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.

Bot symbiotics, APA’s analytical relationship with RPA

Bot symbiotics, APA’s analytical relationship with RPA

While RPA bots work to shoulder orchestration and deliver the front-line operational requirements needed for automation, APA analytics bots deliver the lower-level data science functions that both tiers need to make smart software...

Task & process mining clear pathway for dynamite RPA

Task & process mining clear pathway for dynamite RPA

Only by understanding the way digital business works at the most granular level and being able to categorise different workflows into defined discrete elements can we manage people effectively and allow RPA ‘bots’ to sit alongside...

Tibco acquires Information Builders to extend the end-to-end endgame

Tibco acquires Information Builders to extend the end-to-end endgame

TIBCO announces agreement to acquire Information Builders, Inc.

Don't fly-by-wire with AI until you know the controls

Don't fly-by-wire with AI until you know the controls

Software developers should approach Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven programming controls with zeal and cautionary awareness in equal measure; no AI should be engineered-in until a technician understands how and why it can deliver...

Technology’s big tradeoff: complexity vs. conformity

Technology’s big tradeoff: complexity vs. conformity

The multiplicity of clouds, databases, microservices and containers alongside the infinite variety of converged and divergent services that exist in the typical enterprise IT stack are spiraling in their complexity - how we manage and...

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.

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