Will 2018 be the year of the cloud? The evidence would certainly suggest that a tipping point has been reached. A recent report by Forrester predicted a global public cloud market of $178bn for 2018, up from $146bn in 2017; equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22 per cent. Fifty per cent of global enterprises, according to the report, will rely on at least on ...

Bridgeall is delighted to be appointed to DPS, the Scottish Government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System aimed at simplifying the procurement of digital services. The appointment reflects our growing expertise in transforming service delivery across diverse public sector organisations. Projects have included a 4,000 seat SharePoint, Office 365 and Intranet deployment for Scotti ...

Bridgeall are delighted to be awarded Gold Competency status as a Microsoft Cloud Platform partner. The award, aimed at partners specialising in the delivery of IaaS and SaaS solutions on Microsoft Azure, reflects our proven expertise and experience in delivering successful Cloud platform based solutions for a broad range of clients. Ken Willcox, Bridgeall Head of Cloud Servi ...

An updated second edition of “The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure” has just been released. Available to download as a free ebook, the guide has been prepared to help organisations on their journey to the cloud, whether considering the move or already underway. Written by developers for developers, it provides a detailed overview of what Azure is, what it offers to organi ...

Bridgeall are delighted to be sponsoring the Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) Awards taking place at the Radisson Hotel on the 26th January. The Awards kick start the Scottish Government’s themed ‘2018 Year of Young People’ campaign. A registered charity, the mission of SSF is to develop ‘Active Journeys to Positive Futures’, using the power of sport to inspire young people to ma ...

The first of two posts covering the evolving role of the Project Management Office (PMO). Part 1 presents a typology of PMOs. Part 2 discusses the growing maturity and strategic role of PMOs as key enablers of change. Introduction As argued in previous blog posts in this series, the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project managemen ...

Microsoft have announced the Public Preview availability of Azure Location Based Services (LBS) – a portfolio of geospatial service APIs natively integrated into Azure. The APIs allow developers to create location aware apps and IoT, mobility, logistics and asset tracking solutions with the current portfolio comprising five main services covering Map Rendering, Routing, Search ...

The 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Services has just been published by the Commission. Based on a survey of 10,000 websites across all EU countries, the benchmark exercise evaluated the quantity and quality of digital service relating to four life events – starting a business, losing and finding a job, studying and family life. Four top-level benchmarks we ...

Previous posts have highlighted the increasingly important role of the Project Management Office (PMO) as a key enabler of change. With successful transformation requiring effective, enterprise-wide project, programme and portfolio management, the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management best-practice, ensuring that projec ...

This high level graphical overview of Office 365 Enterprise has just been published on the Iain Fielding blog. Well done Iain, excellent. Please click the image to enlarge: Bridgeallwww.bridgeall.com ...