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 re ...

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 ab ...

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 deliver ...

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 ser ...

Welcome to the second in our series of blog articles covering the key technologies underpinning digital transformation, the range of software support services provided by Bridgeall to help you on your journey – see Software and Technology: The Engine Driving Digital Transformation (Video). In the first article, we argued that the flexibility provided by a Cloud-enabled infrastr ...

In a recent blog post, we argued that Microsoft Azure had become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. In a second post, we argued that Azure was now an ‘indispensable digital transformation enabler’, with the flexibility provided by Azure being essential for the digita ...

In Part 1 of this series on ‘Accelerating Transformation’, we introduced a Six Step approach to developing and implementing a successful digital transformation strategy as summarised in Figure 1 below. Posts 2 to 4 provided practical advice covering the first three steps – undertaking a Digital Landscape Analysis, your Internal Digital Audit, developing an agreed Digital Vision ...

In a previous blog post, we discussed the mutually dependent relationship that exists between Technology AND Organisation. We argued that the failure to recognise this relationship is one of the main reasons why so many organisations struggle to derive maximum value from emerging digital technologies. New evidence from a comprehensive report by Capgemini (with Brian Solis) very ...

According to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the UK public sector is struggling to leverage the full potential of digital transformation due to a growing digital skills gap. The lack of technical expertise and digital proficiency is hampering the ability to deliver digital services and must be addressed if organisations are to embrace digital transformation, acc ...

The fourth article in our series on ‘Accelerating Transformation’ provides practical advice on developing an agreed digital vision and strategy for your organisation. As argued in Part 1, most senior executives now accept that their organisations need to transform digitally. It is somewhat surprising, therefore, that many have not yet developed a coordinated digital strategy or ...