Cloud Solutions Set You Up for a Brighter Future
Current Situation: The AI-Driven Future is Upon Us
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a big term that has a lot of presumptions attached to it. But, at its core, AI is about using Machine Learning (ML) technologies to help people process information faster and be more efficient in their jobs and daily activities. As pointed out by John Weigelt, National Technology Officer (NTO) and AI Expert at Microsoft, “This conversation is not around replacing people, it’s around empowering people.”
Notably, AI is already prominent in our everyday lives, used to perform tasks such as categorizing large sets of information or predicting what word you might type next into your search bar or text message. What is new, however, is the rapid rate at which this technology is evolving due to recent innovations in processing power and the unprecedented amount of available data. As this phenomenon continues to expand, it’s important to recognize the importance of becoming AI-Ready; and the most efficient way to do that is by leveraging cloud solutions.
What’s Next? Get AI-Ready with The Cloud
Being in the cloud allows you to be better prepared for the AI-driven future that is already upon us. While it is possible to get AI-ready with on-prem solutions, doing so is often complex and costly. However, with the cloud, it’s much easier to accomplish key tasks such as creating connections to external data sources, and facilitating APIs to expose data views.
The first step, of course, is to make the move to cloud. Data modernization may seem like a huge undertaking, but in reality, it’s a cost-effective solution that will save you a significant amount of time and money in the long term. In addition to streamlining AI-readiness, the cloud offers the following benefits:
- Cost-effective setup with storage priced at a fraction of on-prem
- Increased storage scalability
- Increased data flexibility
- Increased ability to be data-driven
- Reduced cost to maintain on-prem infrastructure
- Increased security and disaster recovery
End Result: Leverage AI to Improve Your Future
Once you’re in the cloud, the next step is to leverage AI technologies. Depending on your goals, this may mean:
- Having more data-driven insights to make better decisions
- Predicting and addressing problems before they occur
- Automating time-consuming and repetitive tasks
At Lixar, we believe in a “human in the loop” approach to AI, and we are motivated by a desire to use the technology to assist and empower people. AI holds so much potential, from helping companies meet business needs to helping governments support its citizens and operations.
If this appeals to you, then it’s likely time to embrace AI and make the move to cloud solutions.