The main purpose of the Bridgeall blog is to disseminate informative and thought provoking articles covering a broad range of topics relevant to the world of software development, IT, digital disruption and transformation. Over the last year or so, we have covered topics such as the Cloud; Accelerating Digital; Business Intelligence and Data Analytics; GDPR; IR35; various Micro ...

A previous blog post, from March of this year, warned of an emerging digital skills crisis in the UK public sector. According to a National Audit Office report, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will be required to keep pace with the increase in demand. We also ...

It is now widely accepted that the UK is facing a digital skills crisis. As argued in previous blog posts, the digital skills gap is a major barrier preventing the UK’s public sector from leveraging the full potential of digital transformation. In the private sector, many businesses are stuck in a cycle of poor productivity due to a shortage of digital skills. In order to bette ...

As recently reported, GDS (Government Digital Service) is taking part in an OECD initiative to reform Government technology procurement, making it more “open, flexible, transparent and agile”. Working with peers in other countries, a playbook is being developed aimed at “reshaping government technology procurement to create a vibrant, diverse economy of digital and technology s ...

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 ...