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5 Big Data & AI trends re-defining businesses in 2019

  With the new year comes new challenges and opportunities for the many businesses around the globe. While there are plenty of predictions and trends surrounding the biggest buzzwords and most...

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7 digital transformation trends you need to prepare for in 2019

  Digital transformation is set to gain significant momentum worldwide in 2019. More global organisations than ever are re-examining business outcomes, digital strategies and technology models thanks...

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4 reasons to use Azure Databricks for big data workloads

  In a world of rapid digital transformation, big data is naturally more prevalent in our line-of-business computer systems than ever before.  By 2020, the accumulated volume of big data around the...

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3 best practices for Data Estate Modernisation

  Better decisions, efficient operations, growing revenue and increased competitive advantage - these are the top 4 business intelligence and data analytics goals modern organisations strive towards...

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How Microsoft PowerApps helps build better business solutions

In the era of digital transformation, businesses need application development capabilities that open up the build process to everyone - not just developers. PowerApps is Microsoft’s latest solution...

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5 signs it's time for a better business intelligence solution

Big data continues to grow exponentially among businesses today, and it’s no surprise organisations want to properly leverage it to produce better insights and drive more data-driven decisions. A...

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Power BI Desktop vs Power BI Pro and Premium: What's the difference?

  When it comes to self-service business analytics and data analysis, Power BI is the current cream of the crop - and for good reason. Data analysis, modelling and reporting is usually associated...

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9 reasons why you should use Power BI for business analytics

Whether it’s using interactive dashboards to consolidate key metrics or rich reports to connect datasets from workloads, Power BI is a key tool to engage with business data, pull it from a broad...

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The go-to Azure migration options for SQL Server end of life

  If your business currently relies on SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 or any other version approaching end of life, you’ll be happy to know there’s no better time to upgrade your data platform...

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Prepare for SQL Server 2008 end of life by leveraging the cloud

  End of life (EOL) is fast approaching for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, with extended support officially ending on 9 July 2019. After a decade of faithful service, Microsoft's regular...

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4 technology trends redefining the accounting industry

The rise of cloud-based applications and data analytics services is dramatically transforming the accounting industry's processes. Like many other sectors, accounting firms experience continuous...

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Power BI: Top 3 considerations for successful events analytics

  Power BI is Microsoft’s premier data analytics tool for business intelligence (BI) and a game changer for creating powerful, interactive visualisations and live dashboards without having to be a...

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7 reasons why Azure Logic Apps should be your integration platform

Before the cloud, the traditional way of integrating our systems and applications together with partners systems or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions like Dynamics 365 or Office 365 happened...

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Cloud Data Warehouse: The benefits of on-demand warehousing

  Big data is transformative and having the capability to consolidate, store and refine your data into valuable insights is fundamental in driving organisational agility and competitive advantage....

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Xello sponsors Power BI World Tour Melbourne 2018

Power BI World Tour is returning to Melbourne on August 21 - 22, to bring attendees unprecedented access to premium Power BI content designed by local industry experts. With continuous feature...

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Azure Data Lake: 5 benefits for big data storage and analytics

  Looking for a better way to store, prepare and analyse your high-volume big data for future discovery and insights? Cloud-based data lakes are specifically designed to run large scale analytics...

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Microsoft Inspire 2018: 4 biggest Azure announcements

Microsoft Inspire 2018 was all about ushering in the "intelligent cloud and intelligent edge" era, and with it, several huge developments across cloud, data and Internet of Things (IoT). With so many...

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10 technology trends transforming the legal industry

Digital transformation and disruptive technology continue to re-shape the legal industry in fascinating ways this year. Increasing demands from clients are compelling law firms to keep pace with...

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Azure Logic Apps: 5 ways it improves workflow automation

Looking for a better way to automate your business workflows across cloud and on-premises environments? Every business has its own unique operational processes and a need for automating and...

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Azure Data Factory: How to centralise and transform your big data

Big data is more available to us than ever before, but moving and transforming our raw data into something meaningful is still proving to be a complex task for many organisations. According to...

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Machine learning: 6 innovative use cases in business today

  Machine learning has rapidly shifted from an abstract idea to critical component for business intelligence. Using sophisticated algorithms to identify patterns and discover greater insights from...

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5 ways Microsoft Power BI enhances your business intelligence

  Business intelligence (BI) and the ability to gain actionable insights from your big data is fundamental for any organisation striving to be agile, future-proofed and ready for tomorrow. Just ask...

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How to use Azure Machine Learning for better predictive insights

  Smart speakers, wearables, voice assistants - intelligent applications and smart devices that make our life easier and our work more efficient are increasingly becoming everyday essentials....