As we approach a post-Brexit world, urgent action is required to address the UK's productivity problem. There are two main ways of improving this.  We could all work longer hours and harder OR we can leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way things are done around here’, breaking free from the limits i ...

With evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central and local government towards Office 365 and the cloud (see Government Pushes O365 and the Cloud for Public Sector Organisations), Microsoft have released a new White Paper addressing common security and isolation concerns pertinent to worldwide public sector organisations.  The paper also explores the t ...

Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade or so. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th in a league table of 37 OECD countries. There are two main ways of improving this. Work harder, longer and for less pay. Leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way thing ...

As reported in a previous post, Bridgeall recently hosted a Round Table Expert Forum ‘The State of Digital Transformation 2019’ involving senior IT Directors from the private and public sectors. This was a follow-up to our 'State of Digital Transformation 2018' conference held in November of last year at Microsoft's Scottish HQ in Edinburgh. The Round Table was facilitated by  ...

Using a live Interactive Audience Polling Tool, and facilitated by Dr. Jim Hamill, the main findings from our Public Sector Digital Leaders Forum held on 1st November last year are now available for download. The results provide a useful snapshot of the state of public sector digital transformation in Scotland as we move into 2019. Key Findings While there is growing accepta ...

The main findings from our Public Sector Digital Leaders Forum held on 1st November last year are now available. Using an Interactive Audience Polling Tool, the results provide a very useful snapshot of the state of public sector digital transformation in Scotland year end 2018. While there is growing acceptance of the need for Scotland’s public sector to transform digitally, ...

Many public sector organisations, with some notable exceptions, have been hesitant in migrating to the cloud. This may be about to change with evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central government. In a recent tweet, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose stated that more encouragement is now being given to public sector organisations to embrace Office 365 and ...

NHS NSS operates at the heart of NHS Scotland providing a wide range of shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. Fifty-five core services are provided under twelve broad categories including Information and Intelligence; Health Protection; Specialist Healthcare; Logistics; Procurement; Programme Management; Facilities; Legal; Information Te ...

Community Justice Scotland (CJS) is the national body responsible for reducing re-offending. Launched in April 2017, it replaced eight separate community justice authorities. The organisation’s vision of breaking the cycle of re-offending is achieved through constant innovation and partnership working to develop new ways of supporting offenders, their families and support agen ...

Bridgeall’s Public Sector Digital Transformation Forum, taking place on the 1st November, is close to being oversubscribed. Organised in collaboration with Exactive, Redspire and Microsoft, the highly interactive forum will review the digital challenges facing Scotland’s public services; the progress being made; barriers to be overcome; presenting scenarios covering the public ...