Category Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Attains Cyber Essentials PLUS Status

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Bridgeall are delighted to report that Microsoft Azure has attained the UK Cyber Essentials PLUS badge meeting the stringent requirements outlined in the Cyber Essentials Scheme Assurance Framework. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government defined scheme designed to help organisations assess and mitigate risks from common cyber security threats in their IT systems. The scheme   …Continue Reading


MyAnalytics: Track Where Your Time Goes

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In a previous blog post, we argued that the average knowledge worker spends less than 60 per cent of their working week being productive, with the main ‘productivity busters’ being excessive e-mail, pointless meetings and constant interruptions. Most readers of the Bridgeall blog will easily identify with this. A useful tool from Microsoft allows you   …Continue Reading


Microsoft SharePoint Recognised as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’ for Content Services Platforms

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Another Microsoft offering has recently been confirmed as a ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant – this time SharePoint for Content Services Platforms. Already this year, Microsoft Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA), Microsoft Azure for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Power BI for Business Intelligence and Analytics have also been confirmed as Gartner Magic   …Continue Reading


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