Use Your Critical Business Data to Become an Insights Driven Organization

How are you using data to better understand your business, customer behavior, and growth opportunities?  Many organizations are unprepared to ingest the sheer volumes and variety of data at their disposal.  This leads to missed opportunities, uncertainty about the future and inability to make insightful and actionable decisions.

We’re data professionals. 100% focused on how data is supposed to work for you. What can you expect?  We move quickly to define scope, budget, allocate resources, and get started moving the ball down the field.

We often see organizations facing the following challenges…

  • Employees have access to data that they should not see
  • Employees do not have access to the critical data they need to do their job
  • Volumes unstructured data that is presently unusable by the organization
  • Too much time expended colleting data rather than delivering actionable insights to the organization
  • Data that is poorly formatted for powerful visualizations

Oakwood helps to bridge these gaps, and bring solutions that provide actionable insights.  We bring your many disparate data sources together and give you a clear picture of your current state and help you visualize future opportunities.

Why Oakwood?

  • We help you turn data into actionable insights
  • We use data science to transform your business
  • Creating powerful dashboards from disparate data systems
  • Leveraging Big Data to create bigger strategic business plans
  • Improving the customer experience
  • Stickier customers, increased revenue, insulating you from competitive threats
  • Analytics and data science strategy and roadmaps help your organization

Here’s Where We Excel

Power BI

Power BI is a business analytics service that delivers insights to enable fast, informed decisions.  It is a powerful ad-hoc, self-service, end-user BI and analytics tool that enables organizations to become more data insight driven. LEARN MORE…

Power Platform

Improve productivity across your business with an integrated application platform that combines Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. Because Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow are designed to work together, everyone across your business can quickly and easily build custom apps, automate workflows to improve business productivity, and analyze data for insights—no matter their technical expertise. LEARN MORE…

Develop a Modern Data Warehouse on a Modern Data Estate

“A data estate is simply the infrastructure to help companies systematically manage all of their corporate data. A data estate can be developed on-premises, in the cloud or a combination of both (hybrid). From here, organizations can store, manage and leverage their analytics data, business applications, social data, customer relationship systems, functional business and departmental data, internet of things (IoT) and more.”  (Forbes April, 2019) READ MORE from Forbes …

A modern data estate can be deployed on premises, as a hybrid on-premises / cloud infrastructure, or completely in Azure!

Leverage the cloud to deploy the full range of Azure Data and Artificial Intelligence Services – using Azure, Azure SQL Server, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Hyperscale, Azure Data Factory, Azure HD Insights, Azure Data Bricks, Machine Learning Studio, IOT Studio, Office 365 and Power BI – and so much more! All as part of as part of your organizational cloud data and analytics strategy and data estate. LEARN MORE …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. Through  Artificial Intelligence (AI)  , machines can analyze images, comprehend speech, interact in natural ways and make predictions using data. Only Azure empowers you with: …  Artificial Intelligence (AI)  technology that Microsoft runs on. The most comprehensive compliance and security offerings.

Producing data models that can analyze bigger, more complex data sets, multiple sources of data, and deliver faster, more accurate results. Deliver predictive analytics reporting based on your data from streaming sources, IOT, and various other structured and unstructured data sets.  Helping you identify new opportunities, future outcomes or avoid unknown risks. Provide your customers better experiences. LEARN MORE…

SQL Server 2008 End of Life (EOL) Assessment and Migration

Extended support for SQL Server 2008 ended on July 9, 2019. Extended support for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 will end in January of 2020. Microsoft will no longer release security updates for any version of SQL Server 2008 or Windows 2008. Don’t expose your data center to unnecessary risk or security vulnerability! Don’t let your applications go unprotected. Avoid vulnerabilities to attack or data breaches! We can help you! Oakwood is here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation.

The upcoming end of support milestone is a great opportunity to transform your applications and infrastructure to take advantage of cloud computing and the latest versions of SQL Server and Windows Server.

This is the ideal time to consider moving your Data Landscape to Azure! Consider a SQL Modernization assessment effort and look at how we can help you move your SQL servers and corporate data to Azure. Take advantages of increases in performance, scale and data optimization.

Let us work with your team to identify those servers at risk, identify a migration path and develop a roadmap and migration strategy.


SQL Modernization

Legacy SQL Serves in the environment? Tired of maintaining a SQL Server footprint in your data center? Other databases in the environment you would like to move to SQL? Ready to move your Oracle environment to Microsoft SQL Server? That Enterprise Data Warehouse in your data center becoming obsolete? Not scaling well? Licensing costs for the on-premises data center, SQL and data repositories becoming onerous?

Learn how to get the most out of your corporate data! Utilize latest features of SQL Server in Microsoft Azure. Learn about the different offerings that can enhance and extend your environment, provide enhanced performance, resiliency, high availability and scale.

You have a variety of options based on the size of your data footprint, business needs, capacity and scalability needs, etc. Look at Azure SQL Server on an IaaS instance, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure SQL Hyperscale, and Azure Enterprise Data Warehouse!


Other Services

  • Master Data Management Assessment
  • Data Security Assessment
  • Data Governance Assessment
  • Strategic Roadmap Engagements

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Contact the Oakwood Data and Analytics team to discuss any of the above services! Looking forward to engaging with you!

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