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.

Blueprinting our way to easier data

Blueprinting our way to easier data

The mass of data ubiquity surrounding business systems is giving rise to an increasing number of templates and reference architectures that act as a new kind of ‘information blueprint’ for enterprises to shortcut their way to more...

A new prescription for big data headaches in pharma-tech

A new prescription for big data headaches in pharma-tech

Every industry runs on data. From oil rigs to bakeries and from finance to dressmaking, every business now has a responsibility to re-define itself as a data-centric software business. The pharmaceutical industry is no different. A...

Why software robots have a 'lifecycle' too

Why software robots have a 'lifecycle' too

Software 'bots' form they key enabling functions in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) systems - although machine-based in form and structure, their existence is still subject to a human-like lifecycle that affords them a surprising...

How to build a 'good' API

How to build a 'good' API

Many parts of the software industry would have us believe that a progressive approach to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) denotes the mark of a platform's prowess and power -- but what are they... and how do we tell good from...

Why observability is a key metric for the cloud era

Why observability is a key metric for the cloud era

The abstract virtual world of cloud computing can be more directly and accurately controlled if the right observability and visibility tools are applied to as-a-Service applications and services.

How a software firm 'goes' open source

How a software firm 'goes' open source

What happens when an organisation decides to take its previously proprietary software and make it open source?

From chaos to automation: Testing times for software

From chaos to automation: Testing times for software

Knowing how and to what extent an application has been put through testing provides insight into its performance, functionality and suitability for a given use case.

How (and why) the API became the new IT cornerstone

How (and why) the API became the new IT cornerstone

Acting as the 'glue' between connected services, Application Programming Interfaces now proliferate across the web, across the cloud and throughout the fabric of contemporary enterprise computing.

Cloud management is no job for humans

Cloud management is no job for humans

What role will AI and machine learning play in managing the cloud in the near future?

Oracle HCM shows the human (resources) side of cloud

Oracle HCM shows the human (resources) side of cloud

Not all clouds are equal - an HR cloud has specific pre-engineered features and analytics services to suit tasks related to workforce management.

Online retail shows fashion for 'headless' commerce

Online retail shows fashion for 'headless' commerce

In the shift to digital e-retailing, a headless microservices architecture can decouple the storefront from the data stocks in the virtual storeroom.

The rise of (insert industry here)-tech

The rise of (insert industry here)-tech

As the number of tech industry 'sub-sectors' increases, is it real, or is it just marketing?

Dear CIO, do you know what your bot architects are doing?

Dear CIO, do you know what your bot architects are doing?

How to know if your RPA architect is building the right robots.

Business is still not data-driven, why not?

Business is still not data-driven, why not?

When will firms become more data-driven from the ground up?

Why we need software intelligence 2.0

Why we need software intelligence 2.0

Software analysis company CAST calls for more granular examination of software components.

Appian goes 'full stack' on automation, with extra toppings

Appian goes 'full stack' on automation, with extra toppings

Low-code development company Appian has launched "full stack" automation, but not defined what automation would be in full stack terms - so Adrian Bridgwater has defined it from programmer to automation levels.

How to elevate a database to the cloud

How to elevate a database to the cloud

How should you move your database structures to the cloud?

Can we conquer cloud complexity?

Can we conquer cloud complexity?

Why is cloud so complicated?

How to scale an RPA robot economy upwards (& outwards)

How to scale an RPA robot economy upwards (& outwards)

Businesses need to scale, but how does it work in the real world and how do you handle the challenges it presents?

The love and the lament: Percona CEO details state of open source data

The love and the lament: Percona CEO details state of open source data

Peter Zaitsev used Percona's most recent conference keynote to discuss the open source data arena.

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