After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Choose the appropriate SQL Server components for your business requirements
Scope your installation and component architecture
In the not-so-distant past, many people working within IT departments had to fight never-ending battles within their organizations to obtain funding for systems, implement projects, and hire the staff to manage all the technology. The first item under the ever-present budget axe was the entire IT department. This precarious position was the result of short-sighted executives viewing the IT infrastructure strictly as a cost center that drained funds from "more important" business operations.
While IT departments are still in a continuous ...