Data Analytics and Higher Education: Power BI

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There is a growing interest across Higher Education in the power of actionable insight derived from data analytics. Academics and higher education administrators need access to data insights to drive measurable performance improvements across a broad range of tasks from basic reporting and accountability requirements to optimising the student experience at all stages of the   …Continue Reading


The Cloud (Part 3): ‘Planning Pays’

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Part 2 in this series argued that a planned strategic approach is required as organisations move to a higher level of cloud adoption. Effective use of the cloud can deliver a broad range of business and IT related benefits – lower costs, business transformation, greater efficiency, new working practices, performance, flexibility, security and so on.   …Continue Reading


Seven Ways Digital Technology Can Help the Recovery of North Sea Oil and Gas

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As technology, economic and political trends continue to disrupt the industry, an excellent new report from McKinsey outlines five ‘big ideas’ for the oil and gas organisation of the future. The global oil and gas industry, according to the authors, is facing three game-changing trends. First, from resource scarcity to resource abundance, leading to significantly   …Continue Reading


The Cloud (Part 2): Misconceptions and the Need for Strategy

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Part 1 in this series presented evidence showing that cloud adoption by UK organisations has increased significantly in recent years. A tipping point has been reached. There is still a long way to go, however, before the full benefits of the cloud are being realised. For businesses not currently using the cloud, or at an   …Continue Reading


Bridgeall Take Part in Action for Children’s Byte Night

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On the 7th of October, four hearty souls from the Bridgeall team will brave the cold by sleeping outside to raise much needed funds for the Action for Children charity. The Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser, and is a national ‘sleep-out’ event. Hundreds of people from the technology industry give up their beds for   …Continue Reading


Power BI: Bringing Your Data to Life

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Power BI is a suite of tools from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. It creates powerful interactive reports allowing you to develop actionable insights from important data already being collected across your organisation. Easy to integrate with most existing databases in your organisation, Powe BI provides the tools to transform,   …Continue Reading


The Cloud (Part 1): State of the Cloud 2016

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As cloud adoption reaches a tipping point, it is essential that ‘best-practice’ is followed to enable organisations to derive the full benefits of what the cloud has to offer. In Part 1 of our new blog series, we present a brief review of ‘The State of the Cloud in 2016’, globally and in the UK.   …Continue Reading


Don’t Be Afraid When It Comes To The Cloud

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While cloud adoption has increased significantly in recent years, there is still a long-way to go before UK organisations are leveraging the full potential of what the cloud has to offer. Adoption is being held back by fear, uncertainty and doubt. In a series of blog posts starting next week, we will dispel many of   …Continue Reading


Microsoft’s New UK Data Centres Will Boost Cloud Adoption

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As a major supplier of Azure cloud and Office 365 solutions, Bridgeall welcomes last week’s announcement by Microsoft that it has opened its first cloud-based UK data centres. The three new data centres, located in London, Durham and Cardiff, should help to ease some perceived customer concerns about the cloud, especially in relation to data   …Continue Reading


Leveraging the Cloud for Business Continuity

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Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are an essential component for every successful business, regardless of their size, sector or location. Availability and reliability are two of the most important aspects of any successful plan. Implementing effective disaster recovery and business continuity can be a complicated and costly exercise, with less than 50% of organisations   …Continue Reading