Whether you’re considering a new Microsoft SQL installation, or you’re already up and running, you’ll want to make sure you’re configured for optimum performance, security and stability. Your in-house IT staff will keep things running smoothly day to day, but unless they’re SQL specialists, there will be times a little bit of expert help, guidance and insight will come in handy.
As well-established experts providing high quality IT solutions UK-wide, Life IT can help with all aspects of Microsoft SQL admin, support and development. They’ve highlighted five situations in which the help of an SQL expert is essential…
1. SQL implementation
With its impressive power and flexibility, it’s easy to see why Microsoft SQL is such a popular choice. But if it’s not properly installed, you won’t see any of these benefits. To get the best possible performance, reduce the likelihood of failures and to ensure security is tight, it’s highly recommended that you call on the services of an SQL expert.
2. Health checks and system monitoring
Once your Microsoft SQL installation is up and running efficiently, you’ll want to ensure it stays that way. Constant system monitoring and regular health checks can catch potential issues before they become problems. To effectively and promptly identify such issues, it’s best to choose a knowledgeable provider of SQL admin services.
3. Disaster recovery
Although you may never need to worry about disaster recovery procedures, it’s crucial to be prepared for the unexpected. To minimise data loss and disruption, and get your SQL installation back up and running as quickly as possible, it’s strongly recommended that you use the services of dedicated SQL experts if you find yourself in this position.
4. Upgrades and migration
We all know the high speed at which technology evolves. While your current server may be state-of-the-art today, eventually you’ll need to upgrade. Getting this right is just as important as your initial SQL implementation – so you’ll want to make sure it’s done quickly and professionally to minimise downtime and ensure optimal performance.
5. Bespoke application development
If you need your SQL database to perform tasks that it can’t do out of the box, it’s possible to develop bespoke applications to allow total customisation. But unless you have a programmer on your IT team, you’ll need to call in a specialist in SQL coding.
Life IT can help with all of the above situations – and more – wherever you are in the UK. They can assist with SQL implementation, ensure everything’s running smoothly and efficiently (and fix it if it isn’t), keep everything up to date and even develop bespoke SQL applications for you.
Find out more about Life IT’s Microsoft SQL services and flexible support contracts at www.lifeit.co.uk.
Published Date: 22nd January 2013
Category: Microsoft, SQL Support