Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

April, 2012


April 27, 2012  1:25 PM

Open means open – why transparency matters

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Microsoft, Open source, Software, Transparency

The Cabinet Office yesterday scrapped the output from a key part of its open standards consultation over an undeclared conflict of interest from a central participant.

The...

April 17, 2012  10:00 PM

Dear open standards lobby: SHOUT LOUDER!!

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, FRAND, Government IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Open source, Proprietary software

There is a hugely important debate taking place in the UK IT community at the moment, one that will have equally huge significance for almost everyone who buys IT in this country.

It's about open standards - and in particular, what definition the UK government will use for the open...


April 12, 2012  3:28 PM

IT security basics will always be the best protection

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Microsoft, Security, Trustworthy computing

There is growing evidence that we are entering a new and dangerous phase in the IT security threats that organisations face.

For years, the received wisdom has been that if you have an Apple Mac, you're safe; that there's no real threat from the insecurity of smartphones; that you only...


April 3, 2012  11:40 AM

Protocols not products: Why identity assurance is central to the new government IT thinking

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Government IT, IDA, Identity assurance, Paypal, Universal Credit

I recently had a fascinating and wide-ranging chat with government digital director Mike Bracken, looking back at his first six months in the job and the challenges he has...


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