As a quick follow-up to our previous post, the final speaker list for the Interactive Panel Session of the Public Sector Digital Transformation Forum, 2018 has just been announced. Facilitated by Dr. Jim Hamill, Business Fellow, University of Strathclyde Business School, speakers and panellists will include: Gerry McLafferty, IT Programme Director Scottish Government Fair Star ...

The final speaker list for our Public Sector Digital Transformation Forum, 2018 will be announced shortly. Organised by Bridgeall, Exactive, Redspire and Microsoft, the Forum will benchmark the progress being made in transforming public services in Scotland, presenting scenarios covering the digital workplace of the future. Four digital leaders from the sector will share their ...

In a recent series of blog posts, we examined the ‘hot topic’ of Digital Workplaces; work environments leveraging the full potential of technology for rethinking the way things are done, breaking free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking.   Many organisations remain stuck in a pre-digital time warp; with hierarchy, bureaucracy, legacy tec ...

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 ...

In recent blog posts, we argued the case for Digital Workplaces. Organisations that adopt a digital first culture, combined with strong digital leadership, can break free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking. Embedding technology at the core of everything the organisation does will result in a more collaborative, cost efficient, agile, re ...

In a recent blog post, we used tag clouds to highlight the main differences between pre-digital and digital workplaces. Many organisations (probably the majority) remain stuck in a pre-digital time warp with hierarchy, bureaucracy, legacy technology, legacy management thinking, siloes, red tape and a control mentality fossilising old practices, processes and employee thinking. ...

In the third and final post summarising the recent Microsoft/LBS research report on digital workplaces, we cover the positive benefits in terms of talent acquisition and retention. The previous two posts highlighted benefits in relation to higher productivity, creativity and collaboration. Transform to Win the Talent War Based on a detailed study of 20,000 employees working in ...

As reported here, 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 cultures – higher productivity; creativity and collaboration; talent recruitment and retention. Our previous post repo ...

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 ...