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 the ...

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 procur ...

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 s ...

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 buil ...

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 one ...

Bridgeall is delighted to be appointed to DPS, the Scottish Government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System aimed at simplifying the procurement of digital services. The appointment reflects our growing expertise in transforming service delivery across diverse public sector organisations. Projects have included a 4,000 seat SharePoint, Office 365 and Intranet deployment for Scottish ...

Bridgeall are delighted to be awarded Gold Competency status as a Microsoft Cloud Platform partner. The award, aimed at partners specialising in the delivery of IaaS and SaaS solutions on Microsoft Azure, reflects our proven expertise and experience in delivering successful Cloud platform based solutions for a broad range of clients. Ken Willcox, Bridgeall Head of Cloud Service ...

An updated second edition of “The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure” has just been released. Available to download as a free ebook, the guide has been prepared to help organisations on their journey to the cloud, whether considering the move or already underway. Written by developers for developers, it provides a detailed overview of what Azure is, what it offers to organisa ...

Bridgeall are delighted to be sponsoring the Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) Awards taking place at the Radisson Hotel on the 26th January. The Awards kick start the Scottish Government’s themed ‘2018 Year of Young People’ campaign. A registered charity, the mission of SSF is to develop ‘Active Journeys to Positive Futures’, using the power of sport to inspire young people to mak ...

The first of two posts covering the evolving role of the Project Management Office (PMO). Part 1 presents a typology of PMOs. Part 2 discusses the growing maturity and strategic role of PMOs as key enablers of change. Introduction As argued in previous blog posts in this series, the PMO is fast becoming the de facto organisational structure for standardising project management ...