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Blockchain in bits – A technical insight

In our previous two articles, we articulated several real-life use cases for Blockchain implementations, and we have also elaborated conceptually how Blockchain differs from current/previous data storage architecture as well as other conceptual benefits of Blockchain as a platform. In this article, we touch upon the technical components of Blockchain networks and Smart Contracts, and…

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Blockchain, lifting the lid on confusing concepts

In the previous article An Internet of Value – Blockchain, beyond the hype and why CxO’s must take note, we articulated why blockchain is more than just hype and provided some real-life use cases as to where/how blockchain is already helping businesses. But we want to dig deeper within this article, the second in a series…

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ETL as a Service – Lifting & Shifting your existing SSIS ETL to Azure

Why a trend towards PaaS over IaaS ETL and how this relates to SSIS Businesses are moving more towards environments where infrastructure is invisible to the business; where Platforms as a Service (PaaS) are developed, deployed and managed in the cloud to reduce operational infrastructure overhead costs as well as increase the scalability and availability…

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Chatbots – how the Azure bot framework is changing the AI game

What are Chatbots? Communication underpins intelligence. And language underpins communication. But language is complex and must be understood through the prism of intent and understanding. For example: Take the term, “thong” – in Australian slang this means flip-flops, a meaning lost on someone not familiar with Australian slang, as it means underwear in most other…

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Power BI Report Server – A Quick Walk Through

Just about any implementation of a reporting environment within an organisation will have different styles of reports for different purposes. These reports may be operational\paginated, self-service using Excel, and\or highly interactive and user-friendly Power BI reports. The central question then beckons, how do all our users access these reports within one location which is easily…

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Game changing – see how Power BI models become Azure Analysis Services models

Businesses are increasingly embracing an empowered regime when it comes to data analytics and business intelligence. Subject matter experts inside business units are increasingly at the forefront of the creation of data models on which reports and dashboards rely. Various technologies (such as Tableau, Qlik and Power BI), now facilitate user-access to a wide variety…

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We test drive Azure Time Series Insights

In this video, we take Azure Time Series Insights for a test drive. It is the new “fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it simple to explore and analyse billions of IoT events simultaneously”. We also importantly look at the differences between Power BI’s real-time visualisation capabilities and Azure Time Series Insights….