Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

February, 2010

February 26, 2010  1:17 PM

Building the business case for corporate social media

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Aviva, CIO, Collaboration, Facebook, social media, Social networking, twitter, YouTube

The use of social media technology in business has been permeated by perceptions that staff are simply Twittering their mates about what they just ate, Facebooking photos of colleagues or taking up valuable network bandwidth watching their favourite YouTube videos instead of working.


February 19, 2010  2:31 PM

The infrastructure challenges for IT managers – by IT managers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
360IT, CIO, Compliance, Infrastructure, IT Governance

Sometimes in the IT department, nobody can hear you scream. If your day feels a little like that, then take some reassurance that you are not alone.

Yesterday I chaired a roundtable debate organised by 360┬░IT - the IT infrastructure event. Around...

February 19, 2010  2:02 PM

The mobile organisation is still a dream

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
3G, BlackBerry, Mobile, Wireless

Mobility has been one of the ever-present items near the top of IT managers' priorities for some time. The potential for using mobile technology to get closer to customers, to improve employees' work-life balance, and to reduce the cost of office facilities, is well known and obvious.


February 16, 2010  2:51 PM

New from Google: G-mea culpa

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
buzz, Facebook, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Social networking

You see, it's not so easy being big. That, at least, is one lesson Google could learn from Microsoft.

After the search giant stormed the web's news outlets and blogs last week with the launch of its Gmail-based social networking tool Buzz, so this week it is reaping the pain from...

February 12, 2010  11:57 AM

The climate for IT is going to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
datacentre, environment, Green IT, IT Strategy

Whether you are fed up with a tide of "greenwash" marketing from IT suppliers; whether you are a climate change sceptic put off by revelations of dodgy research; or whether you are an active environmentalist - if you are an IT manager too, none of those will matter soon, because green IT is...

February 8, 2010  2:52 PM

What Larry wants, Larry gets: what next for acquisitive Oracle?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BEA, EDS, HP, IBM, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel

Several years ago, I sat next to then-Oracle UK managing director Ian Smith at an industry event. At the time, the software giant was pursuing an aggressive and increasingly contentious purchase of rival PeopleSoft, and for a while looked like losing.

Discussing this with Smith, he...

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