Although based on US research, an interesting new report from McKinsey adds value to the on-going debate regarding public sector digital transformation in the UK, especially organisational barriers to change. Based on case examples dating back to the 1980s, the main theme of the report is that public sector organisations are perfectly capable of being nimble and agile in times ...

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, or ...

The topic of digital transformation has been covered extensively on the Bridgeall blog – see Category Archives: Digital Transformation. Throughout the various posts, we have emphasised that successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. The failure to recognise this mutual dependency is ...

A recent paper, published by the Harvard Business Review, provides valuable insight into the characteristics of transformational leaders – defined as CEOs who have led the most successful strategic repositioning of their companies, creating new offerings and business models targeted at emerging growth markets. According to the authors, transformational CEOs share five common c ...

The first post in our new blog series on Accelerating Digital argued that the urgency of digital transformation is now widely accepted by most senior executives. Few remain to be convinced about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, Post 3 hinted at a growing ‘digital gap’ between where many organisat ...

Part 2 in this series on ‘Accelerating Transformation’ encouraged you to undertake an external Digital Landscape Analysis identifying the main disruptive technologies impacting your business now and in the near future, the opportunities and threats presented. The next step in your transformation roadmap is to evaluate the digital progress your organisation has already made ben ...

Governments around the world, including the UK, are spending a lower percentage of their IT budgets on digital initiatives when compared with the private sector, or other parts of the public sector, according to a new report by Gartner. Based on a worldwide survey of 2,598 CIOs from 93 countries, responsible for $292 billion in IT spend, Gartner concludes that government organ ...

The first post in this series on ‘Accelerating Digital’ introduced the Five Pillars of Successful Transformation and the Six Key Steps in ‘getting there’. Step 1 in your transformation roadmap is to undertake a Digital Landscape Analysis for your organisation. Digital Disruption The changes brought about the Internet over the last 30 years have been nothing compared to what ...

Research conducted by iGov Survey, in January/February 2017, evaluated the digital transformation progress being made by UK central and local government. Based on responses from 235 individuals representing 180 unique organisations, the report concludes that a major ‘digital gap’ still exists between how services are currently delivered and how they should be delivered in a mo ...

Digital disruption has become the new normal and is redefining the way organisations operate (Fit for Digital) The need for organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted by most senior executives across the public and private sectors. Few remain to be convinced about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. The argument ‘WHY transform’ has been won. The f ...