Previous articles in this series on Microsoft Azure have covered: Reasons for moving to the cloud in 2018 - a tipping point has been reached. A brief overview of Microsoft Azure - the world’s #1 enterprise cloud solution. An Infographic covering the five key steps in planning for Azure success – ‘Microsoft Azure: Planning Pays’. Agreeing business objectives. In post 5, we con ...

In our previous blog post about Microsoft Azure, we presented a ‘Planning Pays Infographic’ outlining five key steps to Azure success. Step 1 is agreeing overall business objectives and outcomes. Azure Business Objectives At Bridgeall, we like to make a distinction between desired business outcomes (your ultimate objectives) and how Azure helps to deliver these outcomes. The di ...

Our previous blog post (Year of the Cloud), argued that a tipping point had been reached in enterprise cloud adoption. In this post, we present an overview of Microsoft Azure, the world’s fastest growing cloud platform for corporate and public sector organisations. What is Azure? Launched in February 2010 (as Windows Azure), Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for buil ...

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 one ...

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, ...

Bridgeall are delighted to report that Microsoft Azure has attained the UK Cyber Essentials PLUS badge meeting the stringent requirements outlined in the Cyber Essentials Scheme Assurance Framework. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government defined scheme designed to help organisations assess and mitigate risks from common cyber security threats in their IT systems. The scheme assura ...

As stated in previous blog posts, migrating to the Cloud does not automatically translate into digital transformation. A wide range of other complex issues are involved. Digital transformation, however, cannot take place unless supported by the Cloud. The flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled infrastructure is essential for the digital transformation of your organisation. Use ...

In a recent blog post, we argued that Microsoft Azure had become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. In a second post, we argued that Azure was now an ‘indispensable digital transformation enabler’, with the flexibility provided by Azure being essential for the digita ...

According to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the UK public sector is struggling to leverage the full potential of digital transformation due to a growing digital skills gap. The lack of technical expertise and digital proficiency is hampering the ability to deliver digital services and must be addressed if organisations are to embrace digital transformation, acc ...

An interesting article, bound to stimulate some controversy, has just been published on the Forbes Tech site. The author, Bob Evans ex-VP of Strategic Communications at SAP and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016, argues that contrary to accepted wisdom Microsoft Azure, not Amazon Web Services, is the ‘biggest and best dog’ in the cloud as far as corporate ...