What business today is impervious to pressure from mounting expectations from increasingly powerful and digitally savvy customers? What businesses survive with an “out-slow the competition” strategy? None.
Surviving the digital transformation revolution means centralising customers’ expectations as a primary focus and taking technology by the horns and acting fast.
Satalyst’s Chief Technical Officer, Aidan Morgan, has returned from Microsoft’s Build 2015 developers’ conference in San Francisco. Some of the fun and more buzzworthy sessions and demos outside the keynote addresses were around Microsoft’s efforts for the Internet of Things (both with Windows 10 and Azure) and the “Holographic Academy” sessions for Microsoft’s HoloLens. But the dominant themes were around Azure, mobility and big data. Azure data centres now support 19 unique regions around the world, more than Amazon Web Services and Google’s cloud. In the past year alone, Microsoft launched 500 new Azure services. In his keynote speech, Scott Guthrie (Executive VP of the Cloud and Enterprise group) announced new options for big data: Azure SQL data warehouse service – a broad-scale data warehousing platform that runs in the cloud; and a Azure Data Lake – a hyper-scale data store for big data analytic workloads integrated with Azure Machine Learning and other big data services from Microsoft. Read from Scott Guthrie on Microsoft’s Official Blog.Read More