Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

October, 2013

October 31, 2013  1:54 PM

The risky politics of open government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, freedom of information, GCHQ, NSA, ODI, Open data

"Open" is the newly favoured word at the heart of government, and one that intrinsically connects politics and technology.

Prime minister David Cameron once promised us "the most open and transparent government in the world", and this week we are seeing both sides of that claim.

October 24, 2013  2:42 PM

Is virtualisation the next big market to be ripe for disruption?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, BlackBerry, Hyper-V, Microsoft, nokia, Public Cloud, Virtualisation, VMware

People often ask, what makes Computer Weekly different among the ever-growing variety of technology news websites?

One of the main things is our focus on the often-boring topics that are central to corporate IT. Smartphones, tablets, apps and social media may make headlines in the...

October 18, 2013  11:46 AM

Something is broken in UK IT skills and recruitment

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Computer science, Education, IT jobs, Training, university

The oldest, longest running story in Computer Weekly is the IT skills shortage.

No matter what the time period, the latest technologies, or the state of the economy, the UK IT sector has never yet been able to say, "OK, we've got enough people now - thanks."

It's a topic...

October 10, 2013  4:54 PM

The simple answer to bad suppliers: don’t buy from them anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CSC, e-borders, Government IT, NPfIT, Procurement, raytheon, Whitehall

So we added another paragraph to the eternal tale of government IT woes this week, with the news that the Home office e-Borders programme to secure Britain's...

October 4, 2013  12:07 PM

BES 10 is the only hope for the future of BlackBerry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BBM, BES10, BlackBerry, BYOD, iPhone, smartphone

Regardless of what the company's future might be, the rise and fall of BlackBerry is set to be a business school case study for many years.

It's a classic example of the innovator's dilemma - a firm that has great success from a unique innovation, which in BlackBerry's case was email...

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