Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

June, 2010


June 28, 2010  3:54 PM

A contribution to the “paid vs free” online content debate

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, journalism, online, Web

The only newspaper I buy on a regular basis is The Sunday Times. If I'm going to buy a daily paper, it will usually be a copy of The Times. I like the presentation, the tone, the journalism, the opinion and in particular the sports coverage. It's clear that if I had to pick a...

June 21, 2010  3:33 PM

What the Osborne Budget means for IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, NHS, Osborne

Another day, another Budget. Tomorrow sees the announcement of the government's emergency Budget- it feels like we've been having these a lot lately.

But there are a lot of IT projects and IT strategies that are going to be affected by George Osborne's first experience of opening that...


June 14, 2010  4:43 PM

Why can’t I use my iPhone? – the rise of “bring your own” IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, consumerisation, Data protection, Government IT, iPhone, Security

Ministers in our new government are worrying about rather more prosaic technology issues than the big Whitehall IT contracts that attract all the headlines.

According to one government CTO, some new ministers who are being offered a standard-issue Blackberry for ministerial...


June 11, 2010  3:03 PM

Don’t be a World Cup killjoy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bandwidth, Email, football, Internet, Networking, streaming

Are you part of a killjoy IT department? How many football-supporting employees across the UK will have received emails in the past week from their IT team discouraging bandwidth-hungry online viewing of the World Cup?

At the Computer Weekly newsdesk, we also received one of...


June 11, 2010  2:59 PM

The IT guy has made it to the top – at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, CIO, Tesco

It has finally happened. After years of anticipation, the IT guy has made it to the top.

If you collected £1 for every time there has been a prediction that IT leadership is the emerging route to becoming chief executive, it would probably be enough to pay the salary of


June 8, 2010  2:57 PM

Why the iPad is good news for IT professionals

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, ipad

There is far too much hype in the technology sector these days, but for once some of the latest hype is right: Apple's iPad does represent a significant milestone for IT.

However, the hype is for all the wrong reasons.

The tablet device is not important because of what it looks...


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