Step Three In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Database Optimization

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate net neutrality by a partisan line 3-2 vote. The FCC live streamed the hearing and if you didn’t get an opportunity to listen, commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (who voted against the measure to protect net neutrality) made certain to mention how much nonprofits and individual creators stand to suffer.

On another hopeful note, a series of state attorney generals, such as New York’s Eric Schneiderman, are filing lawsuits to stop the FCC’s decision (details).

And while hoping for the best and contributing to those efforts is something everyone should do, preparing for the worst is the smart move in case those efforts are unsuccessful.

To that end, I published the latest installment in the series of articles about what you can do for your organization to help marginalize the impact of post-net neutrality slowdowns. It provides step-by-step instructions that include copy/paste SQL query code and detailed screencaps.

Even if working on a database is new to you, the instructions are user-friendly enough to be comfortable implementing a number of tasks from this list.

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Database Optimization

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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