Why Microsoft Fabric is the data foundation for your AI ambitions

  • Posted on March 20, 2024
  • Estimated reading time 4 minutes
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Artificial intelligence is no longer the future. It’s the present. With capabilities like generative AI for code and content, and Copilot to help people work, AI is helping organizations to accomplish more with their data and systems than ever before. AI is unleashing and accelerating value for businesses.

And that’s why it’s critical to have a strong data foundation. Harnessing the value of data and insights will likely power the future success of many organizations.

I truly believe that there’s never been a better moment to drive data transformation. That’s why we have just published a new guide, “Optimize your data to maximize the benefits of AI,” now available for free download. And that’s why we’re heading to the Microsoft Fabric Community Conference, March 26-28 in Las Vegas. Read on for details.

What our clients tell us they need
Business leaders recognize AI’s potential to shift the business landscape. 92 percent of business and IT executives surveyed by Avanade agreed that organizations needed to shift to an AI-first operating model in the next 12 months to stay competitive. But many don’t have the technology, infrastructure or expertise in place to get this done.

To close the AI resource gap, throughout 2024, 94 percent of organizations are increasing their digital investments. But with 63 percent of business and IT leaders saying they don’t completely trust the data their company uses today, it can be hard for many to know how to get started.

Our team believes that businesses must increase their data platform investments to achieve a unified, reliable data foundation. Only then can they make their AI aspirations a reality and scale them across their enterprises.

Moving forward with Microsoft Fabric
Microsoft Fabric is an easily accessible SaaS data platform, designed to help you simplify and optimize your data and analytics workloads. It brings together the leading Microsoft data tools already in use throughout leading enterprises – such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse and Power BI – to help increase ROI for existing solutions and reduce the need for additional training or adjustments to current operations.

Microsoft Fabric creates a single source of truth for data across multiple public and private clouds. Its lakehouse-centric base has data governance built in – enabling users to access data and insights more easily and trust it more fully.

What makes Microsoft Fabric so powerful?
Microsoft Fabric’s user experience is what drives its impact. Users gain a seamless experience, as analytics processes are tailored to their roles and built-in AI capabilities help them visualize data insights faster and easier.

Its multi-cloud, governed data lakehouse eliminates silos so every user can access reliable data from a single place. And computing power is also shared within the business, meaning unused capacity can be reassigned to where it’s really needed, helping to reduce excess costs.

To encourage an organization-wide, data-driven culture, Microsoft Fabric integrates seamlessly with familiar Microsoft 365 applications – enabling everyone to benefit from its transformative potential.

Find us at the Microsoft Fabric Community Conference
Accenture and Avanade are proud diamond sponsors of the upcoming Microsoft Fabric Community Conference in Las Vegas. Thousands of data practitioners will gather to learn about what the future holds for Microsoft Fabric and how it’s transforming the data landscape. And from keynote speaking sessions to conversations in the expo halls, we’ll be connecting with clients, showcasing our proprietary solutions and sharing insights from industry leaders working to build the future with data innovation.

We’ll have several opportunities to connect and engage:

  • Join our executive roundtable. Accenture and Avanade executives will lead a panel discussion on data challenges and the Microsoft Fabric opportunity. Find us on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:15 PM PDT in the room Premier BR 311.
  • Learn from our work with clients. Our executives will be joined by two client executives to discuss data strategy and lessons learned. Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:15 AM PDT in the room Terrace BR 150.
  • Stop by our booth in the expo hall, #323, where we will present demos, drill into industry use cases, and showcase how we’re helping clients adopt and scale Microsoft Fabric.

Accenture and Avanade – the best way to get started with Microsoft Fabric
If you’re exploring what Microsoft Fabric can do for your data, analytics and AI, please consider Avanade and Accenture. We have unrivaled industry and Microsoft expertise that can help your business to unleash Microsoft Fabric and build AI responsibly.

Aligned with Accenture’s $3 billion investment in data and AI, we’ve built a dedicated Microsoft Fabric team across Accenture and Avanade. We have upskilled thousands of Fabric-certified professionals who can support your adoption with targeted guidance, implementation, security assessments and education opportunities.

In our just-released point-of-view, we’ve collected more insights on the power of Microsoft Fabric, and what Accenture and Avanade can do to help you unleash it. We share our own lessons learned building the world’s largest instance of Microsoft Fabric across Accenture and Avanade.

Download our new guide to explore Microsoft Fabric’s features, real-world use cases and how to get started today.

And let’s keep the conversation going. Find our team at the Microsoft Fabric Community Conference in Las Vegas.

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