Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

March, 2012

March 29, 2012  11:26 AM

Government to IT suppliers: Does it hurt yet?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cabinetoffice, Capgemini, CloudStore, G-Cloud, Oracle, Whitehall

When I was a schoolboy, there was a popular if rather sado-masochistic playground game called Chinese burns. This involved grasping your opponent's wrist with both hands, and twisting their skin in opposite directions. They then did the same to you. The loser was the first to yelp in pain or...

March 22, 2012  12:43 PM

Budget 2012: Promising, but not yet enough for UK IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, budget, Internet access, Mobile, Osborne, R/D, research

Every year we assess what the Budget means for the UK IT community. Most years we conclude: Nothing much. This year, we'd have to acknowledge progress, by concluding: Well, a bit,...

March 13, 2012  4:43 PM

Donate your PCs to Computer Aid – 200,000 so far, 50,000 more needed now

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
health care, Internet access, PC, Sainsbury

The IT charity Computer Aid International has celebrated a significant milestone - the delivery of its 200,000th PC to worthy causes in the developing world.

I have no problem in admitting a high degree of bias in proclaiming this achievement and...

March 8, 2012  11:32 AM

We are in the post PC-is-the-only-option era, but that’s not quite as catchy for Apple marketing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Chromebook, Gartner, ipad, iPhone, iPod, laptop, PC, tablet computer

Are we, as Apple would have us believe, in the "post-PC era"? I'm not so sure.

The phrase has become something of a tech meme lately and Apple has understandably embraced it, claiming at the

March 7, 2012  12:22 PM

Tech leadership must drive economic activity – the other bit of Vince Cable’s letter to the PM

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Google, government, innovation, Intel, Leadership

There was plenty of national coverage of business secretary Vince Cable's leaked letter to the prime minister, in which he lamented the lack of a...

March 2, 2012  11:59 AM

Loving it when an identity plan comes together

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Facebook, Government IT, IDA, identity cards, Identity management

To quote a phrase that was mightily popular in the 1980s: I love it when a plan comes together.

In this case, it's not even my plan, but it's one I've found myself writing about often over the past few years. Here's just a couple...

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