Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

May, 2013

May 30, 2013  4:59 PM

Which IT suppliers have not yet seen the cliff approaching?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Dell, digital, Google, HP, Open source, PC

Watching the IT industry at the moment is a little like reading a good crime novel. There are pieces of evidence appearing, from various sources, often apparently unconnected, but which all point to one inescapable conclusion.

The difference in IT is that this is not a question of "Who...

May 24, 2013  1:16 PM

Is this the most remarkable government statement on IT yet?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CTO, DECC, Government IT, lock-in, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Whitehall

If any of the big, incumbent Whitehall IT suppliers have not yet done so, they really need to read this web page.

It's part of the new

May 23, 2013  3:35 PM

If the PC is dead nobody told Lenovo

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Dell, Desktop, HP, laptop, lenovo, PC, Tablet

Apparently we are in the post-PC era. The PC is dead. Deceased. Pining for the ffjords. Ceased to be. An ex-market.

But nobody seems to have told Lenovo. Look at the latest quarterly sales figures.

May 14, 2013  5:01 PM

Is G-Cloud changing the behaviour of the big IT suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, CloudStore, datacentre, G-Cloud, Government IT, Memset, Oracle,, SME

The government's G-Cloud has its critics, who like to cite the relatively few millions of pounds of spending put through the programme as being tiny compared to the annual £16bn government IT spend.

But - putting aside the obvious counter argument that such change takes time and...

May 9, 2013  1:39 PM

Help us to recognise the role models for women in IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

We're proud to this week launch our second annual quest to select the 25 most influential women in UK IT.

The issues affecting women in technology have only become more...

May 9, 2013  12:26 PM

Michael Dell says “I like to win” – but will he?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
datacentre, Dell, HP, michael dell, Networking, PC, Servers, Storage

It's become something of a common public perception that Dell is a company in crisis.

Fourth-quarter revenue down 11%, profit down 31%, and its founder engaged in

May 3, 2013  11:34 AM

Election countdown begins for Whitehall IT reforms

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Digital strategy, G-Cloud, Government IT, oligopoly, Open source, Outsourcing, Universal Credit

Two years from this week, it's the next General Election.

Unless the Coalition collapses before 7 May 2015, the election date is fixed and immovable. That means there are just 24 months left for the IT reformers in government to make their changes equally immovable before the political...

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