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Welcome to Amalgam Insights (AI)! We are a technology research firm focused on promoting a better future for technology to augment human efforts at work.

We take a blended approach to our analysis and research that includes 4 key aspects of improving technology outcomes: better use of money, better use of data, better use of code, and better use of the brain. With this combination, we 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, Telco FinOps & Cloud FinOps, Future of Finance and Accounting.
  • Data and Analytic Augmentation: Machine Learning and Data Science, Data Management, Analytics
  • 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 Neuroscience of Effective Sales Coaching
  3. Blackberry Successfully Transitions into a Software Company: Mission Accomplished
  4. Microsoft “Early Adopts” New ASC 606 Revenue Recognition Standard
  5. Mobile Solutions Launches New Robotic Process Automation Capabilities
  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.

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The Neuroscience of Corporate Retention Training

The Brain is Hardwired to Forget High-quality Learning and Development solutions provide organizations with the competitive advantage that they need to address digital transformation in the rapidly changing workplace. These solutions allow effective upskilling and reskilling of employees, but also attract, and retain the best talent. Organizations recognize that it is more time and cost …

Mobile Solutions Launches New Robotic Process Automation Capabilities

[Edited July 25th to reflect Mobile Solutions’ current public-facing offerings] Key Takeaway: Mobile Solutions is providing Robotic Process Automation for Managed Mobility Services with a focus on mid-market enterprises and organizations. This capability provides Mobile Solutions with a starting point for handling basic service orders. On July 10th, Mobile Solutions announced the launch of two …

Understanding Microsoft’s Investment in OpenAI

On July 22, Microsoft announced a $1 billion investment in OpenAI, a lab focused on “artificial general intelligence,” or the goal of creating artificial intelligence with human-like observation and learning capabilities. With this announcement,  Microsoft becomes the “exclusive” cloud computing provider for OpenAI and will have access to productizing OpenAI capabilities as they come to market. …