Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

June, 2013


June 28, 2013  2:09 PM

IT leaders need to pressure cloud providers for open standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Google, Interoperability, OpenStack, standards

If there is one area more than any other that the IT industry has consistently let its customers down, it is standards.

The old adage says that the great thing about standards is there are so many of them. But the history of IT suppliers agreeing to open and interoperable standards is...

June 21, 2013  11:58 AM

Smart CIOs understand the distinction between digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, digital, Mobile, Skills, Software, Software development, Strategy

Language has always been a barrier between business and IT. For years, technical jargon protected the IT department because their business colleagues assumed they needed these well-paid experts to understand all this complexity.

More recently, that jargon has been understandably used...


June 19, 2013  11:29 AM

Bringing IT leaders and tech startups together

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, innovation, Startups

There's a lot of buzz around the technology startup scene and the Tech City area in east London. There are great strides being made in Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff and Newcastle, where


June 10, 2013  4:39 PM

Morality and ethics – the ‘next big thing’ for IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, privacy, snooping, trust

Nobody in the IT profession can be disappointed that technology has become such a central part of the way we all live and work.

For anyone who has been in the industry for 10 or more years, it is fantastic to see IT taking its central place in business and society; for technology to...


June 6, 2013  5:05 PM

DCMS land-grab is a threat to IT’s political and economic future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
DCMS, economy, government, IT skills

The IT industry's vital role in the UK economy is under threat from what appears to be a desperate attempt by a Whitehall department to avoid being cut back or even scrapped in chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review.

The


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