Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

August, 2012

August 31, 2012  10:50 AM

When software becomes a utility, everything changes – and it will

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, iPhone, Java, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Utility computing, Windows

It's a challenge faced so far only by the most ultra-successful software companies, but a major turning point comes when a product becomes a utility.

It doesn't happen often, but there's a big difference when a piece of software goes from something you use to compete against your...

August 28, 2012  12:21 PM

Users will decide the ultimate winner in Apple vs Samsung skirmish

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, IBM, ipad, iPhone, Patent, samsung

In the long term, the Apple vs Samsung patent war will come to be seen as little more than a skirmish in a technology revolution led by users, not by manufacturers.

It's difficult not to take sides after

August 22, 2012  10:59 AM

RIM / Blackberry: one upgrade cycle from oblivion

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger, Google, IBM, iPhone, Microsoft Exchange Server, MOTOROLA, research in motion, RIM, samsung, WIndows Phone

News that the government is close to giving security clearance for use of smartphones other than Blackberry is another small step in Research in Motion's (RIM's) seemingly headlong...

August 17, 2012  10:19 AM

IT exams are a waste of time – let’s scrap them

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
A-level, GCSE, ICT, IT education, IT skills

Let's save us all some time. After this year's A-level results, please read what we wrote about

August 10, 2012  10:57 AM

Banks need to tackle IT complexity to avoid further regulation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Complexity, Ebay, Facebook, Google, IT Strategy, NatWest, RBS

Complexity is the common enemy of every IT leader. Ask any group of IT managers what is their biggest day-to-day challenge, and the answer you will most often receive points at the complexity of legacy infrastructure.

For too long, IT departments and their suppliers have used that...

August 3, 2012  10:59 AM

Making the Olympics a showcase for IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Atos, BBC, Cisco, Cloud Computing, IOC

So far, the London 2012 Olympics has been a triumph all round. An amazing opening ceremony, Team GB gold medals sprinkled generously around, and even the transport system has coped.

Ironically, one area that has come in for criticism - albeit at a low level - has been aspects of the...

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