Category Archives: Cloud

Power BI and Digital Transformation (Video)

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Welcome to the second 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 – see Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video). In the first article, we argued that the flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Azure: A Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

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In a recent blog post, we argued that Microsoft Azure had become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. In a second post, we argued that Azure was now an ‘indispensable digital transformation enabler’, with the flexibility provided by Azure being essential   …Continue Reading


Is Public Sector Digital Transformation Being Held Back By a Growing Skills Shortage?

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According to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the UK public sector is struggling to leverage the full potential of digital transformation due to a growing digital skills gap. The lack of technical expertise and digital proficiency is hampering the ability to deliver digital services and must be addressed if organisations are to   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Azure: The World’s #1 Cloud Services Platform

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An interesting article, bound to stimulate some controversy, has just been published on the Forbes Tech site. The author, Bob Evans ex-VP of Strategic Communications at SAP and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016, argues that contrary to accepted wisdom Microsoft Azure, not Amazon Web Services, is the ‘biggest and best dog’   …Continue Reading


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