Maven Wave’s 2019 Content Round-Up: Data Warehousing, Hybrid-Cloud, Machine Learning, and More

2019 brought many announcements and developments in the world of cloud technology, specifically in the areas of hybrid-cloud, machine learning, data warehousing, and more. Before we move into 2020, we’re looking back at some of our most popular content of 2019, including blog posts, white papers, and webinar recordings. Check out the round-up broken down by topic below:

Digital Transformation

As we’ve seen throughout the past decade, digital transformation remains crucial to the future success of the enterprise. With Maven Wave’s focus on innovation-driven digital transformation, it’s no surprise that some of our top content of 2019 centers on how technology is transforming businesses across industries.

But before embarking on a digital transformation journey, companies should answer the critical question of what business outcomes they want to achieve for their customers. Our white paper, “A C-Suite Guide to Digital Transformation” presents a framework for the CIO and CTO approaching digital transformation and acts as a guide for understanding some of the technologies and methodologies their companies will face along that path. 

Today, consumers in every industry want a modern customer experience. For example, in healthcare, patients’ desire to consume healthcare in the same way they consume other services and experiences. Our eBook, “4 Ways Technology Enhances the Patient Experience” breaks down how indoor wayfinding, apps, chatbots, smart speakers, and more to improve the patient experience.

Digital transformation is not only affecting business outcomes, but it is also changing the way enterprises conduct their business. Our white paper, “Winning in the Cloud: Big Bank Makes a Big Bang with G Suite,” details how a top ten, North American bank with over 750 branches in the United States and over 65,000 internal users with more than 15,000 shared mailboxes benefited from switching to G Suite with Maven Wave’s help.

Data Warehousing

Moving your data warehouse to the cloud can save money, unlock the potential for new capabilities such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, and free up resources to allocate to other areas of your business. 

2019 shone a light on the necessity for quick and accurate insights into all aspects of the business as companies look to harness data to gain a competitive advantage. Google Cloud BigQuery takes advantage of extremely fast networks in clouds and the cheap, almost unlimited, storage that is available. Our white paper, “A Guide to Google BigQuery Inner Workings” takes a deep dive into how Google BigQuery works and enables processing and data storage that previously would not be available to most companies.

Once you’ve decided to move to the cloud and settled on a platform, it’s imperative to build that platform on a solid foundation. Planning a migration or even identifying the right solution can be fraught with a number of stumbling blocks. Our eBook lays out, “The Top 5 Barriers to Building a Modern Data Platform (and How to Overcome Them).”

Specifically, in the financial services industry, retail banks are facing increased competition from fintech firms and higher expectations from app-happy customers. Our white paper, “A Guide to Gaining The Advantage Through Data Warehousing: Cloud Foundations for Retail Banking,” explains how data and the cloud can drive change and enable transformation in financial services.

Infrastructure

Deciding to move to the cloud and managing an effective migration are two separate tasks. Further, optimizing operations once you’re in the cloud is key to ensuring you are realizing all of the benefits of being in the cloud. Some of our most popular content in 2019 focused on how to move and operate effectively in the cloud. 

For those preparing to migrate, our blog post “3 Tips for Your First Move from On-Premise to the Cloud,” offers helpful advice on where to start. It’s important to establish your cloud strategy, prioritize modernization, and implement robust security controls. 

It’s important to have a sound disaster recovery plan in place in case a disaster were to strike and cause you to lose your critical systems and data. Our webinar, “A Disaster Recovery Program That Actually Works,” shares how to create an effective disaster recovery program, the benefits of moving your disaster recovery to Google Cloud Platform, and data replication tools and architecture for migrating your workloads.

Once you’ve migrated to the cloud, most companies expect to see cost savings. But these savings depend on optimizing your environment and keeping it optimized over time. Our blog, “4 Reasons You Aren’t Saving in the Cloud,” explains why your cloud spend might be more than expected and how to remedy that.

Anthos

Undoubtedly one of the biggest splashes in the Google Cloud world this year was the introduction of Anthos at Cloud Next ‘19 in April. Anthos is a multi- and hybrid-cloud platform that lets customers build, run and manage applications across cloud and on-premise environments. 

Following the conference, our experts wrote a blog post on, “Why Google’s Anthos is a Game-Changer and How Maven Wave Can Help.” It provides the basics on what Anthos is, why it’s a big deal, the benefits of the platform for customers, the challenges for implementation, and how Maven Wave can help with the next steps to move to the platform.

To follow that up, we hosted a webinar series on Anthos, first focusing on how to “Accelerate Your Multi-Cloud Strategy with Anthos.” During this webinar, our experts shared insights on the capabilities of the Anthos platform, how this new technology fits into your hybrid-cloud strategy, and how to overcome the challenges to implementation. As the year progressed and developments were made to the Anthos platform, we shifted our focus to the, “5 Steps to Getting Hybrid-Cloud Ready with Anthos.” In this webinar, our experts were joined by John Bacon, a Cloud Partner Engineer at Google Cloud, to share insights on the necessary steps to take before implementation to ensure your environment is ready to run Anthos. 

We closed out the year by launching, “The Enterprise Guide to Hybrid-Cloud with Anthos.” This guide offers insights for IT decision-makers weighing the options for hybrid- and multi-cloud on how Anthos fits into the picture. It shares the benefits for enterprises, the Anthos components, the DevOps view, and the status of Anthos today.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The true power of the cloud can be fully unleashed once your data is in a modern platform, and this takes shape in the form of advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning models. In 2019, a lot of readers were interested in learning how to implement this into their own operations.

Our blog post, “Top 3 Rules For Deploying AI Across The Enterprise” breaks down three rules companies should follow when they’re implementing AI at their organization to ensure success. These include gathering the right data, viewing the project holistically, and considering change management.

In order to enable employees to take advantage of the productivity benefits of assistive technologies, companies must first establish a foundational model for predictive analytics. Our blog post, “7 Steps for Successfully Building a Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning Model” lays out the steps companies should take to accomplish this and, as a result, generate greater business value in the near-term.

One example of machine learning in action created by Maven Wave came in the healthcare industry. Our blog post, “Addressing Social Determinants of Health Using Google Maps and Machine Learning,” explains Maven Wave’s Assess, Personalize, Respond (APR) solution to rapidly address the challenges associated with social determinants of health for healthcare providers.

Thanks for checking out our content in 2019. To stay up-to-date with the latest Maven Wave blog posts, white papers, events, and webinars in 2020, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on LinkedIn.

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Paige Krzysko
Paige Krzysko is the Digital Marketing Manager at Maven Wave. Prior to joining the team at Maven Wave, she worked for two years as the Social Media Specialist for Mérieux NutriSciences. She has eight years of experience in marketing & communications and earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
December 30th, 2019
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