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


Data Analytics and the Future of North Sea Oil (Part 1)

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There has been considerable press coverage this week about a new PwC report on the future of North Sea Oil. With an estimated 30 billion barrels still remaining, the sector has the potential for carrying on for several decades. This will be dependent, however, on fixing fundamental problems including lack of funding and new investment,   …Continue Reading


Bridgeall achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

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Big congratulations are due to our team here at Bridgeall in achieving the Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency. As the highest level of achievement within the Microsoft Partner Network, the Gold Application Development Competency demonstrates our deep and practical expertise and skills in software development and an assurance of our ability to provide the best   …Continue Reading


Your Thoughts Welcome on an Updated Digital Strategy for Scotland

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The Scottish Government is looking for your thoughts and contributions as it prepares an update of the National Digital Strategy for 2017 and beyond. Ideas and contributions are being sought in six main areas: Connectivity, Economy, Skills, Public Services, Participation and Cyber Security. Your contribution is welcome through the ideas.gov.scot platform. The current Scottish Government   …Continue Reading


New Research: British Business and the Public Sector Fear Digital Disruption by 2018

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According to new research published by Microsoft last week, almost half of all UK business leaders fear that their industry will face significant digital disruption within the next two years. The study, Digital Transformation: The Age of Innocence, Inertia or Innovation?, claims to be the most detailed evaluation undertaken on the potential impact of digital   …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


Bridgeall Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

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Bridgeall are delighted to have been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification. Backed by the Government and launched in close consultation with the industry, Cyber Essentials was developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. Certification confirms that Bridgeall adheres closely to Government endorsed cyber security standards. It provides us with an approved way of   …Continue Reading


Do Oil And Gas Boardrooms Lack Digital Focus?

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In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a   …Continue Reading


Bridgeall Team Complete Byte Night for Charity

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A team of four hardy souls from Bridgeall successfully completed the recent Scotland Byte Night sleeping rough event to raise money for the Action for Children charity. As the numbers stand, it looks like Scotland will finish second to London, across 10 locations, in terms of numbers sleeping out, and possibly money raised. A tremendous   …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