Used effectively, Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seamless integration of hardware, apps and communication tools. This includes Microsoft Surface, Teams, Office 365 and Surface Hub – see previous posts in this series Digital Workplaces. In this post, we examine how to leverage the full poten ...

A previous blog post, Making Teamwork Work, discussed the key challenges facing organisations in helping people work together effectively - changing workers, changing lifestyles, dispersed teams, complex hierarchies. In this follow-up post, we examine how Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seam ...

As discussed in previous blog posts, Microsoft Azure has become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. A leader in Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use Mi ...

Previous posts in this series have covered A Quick Overview of Azure, Azure Planning Pays, Agreeing Business Objectives, Azure Option Evaluation. In this post, we examine key considerations in your migration to the cloud. A Staged Approach Given the range of options available, as outlined in our previous post, an incremental, staged approach to cloud migration can be adopted ...

A previous blog post presented a short summary of progress made during year one of the open water market in England, deregulated on 1st April 2017. The post concluded that the first twelve months been very successful but with some outstanding issues remaining to be resolved. These included poor data quality, inaccurate billing, customer service and SME market awareness. Simil ...

The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partn ...

Based on a detailed study of 20,000 employees working in European medium-to-large size organisations across different industries, recent research by Microsoft, in association with London Business School, identified three major benefits of digital workplaces defined as organisations making full use of modern technologies combined with strong digital leadership and digital cultur ...

As reported previously, Bridgeall played a key role in the successful launch of the deregulated Open Market for commercial water in England which came into effect on the 1st April last year (see Bridgeall’s Deep Water Knowledge Delivers Certainty for English Water). Working closely with CGI, we successfully launched the Central Market Operating System (CMOS), the system underp ...

In Part 4 of our series on 'Introducing Bridgeall', we present a representative sample of recent projects providing a snapshot of what we do. Bridgeall has successfully delivered client projects across a broad range of sectors including Utilities and Energy, Central and Local Government, Financial Services, Education, Health, Manufacturing, Transportation, Professional Service ...

Last week marked the first anniversary of the worldwide launch of Teams, Microsoft’s chat-based, meetings, calling and enterprise voice collaboration tool.  Built on the strength of Office 365, and fully integrated with SharePoint, Teams has become a market leader in enterprise collaboration with an estimated 120 million users across 200,000 organisations. This includes SMEs, ...