Previous articles in this series on Microsoft Azure have covered: Reasons for moving to the cloud in 2018 - a tipping point has been reached. A brief overview of Microsoft Azure - the world’s #1 enterprise cloud solution. An Infographic covering the five key steps in planning for Azure success – ‘Microsoft Azure: Planning Pays’. Agreeing business objectives. In post 5, ...

In our previous blog post about Microsoft Azure, we presented a ‘Planning Pays Infographic’ outlining five key steps to Azure success. Step 1 is agreeing overall business objectives and outcomes. Azure Business Objectives At Bridgeall, we like to make a distinction between desired business outcomes (your ultimate objectives) and how Azure helps to deliver these outcomes. The ...

The main purpose of the Bridgeall blog is to disseminate useful and informative advice covering a broad range of topics relevant to the world of software development, IT, the Cloud, digital disruption and transformation – see topic categories on the right-hand side of this page. Occasionally, we like to say a few words about Bridgeall as a company. In a previous post, we disc ...

Bridgeall are delighted to announce the official launch of our new web site at www.bridgeall.com. Dr Stephen Beer, Bridgeall MD, states: “The theme of the new site, ‘accelerating digital’, more accurately reflects the increasingly important role we play in supporting public and private sector clients achieve their digital transformation objectives. As a Microsoft Gold Partner ...

As more organisations in the UK move from the WHY of the cloud to the HOW, there is a growing need for a more strategic approach to be adopted. Effective use of the cloud can deliver a broad range of business and IT related benefits – lower costs, business transformation, greater efficiency, new working practices, performance, flexibility, security and so on. The key word here ...

Previous blog posts have argued that the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management best-practice, ensuring that projects and programmes are delivered on time, on budget, with agreed outcomes achieved. This view has been reinforced in a recent series of six short video interviews with Mark A. Langley, CEO and President of th ...

Conflicting views continue to be expressed on the thorny issue of government IT procurement. According to Niall Quinn, Technology Procurement Director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK government’s Digital Marketplace, created to make government procurement easier, more transparent and accessible to SMEs, has resulted in a “major overhaul of the public sector procu ...

Digital operating advantage is one of the key pillars of successful transformation - leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for working differently and more efficiently, improving productivity, achieving cost savings, building a more collaborative, agile organisation. With sales now exceeding traditional software licenses, Office 365, the Microsoft cloud-based ...

Our previous blog post (Year of the Cloud), argued that a tipping point had been reached in enterprise cloud adoption. In this post, we present an overview of Microsoft Azure, the world’s fastest growing cloud platform for corporate and public sector organisations. What is Azure? Launched in February 2010 (as Windows Azure), Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for bu ...

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 ...