In the fourth and final post in our series on GDPR, we provide a bullet point summary of the key questions you should address when evaluating your organisation’s readiness for the new directive which comes into force on the 25th May 2018. The Four Key Steps in Ensuring Compliance As discussed in Post 2, there are four key steps in your organisation’s journey to GDPR complianc ...

With only 14% of UK businesses being aware of the fines they will face for failing to protect data under GDPR, the next six months or so will witness a collective panic as organisations rush to become compliant. The third post in our GDPR series argues that the myopic approach of focusing only on penalties and compliance costs misses the point completely. GDPR imposed improvem ...

Post 1 in our series of blog articles designed to raise awareness of GDPR, the EU’s new Global Data Protection Regulation coming into effect on the 25th May next year, presented a short overview of the new directive, what it means for your organisation and the risk of severe penalties for non-compliance. In Post 2, we provide best-practice advice to guide you on your GDPR comp ...

In a recent blog post, we presented evidence suggesting that UK business leaders lack awareness and understanding of GDPR – the EU’s new Global Data Protection Directive, especially when compared with their continental European counterparts. With only 14 per cent of businesses being aware of the fines they could face for failing to protect personal data, UK business appears to ...

New research from Gowling WLG, the multinational law firm, suggests that UK business leaders are less aware of the digital risks facing their organisations compared with their continental European counterparts. In particular, business executives in the UK are at the end of the queue in terms of their knowledge and understanding of GDPR – the Global Data Protection Directive  co ...

Unveiled at the recent Inspire premier partner event, Microsoft 365 brings together three primary services – Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility & Security – aimed at delivering ‘a complete, intelligent and secure solution to meet the rapidly changing needs of the modern workplace’. 365 will be available in both ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Business’ versions. Available for ...

One of the key pillars of successful transformation is building digital operating advantage – leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for working differently, improving productivity and efficiency, achieving cost savings, building a more collaborative and agile organisation. Evidence would suggest that most organisations still have a long road to travel before r ...

A selection of the best short reads on all things digital published over the last two weeks or so. The state of digital in UK local government A recent Bridgeall blog post summarising new research from PwC highlighting major concerns re-the state of digital in UK local authorities including lack of preparedness for cyber-attacks and a significant decline in confidence in the ...

Recent research by PwC highlights a number of concerns re-the state of digital in UK local authorities. These include a lack of preparedness for cyber-attacks and a significant decline in confidence in the ability of local authorities to implement digital transformation. This is happening against a background where there is growing citizen appetite to have more services delive ...

Previous posts in this series have presented very practical advice covering the development of a digital transformation strategy relevant to your own organisation; from understanding your external and internal digital landscape, through agreeing business goals and objectives, to deciding the key digital actions and initiatives you need to implement for ‘getting there’. In a se ...