Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian is a technology journalist with over two decades of press experience. His primary focus is dedicated to examining software application development issues. He also has a special interest in open source, data analytics and data intelligence, cloud computing, mobile devices and data management. He has worked across print media, newspapers and television.

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Snowflake data principal: the birth of the ‘new’ CDO

Snowflake data principal: the birth of the ‘new’ CDO

The first (Jurassic period) chief digital officers (CDOs) were mostly focused on the state of enterprise data from a security, privacy and storage perspective with just a few thinking about data policies and analytics - today we sit...

Does your company have an integration strategy?

Does your company have an integration strategy?

The need to integrate things, people, teams, resources, business units, offices and everything in-between presents itself as a corporate imperative all the time - but integration platform specialist MuleSoft is making a case for a...

Pegasystems CTO: No silver bullets, low-code software dos & don’ts

Pegasystems CTO: No silver bullets, low-code software dos & don’ts

We’ve known low-code software shortcuts in one form or another for many years before the current revolution. Pegasystems CTO Don Schuerman reflects back on this technology’s current guise and helps to provide a few low-code dos and...

Escaping operational black holes with unified ‘full-fidelity’ observability

Escaping operational black holes with unified ‘full-fidelity’ observability

As tech leaders now look to gain deep and granular tranches of management control across their IT estates, there is a reasonable (if not compelling) argument for questioning the form, focus and fidelity of our observability viewpoint...

Calling time on enterprise scale real-time services

Calling time on enterprise scale real-time services

The enterprise use of real-time applications and data services is growing in importance, but getting it right requires a lot of software engineering time and money – can C-suite executives justify the expense of trying to build home...

Why the C-Suite needs to care about data engineering

Why the C-Suite needs to care about data engineering

As the digital grease-juggling engineers that make up our DevOps teams now work an explosion of data tools across complex & fragmented workflows, can database management specialists like Percona improve the data engineering team’s...

Couchbase CTO: IT change is a transformative business asset

Couchbase CTO: IT change is a transformative business asset

Couchbase - a company known for its open source, distributed multi-model NoSQL document-oriented database software package optimised for interactive applications - shares its views on the transformative forces driving enterprises to...

ThoughtSpot defines shape of the modern data stack

ThoughtSpot defines shape of the modern data stack

We are now being sold so-called ‘modern cloud’ systems, modern application platforms, modern approaches to AI and modern data and modern data analytics - so what makes data analytics modern and what ingredients go into this new mix?

Appian World 2022: How to be a low-code partner

Appian World 2022: How to be a low-code partner

Low-code software application development company Appian used its annual user convention to showcase a now widely-standardised industry partner awards celebration – so is this just a case of inevitable corporate backslapping &...

APIs need style, because they’re worth it

APIs need style, because they’re worth it

The world of cloud-native systems depends upon many protocols, standards and structures… many of which are interconnected via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) - how should we ‘style’ the development of APIs to ensure they...

Why CIOs need a complexity meter

Why CIOs need a complexity meter

With an existing software application and data services stack now being inter-married to new cloud services and a plethora of even newer low-code and no-code software functionalities, the C-suite IT team needs to formalise its measure...

Pantheon CTO: How WebOps runs digital business

Pantheon CTO: How WebOps runs digital business

As the already-established workflow methodology of DevOps now grows, WebOps embraces and extends its core rationale to create principles and frameworks specifically honed to the needs of an enterprise web team that run the shop window...

The IT conference ‘elevator sell’ test

The IT conference ‘elevator sell’ test

Now that In Real Life (IRL) industry conferences and other annual professional gatherings start to take place more regularly in the wake of pandemic cancellations, just how important is it to be 'on message' and be able to explain...

Steering cloud on manual is dangerous driving

Steering cloud on manual is dangerous driving

Powering and controlling the internal mechanics of modern cloud networks with manual controls that are potentially subject to a higher degree of human error is a dicey proposition, especially when automatic auto-pilot controls are...

RPA 1.0 was a one trick pony

RPA 1.0 was a one trick pony

The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven process mechanisation in the form of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) brings out strong opinions in the software engineering community - not everyone agrees on the scope,...

How to ‘do’ multi-cloud

How to ‘do’ multi-cloud

There’s a lot of talk about cloud diversity, fragmentation and multifaceted differentiation… but what we really need to know is what kind of yardstick the market uses to tell us how far the multi-cloud revolution is happening - and...

DevOps without automated data resilience is a flaky recipe

DevOps without automated data resilience is a flaky recipe

DevOps might be a peacefully paired portmanteau that links developers to their operations counterparts more harmoniously for accelerated workflow, but it also has an accelerating factor that applies across a wider blast radius to...

The four cornerstones of no-code lock-in (and how to avoid them)

The four cornerstones of no-code lock-in (and how to avoid them)

As enterprises use an increasing amount of no-code software tooling, then it may be reasonable to suggest that the business will become disproportionately reliant upon its handy-but-abstracted software toolset on a number of levels,...

The evolution of the enterprise app store marketplace

The evolution of the enterprise app store marketplace

The rise of enterprise application ‘app stores’ is further finessed by the development of micro-vertical services - but will offering customers a more ‘curated showcase of solutions’ enable them to actually buy smarter and work better?...

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