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 ...

Since 2015, Bridgeall has been developing a platform named BizzInsight that can be configured to assess and manage improvements to your business arising from Projects, Innovations, Incidents, Complaints, Problems, Compliance and Risk. Over the last 18 months we have been using this internally, improving and evolving the solution which is a true multi-tenant SaaS solution on Mi ...

Another successful implementation of a business critical solution with our partner Iomart.  Read the full details here. Bridgeallwww.bridgeall.com ...

Rapidly increased adoption of digital platforms has taken the world of business by storm. In Scotland alone, ‘digital’ contributed £10.3bn to the economy last year, well above the national average. CBI Director-General, John Cridland noted: “Both the public and private sectors have much to gain from harnessing the benefits of digital technology. The UK is the tech capital of ...

Companies often require Microsoft Office to be installed on shared computers. If the system administrator installs it under their own account then it will use up one of their licences. It is possible to configure office 2013 (office 365) as being a shared computer and thus not using up one of your licences. This can be done using the office deployment tool: (https://technet.mic ...