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Simplifying and De-Risking Big Data Cloud Migrations - Part 2

on 16-May-2022 13:14:24 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Event reports
Whether organisations are mid-migration or yet to start their journey, complex, risky and expensive big data cloud migrations are staring them in the face. Siloed data, cultural issues, high costs, a skills shortage and end of support life can block the path towards a unified data platform. And, the case for innovative, data-driven insights is weakened by risks associated with information security and regulation. So what can organisations do to simplify and de-risk these big data cloud migrations?  Nimbus Ninety, in partnership with Unravel Data, Appsbroker and Google Cloud, brought together members from across industry to lend support, share challenges and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy a cheese twist or two. The evening began with a presentation from Eric McCarty, Solution Manager for Data Warehouse Modernization at Google and Matt Penton, Head of Data & Analytics at Appsbroker.
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From Fog to Clarity: Mastering a Modern Data Platform

on 04-Apr-2022 15:31:12 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates Event reports
2022 has seen a monumental shift as organisations mitigate the risks of legacy platforms and seek to capitalise off the myriad of new capabilities and possibilities modern platforms present. For tech leaders at the start of their optimisation journey, mastering their data platforms can be a daunting challenge. Those further along their journey, face complex data ecosystems often plagued by rising costs, dwindling performance levels and limited observability. The route to optimisation is not always clear. It is, however, those little-known insights into how to maximise tooling, free up capacity and troubleshoot issues faster that can provide the key to these common challenges. Nimbus Ninety, in partnership with Unravel Data and Databricks, brought together technology and data experts to connect, share challenges and offer up actionable insights to master a modern data platform.
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Winning the Customer Fraud War Faster

on 12-Mar-2022 14:14:15 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates Event reports
From bot attacks to brute force cyber attacks to internal breaches, the types of fraud that plague organisations are complex and multiple. These fraudulent transactions, which can result in losses three times higher than the original amount and dent reputation and trust, mean effective fraud protection is crucial. However, the growth in online shopping and banking has revolutionised the need for seamless customer experience and meant employees are increasingly the gatekeepers of vast amounts of data and information.  So how do retailers achieve real-time fraud prevention without hindering the digital experience of trustworthy customers? Over a glass of wine, Nimbus Ninety, alongside our partners Ping Identity, brought together experts from across customer experience and fraud prevention to uncover simple but smarter ways to detect anomalous activity in real-time.
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Mastering Hyper-Personalisation

on 04-Mar-2022 15:49:22 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates Event reports
New digital channels and the changing customer relationship has led to more customer and user interactions. Organisations are now tasked with ensuring every customer journey is frictionless and secure. Simultaneously, importance is being placed on understanding and managing complex user identities. In this new world, identifying users the moment that they interact with platforms and creating secure, personalised, omnichannel experiences is fundamental for creating customer loyalty and outpacing the competition. But what scalable approaches are available to organisations to power and weave together secure, simple and seamless customer and user journeys? Nimbus Ninety, in partnership with Ping Identity, brought together senior technology leaders to discuss how to create, test and optimise omnichannel experiences while enjoying a curated wine tasting.
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2022 Business Trends and How They Will Impact Tech Leaders

on 09-Feb-2022 17:38:04 By | Tori Williams | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates Event reports
Hybrid working is here to stay. With it comes increased online activity, information technology requirements and security threats. Simultaneously, costs are being squeezed and the regulatory landscape is changing at pace and scale.  We know uncertainty and turbulence will continue to impact organisations throughout 2022, but which trends will impact tech operations the most? In partnership with Tanium, we brought Nimbus Ninety members together to discuss what’s next for tech leaders in 2022.
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Humanising Complex Customer Communication

on 27-Jan-2022 17:19:13 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Event reports
Over the last 20 years, organisations have channelled their energy, focus and resources into building digital-first customer and user experiences. Meanwhile, the pandemic, by fundamentally altering the nature of customer interactions, has cemented the place of digital self-service, automation and personalised tech stacks within the customer experience journey. In this sense, organisations are positioned, better than ever before, to deliver flawless customer experience through a digital-first approach. But what happens when a chatbot lets a customer down or their problem is too complex for self-service? These important humanised interactions, fundamental to reaching solutions and maintaining brand loyalty, are left to burnt out and ill equipped service providers. Over a breakfast cuppa, Nimbus Ninety, in partnership with Sabio, brought members together from across the community to break down these interactions and explore how technology could provide the solution to complex humanised services.
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Simplifying and De-Risking Big Data Cloud Migrations - Part 1

on 20-Jan-2022 18:06:28 By | Gabriel O'Brien | 0 Comments | Event reports
The last eighteen months has seen drastic change across the data world. With momentum building around data tooling, organisations would be forgiven for thinking they finally had what they needed. However, March 2022 signals the end of support life for data platforms that have dominated the market for years. Whether organisations are mid-migration or yet to start their journey, complex, risky and expensive big data cloud migrations are staring them in the face. So what can organisations do to simplify and de-risk these big data cloud migrations? Nimbus Ninety, in partnership with Unravel Data, Appsbroker and Google Cloud, brought together members from across industry to lend support, share challenges and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy a cheese twist or two. The evening began with presentations from Firat Tekiner, EMEA Data Analytics Practice Lead at Google Cloud and Andy MacInnes, CTO at Appsbroker before breaking out into a highly enjoyable and productive virtual roundtable discussion.
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Unlocking Cloud Capabilities in Healthcare

on 10-Dec-2021 09:41:29 By | Tori Williams | 0 Comments | Event reports
Many organisations struggle with inconsistent infrastructure, inefficiencies and risks, and a need to modernise and secure data centres. With VMware Cloud on AWS, organisations are able to unlock new capabilities to drive new efficiencies, better consolidation of IT systems, and enhanced customer experience.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Ransomware Recovery

on 08-Dec-2021 14:33:57 By | Zykinder Aujla-Singh | 0 Comments | Event reports
According to the National Cyber Security Centre’s 2021 annual review, there were three times as many ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2021 than in the whole of 2019. Consultancy UK’s survey of business leaders illustrates many anticipate a rise in cyber-attacks in 2022, with 61% stating that ransomware, in particular, will pose a mounting threat.  As our lives have become increasingly digitally focussed, so has crime. With the pandemic accelerating the shift to working from home, what can organisations do to safeguard themselves from being held hostage by online trojans? Nimbus Ninety members were given a step-by-step guide to understanding ransomware recovery by Stefan Ehmann, Business Lead Object Storage Solutions EMEA and Tom Christensen, Global Technology Advisor & Executive Analyst from Hitachi Vantara. 
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Super-Powering Application Performance For World-Class Results

on 26-Nov-2021 14:33:16 By | Tori Williams | 0 Comments | Event reports
Customers are used to speed and ease online. When an app doesn't load in seconds, this customer loyalty can be lost in seconds too. To deliver a frictionless CX every time and retain hard-won customers, performance testing throughout the development cycle is key.
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