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A modern data platform: It’s more about culture than technology

How Microsoft is modernizing its data estate

For many years, data was stored in a siloed, segmented manner designed to serve individual business groups and applications. In today’s world, unlocking profound insights and driving business transformation with data’s full, unleashed potential requires a modernized data infrastructure that breaks down those silos.

Organizations that treat data as a strategic asset can take full advantage of the promise of AI and machine learning—and Microsoft is doing just that. We’ve been implementing this kind of strategic cultural shift, and we know firsthand how challenging it can be. From championing culture changes to introducing new tools and processes, here’s how we’ve modernized our data estate at Microsoft.

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