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27

Jun

An opportunity for modernisation: SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

End of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is nigh. But it doesn’t have to be a negative. In fact, I believe end of support is a perfect opportunity to modernise. It’s a chance to look at your systems and ask: “Is there a better way to do this?” ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  27 June 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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17

Jun

Mitigating the risks of SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ends on July 9, 2019, followed six months later with support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 ending on January 14, 2020. This means from those dates you won’t receive the regular security updates and patches you’ve been used to receiving from Microsoft. New vulnerabilities however, will certainly continue to be found. ... read full post

Posted by:  Jaen Snyman , National Business Manager Cloud Design and Integration |  17 June 2019

Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Data Migration, Microsoft SQL Server


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27

Apr

Five ways data will change your business in 2018

Whether you’re a sole trader, a mid-size business or a global enterprise, data is playing an ever increasing role in the way in which you run your business and interact with your customers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Dan Smith , Practice Lead, Data Insights |  27 April 2018

Data Analytics, Data Insights, Customer and Member Analytics, Business Insights


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26

Mar

Why data is like a crystal ball for business

Despite having a relatively short history, the world of big data is increasing and evolving at an astonishing rate. Now, we’ve gone beyond pure data analytics and moved into the predictive realm – where artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions are being applied to help businesses actively predict and forecast trends based on existing data.    ... read full post

Posted by:  Ben Johnson , National Business Manager, Data Insights  |  26 March 2018

Data Analytics, Data Insights, Customer and Member Analytics, Business Insights


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21

Mar

Five questions to determine if you’re really on top of your organisation’s data

Thanks to the rapid proliferation of digital technology, data is now everywhere. It’s in our homes, shops, workplaces, schools, hospitals and even our roads and waterways. And all of this data is increasing in volume – and velocity – every moment.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Sundeep Rehill , Practice Lead Data Insights |  21 March 2018

Data Analytics, Data Insights, Customer and Member Analytics, Business Insights


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05

Mar

Microsoft BI right at home in Gartner's North-East

In Gartner City the coveted land is in the North-East where the parks and cafes are frequented by those with a vision for the future and the proven ability to achieve it. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bryce Saunders , Senior Consultant |  05 March 2018

Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Insight, Data Intelligence


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25

Sep

Effective segmentation: the key to successful marketing

If you look back at the early marketing communications, you’ll see that identical offers were usually disseminated to every customer with a single message - the same product and the same price for all customers.   ... read full post

Posted by:  Andrew Murphy , Data Insights Developer |  25 September 2017

CRM, Data Analytics, Data Insights, Customer and Member Analytics, Customer insights


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04

Sep

Why lead prioritisation should be a priority in your organisation

As the race to digital transformation accelerates, organisations are spending millions of dollars on implementing digital ecosystems and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to help convert leads into real business. ... read full post

Posted by:  Ben Johnson , National Business Manager, Data Insights  |  04 September 2017

CRM, Data Analytics, Data Insights, Customer and Member Analytics, Customer insights


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27

Feb

Microsoft Power BI – the clear leader in BI!

For those who have been in the analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) for some time, seeing Microsoft at the top of the leader’s quadrant for BI might seem strange.  Who would have thought that, ten years ago, Microsoft would be a leader on the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI? I don’t know too many people who would have predicted that Microsoft would be the stand out leader that’s for sure. ... read full post

Posted by:  Ben Johnson , National Business Manager, Data Insights  |  27 February 2017

Business Intelligence, Power BI, Data Analytics


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06

Jul

Get all your insights from one place – SNAP BI

Reports and dashboards can be a powerful lens into your data. If used effectively, they can provide summary information about the health of your business and can do so at a glance. They save you time, money and can give you insight into the things that are in most need of your attention. ... read full post

Posted by:  Ben Johnson , National Business Manager, Data Insights  |  06 July 2016

Data Analytics, Data Insights, Data Science, SNAP BI


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