Four Tips To Maintain Your SQL Database And Your IT Department During Holidays

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Four Tips To Maintain Your SQL Database And Your IT Department During Holidays

Every business is overwhelmed with demand and orders with the upcoming holiday season. Regardless of what kind of a business your company is enrolled in, everyone knows that finalizing projects and closing tasks right before Christmas is inevitable. And all pressure is on the IT department, especially since Covid-19 forced most of the business to be managed online.

We all know those people who put up a Christmas tree the day before Christmas and complain they had lights burning out and similar. This analogy can be applied to business as well – if you wait for the last moment, burning out your employees, database, and servers is not a question. It’s a fact.

We at AimBetter have decided to give you a couple of tips on how to have a festive holiday and a happy IT department.

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1. Think About Prevention

You all know the good old saying, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” Instead of letting your employees work restlessly and spill out everywhere trying to catch up with tasks, make sure to prevent problems. Instead of dealing with old problems that could be resolved prior to the big day and the new issues that will surely come along, know the exact state of your servers and go into the week ready.

Having an AimBetter system that will help you monitor your databases and alert you about potential issues before the Christmas outburst is the best solution you can have. It will put your department at ease, knowing that even if you lack staff due to holidays or common colds, they are still well prepared for whatever is coming.

2. Ask For Help

If you noticed that you’re short-staffed and Christmas is around the corner, ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with getting extra assistance when necessary in order to help maintain your business reputation at a high level. Think about getting virtual assistance instead of overworking your employees who stayed and risking the loss of clients and contracts.

As IT managers, you know how important it is to have your database monitored and administered at any given moment, especially when tasks are piling up. Your DB administrator is less festive with each day, which affects your office mood and performance quality. We all agree that happy employees are doing at least a 30% better job, so giving them a hand here and there can also increase your productivity. With AimBetter’s Virtual Database Administrator, you can rest assured that your system is kept safe and updated with everything going on.

3. Backups

Another thing to consider is having proper backups. Whatever you may have done so far should be safely stored on your servers, so in case of hazardous events, you can quickly restore your data and continue exactly where you stopped.  Again, this is a safety measure that will help you optimize your servers and ensure that no work is permanently lost.

Trust us, your customers will be happy to know that even if your servers light up like a Christmas tree, their data has been securely backed up.

4. A Solution For Any Disaster

While we cannot guarantee disaster-free holidays, we can offer assistance that is available to you 24/7. Instead of looking for help when the outburst comes, ensure that support is one phone call away. AimBetter is here to assist with any issues at any given moment. We are here to investigate the cause and give a solution on the shortest notice, making sure that your business won’t wait longer than necessary.

Give yourself time to rest and relax, knowing that your database is in safe hands and the business will keep running. We are here to participate in your success and celebrate it with you!

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