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A Trusted Adviser: The Role of Consultants in Cloud-based Analytics

A Trusted Adviser: The Role of Consultants in Cloud-based Analytics
Large scale data and analytics for global organizations can be complex enough in their design, implementation and operationalization, let alone adding in the unfamiliarity of cloud-based deployment options. There are many questions:
How do you decide between public, private, or managed cloud? What about the ease of accessing the data; how are you going to get your data into your chosen cloud platform? What cloud-based ecosystem solution will you choose or design to virtualize and run your analytic use cases? Who will design this, and what are the cost implications? What are the security risks and implications of moving and running your data and analytics platform in the cloud?
What most organizations need initially is a trusted advisor—or a consultant: a person who understands their business requirements and comprehends the business drivers behind the desired business outcomes. A consultant can advise on, and help navigate, the cloud journey as well as the data and analytics journey on which they want to embark. Trusted advisers bring with them a rich portfolio of technical experience and a deep understanding of the industry business specifics and market trends. They look at the bigger picture—the holistic view—and can guide the customer into making the right decision that supports the business outcomes they desire.
Having a trusted advisor for your data and analytics cloud journey is essential; however, having a team of consultants available to deliver on the agreed approach is vital. Organizations on this journey need to navigate their way through architectural decisions, design and implementation considerations, and right on through to operationalization and support.
How can you ensure you have the best skilled resources on your team—making the right technical and business decisions in the interest of your organization—and delivering the business outcomes you desire on the platform of your choice?
At Teradata, we are the pioneers of data and analytics consulting and technology. As trusted advisors to global enterprise customers, our highly skilled consultants use their analytical insights to help deliver optimal business outcomes in hybrid cloud-based deployments. Working with some of the largest and most complex data and analytic hybrid cloud solutions anywhere, Teradata consultants have a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and hands-on experience that benefit customers around the globe.
It’s critical to avoid common pitfalls around cloud-based data and analytic solutions, which is why having experienced Teradata consultants on your side can make such a profound difference. We’re familiar with, and trained in, the intricacies and complexities along the cloud journey, which has elevated our teams to be the forerunners and innovators in cloud-based platforms. Teradata consultants are dedicated to helping customers build enterprise-ready data and analytic solutions for production workloads that utilize the agility, flexibility, and security that cloud-based platforms can deliver.
Having the right calibre of consultants who can combine business acumen, data science, deep technical skills, and experience with analytical ecosystems on cloud-based platforms—working with you and for you—is crucial. Add to that the ability to innovate with advanced analytics in the cloud, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, makes Teradata consulting key to your success in delivering the high-impact business outcomes you expect via cloud-based data and analytic solutions.
I encourage you to follow the conversation at #CloudExperts or #BuiltForTheCloud, and reach out to your Teradata account executive to learn more.
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Karen Griffith

Karen has over 20 years’ experience in IT Consulting Services with a range of expertise in Service Design, Implementation, Delivery, Managed and Support Services. For the past 5 years, Karen’s main passion and focus has been on Infrastructure and Cloud Services, setting the strategy and direction for selling Cloud Consultancy Services, managing the creation and delivery of a portfolio of cloud services offerings and supporting cross Industry customers.
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