About Tech Talk
Welcome to “Tech Talk”, a blog dedicated to sharing and discussing real-world technology and leadership successes and failures. My goal is to blog on such topics as database administration/development, data privacy, disaster recovery, change management, enterprise reporting, project management, audits and controls (Sarbanes-Oxley/SAS70), team building, web analytics, etcetera, and solicit feedback on successes and failures alike. So let’s get started with a little background on me followed by a glimpse at my first blog submission.
My name is Raymond Lefebvre and I am Director of Database and Reporting Systems at a major public academic health sciences center based in Massachusetts. I have worked in the Information Technology field for 25+ years specializing in Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL database technologies on UNIX and Windows, with an emphasis the past five years on database administration/development, enterprise business intelligence/reporting, and large scale healthcare systems implementations. I hold three Oracle Certified Professional certifications, an MBA and BSBA from Nichols College, and SQL Server Database Administrator professional credentials. I am a frequent contributor to industry news articles and routinely participate in business technology reviews.