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The Future of Work: Key Findings from the Bridgeall Change Leaders Roundtable (Part 4) – Leadership in a VUCAD World

The Future of Work: Key Findings from the Bridgeall Change Leaders Roundtable (Part 4) – Leadership in a VUCAD World

Parts 1 to 3 in this series can be found here: The Agile Dilemma – Sustaining the Momentum of Change Modern Workplace Technologies Key to Success People & Culture Part 4 below covers the key issue of Leadership in a VUCAD world. Supporting previous research in this area, the Roundtable agreed that successful transformation requires […]

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The Future of Work: Key Findings from the Bridgeall Change Leaders Roundtable (Part 3) – People and Culture

The Future of Work: Key Findings from the Bridgeall Change Leaders Roundtable (Part 3) – People and Culture

Parts 1 and 2 in this series can be found here: The Agile Dilemma – Sustaining the Momentum of Change Modern Workplace Technologies Key to Success Part 3 covers two of the main barriers to transformational change – People & Culture The need for organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted across both the […]

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The Future of Work Virtual Roundtable: Panelists Announced
The Future of Work

The Future of Work Virtual Roundtable: Panelists Announced

We have had a great response to our Change Leaders Roundtable taking place on the 16th June with 100+ participants already signed up to attend.
Joining instructions will be issued shortly.

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Coronavirus: A Game Changer In The Way We Work?

Coronavirus: A Game Changer In The Way We Work?

Will the current rapid shift to new ways of working become permanent? Or will we very quickly revert to doing things ‘the way they have always been done around here’? The focus of Bridgeall’s two Breakout Sessions at DT2020 (now postponed until 15thOctober) is the Modern Intelligent Workplace (MIW) – work environments leveraging the full potential of technology […]

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How Modern and Intelligent is your Housing Association?

How Modern and Intelligent is your Housing Association?

Our Housing Change Leaders Forum ‘Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace’ takes place on 31st March. With over a dozen leading Housing Associations already signed up to attend, it is shaping up to be an interesting and thought-provoking event. Using a live audience polling tool and open group discussion, the highly interactive session will evaluate the progress […]

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Power BI: A Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms

Power BI: A Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms

For the 13th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. For the second year, Microsoft Power BI is positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision and furthest up in the ability to execute within the leaders’ quadrant. Available in 43 […]

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Is Your Housing Association Modern and Intelligent?

Is Your Housing Association Modern and Intelligent?

The argument for Modern Intelligent Workplaces in Housing has been won. Only the HOW is now important. There is growing acceptance that the Modern Intelligent Workplace has become critical for Housing Associations to deliver exceptional customer experiences in a cost-efficient and effective way. While there are examples of best-practice emerging in some areas, significant progress still […]

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Empower the Modern Intelligent Workplace with Bridgeall

Empower the Modern Intelligent Workplace with Bridgeall

Expanding on our two previous blog posts (The Modern Intelligent Workplace 2020 and Building the Modern Intelligent Workplace), this follow-up post presents a short overview of Bridgeall products, technologies and services supporting your organisation in becoming more modern and intelligent. A follow-up post will cover the approach we adopt to ensure successful delivery. Bridgeall Managing Director Dr. […]

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Building the Modern Intelligent Workplace : Key Success Factors

Building the Modern Intelligent Workplace : Key Success Factors

Our previous blog post provided a useful overview of the progress being made in building Modern Intelligent Workplaces (MIW) as we move into the 2020s. While emerging as a strategic priority, most organisations remain at a very early stage in their journey to becoming modern and intelligent – embedding technology at the core of everything they do […]

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Microsoft Unveils Project Cortex: AI in Microsoft 365

Microsoft Unveils Project Cortex: AI in Microsoft 365

During the recent Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced the launch of Project Cortex, the company’s first new commercial product since the launch of Microsoft Teams in 2017. The full press release is reprinted below. In private preview mode, Project Cortex will become generally available in the first half of 2020. Look out for future Bridgeall blog posts […]

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Bridgeall Supports Scottish Ballet Become More Agile Off Stage

Bridgeall Supports Scottish Ballet Become More Agile Off Stage

Bridgeall is delighted to announce a partnership with Scottish Ballet to enhance the organisation’s off stage agility. Background Scottish Ballet, founded in 1969, is Scotland’s national dance company. Currently celebrating 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond, the company’s mission is to create ballet that makes a lasting impact, develops dance as an […]

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Slides: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

Slides: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

You can access and download the slides for our session #digitalexpo tomorrow by clicking on the image below – Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6597880710105833472 Looking forward to meeting everyone there.

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DIGITExpo 2019: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

DIGITExpo 2019: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

Bridgeall will be exhibiting at DIGITExpo taking place in Edinburgh this coming Thursday – Scotland’s biggest IT and digital showcase event. We are at Stand D16 if you would like to pop along for a chat.  We will also be hosting a workshop on Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace being held in the Moffat Room at 11.00. Facilitated by Dr Jim Hamill, […]

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Change Leaders Forum: Thank You

Change Leaders Forum: Thank You

Thank you to everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend yesterday’s Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace. This was very much appreciated by all at Bridgeall. We hope you enjoyed the session and that it delivered some value to your business. For those who would like a copy of […]

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Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace: Forum Agenda

Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace: Forum Agenda

Our Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace takes place on Wednesday of this week at Microsoft’s Scottish HQ in Edinburgh. As we approach a post-Brexit world, it has become more important than ever for Scottish based organisations to leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for improving productivity and international competitiveness; rethinking ‘the way things are […]

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Microsoft Teams Reaches 13 Million Active Users Daily

Microsoft Teams Reaches 13 Million Active Users Daily

Launched two years ago, Microsoft 365 provides an integrated set of apps and services designed to help organisations transform workplace collaboration, streamline business processes and protect critical information.  Sitting at the centre of M365 is Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork combining chat, video meetings, calling and files into a single, integrated app. Recently released statistics from Microsoft highlight […]

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Bridgeall Leaders Forum: Overcoming the Barriers to Successful Transformation

Bridgeall Leaders Forum: Overcoming the Barriers to Successful Transformation

Tomorrow evening we will be hosting the second of our Leading Digital Forums. The topic being discussed is overcoming the barriers and obstacles to successful transformation. Dr. Jim Hamill, Strathclyde Business School, will present a short summary of recent research findings covering best-practice digital leadership, with a specific focus on overcoming the barriers to change. […]

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The 2019 Modern Intelligent Workplace Survey

The 2019 Modern Intelligent Workplace Survey

As we approach a post-Brexit world, urgent action is required to address the UK’s productivity problem. There are two main ways of improving this.  We could all work longer hours and harder OR we can leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way things are done around here’, breaking free from the limits […]

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Leading Digital Transformation

Leading Digital Transformation

As we prepare for our end of October Change Leaders Forum with Microsoft, Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace, a new podcast from McKinsey argues that successful digital supported change programmes require executives to apply equal discipline and rigour to the hard and soft elements that matter. The main soft issues are organisation, people and culture. The podcast […]

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Overview of Microsoft Teams (Video)

Overview of Microsoft Teams (Video)

As stated in previous blog posts, Microsoft is positioning Teams as the enterprise hub for teamwork and collaboration combining chat, video meetings, calling and files into a single, integrated app. Used by over 13 million people worldwide, effective use of Teams has become critical for empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace. The video below presents a short overview of key […]

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The Malaise of Pre-Digital Workplaces

The Malaise of Pre-Digital Workplaces

Our Change Leaders Forum ‘Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace’ takes place on the 30th of October. The Forum will examine the issues and challenges facing public and private sector organisations in building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, the progress being made benchmarked against accepted best practice, barriers to be overcome, with highly practical advice for ‘getting there’ being presented. Embedding […]

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Is it time to change the way things are done around here?

Is it time to change the way things are done around here?

Twenty-five questions to help you assess whether there is a need for change within your organisation. To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following? Our organisation is too hierarchical, bureaucratic and controlling. Excessive use of email has become a major productivity buster. We have too many pointless meetings to attend. Major scope for productivity […]

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Microsoft Power BI a ‘killer BI platform’ according to Forrester

Microsoft Power BI a ‘killer BI platform’ according to Forrester

Forrester has recognised Microsoft Power BI as a leader in their latest Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019 report. Referring to Power BI as a ‘a killer BI platform’, the report recommends that ‘organisations consider Power BI as theirmain enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere’. Benchmarked against leading competitors, the report states: ‘You no longer need […]

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Poor Technology a Major Contributor to Low UK Productivity

Poor Technology a Major Contributor to Low UK Productivity

Our previous post promoting the Bridgeall/Microsoft Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace highlighted the ongoing problem with low productivity in the UK when benchmarked against our international competitors. Two new research studies have identified poor technology as a major contributing factor. According to a large-scale survey by Opinium Research, UK office workers waste 1.8 billion working […]

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Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace: A Forum for Change Leaders

Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace: A Forum for Change Leaders

Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th out of 37 OECD countries. The position for the UK is no better with productivity remaining close to bottom of the G7 league table.  For both public and private sector organisations, there are two main ways […]

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Power your Modern Workplace with Bridgeall Managed Services & Support

Power your Modern Workplace with Bridgeall Managed Services & Support

Productivity in Scotland has been stagnant for the last decade or so. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th in a league table of 37 OECD countries. There are two main ways of improving this. We can all work longer hours and harder. Alternatively, we can leverage the full potential of emerging […]

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Microsoft Teams Reaches 13 Million Daily Active Users

Microsoft Teams Reaches 13 Million Daily Active Users

According to a recent Microsoft post, more than 13 million people worldwide are now using Teams on a daily basis, with more than 19 million using it weekly.  Available in 53 languages across 181 markets, the number of employees using Teams now exceeds Slack, Microsoft’s closest competitor in the Enterprise Social Software market. This includes well-known […]

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Expert Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

Expert Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace

Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade or so. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th in a league table of 37 OECD countries. There are two main ways of improving this. Work harder, longer and for less pay. Leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, […]

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Research Summary: The State of Digital Transformation 2019

Research Summary: The State of Digital Transformation 2019

As reported in a previous post, Bridgeall recently hosted a Round Table Expert Forum ‘The State of Digital Transformation 2019’ involving senior IT Directors from the private and public sectors. This was a follow-up to our ‘State of Digital Transformation 2018‘ conference held in November of last year at Microsoft’s Scottish HQ in Edinburgh. The Round Table […]

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Bridgeall ‘State of Digital 2019’ Expert Forum

Bridgeall ‘State of Digital 2019’ Expert Forum

This evening, we will be welcoming ten senior IT Directors to Bridgeall for our Round Table Expert Forum ‘The State of Digital Transformation 2019’. It is now widely accepted that digital supported transformation is essential for Scottish companies to remain competitive in global markets. For the public sector, transformation has become essential to maintain service […]

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New to Microsoft 365 in May

New to Microsoft 365 in May

May updates to Microsoft 365 include new tools to help simplify compliance, app updates to boost productivity, together with additional features to enhance secure, collaborative user experiences. Updates include the following: The general availability of Microsoft Search to tap into your organisation’s collective knowledge; and Microsoft Graph data connect, available through Workplace Analytics, for deriving deep insights about effective work […]

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AI Powered Updates in Microsoft 365 Help to Minimise Distractions and Stay Focused

AI Powered Updates in Microsoft 365 Help to Minimise Distractions and Stay Focused

It is widely agreed that the burden of excessive email and lengthy meetings act as major productivity busters for most knowledge workers, with some estimates suggesting that less than 60 per cent of work time is spent productively. As reported in a previous blog post, MyAnalytics, in Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business Suites, presents a personal dashboard […]

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The Intelligent Workplace: SharePoint Virtual Summit Keynote Address (Video)

The Intelligent Workplace: SharePoint Virtual Summit Keynote Address (Video)

Microsoft 365 has become the hub for empowering individuals, teams and organisations to achieve more – to be more creative, collaborative and effective, supported by an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. At the recent SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft 365 General Manager Seth Patton shared the company’s vision for ‘The […]

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Bridgeall Modern SharePoint Intranets (Video)

Bridgeall Modern SharePoint Intranets (Video)

As stated in previous Bridgeall blog posts, ask most employees what they think of their organisations’ Intranet and you will be met with a collective shake of the head and roll of the eyes. Difficult to navigate and poorly designed, it is not surprising that many Intranets are places to avoid with poor adoption and low […]

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Microsoft Teams: Quantifying the Value of Collaboration

Microsoft Teams: Quantifying the Value of Collaboration

Previous blog posts have discussed how Microsoft is positioning Teams as the ‘enterprise hub for teamwork’ – the platform for workplace communications, collaboration, innovation and workflow efficiency. To quantify the benefits of Teams for organisations and employees, Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ Study of Microsoft Teams, commissioned by Microsoft. Based on a survey of over 260 Teams customers across a […]

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How to use Microsoft Teams (Video)

How to use Microsoft Teams (Video)

Previous blog posts have discussed how Microsoft is positioning Teams as the ‘enterprise hub for teamwork’ – the platform for workplace communications, collaboration and workflow efficiency. Currently being used by more than 500,000 organisations worldwide, including 91 of the Fortune 100, the video below provides a short overview of everything you need to know about Teams and […]

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Modernise your Intranet with SharePoint in Office 365

Modernise your Intranet with SharePoint in Office 365

To deliver value in a rapidly changing business environment, the Modern Intranet requires the following features: Speed of implementation Convenient UI and UX Mobile friendliness Content personalisation AI-powered functionality Integrated working environment Social emphasis Advanced analytics See our previous blog post – Thinking of Modernising your Intranet? Deployed effectively, recent improvements in SharePoint provide organisations with […]

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The Intelligent Workplace (Video)

The Intelligent Workplace (Video)

Digital technology has already helped to shape a new culture of work – from cubicles and silos to collaborative workspaces; from rigid hierarchies to more openness, flexibility and inclusion; from individual achievement to team work and shared success; from limited data to boundless information. With the competitive stakes getting higher, organisations need to be more […]

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Microsoft Teams Wins Enterprise Connect Best in Show Award

Microsoft Teams Wins Enterprise Connect Best in Show Award

Last week marked the second anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams.  Over this period, and as stated in a recent blog post, Teams has emerged as the platform for workplace communications, collaboration and workflow efficiency. To mark it’s second birthday, Microsoft have released updated statistics on Teams usage. As shown below, more than 500,000 organisations worldwide […]

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Microsoft Teams Integrations Support Smarter Working

Microsoft Teams Integrations Support Smarter Working

Microsoft Teams is rapidly emerging as the platform for workplace communications, collaboration and workflow efficiency, but is your organisation leveraging its full potential? In a recent blog post, Microsoft shared the ten latest Teams integrations for working smarter, including integrations for customer feedback, employee polls, workflow and project management, automation, creative and collaborative idea sharing and others. Customer […]

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Microsoft Teams Governance Success

Microsoft Teams Governance Success

With the continuing burden of e-mail overload and the rapid growth of mobile working, multi-function communication platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, have become essential for a modern workplace to operate efficiently and effectively. Managing an organisation-wide collaborative platform, however, is no easy task. Strong governance should be in place to contain sprawl, secure internal data […]

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Connecting your Workplace with SharePoint Modern Team Site Creation (video)

Connecting your Workplace with SharePoint Modern Team Site Creation (video)

In preparation for the North American SharePoint Conference 2019 taking place in Las Vegas May 21-23, Microsoft are running a series of SharePoint webinarscovering the following topics: February 27, 2019 at 8am PT: Share and work together with confidence inside and outside your organisation. March 6, 2019 at 8am PT: Employee engagement across your intelligent intranet. March 13, […]

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The Modern Desktop with Microsoft 365 Delivers High ROI

The Modern Desktop with Microsoft 365 Delivers High ROI

Digital transformation and the optimal use of modern IT are prerequisites for companies wishing to compete in today’s fast-moving business environment. For public sector organisations, leveraging the full potential of digital technology has become mission critical to delivering quality services in an era of tight budgets.    Used effectively, the modern desktop with Microsoft 365, […]

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Accelerating Digital: Useful Reads

Accelerating Digital: Useful Reads

Bridgeall supports public and private sector organisations accelerate digital transformation by delivering exceptional software, assured. Our agile approach leads to speed of value delivery for customers. Given the rapid pace of technology change taking place, we like to keep our customers up-to-date with the latest thinking and research on digital disruption and digital transformation. You […]

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Thinking of Modernising your Intranet? SharePoint in Office 365 can Deliver

Thinking of Modernising your Intranet? SharePoint in Office 365 can Deliver

Ask most employees what they think of their organisations’ Intranet and you will be met with a collective shake of the head and roll of the eyes. Difficult to navigate and poorly designed, it is not surprising that many Intranets are places to avoid with poor adoption and low workforce engagement. With the emergence of […]

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Public Sector Digital Transformation 2018: Report Download

Public Sector Digital Transformation 2018: Report Download

Using a live Interactive Audience Polling Tool, and facilitated by Dr. Jim Hamill, the main findings from our Public Sector Digital Leaders Forum held on 1st November last year are now available for download. The results provide a useful snapshot of the state of public sector digital transformation in Scotland as we move into 2019. Key Findings […]

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The State of Public Sector Digital Transformation 2018

The State of Public Sector Digital Transformation 2018

The main findings from our Public Sector Digital Leaders Forum held on 1st November last year are now available. Using an Interactive Audience Polling Tool, the results provide a very useful snapshot of the state of public sector digital transformation in Scotland year end 2018. While there is growing acceptance of the need for Scotland’s public sector to transform […]

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How Much Time Will You Spend in Meetings and Answering Email in 2019?

How Much Time Will You Spend in Meetings and Answering Email in 2019?

It is widely agreed that the burden of excessive email and pointless meetings act as major productivity busters for most knowledge based workers. How much time will you spend in meetings and answering emails in 2019? MyAnalytics, now available to everyone using Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business suites that include Exchange Online, can answer that question to […]

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