From the Desk of the MD

From the Desk of the MD – April 2014

From the Desk of the MD

Welcome to Ascent’s first newsletter for this year and also the first one sent from our brand new offices. They say a change is as good as a holiday and we feel that this change is the ideal way in which to ring in our second decade of operation.

We have moved offices

Our new offices in the Katherine & West Building, at 114 West Street, are situated in the heart of the Sandton business district, opposite the Gautrain station and next door to the Radisson Hotel. We believe this is a change that will benefit both ourselves and our clients, if you do find yourself in the area, why not pop in for a cup of coffee!

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Boot Camp

Running from 20 to 23 May, the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Boot Camp will provide insight into core SQL 2014 capabilities, Parallel Data Warehouse and Power BI, as well as covering Data Platform and Hybrid Cloud, amongst other subjects.

Ascent Technology is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this event that will provide technical training for Microsoft Partners and Customers, and we look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in attending this event, be on the lookout for the official invitation, which will be posted shortly.

Microsoft Software Assurance SQL Server 2014 Deployment Planning Services

Did you know that as a provider of the SSDPS Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 engagement, Ascent Technology can work with qualifying clients to assess the scope and complexity of their SQL Server 2014 upgrade, run a proof of concept, and create a detailed plan for deployment.

For more information on this value add service Click Here.

Reminding you of the obvious

With Oracle 12C having been released and now also the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all our clients that we are a multi-platform Database Management Service provider.

We support both of the above database technologies (and more, like MySQL and Sybase) individually and in mixed database technology environments. It is Ascent’s technology-agnostic, heterogeneous approach to database management that continues to make us the go-to organisation in the Enterprise Database Management space.

Our Latest Success Story

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts outsources Database Administration and Consulting to specialist Database Company Ascent Technology.

“Ascent’s high level skills supplement our own in-house skills, together providing the expertise that is required to maintain and optimise the performance of the database environment. Even more crucially, the nature of our business is such that we require 100% uptime, which is where Ascent’s Database Management expertise really comes to the fore. Moreover, the company offers not only strong technical knowledge, specialist skills and high level expertise, but it also has a very high level of credibility in the market.” – Group IT Manager at Peermont

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts Case Study

Did you know?

You can now connect with us via our new FaceBook page, and also as before via our other social media channels, namely LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Last Word

As we head towards the easter break, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

If you are going away over the long weekend, please drive safely. Also we are now entering a period where there are an inordinate number of public holidays, so don’t forget to diarise all of these, including May 7.

By: Johan Lamberts