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Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...

Ascent helps migrate Compatible Automotive to Azure

Microsoft Azure Data Platform Services not only boosts the company’s DR facilities, it also helps them deliver value-added services and innovative strategic solutions to its customers. In a digitising world, it comes as no surprise to learn that Compatible Automotive...

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Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

On July 12, 2022, support for SQL Server 2012 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation....

Prepare for Windows Server 2012 End of Support

On October 10, 2023, support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security,...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues it’s strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as...

NEWSFLASHES

Advanced Azure Data Platform Workload online Workshops

Microsoft and Ascent Technology invite you to a deep-dive, interactive exploration of how to migrate apps & databases to Azure. We are hosting one-day online workshops covering everything from whiteboarding migration strategies to hands-on experiences with data...

FROM THE DESK OF THE MD

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

NewsFlash

SQL Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 and Systems Centre 2016 Launch

06 Mar 2016
Ascent Technology is thrilled to be one of the Platinum Sponsors for the Microsoft Empower Cloud and Enterprise launch event on 6 April 2016 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

Technology is one of the major driving forces behind the evolution of how business gets done as well as how organisations of all sizes transform themselves into digital businesses. In an era of digital disruption, technology is the answer to how your business can thrive and not just survive.

At this full day South African launch event you can expect to hear announcements on Microsoft’s intelligent cloud products such as SQL Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 and Systems Centre 2016. The event will cover exciting topics such as the Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics and how it is transforming industries.

Guest speakers include, amongst others:

Data scientist and thought leader Rafal Lucawiecki – will unpack how to make Advanced Analytics easy and useful, look for valuable patterns in data and build Business Intelligence. Rafal has been a popular speaker at major IT conferences since 1998, and has shared keynote platforms with Bill Gates and Neil Armstrong. A natural educator, he explains how ‘if digital is the new economy, data is the new currency’.Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG, Lullu Krugel – she has acted as an advisor and project manager for a range of private and public sector clients wanting to invest in South Africa, but also in the rest of the African continent.

Join us for a full day of Empowering your Business and Empowering YOU!

Register Here Today as seats are limited.
 

Time Topic Speaker
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction and Welcome
Microsoft South Africa Chief Innovation Officer
Clifford De Wit
09:10 – 09:20 Market Trends
First Technology Executive
Executive
09:20 – 10:05 SQL Server 2016 Empowering you To Do More
Global Data Scientist Leader, Project Botticelli Ltd
Rafal Lukawiecki
10:05 – 10:50 Modernise your Datacentre Platform with Windows Server 2016 and the Microsoft Azure Stack Anant Sundaram
10:50 – 11:20 Tea
11:20 – 12:05 Opportunities and challenges with South African economic conditions and what lies ahead Chief Economist, KPMG

What to consider when selecting a Business Partner for Technology Compete Lead, Microsoft South Africa

Lullu Krugel

and

Riedwaan Bassadien

12:05 – 12:50 Is Advanced Analytics empowering your business innovation?
Global Data Scientist Leader, Project Botticelli Ltd
Rafal Lukawiecki
12:55 – 14:20 Lunch
14:20 – 15:20 Customer Showcase Session:

Microsoft South Africa Solutions Team Unit Lead hosts Microsoft Partners:

First Technology Enterprise Data Solutions
Ascent Technology
BUI

and their customers

Rory Headon-Weeks
15:20 – 16:05 Modern Management for your Hybrid Cloud with Operations Management Suite and System Center 2016 Anant Sundaram
16:10 – 16:20 Close
Microsoft South Africa Chief Innovation Officer
Clifford De Wit
16:30 – 18:00 Cocktail Event All