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When writing SQL queries, there is almost always more than one way to write the query to get the intended result. However, there are best practices that help with speed and efficiency. While there are many tips for writing SQL for Oracle, here is a short list of seven tips to help ensure a faster execution plan. 

  1.  Improve your queries. Rather than writing complex SQL statements that perform multiple tasks, write a separate statement for each individual task. 

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Higher ed is an adventure-filled theme park for cyber attackers, and here's why. Colleges and universities do not allocate the necessary funds to properly protecting their institutions from cyber threats. Also, while new cyber threats are surfacing, students and staff who have no knowledge of cybersecurity are connecting using unsecured networks, making them easy targets for skilled attackers.

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Imagine sitting through a class or taking a course and later realizing that you didn't learn any of what you needed to know. Perhaps it was the wrong class, or maybe it was the correct class, and it happened to have a poorly composed instructional design. Perhaps the course would have been better if you had taken prerequisites or if the design team had added some essential features into the program's design or taken some unnecessary ones out.

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Over the past year, organizations have found learning management systems (LMS) more necessary than the luxury we once knew them to be. When it comes to eLearning, the best LMS increases productivity for both the faculty and the students. Consider it a centralized online training location, a classroom where information consumption can be tracked, managed, and even customized.

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Data integration has reshaped the pharmaceutical industry changing it in extraordinary ways. Companies have never had more access to data and have never collected and categorized data as rapidly as now. And although pharma has its challenging areas, such as forecasting and data integrity, there are also many beneficial areas.

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Data integrity is crucial in pharma; it is the key factor in determining the quality of a product. With recent regulatory concerns related to poor practices, findings have shown that the data that often takes years to compile can barely make it through inspections in some cases. When the integrity of information is compromised, so is the reliability and validity of the products. If that isn't concerning enough, consider the incredible amount of time and funds wasted in avoidable situations.