As the volume and complexity of data continue to grow exponentially, organisations need a fast, secure and easy-to-use analytics solution to extract actionable insights. The short video below shows how Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, combines Microsoft Power BI and Azure to develop insights from the massive amount of real time data it collects, improving the tra ...

As discussed in previous blog posts, Power BI is a business analytics service from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. By delivering actionable insights from powerful interactive reports, Power BI enables fast, informed decision-making utilising data your organisation already has. Easy to integrate with most existing databases, P ...

It is widely agreed that the burden of excessive email and pointless meetings act as major productivity busters for most knowledge based workers. How much time will you spend in meetings and answering emails in 2019? MyAnalytics, now available to everyone using Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business suites that include Exchange Online, can answer that question t ...

Intuitive and easy to manage, Microsoft Visio supports users in creating professional diagrams effortlessly, including flowcharts, network diagrams, organisational charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more all within the familiar Office experience. It offers the perfect canvas for visually contextualising data and depicting process flows. With Microsoft's release of ...

This, as they say, is cool! Microsoft has recently announced preview of the Power BI for Mixed Reality app. As regular readers of the Bridgeall blog will know, we are strong advocates of the business benefits to be derived from using Power BI, a suite of tools from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. Positioned as a leader in Ga ...

In a previous blog post, we argued that the average knowledge worker spends less than 60 per cent of their working week being productive, with the main ‘productivity busters’ being excessive e-mail, pointless meetings and constant interruptions. Most readers of the Bridgeall blog will easily identify with this. A useful tool from Microsoft allows you to track your own ‘produc ...

With only 14% of UK businesses being aware of the fines they will face for failing to protect data under GDPR, the next six months or so will witness a collective panic as organisations rush to become compliant. The third post in our GDPR series argues that the myopic approach of focusing only on penalties and compliance costs misses the point completely. GDPR imposed improvem ...

Welcome to the second 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 – see Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video). In the first article, we argued that the flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled infrast ...

In a recent blog post, we argued that there would be ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the deregulated non-domestic water market in England. ‘Winners’ will be water utilities who leverage the full potential of digital technology to drive competitive advantage in at least five key areas: engaging and connecting with customers; building digital operating advantage; deriving actionable i ...

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 ...