Stacia Misner

Stacia Misner is a SQL Server Pro contributing editor, a SQL Server MVP, a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence solutions since 1999, with more than 25 years of experience in information technology.
Stacia is the author and co-author of eight books about business intelligence, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step and Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2. Stacia provides consulting and custom education services through Data Inspirations.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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