Category Archives: Microsoft

New Resource Guides on Migrating to the Cloud

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As stated in previous blog posts, migrating to the Cloud does not automatically translate into digital transformation. A wide range of other complex issues are involved. Digital transformation, however, cannot take place unless supported by the Cloud. The flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled infrastructure is essential for the digital transformation of your organisation. Used effectively,   …Continue Reading


Leading Enterprise Collaboration

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In a previous blog post, workplace collaboration was identified as a key pillar of successful digital transformation. In a fast moving business environment, characterised by turbulent digital change and digital disruption, leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for supporting workplace collaboration and knowledge sharing, internally and externally with business partners, has become critical to   …Continue Reading


Microsoft to Drive Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas

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Towards the end of last year, we published a series of blog posts on digital disruption in the oil and gas industry, including the North Sea. The articles argued that the digital revolution was only just beginning in oil and gas. Over the next few years, however, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence,   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Power BI Success Stories

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Based on research by Gartner, a previous blog post highlighted the significant changes taking place in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. As a consequence of the growing need for organisations to derive actionable insight from data, often in real time, the market has moved from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led, self-service analytics. With the   …Continue Reading


Microsoft Adds to ‘Leader’ Position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

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Two additional Microsoft offerings have recently been added to the ‘Leader’ position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant – Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA) and Content Collaboration Platforms. For the former, the company’s placement was accredited to its ‘ability to execute and completeness of vision’ with Microsoft DMSA providing customers with a solution to ‘realise the   …Continue Reading


Introducing Microsoft 365

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Unveiled at the recent Inspire premier partner event, Microsoft 365 brings together three primary services – Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility & Security – aimed at delivering ‘a complete, intelligent and secure solution to meet the rapidly changing needs of the modern workplace’. 365 will be available in both ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Business’ versions. Available   …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


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


Competing in 2020: Winners and Losers in the Digital Economy

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The first post in our new blog series on Accelerating Digital argued that the urgency of digital transformation is now widely accepted by most senior executives. Few remain to be convinced about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, Post 3 hinted at a   …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