Becoming more agile and responsive in the age of big data

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Did you know that data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009?

An that although individuals create over 70 per cent of the digital universe, enterprises have the responsibility of storing and managing 80 per cent of it?

Companies today are in the middle of a data storm. They know the volume of data is exploding, and they know that success depends on managing their data to leverage it to its fullest potential.  It’s clearly one way to gain an enormous advantage over competitors in a crowded marketplace.

But there’s a difference between knowing and doing. Many companies are continuing to struggle to get over the big data hump.  They want to spring into action and commit to a more aggressive vision for their data, but they don’t know where to begin.

Big data’s importance
The term “big data” is on everyone’s lips now. Some suggest it’s little more than “buzzword” in the modern technology lexicon,  but those who have succeeded in harnessing the power of their data to grow would disagree. For them, big data has had immediate and tangible results. The impetus for new businesses to tackle the big data dragon include:

  • Companies that analyze big data can get a sharp view of current market conditions, which can represent a competitive advantage.
  • Big data analysis helps companies better understand their customers. They can more accurately predict what customers will need or want, and provide them with better products and services.
  • Big data tools can help a company understand how it is viewed by specific segments of the public or by the entire public. This makes for better control of a company’s reputation.

Two challenges … two events
Many companies’ IT groups are facing two huge challenges:

  1. Their traditional enterprise data warehouse was never designed to incorporate all the new types of data, volume, and velocity; and
  2. They don’t have a clear view of their response performance metrics.

Microsoft and Dimensional Strategies Inc. (DSI) will be holding two FREE events that are sure to be of interest and value to your organization as you move even deeper into the worldwide data storm:

In the Modern Data Platform workshop on November 14th, DSI Director of Data Infrastructure Stephen Giles and Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist George Chilakos will lead a discussion on the Modern Data Platform and what it means for your business. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of the Modern Data Platform, be introduced to the tools that can help you better leverage your data, and have the opportunity to get advice and ask questions of data experts. Find out more

In the OneResponse: Emergency Services Monitoring Workshop on December 8th, DSI Co-Founder Evan Ross will provide you with a full understanding of how OneResponse works and how this intuitive tool can help you get a clear view into key performance indicators such as: response time; dispatch time; response volumes; staffing; call priorities; inspections; stations; wards; and call types. Find out more

Modern Data Platform Workshop
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Modern Analytics Platform Webinar
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Modern Data Platform Webinar
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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About DSI
Established in 1998 as a leading Microsoft technology consulting partner, DSI boasts a team of experts who develop business solutions using the Microsoft technology platform. DSI has gained profound industry experience over the years assisting clients across many major verticals. DSI’s “sophisticated-simple” approach toward modern-day technological consulting involves each engagement being measured, defined, managed, and monitored according to standardized guidelines and a proprietary blend of best practices and tools. This allows for transparency and open communication between all parties involved. Visit DSI online


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