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.

Estonia tech sector further widens e-services scope

Estonia tech sector further widens e-services scope

The former Soviet nation of Estonia has celebrated its 30-year restoration of independence anniversary in 2021 and has done so with a digitally-empowered economy where government e-services outpace and outshine many (if not most) of...

Cloud-native is from Mars, legacy monitoring tools are from Venus

Cloud-native is from Mars, legacy monitoring tools are from Venus

As the technology infrastructure world moves to embrace cloud-native with wider open arms, the legacy monitoring tools traditionally applied to this new IT substrate do not necessarily always enjoy an easy fit.

Do we really need low-code user experience tools?

Do we really need low-code user experience tools?

Low-code tools are everywhere, so will their impact be felt positively in the customer or user experience (CX or UX) space of our enterprise software applications - now that ‘top down’ roadmap rollout gives way to so-called ‘bottom...

Cloud-native’s fear factor (and how to overcome it)

Cloud-native’s fear factor (and how to overcome it)

The drive to embrace fully-blown -as-a-Service computing in wholly cloud-native technology deployments is an oft-spoken but rarely observed reality -- so what defines the cloud-native fear factor and how should organisations work to...

What not to automate

What not to automate

Every element of IT appears to be ripe for automation. But given this automated, autonomous and autonomic truism, at what point do we draw a line around these new robotic controls and efficiencies? In other words, how far do we push...

Low-code for logistics, coordinating a systematic advantage

Low-code for logistics, coordinating a systematic advantage

What aspects of the way logistics firms use technology makes this sector different – and, crucially, what accelerators can low-code templates and shortcuts bring to the way next-generation logistics software is developed?

AI faces its biggest ‘decision’ yet

AI faces its biggest ‘decision’ yet

Artificial Intelligence and its ability to perform different strains of Machine Learning functions is arriving at the point where it will need to make the biggest ‘decision’ of its life so far - can learning itself be automated to be...

Northern Ireland’s tech sector set to grow, so it does

Northern Ireland’s tech sector set to grow, so it does

Northern Ireland is not most people’s idea of the next IT hub about to shine and flourish, but some of the region’s tech roots run deep... and there are new shoots of Shamrock-green development too - the road to Silicon Causeway...

How ‘data lineage’ tracks data journeys down system bloodlines

How ‘data lineage’ tracks data journeys down system bloodlines

A close cousin to cloud-centric observability & visibility, data lineage may be one rung lower down the technology DNA scale and closer to the heart of every enterprise organisation’s information genome.

Low-code bids to elevate customer relationship management

Low-code bids to elevate customer relationship management

Are there are any depths to which low-code software application development cannot reach… and should that actually be heights? Among the principle practices within information technology potentially about to grow its usage of low-code...

The ephemeral cloud demands timeless backup

The ephemeral cloud demands timeless backup

The transitory world of cloud computing and its widespread implementation of impermanent ephemeral computing resources drives us to a point where we need Backup-as-a-Service to be an always-on resource toolset that facilitates the...

Why software stability is the new agility mutability capability

Why software stability is the new agility mutability capability

In the changeable, portable, infinitesimally mutable world of cloud computing, technology managers need to know the operational state of their IT estate down to an exacting level of detail -- without software stability, C-suite tech...

Why distributed processing helps data scale-out & speed-up

Why distributed processing helps data scale-out & speed-up

For CIOs working across the full transept of industry verticals in small, medium-sized or large capacity enterprises, there is an increased focused on data-driven business -- so, as data needs to scale-out and speed-up, could...

AI brain gardening, why pruning can yield sweeter fruit

AI brain gardening, why pruning can yield sweeter fruit

On the journey to explainable, understandable, unbiased and wholly business-applicable AI, knowing what order machine brains learn in is key to being able to access machine intelligence and so gauge its worth when applied to modern...

Red Hat CEO: Every CIO is a cloud engineer

Red Hat CEO: Every CIO is a cloud engineer

Red Hat CEO Paul Cormier used his keynote address at the company's annual user conference to explain his firm's focus on increasingly complex and powerful hybrid cloud stacks - the upshot of which, for the average firm in the street,...

Debunking the 20% innovation time enigma

Debunking the 20% innovation time enigma

The idea that enterprises large and small can get more innovation out of their employee base (while at the same time potentially improving their work-life balance and personal fulfillment register) by insisting that 10, 15 or perhaps...

Infrastructure's journey to invisibility

Infrastructure's journey to invisibility

Good technology is technology that users don't even notice - and so, in a sense, good technology is invisible. As cloud computing and the compartmentalised world of containers now flourishes, how should we track our IT...

AI is becoming a tradeable commodity

AI is becoming a tradeable commodity

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved and is now being grafted into our enterprise applications at surface level and throughout architectures and infrastructures -- how do the core mechanics of the AI marketplace work in this new...

Automation integration orchestration, not location location location

Automation integration orchestration, not location location location

The growth of cloud computing and composable containerised technology combined with mobile device ubiquity means location, location, location is no longer as important as automation, integration and orchestration.

Why 'unified' data tools are more powerful

Why 'unified' data tools are more powerful

In the era cloud computing and the platform technologies, perhaps the most hackneyed term of the moment is unified. Software firms boast of their unified platform, unified toolset, unified approach and their unified User Interface...

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