Evidence is emerging of a growing digital divide between organisations who ‘get IT’ and those who don’t; between those using digital technology to successfully transform their business and those still stuck on the starting blocks. For example, in a recent blog post, we presented a Digital Maturity Index identifying four main types of organisation in terms of digital capability ...

As we enter 2017, the English water industry faces a range of challenges. Two of the most important of these are deregulation of non-domestic water supply and digital transformation. Deregulation From the 1st April this year, and following the example set by Scotland in 2008, 1.2 million commercial water customers in England (businesses, charities and public sector organisat ...

A very Happy New Year to our customers, business associates, friends and the Bridgeall team. After much talk, maybe too much talk and not enough action, will 2017 be the year when organisational transformation for the digital era becomes mainstream? We certainly hope so. The argument in favour of transforming digitally has been won. The real focus now should be on the ‘how’. ...

The Scottish Government is looking for your thoughts and contributions as it prepares an update of the National Digital Strategy for 2017 and beyond. Ideas and contributions are being sought in six main areas: Connectivity, Economy, Skills, Public Services, Participation and Cyber Security. Your contribution is welcome through the ideas.gov.scot platform. The current Scottis ...

According to new research published by Microsoft last week, almost half of all UK business leaders fear that their industry will face significant digital disruption within the next two years. The study claims to be the most detailed evaluation undertaken on the potential impact of digital disruption on the UK. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Microsoft, consolid ...

In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a data explosion ...

The Cloud (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. The key word he ...

As technology, economic and political trends continue to disrupt the industry, an excellent new report from McKinsey outlines five ‘big ideas’ for the oil and gas organisation of the future. The global oil and gas industry, according to the authors, is facing three game-changing trends. First, from resource scarcity to resource abundance, leading to significantly lower prices ...