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.

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...

Popcorn not included: Dynatrace ‘movies’ show user app experiences

Popcorn not included: Dynatrace ‘movies’ show user app experiences

Within appropriately managed data privacy guidelines and regulations, providing central IT command with a ‘movie-like’ view of native mobile enterprise application user experiences can allow apps to be tuned, tested, tightened and...

The age of IT observability becomes clearer

The age of IT observability becomes clearer

Observability is a measure of the internal health of any computer system in terms of its ability to perform the operations that it was engineered for. Often measured via a Key Performance Indicator (KPI), observability has now focused...

Living the dream, embracing application event streams

Living the dream, embracing application event streams

In order for CIOs to live the contemporary IT stack dream, they need to embrace the event streaming dream & work with technologies designed to enable applications and data services to ‘scale-out’ and become massively web-scale, when...

The rise of democratised, productised & operationalised IT

The rise of democratised, productised & operationalised IT

Technology vendors are fond of slathering on layers of value-add functionality to their products in an attempt to make them more accessible, flexible and useable - is the rise of democratised, productised and operationalised...

The myth behind the dream of ‘composable’ business

The myth behind the dream of ‘composable’ business

Popularised by technology analysts, business futurists and cloud computing evangelists, the concept of composable business is meant to convey a notion of operational interchangeability in the face of extreme change - so is there...

Laying a foundation for dynamic software architectures

Laying a foundation for dynamic software architectures

The label 'dynamic software architecture' is an oft-overused seldom justified term... but does in fact denote a software system with a higher degree of moveable, changeable, adjustable components at its base layer.

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