Embark on a journey of data-driven transformation with Aware’s comprehensive suite of services, including Innovation and Data Envisioning, Pre-Project Discovery and Exploration, and the required Assessments. Starting with an in-depth assessment of your organization’s analytics capabilities, followed by strategic planning, ideation, and project execution to unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation in today’s competitive digital landscape.
Scale Analytics Assessment helps organizations improve their data analytics abilities. By using advanced technology and proven methods, we enable businesses to change their data systems into useful and efficient tools for better decision-making, increased efficiency, and innovation.
Our Data Modernisation Strategy offers a step-by-step process to evaluate your organization’s existing data situation, create a plan for future improvements, and develop a practical roadmap to move from the current to the desired state. This service is customized to address the unique needs and objectives of your organization, ensuring a specific and effective solution.
Key Components of the Scale Analytics Assessment:
Current State Assessment: We start by carefully examining your organization’s present data analytics setup. This involves analyzing data sources, storage systems, data processing, and analytics tools. We identify possible issues, inefficiencies, and areas for enhancement, providing a comprehensive summary of your data environment’s current state.
Future State Architecture: Based on the findings from the current state assessment, we collaborate with your team to design a plan for future improvements that align with your organization’s strategic goals. This includes choosing the best technology stack, data storage solutions, and analytics tools, as well as creating data governance policies and procedures for compliance and security.
Data Modernisation Roadmap: With a clear understanding of your organization’s future state architecture, we create a practical and actionable roadmap that outlines the steps needed to reach the desired state. This includes setting priorities, estimating timeframes and costs, and defining key performance indicators to track progress and success.
Change Management and Adoption Strategy: Acknowledging the importance of a smooth transition and user adoption, we offer guidance on change management strategies to help integrate new technologies, processes, and methods within your organization. We also provide training and support to ensure your team can effectively use the updated data analytics environment.
Ongoing Support and Optimization: Our dedication to your organization’s success continues beyond the initial modernization process. We offer ongoing support to address any challenges that may arise and continuously optimize your data analytics system to ensure it stays up to date with industry developments.
Landing Zone Accelerator is a comprehensive service offered by Aware Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner, to help organizations efficiently set up, govern, and manage their cloud adoption journey using Microsoft Azure. By leveraging the Cloud Adoption Framework, this service ensures that organizations can optimize their cloud infrastructure, adhere to best practices, and maintain compliance with industry standards.
Key Components of the Landing Zone Accelerator:
Governance Principles: The service assesses your organization’s current governance strategy and aligns it with industry best practices, ensuring a well-defined and structured approach to managing and controlling your cloud resources. This includes guidance on cost management, data protection, and regulatory compliance.
Resource Organization: The Landing Zone Accelerator helps you establish a consistent and efficient resource organization strategy, including naming schemes and tags. This allows your organization to effectively track, manage, and allocate resources across various projects and teams, improving overall operational efficiency.
Auditing Controls: Implementing robust auditing controls is essential for maintaining visibility and ensuring compliance within your cloud environment. The service assists in the configuration and management of Azure Policy, enabling your organization to define, enforce, and audit policies that govern the use of Azure resources.
Security and Identity: Security and identity management are critical aspects of any cloud adoption journey. The Landing Zone Accelerator helps you integrate Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and configure access controls, ensuring a secure, identity-driven environment that protects sensitive data and minimizes risks.
Current State Assessment: The service includes an in-depth analysis of your organization’s current state of cloud adoption, identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for optimization. This assessment helps inform the development of a tailored cloud adoption strategy that aligns with your organization’s specific needs and goals.
Recommendations for the Future: Based on the insights gained from the current state assessment, the Landing Zone Accelerator provides actionable recommendations for enhancing your organization’s cloud infrastructure and governance practices. These recommendations will help ensure a more streamlined, secure, and scalable cloud environment.
Designed to help you align your technology strategy with your business objectives and optimize your existing infrastructure. With our expert guidance, you’ll gain clarity on your organization’s technological direction, ensuring that your IT investments support your growth and innovation goals.
Our Roadmap and Architecture Review service includes:
Technology Roadmap Development: Collaborate with our experts to create a strategic technology roadmap that outlines your organization’s priorities, identifies emerging opportunities, and defines the technology initiatives that will drive your business forward.
Current Architecture Assessment: Conduct a thorough review of your existing architecture to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, ensuring that your infrastructure is scalable, secure, and cost-effective.
Best Practices and Recommendations: Receive actionable recommendations based on industry best practices, tailored to your organization’s unique needs and goals, to optimize your infrastructure, enhance performance, and minimize risks.
Integration and Compatibility Analysis: Evaluate the compatibility of your current architecture with emerging technologies, platforms, and tools to ensure seamless integration and maximize the value of your IT investments.
Implementation Planning and Support: Develop a detailed implementation plan to guide the rollout of recommended changes, including timelines, resource requirements, and change management strategies, with ongoing support from our expert team.
A powerful offering designed to help you harness the full potential of data and unlock new opportunities for growth and innovation. In this part of the journey you’ll gain a deep understanding of your organization’s data landscape and develop a strategic vision for leveraging data-driven insights to drive business transformation.
Our Innovation and Data Envisioning session includes:
Data Discovery and Exploration: Collaborate with our experts to identify key data sources, assess data quality, and uncover hidden patterns and relationships, laying the foundation for data-driven innovation.
Strategic Vision Development: Work together to create a compelling vision for data-driven transformation, outlining the initiatives, technologies, and use cases that will enable your organization to thrive in today’s competitive digital landscape.
Data-Driven Ideation and Concept Development: Engage in creative brainstorming processes to generate novel ideas, refine concepts, and prioritize high-impact data-driven initiatives that align with your strategic vision and business goals.
Rapid Prototyping and Proof of Concept: Develop functional prototypes and proof-of-concept projects to validate innovative ideas and accelerate the decision-making process for full-scale implementation.
Implementation Planning and Support: Create a detailed implementation plan to guide the rollout of recommended data-driven initiatives, including timelines, resource requirements, and change management strategies, with ongoing support from our expert team.
Designed to bridge the gap between your Innovation and Data Envisioning session and the initiation of your data-driven projects. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the requirements, resources, and timelines needed to successfully implement your data and innovative initiatives, ensuring seamless project execution and maximized return on investment.
Our Pre-Project Discovery and Exploration offering includes:
Requirement Analysis and Documentation: Collaborate with our experts to define the specific requirements and objectives of your data-driven projects, ensuring that all stakeholders share a common understanding and clear expectations.
Resource Estimation and Allocation: Assess the necessary resources, including personnel, technology, and budget, to successfully execute your projects and develop a plan for their efficient allocation.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks and challenges associated with your projects and develop proactive strategies to mitigate their impact on timelines, budgets, and project success.
Project Roadmap Development: Create a detailed project roadmap outlining the key milestones, dependencies, and timelines for each initiative, ensuring alignment with your overall strategic vision and business goals.
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: Develop a communication plan to keep all stakeholders informed and engaged throughout the project lifecycle, fostering collaboration and facilitating smooth decision-making.
Empower your organization in making informed decisions. Explore Azure Accelerate, a cloud adoption and planning program that streamlines cloud migration with financial planning and roadmap development. Enhance your team’s expertise with Azure Workshops, offering hands-on learning experiences in various Azure technologies. Discover cutting-edge solutions through our Innovation Demos, showcasing the latest advancements in AI/ML, IoT/Hardware, Development, and Big Data. Finally, experience the benefits of a modern data platform firsthand with a tailored Proof of Concept that demonstrates the capabilities and potential impact on your business processes and decision-making.
Validate your organization’s cloud strategy with Aware’s holistic approach, ensuring a smooth transition and lasting success.
Assess the ROI of migrating your workloads to Azure with Aware’s Azure Accelerate service. This solution simplifies cloud adoption through systematic analysis, financial planning, and roadmap development, empowering you to make well-informed decisions about your cloud journey.
The benefits of cloud computing are substantial, but navigating the complexities of planning, building, and managing a cloud-based environment can be challenging. Aware addresses this by offering Azure Accelerate, a comprehensive cloud adoption and planning program.
Aware’s Azure Accelerate brings together industry best practices, methodologies, processes, and tools to streamline cloud adoption. Leveraging powerful tools like Movere and Power BI, Aware develops in-depth financial models and reports to help you understand the costs associated with running applications and workloads in Azure.
Not only does Aware’s Azure Accelerate assist you in determining the ROI of transitioning workloads to the cloud, but it also provides you with the means to execute the migration effectively.
Key program deliverables include insights into server inventory, financial models, target-state architecture diagrams, and detailed cloud roadmaps.
Aware’s Azure Accelerate is delivered by experienced analysts and architects who excel in managing complex projects. This structured approach orchestrates the necessary people, process, and policy changes to seamlessly operationalize cloud adoption.
Aware’s comprehensive range of Azure Workshops are tailored to meet the diverse needs of your organization. Our expert facilitators guide you through immersive, hands-on learning experiences designed to build your skills and confidence in various Azure technologies.
Choose from a one-day or two-day general Azure Workshop, or delve deeper into specialized areas such as Machine Learning Model Training, PowerBI, Synapse, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and Purview.
These workshops empower your team with the knowledge and tools to harness Azure’s full potential, drive innovation, and unlock new opportunities for growth. Transform your organization’s cloud capabilities with Aware’s Azure Workshops, and elevate your success in today’s competitive digital landscape.
Aware’s Validate services featuring Innovation Demos that showcase cutting-edge solutions across a range of disciplines, including AI/ML, IoT/Hardware, Development, and Big Data.
These Services provide a hands-on experience with demonstrations of the latest technologies and applications, empowering your organization to identify the most impactful innovations for your unique needs.
Key aspects of our Validate Services include:
AI/ML Innovation Demo: Explore advanced AI and ML solutions, such as natural language processing, computer vision, and predictive analytics, to unlock valuable insights, automate processes, and enhance decision-making.
IoT/Hardware Innovation Demo: Discover the potential of IoT devices and hardware integrations, including sensors, wearables, and smart devices, to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and drive innovation.
Development Innovation Demo: Witness the power of modern development practices and tools, such as serverless computing, microservices, and containerization, to accelerate application development, deployment, and scaling.
Big Data Innovation Demo: Dive into the world of Big Data and learn how to harness massive datasets, distributed computing, and real-time analytics to fuel data-driven decision-making and drive business transformation.
Experience the benefits of a modern data platform firsthand with Aware’s Proof of Concept (PoC) offering as part of the validation phase. Our expert team collaborates with your organization to design and build a customized PoC that demonstrates the capabilities of a modern data platform tailored to your unique needs. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies, such as big data processing, real-time analytics, and advanced data storage solutions, the PoC enables you to evaluate the potential impact of a modern data platform on your business processes and decision-making capabilities. Witness the transformative power of data-driven insights, streamlined operations, and enhanced collaboration as you explore the PoC, and gain confidence in the value of investing in a modern data platform for your organization. Partner with Aware to create a compelling proof of concept that showcases the full potential of a modern data platform, accelerating innovation and driving business growth.
To validate the Proof of Concept and as a customer confidently proceed to the enterprise solution, the following areas are validated:
Objective Alignment: We verify that the PoC aligns with your organization’s specific objectives, requirements, and business goals, demonstrating its potential for driving growth and transformation.
Data Integration and Quality: Assess the effectiveness of data integration, transformation, and quality processes in the PoC, ensuring that the platform can handle diverse data sources and deliver reliable insights.
Analytics and Visualization Impact: Evaluate the impact of advanced analytics capabilities and visualization tools in the PoC, confirming their ability to provide actionable insights and facilitate data-driven decision-making.
Scalability, Security, and Efficiency: Examine the PoC’s architecture to ensure it is scalable, secure, and cost-efficient, meeting your organization’s needs both now and in the future as it grows and evolves.
Introducing Accelerate, a suite of accelerator offerings from Aware Group that helps customers rapidly adopt Microsoft Azure solutions. With Accelerate, customers can choose from a variety of two-week engagements, each tailored to their specific needs, including Azure Landing Zones, Modern Data Estate, Azure Synapse, Azure Workshops, Innovation Demos, and Data Platform Modernization. These engagements provide hands-on, real-world experience with Azure technologies, and cover topics such as cloud governance, data stewardship, access control, deployment methodologies, security, monitoring, and more. With Accelerate, customers can accelerate their journey to the cloud and gain a competitive edge with cutting-edge Microsoft Azure solutions.
Azure Accelerate, a two-week hands-on engagement designed by Aware, is aimed at helping organizations rapidly adopt Microsoft Azure while adhering to the Cloud Adoption Framework, Cloud Governance, and Landing Zones principles. Through a series of hands-on labs and proof-of-value exercises, our team of experts works side-by-side with customers to implement a tailored Azure environment that meets their unique needs.
Azure Accelerate Engagement Process:
Experience the power of modern data estate with Aware’s Data Platform Modernisation Accelerator, designed to assess your existing data estate, showcase Azure Data Services components, and upskill your team on DataOps principles through a series of hands-on-labs and proof-of-value exercises, built in your own Azure tenant.
Over the course of two weeks, Aware’s expert team will work closely with your organization to assess your existing data estate, establish a modern data estate architecture, and align the design with your business needs, all while providing valuable hands-on experience with Azure Data Services.
During this time you will accelerate your adoption of Azure Data Services with a hands-on engagement covering modules on data estate assessment, hands-on experience with Azure Data Services, Power BI, self-service, security, and auditing/monitoring.
Data Estate Assessment: A comprehensive assessment of your organization’s existing data estate, identifying areas for improvement and establishing a roadmap for modernisation.
Hands-on Experience with Azure Data Services: Valuable hands-on experience with Azure Data Services, enabling your team to develop skills in implementing modern data management solutions.
Power BI: Creation of visualizations using Power BI, enabling better-informed decision-making and business strategy.
Self-Service: Establishing self-service data management practices that streamline workflows and boost productivity.
Security: Demonstration of Azure’s built-in security features, ensuring the security, auditing, and compliance of your organization’s data estate.
Auditing/Monitoring: Implementation of comprehensive monitoring tools, enabling your team to identify and address issues proactively.
Tailored Design: The design of the accelerator is tailored to your organization’s unique needs and aligned with your business goals.
Improved Data Management: Gain a better understanding of your organization’s existing data estate, identify areas for improvement, and establish a modern data estate architecture that meets your organization’s unique needs.
Increased Efficiency and Productivity: Gain valuable hands-on experience with Azure Data Services and learn best practices for implementing DataOps principles, enabling your organization to streamline data management processes and boost productivity.
Enhanced Data Security: Ensure the security, auditing, and compliance of your organization’s data estate with Azure’s built-in security features and comprehensive monitoring tools.
Informed Decision Making: Access powerful insights into your organization’s data, with visualizations created using Power BI, enabling better-informed decision-making and business strategy.
Accelerated Cloud Adoption: Benefit from a structured approach that accelerates your adoption of Azure Data Services, providing your organization with a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Azure Accelerate Engagement Process:
Experience the power of Azure Synapse with Aware’s Azure Synapse Accelerator, a tailored accelerator designed to showcase Azure Synapse functionality and integration with the wider Azure platform.
Through a series of engagements leveraging real customer data, our expert team will work closely with your organization to spin up an Azure Synapse workspace, showcase key functionality and integrations, and cover topics such as DataOps, Security, Data Lake and SQL, Spark, Machine Learning, Power BI, and more.
Synapse Foundations: Covering the foundational concepts and features of Azure Synapse.
Analysis Services: Enabling customers to analyze data at scale by providing instant insights into large datasets.
ARM Templates: Providing pre-built templates for the automated deployment of Azure resources.
Machine Learning: Helping customers to build and deploy machine learning models at scale.
Cost Management: Providing insights into cost drivers and helping customers to optimize their cloud spend.
Monitoring: Enabling customers to monitor and manage their Azure Synapse workspace using Azure’s built-in monitoring tools.
Security: Ensuring that customer data is secure and compliant with industry standards.
CI/CD Integration: Helping customers to implement continuous integration and delivery practices to streamline deployment processes.
Power BI: Creating visualizations and dashboards that enable customers to make data-driven decisions.
Database Testing: Testing database functionality to ensure that it meets customer requirements.
Streamlined Data Management: Gain valuable hands-on experience with Azure Synapse and learn best practices for implementing DataOps principles, enabling your organization to streamline data management processes and boost productivity.
Improved Analytics and Insights: Leverage Azure Synapse’s powerful analytics capabilities to gain valuable insights into your organization’s data, enabling better-informed decision-making and business strategy.
Enhanced Security and Compliance: Ensure the security, auditing, and compliance of your organization’s data with Azure Synapse’s built-in security features and comprehensive monitoring tools.
Reduced Costs: Optimize your cloud spend and identify cost drivers using Azure Synapse’s cost management features.
Accelerated Cloud Adoption: Benefit from a structured approach that accelerates your adoption of Azure Synapse, providing your organization with a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Azure Accelerate Engagement Process:
Discovery: Planning and preparation to gather background information, define approach, and identify the business problem.
Milestone 1: Azure Synapse overview, spin up workspace in customer tenant, and deep dive into the business problem.
Milestone 2: Migrate data related to the business problem from existing data store into ADLS.
Milestone 3: Establish schema, run hands-on-labs with migrated data, and introduce insights and analytics.
Milestone 4: Integration with wider Azure platform services, Machine Learning, Power BI reporting.
Close-out: Summary report, future planning, retrospective, next steps, and wrap-up.
Aware’s Azure Purview engagement is designed to help organizations accelerate their adoption of Unified Data Governance. Through a series of key stakeholder workshops and proof-of-value exercises, built within the customer’s Azure tenant, the engagement showcases how to govern, protect, and manage your data estate.
Partnering with Aware, organizations can work side-by-side with experienced professionals to create and configure a Microsoft Azure Purview instance, manage data sources, apply organizational data governance policies, and create a holistic, up-to-date map of the customer data landscape through automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end lineage.
Targeted Workshops: Tailored stakeholder workshops designed to address the specific data governance needs of the organization.
Proof-of-Value Exercises: Hands-on, real-world exercises within the customer’s Azure tenant to demonstrate how to govern, protect, and manage the data estate.
Data Discovery and Classification: Automated data discovery and sensitive data classification to create an up-to-date map of the customer’s data landscape.
End-to-End Lineage: Comprehensive lineage tracking of data across the organization to ensure traceability and compliance.
Custom Classification Rule Sets: Customizable classification rule sets to enable effective data stewardship.
Access Control: Implementation of optimized access control and governance policies to protect the data estate.
Improved Data Governance: Organizations can leverage the engagement to establish and enforce robust data governance policies, ensuring data is used effectively and in compliance with regulations.
Better Protection and Management of Data Estate: Through automated data discovery and sensitive data classification, the engagement helps organizations protect and manage their data estate more effectively.
Enhanced Data Discovery and Lineage: The engagement provides organizations with a comprehensive, up-to-date map of their data landscape, enabling them to better understand data flows and dependencies.
Optimized Access Control and Governance Policies: By working with Aware Group, organizations can implement optimized access control and governance policies, ensuring data is protected and used only by authorized personnel.
Real-World Experience: With hands-on, real-world exercises within the customer’s Azure tenant, the engagement provides valuable experience in implementing modern data management solutions.
Azure Accelerate Engagement Process:
To help organizations deploy and manage their innovation and data platforms with ease.
At Aware, we understand that deploying and managing data platforms can be a complex and challenging process. That’s why we are committed to providing the highest level of support and service to ensure that our customers can leverage their data platforms to drive innovation and business value.
Aware offers a range of services to help organizations take their innovation projects from proof of concept to production-ready deployments in areas such as AI, ML, IoT, development, and big data. Some of the services we provide include:
Build and deploy modern data platforms that can handle even the most complex data sets. Our services are designed to help organizations take their data platforms from proof of concept to production-ready deployments. Some of the services we provide include:
Aware’s managed service offering that provides organizations with the support they need to keep their data platforms running smoothly. Our team of experts offers round-the-clock support for everything from data integration to data analytics and visualization, ensuring that our customers can focus on their core business activities.
With Aware Support, organizations can benefit from:
Our managed service offering is flexible and customizable, allowing customers to tailor their support package to their specific needs and budget. We work closely with customers to understand their unique requirements and develop a support plan that meets their needs.
At Aware, we believe that the success of our customers is our success. That’s why we are committed to providing the highest level of support and service to ensure that our customers can leverage their data platforms to drive innovation and business value.
We understand that the key to successful Azure adoption is knowledge and expertise. Our experienced team of Azure experts will provide comprehensive training and education to your team, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to take full advantage of the Azure platform. The Enable service includes hands-on training and workshops tailored to your specific needs and goals, enabling you to quickly and effectively utilize Azure to meet your business objectives.
Azure Sprint, a service offering from Aware that enables organizations to quickly validate their ideas, accelerate innovation, and deliver results with Microsoft Azure.
With Azure Sprint, our team of experts will work with you to identify your business goals and requirements, and then develop and test a prototype solution using Azure services. We’ll provide you with the tools, resources, and expertise you need to move quickly and make informed decisions, while also ensuring that your solution is scalable, secure, and aligned with best practices.
Azure Sprint is ideal for organizations that are looking to:
Our Azure Sprint engagement typically lasts between one and four weeks, and includes the following key activities:
At Aware, we are committed to helping our customers maximize their investment in Microsoft Azure and accelerate their journey to the cloud. With Azure Sprint, we provide a fast, flexible, and cost-effective way to validate your ideas, innovate with confidence, and deliver results quickly.
Our team of expert project managers and planners can work alongside your existing team to understand your business needs and objectives, and then develop a customized project plan that aligns with your goals and requirements. We’ll provide you with the additional resources you need to deliver your projects on time and on budget, while also ensuring quality and mitigating risk.
Enabling organizations to quickly and easily augment their teams with skilled professionals to accelerate project delivery.
Our team of experts will work with you to understand your unique business needs and requirements, and then provide you with access to a pool of highly skilled professionals who are experts in a variety of areas, including data engineering, data science, cloud computing, application development, and more.
With Resource Augmentation and Placement, organizations can benefit from:
Our team of experienced project managers and planners will work with you to understand your business needs and objectives, and then develop a customized project plan that aligns with your goals and requirements. We’ll provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the entire project lifecycle, from initiation and planning to execution and closure.
With Planning and Project Management, organizations can benefit from:
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