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.

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?...

Policy-as-Code in the new cloud matrix

Policy-as-Code in the new cloud matrix

As we now build the cloud-native era of virtualised and abstracted architectures that run from datacentres to desktops and through the middle-ground network mesh of interconnectivity that joins every node and endpoint together, we can...

A new recipe for enterprise data, 'too many cooks' is over

A new recipe for enterprise data, 'too many cooks' is over

The adage 'too many cooks' might still apply in the soup kitchen, but in cloud-centric data analytics, there is an argument for more ingredients (data sources), more cooks (data scientists) and more servings all round.

Technology lens theory will colour-code new views of IT stack

Technology lens theory will colour-code new views of IT stack

With key technology groups and platform sub-sectors now working inside co-related tightly integrated groups, can we work with the notion of colour-coded ‘lenses’ that help coalesce new and emerging tools to provide computing power...

AWS opens business analytics to serverless scope & simplicity

AWS opens business analytics to serverless scope & simplicity

A new world of more flexible data analytics is achievable by using cloud-based serverless provisioning, management and delivery claims Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the company now offers the scope and promised simplicity that comes...

Hold on, we’re entering the age of the AI-accelerator

Hold on, we’re entering the age of the AI-accelerator

Technology accelerators speed things up, obviously. But then so does extra processing power, additional server space and drinking too much coffee - we are talking about the more considered use of IT accelerators in the new world of AI...

The cloud is the computer, web application security fundamentals

The cloud is the computer, web application security fundamentals

There is now a pressing need for C-suite directors and their immediate divisional team leaders to understand where system security should be applied - in a world where the cloud and the web is the computer, system security and...

How not to get hamstrung by your own innovation tax

How not to get hamstrung by your own innovation tax

Bemoaning the lack of business-to-developer integration that exists in many companies today, CTO at open source database platform company MongoDB Mark Porter suggests that this gap creates what amounts to an almost self-imposed...

The fluffiest (usable) clouds have solid foundations

The fluffiest (usable) clouds have solid foundations

Given the 3D (or perhaps 4D) honeycomb of interconnected blocks that now comes together to form the increasingly cloud-native nature of the modern IT double-helix, it is perhaps no surprise that the term ‘IT stack’ has been...

Crack, lack & slack: Three fragilities in the cloud pipeline

Crack, lack & slack: Three fragilities in the cloud pipeline

The rise of cloud-native DevOps functions along with the popularisation of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) does not necessarily make a perfect cloud, the flow is strengthening… but...

The four cornerstones of IT automation growth

The four cornerstones of IT automation growth

The widespread development of software ‘bot’ platforms is changing the way people work as machines now take on the mundane, repeatable, definable tasks inside work processes in every industry vertical. Automation platform company...

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