Azure services

Data and AI in Azure

Want to harness the power of your data and AI?

Access our data and AI expertise in one of two ways:

Deliver your project yourself with free ongoing expert advice

When you buy your Azure consumption or your M365 license through Compete366, receive the added benefit of ongoing expert data and AI advice – whenever you need, at no extra cost.

We help your in-house IT team to get the best out of data and AI for your business – from technical advice on how to implement it to licensing guidance.

Think of us as one of the team.

Book a free, no obligation call with one of our Azure consultants

Let us deliver your data and AI project for you for a one-off project fee

Want to use data and AI, but don’t have capacity or the skill-set in-house?

For a one-off fee our technical experts can deliver specific projects for you, end to end.

Leaving you free to do what you do best.

Book a free, no obligation call with one of our Azure consultants

Data and reporting

How can you harness the power of the data locked away in different systems to get valuable insights into your business?

Using Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based data and analytics services, our data and AI technical consultants work with you to build a data warehouse. It offers dashboards and reports that help answer your key business questions and manage your business better – from analysing your top-performing customers to spotting opportunities for cost savings or predicting trends in different business areas.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Azure offers a comprehensive suite of AI services to help you make predictions and enhance your business. We help you understand them and their potential value. They fall under the Cognitive Services banner and include:

Vision

Speech

Language

Decision

Azure OpenAI Service (including Chat GPT)

Your data and AI partner

Our expert team of Microsoft consultants have successfully delivered many database, reporting and AI projects.

Microsoft have recognised our expertise through our Microsoft technical certifications and customer experience with Solutions Partner Designations for Azure – Data & AI and for Modern Work

Your data warehouse, reporting and valuable business insights

Microsoft Azure and PowerBI make a powerful combination. Our technical consultants help you set it up to deliver the full business benefits. And if you decide to use other BI tools we can help.

The four key elements of your data warehouse and reporting solution are:

We help you to extract and update the data you need from your key business source systems – such as your CRM, ERP and Finance systems – into the data warehouse.

The data extract will run on a regular scheduled basis or triggered by a condition. Typically using Azure Data Factory for this Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process, it may need transforming before it is loaded into and used in the data warehouse.

Typically using Azure SQL database, we help you create a data warehouse. This central database holds your business data and is the key, reliable data source for all of your reporting.

With all relevant up-to-date data from key line of business systems in your data warehouse, now you can report against this. Using Power BI or Power BI embedded, publish dashboards, visualisations and reports to your users so they can see what’s happening in your business and make informed decisions.

  • Enrich your data to find additional information or data in or outside your internal sources that will make your reports and dashboards more useful. For example you can extract key phrases or carry out sentiment analysis from unstructured data such as inbound customer emails.
  • Make predictions based on your data. Azure Machine Learning allows you to look ahead and predict future demand, run your business better and plan ahead. For example, if you already collect historical business data on sales, you can use AI to obtain weather data and build a machine-learning model to see if there are correlations between the two datasets.

Our customer promise

If you sign up with Compete366, we guarantee that you’ll pay the same as when you subscribe directly with Microsoft for Azure or M365, but with the added benefit of free ongoing expert advice and guidance from our dedicated team of experienced technical consultants.

Azure AI tools

The Azure Cognitive Services Suite has a suite of capabilities in AI. We can help you evaluate which ones are relevant and add the most value to your organisation and help you deploy them.

With AI in constant evolution, possibilities are endless. Like all technology tools they need to be designed, deployed and connected together. That’s what we are here for.

Use AI to enhance your business to:

Provide automated answering services for customer FAQs based on your data.

Create bots to automate repetitive tasks and free your team up for higher value work.

Extract meaningful information from audio and video files.

Analyse images and provide information on their content.

Improve accessibility by helping users read and understand text.

Create image and document content using tools like ChatGPT.

There are 3 key reasons why our customers use Azure OpenAI rather than the equivalent services direct from OpenAI:

Privacy – it is your own version of the model – e.g. GPT4 – so any data that you put in or that you train it with remains there in your own version of the model in your subscription. So you are NOT adding your company data to the public model.

Data residency – you chose which Azure region you want to deploy your model in.

Service availability – Azure services are backed by an SLA.

Book a free, no obligation call with one of our data and AI consultants

Contact us to make the most of data and AI for your business

Access our Data and AI expertise in one of two ways:

We help you deliver

Let us help you deliver your data and AI project and get free ongoing expert advice along the way

– OR –

We deliver for you

We’ll take the strain and deliver your data and AI project for you

Contact our Microsoft specialists

Phone or email us to find out more – or book a free, no-obligation call with our technical consultants using the contact form.

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