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Data strategy - the bridge to the post-pandemic economy

Nearly all senior business decision-makers (96%) surveyed report data strategies as essential to their organisations’ positive performance, including an average of 5.97% higher profit growth.

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75% of surveyed CIOs struggle to unlock data insights within their organisation

While 78% of businesses realise the value of digital transformation, only a quarter are using data to drive business strategy.

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Databricks launches Partner Connect

Databricks Partner Connect makes it easy for customers to discover and connect popular data, analytics, and AI tools to their lakehouse.

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Dynatrace unifies log monitoring and PurePath distributed tracing

Precise, AI-powered insights enable DevOps and SRE teams to proactively optimize cloud-native applications and infrastructure.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust selects Agilisys for business intelligence transformation

The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has selected Agilisys, the public sector transformation specialist, to develop a business intelligence strategy that will enhance the Trust’s data and analytics capabilities.

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Data Decision Gap risks holding back economic recovery

Nine in ten global organizations struggle with data despite increased focus during Pandemic.

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Teradata forms global strategic collaboration with AWS

Deal helps enterprises accelerate their cloud adoption journey and digital transformation initiatives.

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Half of enterprises cannot trust their CRM data for a single source of truth on customers

Forrester research shows firms are lacking basic data management capabilities and CRM data is of limited use.

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Unleashing the power of enterprise data

New solutions expand data practices to increase agility, improve customer experience, and increase value across all Autonomous Digital Enterprises’ IT investments.

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Online Forex broker Axi Moves to KX Insights

Axi, a top 10 global online broker for retail and institutional customers, has signed a global enterprise deal for KX Insights, its cloud-first, real-time streaming analytics platform. KX Insights will support Axi’s ambitious growth plans by enabling the capture, analysis and visualization of enormous datasets in real time including market data quotes, customer trades, and derived calculations in the cloud.

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Sport Ireland packs winning punches with SAS

Use of Visual Analytics supports coaches with innovative training methods and tactics.

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Hardware-accelerated graph analytics

TigerGraph is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Xilinx, Inc. on a solution to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible for enterprises to accelerate insight while reducing costs and resources.

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Accelerating AI adoption in the cloud

Teradata and H2O.ai, have announced the integration of H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, the company’s state-of-the-art AI platform, with Vantage, Teradata’s multi-cloud data platform. The integration enables Teradata and H2O.ai’s customers to quickly and easily make, deploy, and operate AI solutions that solve business problems and drive business value.

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Yellowfin explores the future of data storytelling

Augmented automated analytics will solve three key challenges to empower business users and subject experts to discover and develop compelling data stories more effectively.

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Data science boosts business revenue

A new survey from DataIQ, in association with Mango Solutions, one of the UK’s largest data science consultancies, has revealed that incremental value equivalent to 18% of business revenues may be generated as a direct result of an advanced data science approach. Even organisations at the early stages of data maturity claimed a 4.1 percent revenue increase directly attributable to data science.

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Videos

Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

Expert Opinions

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.