The Scottish Government is looking for your thoughts and contributions as it prepares an update of the National Digital Strategy for 2017 and beyond. Ideas and contributions are being sought in six main areas: Connectivity, Economy, Skills, Public Services, Participation and Cyber Security. Your contribution is welcome through the ideas.gov.scot platform. The current Scottis ...

According to new research published by Microsoft last week, almost half of all UK business leaders fear that their industry will face significant digital disruption within the next two years. The study claims to be the most detailed evaluation undertaken on the potential impact of digital disruption on the UK. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Microsoft, consolid ...

Previous posts in this series have covered the state of cloud adoption in the UK, misconceptions regarding the cloud, the importance of strategy and the staging posts in your journey to the cloud. In the final part of the series, we look at the criteria to consider when choosing a cloud vendor, highlighting these by saying a few words about Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing p ...

Bridgeall are delighted to have been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification. Backed by the Government and launched in close consultation with the industry, Cyber Essentials was developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. Certification confirms that Bridgeall adheres closely to Government endorsed cyber security standards. It provides us with an approved w ...

In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a data explosion ...

A team of four hardy souls from Bridgeall successfully completed the recent Scotland Byte Night sleeping rough event to raise money for the Action for Children charity. As the numbers stand, it looks like Scotland will finish second to London, across 10 locations, in terms of numbers sleeping out, and possibly money raised. A tremendous effort by all involved in the event. T ...

The Cloud (Part 2) of our blog series argued that as organisations move to a higher level of cloud adoption, a planned strategic approach is required. The ten key questions to address when developing a cloud strategy were then addressed in The Cloud (Part 3). In this penultimate post in the series, we examine two of the most important issues in ensuring the success of your jou ...

Microsoft’s cloud estate is impressive with over a million servers and more than a hundred sites around the world, including the UK. Since opening its first datacenter on its Redmond campus in 1989, the company has spent more than $15 billion in building its cloud infrastructure. More than 200 online services are now delivered by Microsoft datacenters 24x7x365 processing over ...

There is a growing interest across Higher Education in the power of actionable insight derived from data analytics. Academics and higher education administrators need access to data insights to drive measurable performance improvements across a broad range of tasks from basic reporting and accountability requirements to optimising the student experience at all stages of the en ...

The Cloud (Part 2) in this series argued that a planned strategic approach is required as organisations move to a higher level of cloud adoption. 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 he ...