Coeo's Simon Osborne (Cloud, Data & AI Architect) explores the benefits of modern data platforms, how organisations can embark on their modernisation journey and the future of SQL Server as a Microsoft product.
As the world experiences unprecedented social distancing and lockdown, businesses are having to adapt to change faster than ever. Whilst organisations rush to change ways of working, their supporting IT platforms must be flexible enough to enable them to do so and able to support increased load.
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Time to reflect
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1. New technology
This does not mean implement every possible new feature or design methodology, but that enough knowledge is gained so that the most appropriate decisions are taken when building the foundation of a solution. Existing functionality may already be offered as part of a 3rd party..