarettes, but that soon faded. Quitting cold turkey was a short lived goal. The desire to puff was still there, so although not technically a cessation aid, the industry, and her interest, grew immensely.... Continue Reading →

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Many to many, A Data party!

The Relational Database structure has a certain elegance about it. When performing data modelling, you do not want to run into a many to many relationship. Thankfully, in my 20 years of building databases for businesses of all types, I never ran into a relationship I couldn't tame. Most every collection of data can be... Continue Reading →

Don’t get your backup

If you came here thinking that Data on a Cloud refers to a Data Backup or Syncing service, you're not going to be happy. I love DropBox, and there are other such products, but they are not a Relational Databases. Instead, they help with highly accessible archives of your files, pictures and sound bites. Having... Continue Reading →

Think it’s time for a change?

I have mentioned it before and I really need to do it again...  using spreadsheets to house your data, even in the cloud, is no way to run a business. I have documented many ways in which your data-integrity suffers as much as your users do. I have explained, in simple terms, the ins and outs of... Continue Reading →

Were two birds in the bush worth it?

"My business buddy, Bob, had a team of programmers in to build the database for their company. Between them, a new server and software licenses, they spent a fortune!" That is not what I am proposing. I am speaking to businesses that are in the spreadsheet love-affair phase, so I can use an existing data... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fear The Cloud

I have spoken to many clients, especially pre-2000, who were deathly afraid of having their computers or networks attached to the Internet. "Oh no. My competitors will steal my information!" Yesterday's Internet was pretty solid and very useful. Today's Internet is something no one can do without. We use it even when we don't think... Continue Reading →

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