Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

October, 2012


October 25, 2012  11:10 AM

Windows 8 – the eminently sensible product launch of the week

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, ipad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Office 365, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server

Despite all the hype about iPad minis, there's no doubt the most significant product launch of the week for IT managers is the release of

October 22, 2012  5:28 PM

Leaders need to be part of the network not apart from it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GES2012, Internet, social media

Last week in Rio de Janeiro saw a gathering of the "informed elite".

That phrase is in quote marks because it's not one that I would ordinarily use, nor in fact is it one that even the person who used it wants to use, as I shall explain.

But it's the impending demise of...


October 17, 2012  5:01 PM

Gary McKinnon’s legacy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
anonymous, Gary McKinnon, Hacking, hacktivist, IT security

So Gary McKinnon stays free - for now.

At Computer Weekly, we've followed the self-confessed hacker's story for the 10 years it's taken to fight his extradition to the US. Along the way we've seen...


October 11, 2012  11:03 AM

When will the traditional model of software licensing die?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer

When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.

This week alone, we've seen


October 9, 2012  1:11 PM

GES2012: Optimising information use through the internet and social media

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GES2012, innovation, Open data, social media

This year's Global Economic Symposium (GES) takes place in Rio de Janeiro next week, on 16-17 October.

GES is an annual event that invites stakeholders from around the world to discuss global issues, challenges and...


October 8, 2012  12:58 PM

Why CIOs need to Like the Facebook way of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Facebook, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Management

This is a Powerpoint slide I've used a lot lately when I've been asked to give talks on the state of IT or "the next big thing", and it usually seems to raise a smile from the audience:

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October 4, 2012  3:41 PM

HP’s latest turnaround plan makes everyone dizzy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Compaq, EDS, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM

HP has announced so many "turnaround plans" in the last few years that employees and customers must be getting dizzy.

As well as the


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