I'd like to welcome Steve Carlson and Andy Wattenhofer to the team, forming our System DBA team. Steve and Andy will focus on developing and implementing the system/operational aspects of DBA responsibilities. They will be in cubes 678A & B. Stop by and say hi!
This is a continuation of OIA organizational changes that began in October. This re-alignment will focus the responsibilities of database administrators to either the infrastructure ("System DBA") or the applications that run on it ("Application DBA"). The transition will happen over the next several months, to separate "system" from "application" processes.
Clark Johnson, Kim Laabs, Pragati Tripathi, and Jen Schepers will continue reporting to Tim Gagner, and will soon move to new offices on the south end of 6th floor WBOB. Their focus will be on the database portion of the applications that OIA currently supports. They will work closely with application support teams to continue to provide solid production support for the customers that use the applications.