The Smart Panda Newsletter for January 2017
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January 2017

Message From Wade:

Finally! The newsletter is back. 2016 was an absolutely off the hook year. Things started off with going back on the road to help a major client get re-focused on implementing a huge ERP system which went live in October! Throughout the year, we helped many clients manage their systems with architecture reviews, migrations to the cloud, managed hosting solutions, maintenance (oh, the joy of PUM), upgrades in the lab and on-premise, and a slew of other items (even workflow) that when put together produced the best year ever for us and made many clients extremely happy. Do you need some help getting refocused? Click To ReFocus!

Last year, the new business OurOnline.Company was extremely well received, with hundreds of customers using the excellent domain management services, web hosting, email services, and custom hosting solutions. If you are tired of feeling lost in the world of the big providers with crazy weird fees, limited unlimited this or that, fast speeds that aren't fast, or you just can't shake that feeling that you aren't getting good value for your money --- It's time to "Own Your Web" and get with a trusted organization that will work with you. Click If It's Time!

Cloud computing: You are probably ignoring the biggest security flaw

There's an ongoing debate about the security implications of using cloud computing services versus running IT systems in-house.

Cloud advocates note that the largest cloud companies will have hundreds, or even thousands, of security staff and the time and money to keep their systems up to date. In contrast, the average enterprise may only have a handful of security staff to cover a wide range of different systems, many of which may be ageing and incapable of being entirely secure. However, some businesses feel more secure holding their critical data themselves rather than trusting it to a cloud company that may spread it across datacenters in different countries.

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Oracle - Cloning Pluggable Databases

Well, the first question is what is a pluggable database. In Oracle 12c, Oracle has introduced a multi-tenancy database methodology, and you will see two acronyms all the time “CDB” meaning “Container Database” and PDB is an acronym for “Pluggable Database”. A quick analogy would be to think of a train to understand the difference, you have a train with an engine “CDB” and lets say up to 250 rail cars the “PDB” as working databases.

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Panda + Community - 2016/2017

What a truly amazing year 2016 turned out to be. One of the main reasons for this was we gave back. In all the business coaching I have done, the most successful people/groups all give back in some way. I have always understood that but this past year we stepped it up, and not surprisingly success followed it. 

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The Smart Panda - Thought of the month


An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. Jack Welch
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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

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With experience spanning three decades, The Smart Panda Team designs and implements solutions allowing our clients to "Connect with Confidence", and now combined with OurOnline.Company we provide services so you can:
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