Twenty-five questions to help you assess whether there is a need for change within your organisation. To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following? Our organisation is too hierarchical, bureaucratic and controlling. Excessive use of email has become a major productivity buster. We have too many pointless meetings to attend. Major scope for productivity improve ...

Forrester has recognised Microsoft Power BI as a leader in their latest Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019 report. Referring to Power BI as a 'a killer BI platform', the report recommends that 'organisations consider Power BI as their main enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere'. Benchmarked against leading competitors, the report stat ...

With evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central and local government towards Office 365 and the cloud (see Government Pushes O365 and the Cloud for Public Sector Organisations), Microsoft have released a new White Paper addressing common security and isolation concerns pertinent to worldwide public sector organisations.  The paper also explores the t ...

Our previous post promoting the Bridgeall/Microsoft Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace highlighted the ongoing problem with low productivity in the UK when benchmarked against our international competitors. Two new research studies have identified poor technology as a major contributing factor. According to a large-scale survey by Opinium Resear ...

Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th out of 37 OECD countries. The position for the UK is no better with productivity remaining close to bottom of the G7 league table.  For both public and private sector organisations, there are two main ways of improving this.  We could all work longer hours ...

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, rethink ...

According to a recent Microsoft post, more than 13 million people worldwide are now using Teams on a daily basis, with more than 19 million using it weekly. Available in 53 languages across 181 markets, the number of employees using Teams now exceeds Slack, Microsoft's closest competitor in the Enterprise Social Software market. This includes well-known brands such as Emirate ...

Scotland’s productivity 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. Work harder, longer and for less pay. Leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way thing ...

As reported in a previous post, Bridgeall recently hosted a Round Table Expert Forum ‘The State of Digital Transformation 2019’ involving senior IT Directors from the private and public sectors. This was a follow-up to our 'State of Digital Transformation 2018' conference held in November of last year at Microsoft's Scottish HQ in Edinburgh. The Round Table was facilitated by  ...

This evening, we will be welcoming ten senior IT Directors to Bridgeall for our Round Table Expert Forum ‘The State of Digital Transformation 2019’. It is now widely accepted that digital supported transformation is essential for Scottish companies to remain competitive in global markets. For the public sector, transformation has become essential to maintain service levels in ...