A recent article on the InfoQ web site summarised the current state-of-play in relation to digital transformation in the oil and gas industry. A new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed, ...

In a recent blog post, we used tag clouds to highlight the main differences between pre-digital and digital workplaces. Many organisations (probably the majority) remain stuck in a pre-digital time warp with hierarchy, bureaucracy, legacy technology, legacy management thinking, siloes, red tape and a control mentality fossilising old practices, processes and employee thinking. ...

In the third and final post summarising the recent Microsoft/LBS research report on digital workplaces, we cover the positive benefits in terms of talent acquisition and retention. The previous two posts highlighted benefits in relation to higher productivity, creativity and collaboration. Transform to Win the Talent War Based on a detailed study of 20,000 employees working in ...

As discussed in previous blog posts, Microsoft Azure has become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. A leader in Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use Mic ...

As reported here, recent research by Microsoft, in association with London Business School, identified three major benefits of digital workplaces defined as organisations making full use of modern technologies combined with strong digital leadership and digital cultures – higher productivity; creativity and collaboration; talent recruitment and retention. Our previous post repo ...

Previous posts in this series have covered A Quick Overview of Azure, Azure Planning Pays, Agreeing Business Objectives, Azure Option Evaluation. In this post, we examine key considerations in your migration to the cloud. A Staged Approach Given the range of options available, as outlined in our previous post, an incremental, staged approach to cloud migration can be adopted ...

A previous blog post presented a short summary of progress made during year one of the open water market in England, deregulated on 1st April 2017. The post concluded that the first twelve months been very successful but with some outstanding issues remaining to be resolved. These included poor data quality, inaccurate billing, customer service and SME market awareness. Simil ...

The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partn ...

Based on a detailed study of 20,000 employees working in European medium-to-large size organisations across different industries, recent research by Microsoft, in association with London Business School, identified three major benefits of digital workplaces defined as organisations making full use of modern technologies combined with strong digital leadership and digital cultur ...

In a recent blog post, we explained the concept of digital workplaces using four tag clouds - Digital Workplaces Explained in Four Tag Clouds. For Bridgeall, a digital workplace is one which leverages the full potential of technology to rethink the way things are done, breaking free from the limits imposed by legacy systems and legacy management thinking. An organisation which ...