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Evolve Your Infrastructure and Operations Organization to Remain Relevant in the Cloud Era

Deliver new business value by evolving your IT team to support your company’s cloud strategy. This Gartner report details opportunities for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) roles to adapt as companies plan their cloud migrations.  Download this report to learn about solutions to these challenges:  Cloud adoption will succeed in the long term, but only if IT organizations make fundamental changes in their organizational mission and team member roles. Cloud initiatives falter without clearly defined leadership or identified expertise to guide the organization’s efforts. Although existing I&O activities must continue for some time, most enterprises will adopt an internal cloud service brokerage model. I&O teams could eventually be displaced if they do not focus on maintaining their relevance. I&O leaders may find their teams’ relevance diminished, if not replaced, by cloud-friendly IT organizational patterns, such as distributed DevOps. Evolve Your Infrastructure and Operations Organization to Remain Relevant in the Cloud Era, Craig Lowery, 6 February 2020

IDC report: Empowering your organization with Responsible AI

   Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers transformational possibilities for customers, businesses and society. Building trustworthy, responsible AI systems is fast becoming a business imperative. This report from IDC is targeted at the practitioners involved in the machine learning lifecycle, as they look to understand how organizations should approach Responsible AI from an end-to-end process from design to development to production deployments.

Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance

The businesses that are achieving the greatest returns from their software investments are those willing to tackle entrenched cultural and structural barriers.

The Total Economic Impact™ of Migration to Microsoft Azure SQL Managed Databases

Explore the benefits, costs, and considerations associated with deploying Azure SQL managed databases in this Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft.  Four customers were interviewed about their experience migrating their on-premises SQL Server workloads to the cloud using Azure SQL managed databases, which include Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure SQL Database. In addition to a projected return on investment of 238 percent over three years, the analysis showed that a representative organization based on the interviewed customers also experienced:  A 25 percent increase in IT productivity.  A 40 percent improvement in productivity for database administrators.  Cost benefits, including avoiding on-premises infrastructure costs of $5.4 million related to computing power, storage, networks, and datacenter space and energy.  Download the study now to learn about the potential financial impact of Azure SQL managed databases on your organization. 

IDC report: Empowering your organization with Responsible AI

Learn how organizations can approach responsible AI from an end-to-end development lifecycle perspective.

The Total Economic Impact™ of Migration to Microsoft Azure SQL Managed Databases

Explore the benefits, costs, and considerations associated with deploying Azure SQL managed databases in this Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft.  Four customers were interviewed about their experience migrating their on-premises SQL Server workloads to the cloud using Azure SQL managed databases, which include Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure SQL Database. In addition to a projected return on investment of 238 percent over three years, the analysis showed that a representative organization based on the interviewed customers also experienced:  A 25 percent increase in IT productivity.  A 40 percent improvement in productivity for database administrators.  Cost benefits, including avoiding on-premises infrastructure costs of $5.4 million related to computing power, storage, networks, and datacenter space and energy.  Download the study now to learn about the potential financial impact of Azure SQL managed databases on your organization. 

SIEM Shift: How the Cloud is Transforming Security Operations

Many security professionals are realizing that their on-premises or private cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) system can’t keep up—so they’re migrating this key security operations tool to the public cloud. The IDG report, SIEM Shift: How the Cloud is Transforming Security Operations, delves into the results of a survey of 300 security and IT decision-makers to discover why more security professionals are moving to cloud-based SIEM. The report reveals that cloud-based SIEM: Reduces SIEM costs by lowering or eliminating infrastructure, maintenance, licensing, and staffing costs. Helps improve protection with AI and faster threat response. Boosts SIEM performance, scalability, and stability. Augments security teams with AI, reducing alert fatigue and automating common tasks. Learn how your peers are strengthening their defense against threats.

Omdia Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise ML Development Platform, 2020–21

The digital transformation sweeping through most businesses includes the latest breakthroughs in machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI). ML and, in particular, its sub-branch of deep learning (DL) have left the research laboratory and are being applied in real-world applications.  The high-tech internet giants, as can be expected, have taken the lead in this field and many businesses are now looking to reap the same benefits. ML can bring automation at scale that manual efforts can neither cope effectively nor even manage at all, creating new business opportunities as well as transforming existing business practices. To build this new generation of applications requires ML development tooling.  This report focuses on vendors that offer enterprises a platform for ML development, with solutions that typically offer a lot more in terms of managing the whole development-to-deployment lifecycle.

Omdia Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise ML Development Platform, 2020–21

The digital transformation sweeping through most businesses includes the latest breakthroughs in machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI). ML and, in particular, its sub-branch of deep learning (DL) have left the research laboratory and are being applied in real-world applications.  The high-tech internet giants, as can be expected, have taken the lead in this field and many businesses are now looking to reap the same benefits. ML can bring automation at scale that manual efforts can neither cope effectively nor even manage at all, creating new business opportunities as well as transforming existing business practices. To build this new generation of applications requires ML development tooling.  This report focuses on vendors that offer enterprises a platform for ML development, with solutions that typically offer a lot more in terms of managing the whole development-to-deployment lifecycle.

Get competitive AI services with flexible deployment options and broad natural-language coverage

Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in its inaugural AI reports, as stated in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services.Microsoft provides a wide range of services that developers—of any skill level and using any language—can utilize to enhance their applications with AI. These services include: Computer Vision  Personalizer  Translator Text  Anomaly Detector  Form Recognizer Content Moderator Download the report to learn how Azure Cognitive Services have helped to position Microsoft as a Magic Quadrant Leader—and what Microsoft is doing to make AI explainable. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services, Van Baker, Bern Elliot, Svetlana Sicular, Anthony Mullen, Erick Brethenoux, 24 February 2020 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.