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.

Adrian's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of any vendors, groups and organizations.

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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

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

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

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

Traffic lights for web developers

Traffic lights for web developers

The recent rumblings from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano proved too much for the FlightRadar24 website which eventually ground to a halt. So did this teach web developers a thing or two?

June 21, 2010 by

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