In a previous blog post, workplace collaboration was identified as one of the key pillars of successful digital transformation. In a fast moving business environment characterised by turbulent digital change and digital disruption, leveraging the full potential of emerging technologies for supporting collaboration and knowledge sharing, internally and externally with business p ...

Towards the end of last year, we published a series of blog posts on digital disruption in the oil and gas industry, including the North Sea. The articles argued that the digital revolution was only just beginning in oil and gas. Over the next few years, however, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and human-machine interaction will revol ...

Based on research by Gartner, a previous blog post highlighted the significant changes taking place in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. As a consequence of the growing need for organisations to derive actionable insight from data, often in real time, the market has moved from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led, self-service analytics. With the g ...

Two additional Microsoft offerings have recently been added to the ‘Leader’ position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant – Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA) and Content Collaboration Platforms. For the former, the company’s placement was accredited to its ‘ability to execute and completeness of vision’ with Microsoft DMSA providing customers with a solution to ‘realise the ...

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 compliance ...

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 improveme ...

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 compl ...

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 pu ...