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Microsoft Enables Real Time IoT Dashboards in Power BI

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A previous blog post discussed the major changes currently taking place in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. As companies, across a diverse range of sectors, seek to derive actionable insight from the wealth of data being generated, the BI and Analytics Platform market is moving from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led self-service analytics.   …Continue Reading


UK Government Transformation Strategy 2017-2020 Published by GDS

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The UK Government’s long-awaited digital transformation strategy was published yesterday. It promises to radically change the way government departments and services work though digital technology “taking digital transformation further than ever before”. In a detailed blog post, Kevin Cunnington, Head of the Government Digital Service, summarised the 5 main themes of the report: Business transformation:   …Continue Reading


IR35 Change Brings Opportunity: Public Sector to Engage SME’s Now

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the UK Government’s planned changes to IR35 – the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors. As it stands, the current system does not require clients to deduct PAYE tax or National Insurance at source. The responsibility for declaration is placed on the contractor. For all public   …Continue Reading


Digital Leaders Outperform Digital Laggards

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Evidence is emerging of a growing digital divide between organisations who ‘get IT’ and those who don’t; between those using digital technology to successfully transform their business and those still stuck on the starting blocks. For example, in a recent blog post, we presented a Digital Maturity Index identifying four main types of organisation in   …Continue Reading


GDS Endorses Use of the Public Cloud

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In a long overdue Guidance Note, the Government Digital Service (GDS) has endorsed use of the public cloud. In a statement clearly intended to allay public sector concerns about cloud security, the document states: ‘It’s possible for public sector organisations to safely put highly personal and sensitive data into the public cloud. Many UK departments   …Continue Reading


Water Deregulation: Is the Industry Ready Digitally?

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As we enter 2017, the English water industry faces a range of challenges. Two of the most important of these are deregulation of non-domestic water supply and digital transformation. Deregulation From the 1st April this year, and following the example set by Scotland in 2008, 1.2 million commercial water customers in England (businesses, charities and   …Continue Reading


Enabling Transformation: Technology AND Organisation are Key

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A very Happy New Year to our customers, business associates, friends and the Bridgeall team. After much talk, maybe too much talk and not enough action, will 2017 be the year when organisational transformation for the digital era becomes mainstream? We certainly hope so. The argument in favour of transforming digitally has been won.  The   …Continue Reading


Are Digital CFOs Urgently Required in the Public Sector?

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Digital transformation has become the top priority for public sector Chief Financial Officers according to new research carried out by management consultancy EY and reported on the Kable web site. Almost 60% of the CFOs surveyed stated that improving performance through the use of digital technology was the most important strategic priority facing their organisation.   …Continue Reading


Has North Sea Oil and Gas Turned the Corner?

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New research results have just been published highly relevant to our current series of blog posts on the future of North Sea Oil and Gas. Conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the prestigious Fraser of Allander Institute, the 25th Oil and Gas Survey concluded that the crisis affecting the sector   …Continue Reading


Data Analytics and the Future of North Sea Oil (Part 2): The BI and Analytics Platform Market

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The growing importance of data analytics to the future survival and growth of North Sea oil (see Post 1) is being accompanied by significant changes in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. In particular, with the successful oil and gas companies of the future seeking to develop advanced analytic skills to derive actionable insight   …Continue Reading