Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a technology journalist with over two decades of press experience. Primarily working as a news analysis writer, he is also an analyst, technology evangelist and content consultant. His expertise extends across a wider transept of the enterprise IT landscape, including open source, data analytics and intelligence, cloud computing, mobile devices and data management.

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ERP and the wasted transaction dilemma

ERP and the wasted transaction dilemma

Business transaction-related electronic information flow has spiraled to new heights. Companies operate on the aggregated results of millions of 'events' and the prevalence of web services has served to further swell the volumes of data that must be extrapolated, interpreted and processed at any one time.

July 5, 2010 by in Developer

Electoral reform for application databases

Electoral reform for application databases

With all this talk of electoral reform in the air, is it too tenuous a link to ask whether we need a fresh approach to multiple platform database aggregation? Could that "single view of disparately located data" become even harder to achieve as the cloud gains its inevitable virtual foothold?

July 2, 2010 by in Developer

The "Consumable" Cloud, Red Hat Flavoured

The "Consumable" Cloud, Red Hat Flavoured

Red Hat served up a smorgasbord worth of announcements this week to coincide with its developer summit in Boston, USA. As well as the positive effect on the company's bottom line that Red Hat's JBoss middleware appears to be having, there was plenty of deep dive news to nibble on too.

June 25, 2010 by in Developer

The business challenge for social networking software

The business challenge for social networking software

Given the widespread popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, technology analysts and commentators have for some time now been debating over their use in the commercial workplace. The argument rests on whether they provide a means to facilitate improved team engagement as a "collaborative" networking tool, or whether they are simply a distraction.

June 23, 2010 by in Developer

Mind The "consumption" Gap

Mind The "consumption" Gap

Any news story that starts with the term 'Powerful project portfolio management (PPM) and professional services automation products' has way too many letter P's for starters and is likely to confuse the bejesus out of most of us – I would like to politely argue.But seemingly undeterred by this challenge, Compuware has chosen to use this precise term to describe its Changepoint 2010 team collaboration offering.

June 18, 2010 by in Developer

IBM Innovate: That Was The Week That Was

IBM Innovate: That Was The Week That Was

So I missed IBM's Innovate developer conference last week, but this was through no fault of my own or any fault of IBM's. Instead you can blame BA strikes, Icelandic volcanoes and flight price hikes, all three of which conspired to keep me fully grounded.

June 14, 2010 by in Developer

A World Cup Technology Wall Chart

A World Cup Technology Wall Chart

Given the irresistible opportunity to use the 2010 World Cup as a platform to make some puerile jokes about technology vendors, I for one am unable to resist the temptation. Call it an Obligatory List Article (OLA) if you will, but with last night's inaugural concert and the first game just hours away (and with England's forthcoming "customary drubbing" of team USA on its way tomorrow), what could possibly be more fun?

June 11, 2010 by in Developer

Big Data, Google AdWords & Planet Earth

Big Data, Google AdWords & Planet Earth

A Tweet came flying past my window this morning claiming that over the next two years we will see more data being generated than was created in the last 20 years. The statement was attributed to Darren Thomas who is VP & GM of the Dell Enterprise Storage Group.

June 9, 2010 by in Developer

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