Becoming AI Driven
Insights for successful AI adoption and ROI
Data, analytics and AI have the power to help you build market agility in a world of exponential change. The power of AI to help you get the most out of your people, process and technology is unparalleled, and the need has never been greater. Data is the lifeblood of many organisations, but is your organisation making the most of it? In a recent global Avanade AI Maturity survey, most organisations are in their infancy when it comes to AI adoption.
At Avanade, we help you accelerate your use of Microsoft data, automation and AI capabilities to go further faster. It starts with the Microsoft analytics and AI stack, connected to the horsepower of Microsoft Azure. We can help you modernise your data platform, optimise your automation approach, and harness the full-blown capabilities of AI to solve real-world business problems across a variety of industries.
“Avanade helped us choose the right technologies, define how we should use those technologies in combination, and get the concepts right. They helped develop our functional design and have been valuable partners and trusted advisers in so many ways. Together, we’re bringing big ideas to life.”
When you’re working with data, you want to be able to crunch, twist, add, cut, slice and dice information – plus secure it, manage and govern it in many ways. Microsoft and Avanade can help, whether you want to harness data on-premises, accelerate insights and predictive analytics from the cloud, integrate intelligence into your applications or leverage AI to empower your innovation agenda.
We make it easy for you to use Microsoft’s data platform, no matter where you’re starting from or going to. We build it, run it and can even manage it for you. We can also help you accelerate your move to the cloud. This enables you to take advantage of high availability, reduced costs, data protection, security and agile development, all backed by Microsoft Azure, the only Gartner Magic Quadrant leader in enterprise cloud storage.
When it comes to managing your data, Microsoft’s database management system (DBMS) vision is the most complete and rated the highest for ability to execute. SQL Server offers scalability, performance and availability for mission-critical intelligent applications and data warehouses. It also connects you to real-time intelligence and end-to-end mobile BI with your choice of languages and platforms.
With a full selection of implementation versions, we can help you embrace MSQL, NoSQL, MariaDB, use virtual machines and use SQL Server in the cloud. Avanade is No. 1 in certified professionals for developing Azure web services and implementing Azure infrastructure solutions. Plus, we’ve helped more clients use Azure than any other partner.
If you’re trying to make a leap instead of a steady progression, Microsoft Azure can help. Azure is a cloud set of over 100 services, which are always expanding and designed to help you increase productivity, develop and deploy cloud where you need and want it, and integrate intelligent applications and services.
One of the most popular Azure services is Azure Machine Learning, which enables computers to learn from data and experiences and then act on that information without human intervention. It features an experimentation platform for cloud to edge services, Azure Machine Learning Studio for fail-fast experimentation and Data Science Virtual Machines with preconfigured environments for data scientists.
We can help you get started. Through our design-led analytics workshops, we help you envision the possibilities of new products, new business models, operational efficiencies, advanced customer experiences and more.
“Avanade is second to none in terms of understanding the Microsoft stack. They didn’t come to sell us something; they came to understand and solve our problem.”
If you’re thinking of pushing the boundaries on how you optimise your operations, introduce and create new services or augment your team’s capabilities, artificial intelligence can help. Microsoft Cognitive Services enables you to integrate AI into your websites, bots and applications, providing human-like capabilities to address your business challenges and applications.
Learn how we’ve applied artificial intelligence and Microsoft Cognitive Services with our clients.
Power Platform enables you to use low-code technologies to fulfill the promise of effective “citizen development,” where business users can bridge gaps with low-code application development using Power Apps. Create easy-to-use Power BI dashboards and visualisations, and develop virtual agents with Power Virtual Agents to respond to real-time needs. With Power Automate, round out your automation capabilities to a single platform and migrate from other platforms with ease.
If you’re looking to enrich information to help your customers identify and explore relevant content at scale, Microsoft Azure Cognitive Search is the answer.
Cognitive search goes beyond keywords, using cognitive skills for vision, language and speech, or advanced machine learning models and semantic search capabilities to understand intent and uncover insights across a range of content. Transform raw, unstructured data into discoverable content to provide users and customers with contextual and relevant results. Contact us to discover how you can deploy a powerful, fully configured search index quickly across your websites, web apps and mobile apps.
If you’re trying to get data and insights from your IoT devices and integrate them directly with your data warehouse, Azure IoT Edge may be your answer. It connects AI, cloud and edge computing and links to your devices. You can quickly and easily deploy complex event processing, machine learning, image recognition and other AI capabilities.
We can help you harness your IoT devices and synthesise the information that can be incorporated into your business in real-time. This provides greater agility and faster response to the data and insights.
If you’re like most organisations, your data connections, systems and processes have been pieced together over time, creating a data landscape that resembles a transit map. Now’s the time to migrate your data assets to a modern platform to realise the benefits of the cloud, unlock valuable business data, and use modern cloud platform tools/agile process to support business innovation.
We can help you migrate to Azure in three ways: rehost, replatform and refactor. With rehost you can move your physical and virtual servers to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform in the cloud. With replatform and modifications to your solution, you can take advantage of modern cloud-native capabilities. And with refactor, you can rebuild your current solutions to take full advantage of the cloud. Regardless of where you’re starting from, we’re experienced and ready to help you migrate at scale.
Like most organisations, your use of automation is limited by the number of automations, number of steps and the relative simplicity of the process to be automated. To accelerate automation today, many organisations are looking to scale automation and use citizen developers to help bridge the gaps in automation and processes with tools like Power Automate.
Together with Blueprint Software Systems we’ve revolutionised the ability to use Power Automate with connectors that allow migrations from Automation Anywhere to Power Automate -- providing consolidation and migration to a cloud-native environment out of the gate. Talk to us today about how we can help you get your automation “easy” button.
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