Productivity in Scotland has been stagnant for the last decade or so. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th in a league table of 37 OECD countries. There are two main ways of improving this. We can all work longer hours and harder. Alternatively, we can leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinki ...

According to a new report from O’Reilly Media, persistent skills shortages are continuing to frustrate European organisations in their attempts to keep pace with global cloud developments. As a result, the adoption of cloud-based data infrastructures and cutting-edge solutions, such as analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), has been much slower in Europe compared to the r ...

As the volume and complexity of data continue to grow exponentially, organisations need a fast, secure and easy-to-use analytics solution to extract actionable insights. The short video below shows how Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, combines Microsoft Power BI and Azure to develop insights from the massive amount of real time data it collects, improving the tra ...

Bridgeall is delighted to announce the launch of our updated smartPMO for Healthcare solution. Developed in close collaboration with one of the UK’s largest NHS Trusts, and utilising the collaboration and document sharing functionality of Office 365 and SharePoint, smartPMO provides a low-cost SaaS solution to the complex project portfolio management challenges facing busy NHS ...

Many public sector organisations, with some notable exceptions, have been hesitant in migrating to the cloud. This may be about to change with evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central government. In a recent tweet, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose stated that more encouragement is now being given to public sector organisations to embrace Office 365 and ...

Azure Digital Twins is a spatial intelligence platform for building virtual representations of the physical world and contextually aware solutions specific to your industry. By modelling the relationships and interactions among people, places and devices, Azure Digital Twins enables next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. A recently released video from Microsoft hi ...

Power BI, the business analytics solution from Microsoft, will soon have a much extended range of AI capabilities including text analytics, image recognition and the ability to create machine learning models. The new AI features, announced on the Power BI blog, include: The incorporation of Azure Cognitive Service (ACS) capabilities into Power BI providing powerful ways to ...

Going live in April of this year, Bridgeall successfully delivered a Scottish Employability Tracking Service (SETS) for Fair Start Scotland (FSS), the country’s newly devolved employability service. The service will provide employability support to 38,000 people over the next five years focused mainly on those ‘furthest from getting steady work’; with mentoring, skills develop ...

As highlighted in recent blog posts, a new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the oil and gas industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed, bringing together transactions and analytics in real time to be smarter, faster, and simpler; ...

Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server R2 will end on the 14th January, 2020 with the first deadline being 9th July, 2019. Microsoft is offering two options for continued infrastructure and application protection, performance and innovation; with Extended Security Updates being made available for three years to organisations requiring additional time to manage the t ...