Two Good New Year's Resolutions for a DBA

Mullins, Craig S.
February 2007
Database Trends & Applications;Feb2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p26
The article discusses the characteristics and responsibilities of a database administrator (DBA). The author declares that DBAs' service must be integrated with the goals and operations of their company and to other core components of the IT infrastructure. He reveals that DBAs have vast technical knowledge. However, DBAs are often criticized as anti-social. The author believes that DBAs should acquire exceptional communication skills and must interact appropriately with their co-workers and customers. DBA management is recommended to enhance interpersonal relationships and teamwork.


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