Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

August, 2013


August 27, 2013  3:59 PM

Timing is everything in Steve Ballmer’s departure – why Microsoft needs a new vision

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, cloud, Microsoft, Office 365, Steve Ballmer, Surface RT, Windows 8

The biggest disappointment in Steve Ballmer's announcement that he is to retire as Microsoft CEO came from the absence of a suitable...

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August 20, 2013  12:49 PM

Does it matter if government buys IT from SMEs or big multinationals?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, G-Cloud, Government IT, oligopoly, Outsourcing, SME, Universal Credit, Whitehall

Does it actually matter whether government buys its IT from small suppliers or big multinationals?

The Cabinet Office seems to think so - it has increased the target for IT...

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August 14, 2013  11:47 AM

BlackBerry crumbles: the lessons for the IT industry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BES10, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Dell, HP, Huawei, IBM, IOS, Mobile, Palm, smartphone, ZTE

It was the least surprising news of the year. BlackBerry is up for sale, the Canadian mobile phone company finally admitting to the inevitability that everyone else recognised ages...


August 6, 2013  9:53 AM

Unhappy Universal Credit staff point to continuing IT problems

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile development, dwp, GDS, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

So, what's really going on with the Universal Credit IT programme?

If you trust journalistic warning bells - and believe the saying that there's no smoke without fire -...


August 1, 2013  4:25 PM

When will politicians end their ‘public sector bad – private sector good’ mantra?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
111, CSC, G4S, Government IT, NHS, NPfIT, Outsourcing, Serco

Will we ever kill once and for all the idea that the private sector can do anything the public sector can do, but do it better and cheaper?

We're in a strange spiral at the moment where the government is dogmatically attempting to contract out to companies as many public services as it...


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