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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


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


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


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


‘Impressive in its Mundanity’: A pictorial tour inside one of Microsoft’s Cloud Datacenters

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Microsoft’s cloud estate is impressive with over a million servers and more than a hundred sites around the world, including the UK. Since opening its first datacenter on its Redmond campus in 1989, the company has spent more than $15 billion in building its cloud infrastructure. More than 200 online services are now delivered by   …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


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


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


Is the Microsoft cloud right for you?

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With the fast pace of innovation constantly accelerating, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to keep investing in the latest and greatest IT solutions. At the same time, relying on older solutions while your competitors invest in new ones gives them a leg up on you to anticipate, manage, and respond more quickly to change. By turning   …Continue Reading