Published On: 2018-01-29By:

Differentiation by Denny: LCPtracker’s Reporting Warehouse

The Client:

LCPtracker, Inc. is a leading software service provider specializing in construction site compliance related software. With over 200 government agencies and 200,000 contractor customers, the company works closely with government agencies and contractors assigned to public works construction projects. Luis Ventura is the Vice President of Technology and Development at the company.

The Challenge:

Luis heard the same request over and over from clients at LCPtracker: they wanted to create their own reports, as well as customize and share them without the delays and expense of opening a service ticket.
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Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting named Consulting Firm of 2017

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I’m pleased to say that Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting was named by Technology Headlines as the top consulting firm in 2017. Technology Headlines did a nice writeup on Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting to boot.  I’m really proud of the group that we’ve put together at DCAC, and we’re starting 2018 off with a bang.

DCAC was selected as the consulting firm of the year for our work with our clients in both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SQL Server.  Our clients have been pleased with our work, and that’s the number one thing for us, making sure that our clients are satisfied with the work that we do for them.  That’s the sort of thing that has separated us from some of the other firms in this space and elevated us to this award-winning position.

Be sure to check out our website as well.


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Where Denny went during PASS and Live360 Events

Published On: 2018-01-22By:

If you were at the PASS Summit, Live360 in November, or SQL Saturday in Slovenia in December, you may have noticed that I couldn’t make it to these events. It turns out that I had a medical issue that I needed to deal with as soon as possible.

Some Background

Over the six months or so before the PASS Summit I had a headache that I couldn’t shake.  Between trips, I made a doctors appointment with a general doctor that I used to use who sent me out for an MRI.  The Insurance company didn’t want to pay for the MRI, but the doctor was able to get the insurance company to pay for a CT scan instead.

Do what the doctor says

I went in for an outpatient CT scan at about 7 pm and figured that I’d get the results from my doctor in a few days.  8 minutes after the I left the outpatient CT scan, the doctor who reviewed the CT scan called my cell phone and told me that he usually doesn’t call patients directly, but that he needed me to turn around and go to my nearest ER.  Between the two of us, we decided to go to the ER attached to his facility was the easiest to get to, and he could call them and tell them I was coming.  So I turned around and drove back to the hospital.

That facility checked me in and transferred me to the neurology unit, which was at another one of their hospitals.  All of this was about a week and a half before the PASS Summit started.

Staying there

The trip to the emergency room and the CT scan were the start of 35+ days of being in the hospital, with two surgeries and one procedure. It was not a fun month.  After the doctor did the first of many MRIs, the doctor determined that we were dealing with a 4.3cm (about 2 inches for Americans) tumor on my brain stem.  To give a visual reference, that’s bigger than a golf ball.  It took about two days before we were able to get into the OR and get the tumor removed.

After the initial surgery I’ve done a lot of physical therapy, first at the hospital, then at an acute physical therapy facility.  Sadly there I picked up a nasty infection which required a transfer back to the hospital and another surgery to resolve.  Thankfully I’ve been home since the day after US Thanksgiving.  The bad news is that I’ve was on IV antibiotics since before I left the hospital, and I was on them until December 29th.

The tumor was not cancer, that’s was the most important part of all this.  That piece of information from the doctors alone made this much easier to deal with and get through.  It also meant not needing Chemo to finish my recovery.

Getting Back To Normal

Things are slowly getting back to normal.  This was an issue affecting the brain stem, not the brain; this means that it affected my fine motor skills, not my memory or ability to work with SQL Server. The most significant skill that had been impacted is walking. I moved to a walker while I was at the hospital which was pretty slow going.  I’ve since moved to mostly a cane, and I’m improving every day.

Speech is where I’m going to need some therapy as well.  Right now, when I speak at my regular speed (which is pretty quick), I have a noticeable speech impediment which I need to improve before I can give presentations again.

In short, I’ll be back doing presentations; it’ll just take some time before I’m back on stage.


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Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting Named Company of the Year

Published On: 2018-01-17By:

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting (DCAC) announced today The Technology Headlines has named them Company of the Year for IT Consulting.

The award is based on an independent review of key players in the industry and sheds light onto how DCAC has created a loyal customer-base, sound marketing strategies, and innovative products and services over the years, primarily due to DCAC’s ability to innovate how clients use their Microsoft products effectively, most notably Azure and SQL Server.

Nicole Anderson, Senior Editor at the Technology Headlines commented, “Our editorial team has not only selected a company that is at the forefront of bringing a change in the industry, but also the entrepreneurs that are committed to adding value to customers.”

Principal Denny Cherry commented, “We’re proud and gratefully thank The Technology Headlines for recognizing us with their ‘Company of the Year’ award. We’re equally grateful to our customers, without whom, none of this would be possible. Their endorsement of our services is foundation of DCAC’s success.”

About The Technology Headlines: The Technology Headlines covers major industry trends in the U.S. and APAC markets, and is working alongside leading players to document the opinions and the expectations of the global tech community. It also supports the established players in the market to unveil a commercial launch of their new products through its knowledge platform.

About Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting: DCAC is a Microsoft Managed Partner and assists companies with attaining IT goals such as HA, scalability, SQL Server virtualization, Azure Migration and acceleration reliably, while finding ways to save on costs. With clients ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to small businesses, their commitment to each is the same: to provide a deft, high-speed IT environment that leverages every aspect of their platform: from architecture, to infrastructure, to network. Visit for more information.

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Globally Recognized Expertise

As Microsoft MVP’s and Partners as well as VMware experts, we are summoned by companies all over the world to fine-tune and problem-solve the most difficult architecture, infrastructure and network challenges.

And sometimes we’re asked to share what we did, at events like Microsoft’s PASS Summit 2015.