Category Archives: Information Management

How to Transition ClearDB MySQL to Microsoft Azure MySQL In-App

Running WordPress sites in Azure App Services is easy and cost-effective. WordPress requires a MySQL database. Today, Azure offers the MySQL In-App Service Plan to which provides PHP and everything necessary for WordPress. Very cool! In the days (and years) before the Microsoft Azure MySQL In-App, the easiest option was to use one of the free ClearDB MySQL plans. It wasn’t free. It was a one-time $10 fee. Great deal!!

Recently, the ClearDB free plans were phased out, and a low cost $10/month options was offered as a seamless upgrade to customers. Granted it’s a low price, but, Azure MySQL…

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The Road to Big Data

Big Data is big buzz.  We hear questions all the time from our existing and prospective clients that follow along the lines of:

  • What do you consider Big Data?
  • I don’t think we have Big Data, do you?
  • What could we do with our data?
  • Is the ROI on data analytics worth it?
  • Can we quantify the costs and financial returns?

In essence:  What is the business value of our information and is it worth tapping?

An organization’s information asset does not suddenly become valuable.  For the most part, the size or age of data does not achieve a threshold where it immediately gains a…

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Knowledge Management and Record Management


As presented to the Denver, Colorado Chapter of the Association of Records Managers & Administrators meeting in November 2015.

This educational session describes Knowledge Management, Record Management and Information Management. The session concludes with comments and questions about how they relate to each other.

What are Record and Knowledge Management.  How do they relate?

  • What are the key differences ?
  • Are they coming closer together?
  • What are the challenges?

Slide Outline

  • Slide 1-3 Overview and Background
  • Slide 4-8 A high level description of Know

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