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Many organizations know that artificial intelligence (AI) promises to deliver unprecedented opportunities to accelerate productivity, growth, and innovation.

Yet AI is only as good as the data that fuels it, and today’s organizations often face other struggles that keep them from unlocking the full potential of their data.

Some of today’s biggest data challenges include:

  • Fragmented data architecture
  • Poorly performing Excel and Power BI reports
  • Legacy tools and software
  • Security, compliance, and governance
  • Difficulty innovating with AI and protecting their data

To help data teams tackle these challenges, Logicalis has developed a solution with Microsoft Fabric to rapidly put data in the hands of the business teams, help unify data estates, generate more real-time visuals, and foster a data culture to scale value creation across the business.

What is Microsoft Fabric?

Microsoft Fabric is an end-to-end analytics platform designed to reshape the way teams work with data by bringing everyone together on a single, AI-powered platform built for the era of AI.

Over 25,000 customers and 67% of the Fortune 500 are using Microsoft Fabric today, including industry giants like Milliman, Zeiss, and the London Stock Exchange. Despite its recent release, Microsoft Fabric is already revolutionizing the way organizations approach data analytics.

Fabric is a complete analytics platform that combines some of the best Microsoft data solutions, including Microsoft Power BI, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure Data Factory.

By simplifying the experience, tools, and architecture, Fabric can simplify the data estate, while reducing the cost and effort of integrating analytics services.

Key features of the platform that set it apart:

  • Lake-centric. Fabric’s unified, multi-cloud data lake, OneLake, is automatically wired into every Fabric workload and designed to help you simplify data management and reduce data duplication. It organizes data into a logical data mesh and acts as one intuitive, personalized data hub. As a single source of truth, you only need to load the data into the lake once and you can use the single copy across every Fabric workload and engine, minimizing data duplication and sprawl.
  • AI-powered. AI features, such as Microsoft Copilot, help data professionals get more done in less time. Purpose built with AI natively embedded, they can use natural language to perform a variety of tasks, across a variety of experiences, including Power BI, Data Factory, Data Engineering, and Data Science experiences – all of which helps to dramatically boost productivity, while helping to integrate Microsoft’s evolving AI capabilities into the organization.
  • User-focused. Microsoft Fabric can also help foster a data culture, which can in turn help scale the value of data across the organization. Integrations across Microsoft tools simplifies workflows, integrates capabilities, and streamlines experiences, helping to put the power of data in the hands of more people.

For customers already using Power BI or other Microsoft data solutions, Fabric is an ideal choice. It enables data teams to bypass barriers, legacy technology, outdated processes, and begin leveraging technologies such as AI.

Solving Your Biggest Data Challenges with Logicalis, Kumulus, and Microsoft Fabric

Several years ago, Logicalis acquired a stake in Kumulus, an innovative technology solutions and services provider focused on cloud, data, development, and modern workplace.

With Microsoft Fabric and Kumulus’ cloud solutions, we offer comprehensive data modernization solutions across:

  • Data and analytics
  • AI and machine learning
  • Low-code adoption
  • Governance

Through discovery, assessment, analysis, adoption, application development, and more, our collaboration with Kumulus is focused on helping organizations truly modernize and take their data capabilities to the next level.

Partnering with us offers several advantages:

  • Comprehensive Implementation: From data modernization to Azure and Fabric deployment to ongoing managed services, Logicalis helps organizations at every stage of their growth.
  • Ongoing Support and Optimization: Managed services include monitoring, remediation, comprehensive support, maintenance, and other services, freeing data teams to focus on the core business.
  • Strategic Insights: We help organizations clearly define a long-term strategy and establish a roadmap for adoption.
  • Reduced Complexity: Our teams manage the intricacies of deployment, allowing organizations to focus on data, rather than managing technology.
  • Security and Compliance: We can help ensure deployments are secure, scalable, and compliant, so your business can grow confidently and stay aligned to best practices.

The first step for any data modernization initiative is understanding where and how to begin.

Adopting Microsoft Fabric, for instance, will look different for every organization – every organization is at a different stage of growth, has different needs, and is aiming for different goals.

When exploring the potential of Fabric, we start with a consultative approach, to help clients understand these starting points, understanding the true business outcomes to be achieved, before defining a roadmap for adoption and growth.

If your organization is interested in modernizing with Microsoft Fabric, we can help – simply contact us to schedule an initial consultation with a member of the Logicalis Microsoft team.