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


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