It is difficult for database administrators to run their databases efficiently and effectively without proper funding.
Whether you are asking for additional funding for the first time or giving it another go after a few failed attempts, knowing how to formulate your approach will help.
Getting powerful advocates on board and speaking with people who are stakeholders in the operations are good starting points.
As a database administrator, you must be able to justify the cost of your idea and back it up with evidence of improved efficiency and reduced cost initiatives like data warehousing. Do not be afraid to play the disaster card by letting the decision-makers know how unforeseen disasters could wreak havoc on the company and how additional funding can help with disaster recovery. And finally, do not give up, be persistent, and let your thoughts be heard.
View the infographic “Are You a DBA Looking For Extra Funding?” to learn about useful tips on how to look for extra funding, whether you are asking for additional funding for the first time or giving it another go after a few failed attempts.
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