Digital transformation has become the top priority for public sector Chief Financial Officers according to new research carried out by management consultancy EY and reported on the Kable web site. Almost 60% of the CFOs surveyed stated that improving performance through the use of digital technology was the most important strategic priority facing their organisation. As a cons ...

New research results have just been published highly relevant to our current series of blog posts on the future of North Sea Oil and Gas. Conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the prestigious Fraser of Allander Institute, the 25th Oil and Gas Survey concluded that the crisis affecting the sector may be reaching a turning point. The major ...

The growing importance of data analytics to the future survival and growth of North Sea oil (see Post 1) is being accompanied by significant changes in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. In particular, with the successful oil and gas companies of the future seeking to develop advanced analytic skills to derive actionable insight from the wealth of data bei ...

There has been considerable press coverage this week about a new PwC report on the future of North Sea Oil. With an estimated 30 billion barrels still remaining, the sector has the potential for carrying on for several decades. This will be dependent, however, on fixing fundamental problems including lack of funding and new investment, lack of leadership and innovation, fragme ...

Big congratulations are due to our team here at Bridgeall in achieving the Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency. As the highest level of achievement within the Microsoft Partner Network, the Gold Application Development Competency demonstrates our deep and practical expertise and skills in software development and an assurance of our ability to provide the best Mi ...

The Scottish Government is looking for your thoughts and contributions as it prepares an update of the National Digital Strategy for 2017 and beyond. Ideas and contributions are being sought in six main areas: Connectivity, Economy, Skills, Public Services, Participation and Cyber Security. Your contribution is welcome through the ideas.gov.scot platform. The current Scottis ...

According to new research published by Microsoft last week, almost half of all UK business leaders fear that their industry will face significant digital disruption within the next two years. The study claims to be the most detailed evaluation undertaken on the potential impact of digital disruption on the UK. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Microsoft, consolid ...

Previous posts in this series have covered the state of cloud adoption in the UK, misconceptions regarding the cloud, the importance of strategy and the staging posts in your journey to the cloud. In the final part of the series, we look at the criteria to consider when choosing a cloud vendor, highlighting these by saying a few words about Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing p ...

Bridgeall are delighted to have been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification. Backed by the Government and launched in close consultation with the industry, Cyber Essentials was developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. Certification confirms that Bridgeall adheres closely to Government endorsed cyber security standards. It provides us with an approved w ...

In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a data explosion ...