Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

February, 2011

February 25, 2011  3:46 PM

Whitehall open source plan heralds a behaviour change for suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, Procurement, Software, Strategy

Has anyone kept a count of the number of times the government has said it is going to move to open source software? It's been a favoured goal for many years...

February 24, 2011  3:21 PM

IT leaders are ready for the cloud – but are their suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Risk management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Software licensing, Strategy

Now here's an irony. After two or three years of vendor cloudwash and relentless marketing to IT leaders about why they should move to the cloud, it seems those CIOs have accepted their suppliers' advice - but it's those very vendors that are about to realise the monster they have...

February 18, 2011  4:12 PM

Obama woos the tech crowd – Mr Cameron, take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Eric Schmidt, Facebook, Google, obama, Oracle, steve jobs, Yahoo

Last night, President Obama hosted a dinner with the leaders of the US technology industry in California.

It was certainly the IT equivalent of the best celebrity bashes, and a rare event to bring together the likes of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, Apple CEO Steve Jobs (looking thin,...

February 17, 2011  4:27 PM

David Cameron, meet IT reality (part two)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, It spending, NAO, Strategy

Only last week, I wrote on this blog that David Cameron and Co are quickly learning that the problems of government IT are more intractable than their pre-election good intentions are...

February 11, 2011  2:09 PM

Cameron & Co finding that government IT needs more than good intentions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, government, Government IT, Strategy

A new government is learning that being in power is a different game from being in opposition when it comes to IT policy.

It's not the coalition's fault - it's what happens when you get a new bunch of politicians making decisions they have never had to make before - but already it's...

February 4, 2011  4:44 PM

Could the cashless economy finally be here?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Barclaycard, Barclays, e-money, ipad, iPhone, mcdonalds, near field communication, NFC, O2, Orange, T-Mobile

Since the first stirrings of the dot com boom, we have been told that cash is on its way out, and electronic money is around the corner. Next week, on 14 February, is the fifth anniversary of the switch to chip-and-PIN cards in the UK - the only really significant step that has been taken...

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