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Welcome to Amalgam Insights (AI)! We are a technology research firm focused on promoting a better future for augmenting business with technology. We take a blended approach that includes traditional IT, agile IT, data science, and neuroscience-based approaches to help enterprises to create strategic roadmaps and select vendors that maximize the financial, programmatic, & cognitive value of technology at scale across the following practice areas:

  • Financial Augmentation: Technology Expense Management, FinOps & DevFinOps, Future of Finance and Accounting.
  • Data and Analytic Augmentation: Machine Learning and Data Science, Data Management
  • Programmatic Augmentation: DevOps, Service Mesh and Containers, Open Source Technologies.
  • Cognitive Augmentation: Learning & Development, Talent Assessment, and Extended (Augmented and Virtual) Reality.

Check out our top 6 posts this week!

  1. The Death of Big Data and the Emergence of the Multi-Cloud Era
  2. The CLAIRE-ion Call at Informatica World 2019: AI Needs Managed Data and Data Management Needs AI
  3. Market Milestone – Google to Buy Looker to Transform Business Analytics
  4. Is IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat the Biggest Acquihire of All Time?
  5. Inside our Slack Channel: A Conversation on Salesforce acquiring Tableau
  6. SmartList Market Guide on Service Mesh and Building Out Microservices Networking

How We Help

We provide guidance to key financial, technical, and cognitive trends through client deliverables including:

  • Market Milestones that highlight key acquisitions, product announcements, and market-changing events in enterprise technology markets
  • Analyst Insights which provide guidance based on the experience of our veteran analysts, our research data, and key market trends
  • Vendor SmartLists where our analysts recognize top vendors that solve key business challenges
  • Business Value Analysis, which brings financial, technical, and human value into a single framework for enterprise buyers and vendors to better articulate the full value of technology investments.
  • Webinars and presentations designed to provide consultative recommendations to internal or external audiences
  • Advisory Retainer Programs, providing full access to Amalgam’s analyst team and research efforts at your fingertips to help you with making your most strategic technology decisions.
  • Strategy Workshops to guide your organization’s technology roadmap and strategy from a functional, financial, or cognitive perspective.

To gain our technical, financial, and cognitive perspectives on technology strategy, guidance, or value mapping, please email us at info@amalgaminsights.com for more information on how to work with Amalgam Insights.

Blog

Why Infor’s Talent Science Solution Enhances Recruitment and Retention of Top-Performers: A Psychological and Neuroscience Evaluation Overview

Amalgam Insights recently attended Infor’s Innovation Summit in New York City. Senior executives outlined a number of innovations being incorporated into Infor’s suite of products, including ERP, Supply Chain, CRM, and others. In addition to the growing influence of the Cloud, Coleman AI and Birst analytics – an impressive array of broad-based solutions was described. …

IBM and Cloudera Join Forces to Expand Data Science Access

On June 21, IBM and Cloudera jointly announced that they were expanding their existing relationship to bring more advanced data science solutions to Hadoop users by developing a shared go-to-market program. IBM will now resell Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub and Cloudera DataFlow, while Cloudera will resell IBM Watson Studio and IBM BigSQL. In bulking up …

The Second Half of 2019 Has Already Begun! Amalgam Insights Highlights

We’ve reached July 1, 2019. It has been an amazing first half of the year both for Amalgam Insights and the tech world in general! From our perspective, it has been a good half as we’ve written 53 blogs, published 13 reports, and grown bookings 66% over the second half of 2018. Special Thanks to …