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 on ...

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. Us ...

Based on research by Gartner, a previous blog post highlighted the significant changes taking place in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. As a consequence of the growing need for organisations to derive actionable insight from data, often in real time, the market has moved from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led, self-service analytics. With the ...

Unveiled at the recent Inspire premier partner event, Microsoft 365 brings together three primary services – Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility & Security – aimed at delivering ‘a complete, intelligent and secure solution to meet the rapidly changing needs of the modern workplace’. 365 will be available in both ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Business’ versions. Available for ...

One of the key pillars of successful transformation is building digital operating advantage – leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for working differently, improving productivity and efficiency, achieving cost savings, building a more collaborative and agile organisation. Evidence would suggest that most organisations still have a long road to travel before r ...

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 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 digit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Microsoft Azure has emerged as a major rival to AWS in the IaaS sector according to a recent survey by 451 Research. Almost 35% of respondents named Microsoft as their most important IaaS provider, up from 20.2% in the previous survey dated 2015. Microsoft also closed the gap on AWS when it came to customer perception, posting above-average scores for overall promise and fulfi ...