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Take the Mystery Out of AI for IT Operations (AIOps)

Learn about monitoring new applications and their underpinnings to ensure that digital services perform to customer expectations. This report from Forrester explores how to use the next evolution of AI for IT operations (AIOps) to unify relevant data, pair intelligence with automation, quantify the impact of problems, and inspire confidence with highly available service. Get this report to learn about two possible solution paths to incorporate AI into IT operations—and how to decide which one may be right for your organization:Use a single intelligent operations system to replace most of your disparate tools and systems.Manage all of your digital services together with an intelligent overlay of AIOps tools.  

Microsoft Azure Is Helping Organizations Manage Regulatory Challenges More Effectively

Learn the financial impacts and business benefits that real-life organizations experienced by using Azure security and compliance tools to meet their domestic and international regulatory and compliance needs. The IDC study shows how twelve organizations using Azure regulatory and compliance services experienced:465 percent return on investment.35 percent reduction in costs of compliance-related penalties.Easier regulatory and IT compliance environment audits.Built-in compliance for industry standards like HIPAA, HITECH, and SEC regulations. 

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Azure IaaS—a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting

Learn about the real-life financial impacts and business benefits that companies experienced by migrating their on-premises infrastructure to Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft provides a detailed analysis of the return on investment and other outcomes that were experienced by actual customers. Nine customers were interviewed about their experience migrating their on-premises infrastructure to Azure. The analysis shows that a composite organization based on the interviewed customers experienced:A three-year 478 percent return on investment.USD10.3 million savings in infrastructure and on-premises staff costs.Increased online order volume of between 83 and 167 percent.Increased average order size by 20 to 27 percent.Accelerated developer and tester processes as well as migration flexibility with Azure hybrid capabilities.  

Understanding Why Analytics Strategies Fall Short for Some, but Not Others

Over the next two years, effective data and analytics strategies will be essential for successful business transformation initiatives—91 percent of business leaders surveyed agreed that this is true, yet only 20 percent rate their organizations as mature in these areas. Learn why resolving the foundational issues of siloed data sources, incongruent data types, and the capacity and performance constraints of on-premises data systems is key in facilitating successful digital transformation and maximizing the ROI of analytics services. Read the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report, Understanding Why Analytics Strategies Fall Short for Some, but Not Others, to understand:Why forward-looking business leaders are adopting integrated, enterprise-wide approaches to data and analytics.What common challenges keep companies from fully utilizing analytics, business intelligence, and AI.How to prepare for digital transformation and improve your organization’s analytics maturity. 

The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure Analytics with Power BI

Learn how companies achieved better analytics performance at a lower cost in this Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft. Forrester interviewed four customers and surveyed 364 others on their use of Azure analytics with Power BI. Of those surveyed customers, 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that well-integrated analytics databases and storage, a data management stack, and business intelligence tools were beneficial to their organization. Customers also reported a 21.9 percent average reduction in the overall cost of Microsoft analytics and BI offerings when compared to alternative analytics solutions. Based on the companies interviewed and surveyed, Forrester projects that a Microsoft analytics and business intelligence (BI) solution could provide:Benefits of $22.1 million over three years versus costs of $6 million, resulting in a net present value of $16.1 million and a projected return on investment of 271 percent.Reduced total cost of ownership by 25.7 percent.Better overall analytics system performance with improved data security, enhanced decision making, and democratized data access. Download the report to learn about the potential financial impact Microsoft analytics can have on your organization. 

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Worldwide, 2019.Create more value for your customers with highly available, secure, and scalable cloud infrastructure from Azure. Azure IaaS offers unique hybrid deployment models, industry-leading compliance and security, cost management tools, and support for open source technologies. Gartner’s extensive evaluation of IaaS providers covers strengths, cautions, and the profiles of cloud vendors. Download the full Gartner report to learn more. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, Dennis Smith, Lydia Leong, Raj Bala, July 18, 2019. 

Four Steps to Improve Data and Analytics Capabilities When Business Intelligence Maturity is Low

According to Gartner, “Data and analytics leaders can evolve their organizations’ capabilities for greater business impact by taking simple steps in the areas of strategy, people, governance and technology.” In Four Steps to Improve Data and Analytics Capabilities When Business Intelligence Maturity Is Low, Gartner recommends that you:Develop holistic data and analytics strategies with clear vision by proactively engaging with business stakeholders to define project roadmaps, business outcomes and performance metrics (“strategy”).Foster and enhance analytics capabilities by creating a flexible working model, using analytics resources across the enterprise, and implementing ongoing analytics training (“people”).  See the recommendations for governance and technology, and access the in-depth analysis, by reading the full report. 

Microsoft Azure database services

An overview guide of Azure fully managed database services to help developers build more responsive and innovative apps 

Make Room For The Autonomous Edge In Your IoT Strategy

“The edge” is important in IoT deployments, but there are numerous contradictory explanations for what it is and why it demands your attention. This report steps back from discussing the specific technologies and products of IoT to help infrastructure and operations professionals understand how four key edge usage patterns should fit within their IoT strategy.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, 2019, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Download the full report to explore Gartner’s extensive evaluation of disaster recovery as a service providers, which covers strengths, cautions, and recommended uses of vendors. Help your business to keep doing business—even during unexpected IT outages—by deploying replication, failover, and recovery processes through Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. Site Recovery is a built-in disaster recovery as a service that offers dependability, cost effectiveness, and ease of deployment to help you keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Worldwide, 6/2/2019, Mark Jaggers, Ron Blair, Lisa Pierce