Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

March, 2013


March 28, 2013  11:52 AM

The predictability of what you’re going through

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, Dell, Google, Hackers, HP, Information security, innovation, nokia, Recession, Strategy

While we marvel and despair at the pace of changes being wrought by the technology industry, there's a body of opinion that everything we are seeing now was entirely predictable.

I enjoy the work of Carlota Perez and

March 21, 2013  1:08 PM

Will George Osborne ever increase his IT budget?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, datacentre, IT jobs, IT training, Skills

Once again, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's red briefcase remained firmly in the analogue world.

George Osborne made his first tentative steps into the modern world by joining Twitter on the day of the 2013 Budget (well, some unfortunate Treasury press officer did at least, and then...


March 14, 2013  6:37 PM

Why IT leaders need to learn to ‘fail fast’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, innovation, Project management, QA, Quality assurance, Software development, Universal Credit

In the long history of bad IT projects, one of the common characteristics has been the willingness - perhaps even determination - of IT teams to see things through to fruition even when it's obvious that things have gone wrong.

This has been highlighted numerous times in various...


March 8, 2013  3:32 PM

The vultures circle over Universal Credit IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, IT projects, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The vultures are circling over the IT behind the government's Universal Credit (UC) programme.

Computer Weekly has catalogued the gradual drip-feed of concerns and rumours...

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March 1, 2013  11:53 AM

The digital economy is the UK’s future, not the banks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, economy, government, Internet

The European Union wants to impose a cap on banker's bonuses. Regardless of what you think about the reasonableness of legislators trying to regulate private sector salaries - I'd say it's a daft idea, no matter how much banks need to...


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