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Data virtualisation: a brief guide

CIOs must contain costs and respond quickly to business needs with robust decision support systems.

Very often, this requires harnessing a vast array of structured and unstructured data – data which will have proliferated exponentially in recent years, with minimal governance.

One solution adopted in some organisations is to invest in a parallel business intelligence (BI) system, one that sits outside of all of the complexity. However, parallel BI systems actually introduce a whole new range of challenges and eat up investment.

The best solution is data virtualisation, the versatile "Swiss knife" in the enterprise data tool box. With data virtualisation, you can unlock value without increasing resources, processes or technology investments – no complex transformation is required to deliver results.

Our whitepaper, Data Virtualisation: a brief guide to a swift and simplified view of complex data, provides you with:

  • a summary of data virtualisation and how it works
  • an overview of when data virtualisation is viable and when it isn't
  • the use case for a flexible analytics solution
  • a summary of other considerations with data virtualisation

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Data Virtualisation explained

Within a typical large enterprise, different systems, data stores and data structures will have developed organically over time, presenting a significant challenge to harnessing that data to provide actionable insights and drive evidence-based decision making.

Data Virtualisation addresses this challenge by hiding the complexity and pulling heterogeneous data from different sources into an abstraction layer, allowing you to get to a single source of truth faster.

Up to five times faster, with Mastek's Data Virtualisation service. We have over 100 data integration experts who swiftly assess and make recommendations which we can then implement at speed; our jump-start kit provides reference architectures and our toolkits rapidly integrate and publish your data.

Watch this video to see how Mastek accelerates your data virtualisation journey and provides you with significant time and cost savings.

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GDPR compliance on-demand webinar

In this webinar, Mastek's Sagar A Gole and Bilash Dash provide you with an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the obligations that you and all other UK organisations face, and the kinds of systems changes that are required.

The webinar uses a fictional scenario to explore and explain what GDPR compliance means in terms of managing user and customer data. It also offers an illustrative overview of the kind of IT infrastructure that you may need to put in place to manage GDPR compliance.

Whilst complying with these regulations may appear to be challenging, Sagar and Bilash explain that compliance also offers a real opportunity to drive through digital transformation and to enhance the efficiency, scalability and resilience of your IT infrastructure for more than just the sake of GDPR compliance.

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DevOps on-demand webinar

As John Wright explains in this Mastek webinar, DevOps practices, processes and ways of working offer organisations the ability to optimise Agile delivery and to greatly enhance responsiveness to customer needs.

As more and more organisations have realised, IT infrastructure has changed forever and is continuing to change. DevOps adoption is increasing every year, and it is because DevOps delivers on the promise of responsiveness – through optimised Agile development, efficient Ops deployment and embedded compliance. 

The webinar covers the core benefits of the DevOps approach and offers an overview of how different kinds of stakeholder in any given organisation benefit from its adoption.

Gordon Cullum introduces Mastek’s Slack-based ChatOps tool and the webinar provides a demonstration of ChatOps in action.

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Data Architecture on-demand webinar

In this webinar, Mastek's CTO Gordon Cullum covers the topic of data architecture at enterprise level and explores the areas you need to consider when you are planning data integration.

This topic is now of greater importance to government departments than ever before. The Digital Economy Act 2017 has made it much easier for data to be shared and transmitted across departments, allowing for efficiencies and improvements in citizens' experience of public services.

During the webinar, Gordon explains the advantages of this new freedom for government departments and cautions on the possible pitfalls and how they can be avoided. He also provides pointers as to what should be included in your data integration strategy and roadmap, as well as setting out the areas that should be covered in any large data programme, including:

  • Data quality
  • Data gravity
  • NFRs
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Security 
  • Data Lineage
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RPA – How to tame the bot: on-demand

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be a highly attractive proposition for many organisations. By getting bots to do the repetitive manual tasks of humans, work can be done at a fraction of the cost, in a fraction of the time.

However, when it comes to implementing RPA, it’s important that bots are set up in such a way that they yield the greatest possible benefit but are still under your control. 

In this on-demand webinar, Mastek's Senior Technical Architect Keith Morley explains how you can achieve this.

He summarises Mastek’s 10-step RPA implementation guide which recommends an incremental and iterative approach, enabling you to de-risk RPA deployment. Keith covers:

  • Stakeholder engagement and collaborative planning
  • Bot selection and optimisation
  • Team enablement and infrastructure preparation
  • Design, build and testing of your bots
  • Piloting, deployment and maintenance

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Making your RPA smarter : on-demand webinar

Many organisations are using robotic process automation (RPA) as a way of performing repetitive and mundane tasks such as completing electronic forms and entering data, but how can you fully exploit its potential?

In this webinar Keith Morley, Senior Technical Architect at Mastek, who has many years of RPA experience shared his thoughts on combining RPA with cognitive services and AI to build a smarter digital workforce.

Keith covers:

  • Challenges faced with a digital workforce and unstructured data
  • Overview of cognitive and AI services such as
    Computer Vision
    Natural Language processing
    Chat Bots
    Machine Learning
  • Why RPA and AI are a good match
  • Cognitive and AI services provided by RPA vendors

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Let’s unlock the power of your data : on demand

Well-known elements in defining and implementing a successful data strategy include:

  • Assessing your data assets
  • Creating suitable infrastructure
  • Driving a data culture
  • Establishing data ecosystems

What’s perhaps less commonly discussed, is how to achieve the executive buy-in needed to support such a strategy. In the second instalment of our webinar series on ‘Making Data Driven Innovation a Reality’, we are joined by Manuel Reyes Gonzalez, a Chief Architect at Mastek who will explore this.

Watch the on-demand webinar to find out how to create C-suite buy-in for your data strategy. 

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Reducing the burden: Intelligent Automation in Healthcare


COVID-19 has created severe shifts in demand throughout the healthcare service; highlighting not only the need for agile, efficient and responsive solutions but also the need to accurately interpret and manage complex, often large amounts of data from many disparate sources.

This webinar looks at some of the use cases for how Intelligent automation is already providing solutions to reduce the administrative load on overworked healthcare staff such as:

  • Enabling procurement to manage huge increases in volumes
  • Speeding up patient diagnosis
  • Maintaining communication with concerned citizens
  • Helping HR process and on-board new healthcare workers
  • Assisting in the analysis of incoming COVID-19 data from around the world

It also looks at the use of AI deep learning for an innovative solution to analyse X-rays to identify possible COVID-19 patients and then moves on look at how IA can be used to improve resource allocation, patient appointment scheduling and more.

Mastek. The difference between what is.
And what could be.

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Case Study

Making data available to developers using APIs

Application programing interfaces (APIs) underpin common actions such as posting on social media or buying a concert ticket online— they are key to bridging the gap between legacy applications and innovative digital solutions.

APIs enable Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) to develop a strategy that enables application modernisation and reduces the friction between legacy and modern systems.

We have already used APIs to help our clients to:

  • Catalogue their application portfolio
  • Optimise assets like data and transactions
  • Address problems such as skills gaps or legacy integration

A UK government department has a back-end tidal protection system, built using accurate and reliable data from the UK’s largest network of tidal stations. They need to make this prediction capability available as an API to developers across the UK using a subscription (paid and free) model.

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