Category Archives: Cloud

The Cloud and Digital Transformation

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Welcome to the first in our series of blog articles covering the key technologies underpinning digital transformation, the range of software support services provided by Bridgeall to help you on your journey. As stated in a previous post (Technology AND Organisation are Key), successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Azure Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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Microsoft have announced that its Azure cloud platform, and several other Microsoft online services, have now obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. The latest certification represents the 5th ISO certificate that Azure has received and is based on seven key principles of quality management, evaluated by an independent third-party. The certificate also covers 52 other online services   …Continue Reading


Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video)

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The topic of digital transformation has been covered extensively on the Bridgeall blog – see Category Archives: Digital Transformation. Throughout the various posts, we have emphasised that successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. The failure to recognise this mutual dependency is one of the main reasons   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Azure Continues to Close the Gap on AWS

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Microsoft Azure has emerged as a major rival to AWS in the IaaS sector according to a recent survey by 451 Research. Almost 35% of respondents named Microsoft as their most important IaaS provider, up from 20.2% in the previous survey dated 2015. Microsoft also closed the gap on AWS when it came to customer   …Continue Reading


Microsoft on Track to Hit $20 Billion Cloud Revenue Target

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Starting in September of last year, we published a series of five blog posts presenting best-practice advice covering strategic use of the cloud. Based on an extensive review of current research on cloud adoption trends around the world, The Cloud (Part 1) concluded that a tipping point had been reached. Over the next few years, worldwide   …Continue Reading


The Utility Industry: Top Ten Transformation Technologies (Infographic)

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This looks like an interesting exhibition and conference being organised by Utility Week Live built around what they consider to be the top ten technologies transforming the utility industry. These include: Cloud Computing, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Geographical Information Systems, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Smart Metering, Solar and Wind – see Infographic   …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


The Cloud (Part 5): Choosing Your Cloud Vendor

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Previous posts in this series have covered the state of cloud adoption in the UK, misconceptions regarding the cloud, the importance of strategy and the staging posts in your journey to the cloud. In the final part of the series, we look at the criteria to consider when choosing a cloud vendor, highlighting these by   …Continue Reading


The Cloud (Part 4): Your Journey to the Cloud

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Part 2 in this series argued that as organisations move to a higher level of cloud adoption, a planned strategic approach is required. The ten key questions to address when developing a cloud strategy were then addressed in Part 3. In this penultimate post in the series, we examine two of the most important issues   …Continue Reading


‘Impressive in its Mundanity’: A pictorial tour inside one of Microsoft’s Cloud Datacenters

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Microsoft’s cloud estate is impressive with over a million servers and more than a hundred sites around the world, including the UK. Since opening its first datacenter on its Redmond campus in 1989, the company has spent more than $15 billion in building its cloud infrastructure. More than 200 online services are now delivered by   …Continue Reading


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