Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

May, 2010


May 25, 2010  1:15 PM

A high-tech economy needs to retain high-tech skills

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Government IT, Outsourcing, Public sector, Skills

Public sector IT professionals are no doubt gearing up for difficult times ahead. Already, government CIOs are warning of the risk of losing talented staff as the...

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May 20, 2010  5:56 PM

Goodbye ID cards – is it time to say hello to identity banks?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Government IT, identity cards, Security

As expected, the new government has scrapped the controversial and unwieldy identity cards project created as a flagship of Labour policy.

Labour's problem was that...


May 13, 2010  4:42 PM

Stemming the flood of ID card applications

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, ID cards, identity cards

Following the Conservatives and Liberal Democrat coalition's rise to power, the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has taken rapid action over the two parties' manifesto promises to scrap ID cards.

A message on the IPS...

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May 12, 2010  5:18 PM

10 urgent IT questions for the new government to answer

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Careers, Government IT, ID cards, innovation, NHS, Skills, SME, Strategy, twitter

So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the


May 11, 2010  3:17 PM

Microsoft Office 2010: Will you bother to upgrade?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Microsoft, office 2010, SaaS, Software, Software licensing, Windows

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question for most of Microsoft's customers.

There were times when the latest release of a new version of a major Microsoft product was a huge catalyst for IT spending. Many IT managers will remember planning their strategy around the anticipated...


May 5, 2010  11:40 AM

Whoever wins the election, IT will be vital

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservative, economy, Labour

It is very unlikely that anybody who goes to the polling booth this week will base their voting decision on the IT policies of the parties listed before them.

But the fact that


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