Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

November, 2012

November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and

November 21, 2012  12:53 PM

HP vs Autonomy – a high-stakes game with a big loser

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Palm

Congratulations to HP for creating a global flood of words about its increasingly controversial purchase of British software company Autonomy last year.

The accusations of "questionable accounting and business practices" that led to

November 16, 2012  5:11 PM

Tax transparency will be a growing issue for government IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capgemini, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, HP, IBM, tax, Transparency

Considering the amount of taxpayers' cash that goes to IT suppliers - some £16bn per year at latest estimates - it was inevitable that the big multinational systems integrators that dominate Whitehall IT would come under scrutiny over their tax payments.

The vultures have been circling...

November 16, 2012  11:27 AM

Universal Credit – the last failure of the old IT regime, or a boost for the new?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G-Cloud, Government IT, Open source, Universal Credit

There are two things that often signal a major government IT project on the brink of disaster. First, streams of leaks appear suggesting little problems here and rather bigger problems there; and second, the relevant Whitehall press office tells journalists it is not going to provide a "running...

November 9, 2012  12:11 PM

We need more visionary IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Barclays, CIO, Information security, innovation, Leadership

When IT leaders explain their reasons for not moving to a new technology, it is almost always due to immediate or short-term perceived problems.

Should you move to the cloud? Security is a concern. Should you overhaul your information security? Ooh, too risky, what if we get hit by...

November 1, 2012  6:29 PM

The government’s open standards policy is bold, important and very carefully written

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, FRAND, Linux, Microsoft, Open source, Proprietary software

The government has finally released its policy for open standards in IT - after an

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