Microsoft recently announced its entry into the cloud information platform space—the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 platform—offering a variety of new capabilities that enhance data management and business intelligence. With SQL Server being one of the market’s leading information platforms, this release is generating buzz—and a number of questions from our clients.
What should you know about Microsoft SQL Server 2012?
One of the market’s leading information platforms, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides many benefits that can help you lower costs, increase performance and reliability, and put more decision-making power in the hands of your users:
How can you use Microsoft SQL Server 2012?
The new SQL Server platform has many potential applications—from deploying small tactical databases to enabling whole suite of tools for your data and analytics environment. It is particularly well suited for:
In addition, you can leverage the included SQL Server Data Quality Services to share data cleansing responsibility between business and IT. From large data warehouses to small application driven databases, the new SQL Server platform can accommodate a vast variety of data management needs.
See for yourself.
West Monroe’s Data Management team has been training on and building demos with the platform since November 2011 to make sure that our clients can take advantage of the new features as soon as they are released. If you want to see how the new Microsoft SQL Server 2012 capabilities can support your business, we offer two ways to do so:
Demonstrations – West Monroe Partners has several in-house demo environments configured for various industries to showcase the features and functionality of SQL Server 2012, integrated with SharePoint 2010 and PerformancePoint Services for dashboards and scorecards.
Proof-of-concept projects – We can also build small proof of concept demonstrations using an extract of your own data. These short projects can last one day to three weeks and allow you to demonstrate the usefulness and potential return on investment before committing resources to the platform.
If you would like to schedule a demonstration or discuss a proof of concept project, please contact Matt Rager at firstname.lastname@example.org at