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 ...

Successful business transformation requires projects to be delivered on time, on budget, with agreed objectives being achieved. Given the complexities involved in managing multiple projects, Bridgeall are delighted to announce the official launch of our new Project Management Office (PMO) solution. Based on our own extensive experience of delivering ‘exceptional software assu ...

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 ...

The main purpose of the Bridgeall blog is to disseminate informative and thought provoking articles covering a broad range of topics relevant to the world of software development, IT, digital disruption and transformation. Over the last year or so, we have covered topics such as the Cloud; Accelerating Digital; Business Intelligence and Data Analytics; GDPR; IR35; various Micr ...

A previous blog post, from March of this year, warned of an emerging digital skills crisis in the UK public sector. According to a National Audit Office report, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will be required to keep pace with the increase in demand. We also ...

It is now widely accepted that the UK is facing a digital skills crisis. As argued in previous blog posts, the digital skills gap is a major barrier preventing the UK’s public sector from leveraging the full potential of digital transformation. In the private sector, many businesses are stuck in a cycle of poor productivity due to a shortage of digital skills. In order to bet ...

As recently reported, GDS (Government Digital Service) is taking part in an OECD initiative to reform Government technology procurement, making it more “open, flexible, transparent and agile”. Working with peers in other countries, a playbook is being developed aimed at “reshaping government technology procurement to create a vibrant, diverse economy of digital and technology ...

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 ...

The fourth article in our series on ‘Accelerating Transformation’ provides practical advice on developing an agreed digital vision and strategy for your organisation. As argued in Part 1, most senior executives now accept that their organisations need to transform digitally. It is somewhat surprising, therefore, that many have not yet developed a coordinated digital strategy o ...

Microsoft have announced that its Azure cloud platform, and several other Microsoft online services, have now obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. The latest certification represents the 5th ISO certificate that Azure has received and is based on seven key principles of quality management, evaluated by an independent third-party. The certificate also covers 52 other online s ...