Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian is a technology journalist with over two decades of press experience. Primarily he works as a news analysis writer dedicated to a software application development 'beat'. Adrian has spent much of the last ten years focusing on open source, data analytics and intelligence, cloud computing, mobile devices and data management. He has an extensive background in communications starting in print media, newspapers and also television. He has enough man-hours of cynical world-weary technology experience to separate the spin from the substance, even when the products are shiny and new.

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

The Cloud Is Not Just "Out There"

The Cloud Is Not Just "Out There"

Oh my isn't there a lot of information out there that discusses the "true nature of cloud computing" and the "difference between cloud computing and SaaS"? The debate now perhaps will move on to what cloud power we draw down from where and what we do with it.

June 7, 2010 by in Developer