It seems all the news can talk about is the "bad economy". Personally, I think they have talked a lot of people into panic mode, which has in fact made any kind of slowdown even worse. But hey, whatever sells TV ad time, right?
So since the public has so heartily embraced the news' view of the world, business has in fact slowed down. And it seems that the business wants everyone to cut costs. So what can the DBA do?
Well, for one thing, you can learn everything there is to know about the database platforms you already own. You might find that you can accomplish what the business needs with the software you already have.
And you can learn more about power management here: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=31105&seqNum=11
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