Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

October, 2010

October 29, 2010  12:04 PM

Short-termism in IT recruitment means our next generation are shunned

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apprentice, dwp, Government IT, recruitment, Skills, students

Not only are we not encouraging enough young people into IT, but those who do want to work in the profession can't find a job.

The dilemma is exemplified by the experiences of

October 21, 2010  12:01 PM

Spending review: What will public sector IT look like in five years?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, HMRC, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills

So now we know. It will take time for the full ramifications of the government's spending review to flush through the system, but there is little doubt that the budget cuts announced by Chancellor George Osborne...

October 15, 2010  12:13 PM

The government gravy train for IT suppliers is almost over – at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Contracts, Government IT, IT services, Procurement, Strategy, Whitehall

TopShop owner Sir Philip Green has a reputation as no-nonsense guy, the type of businessman who calls a spade a spade. But why did it take a billionaire fashion retailer to state the obvious facts about government IT contracts that most of the IT community have known for years?

October 11, 2010  5:03 PM

Users will determine Microsoft’s mobile success in the enterprise

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Microsoft, Mobile, Symbian, Windows

Microsoft is quite used to being written off these days. The software giant has been told that the PC operating system is dead, that Internet Explorer is on the way out, that it will be blown away by the cloud. In particular, we are told that Apple, Android and Symbian mean Microsoft just won't...

October 5, 2010  1:59 PM

The IT community’s global economic challenge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
E-book, economy, Education, Leadership, Management

One of the oldest and most-discussed issues in IT management is the relationship between IT and "the business" and the role (or lack of a role) that IT leaders play in the boardroom. For a change last week I had the opportunity to take a much broader perspective on the relationship between IT...

October 5, 2010  1:45 PM

Data security is more than just an IT problem

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
'Virus`, Barclays, Cloud Computing, Encryption, Phishing, Security, Stuxnet, WORM

There was a coincidental, but important, thread running through the articles in this week's issue of Computer Weekly magazine. Take a look:

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