Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

November, 2013


November 29, 2013  11:22 AM

A new focus on training is needed to tackle transition to a digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, digital, government, IT skills, Training

There is an emerging sense of fear around the effect that the digital revolution is going to have on jobs.

Recently there has been a swathe of articles and surveys warning of an impending jobs catastrophe as technology automates more processes and functions. With customer self-service...

November 21, 2013  12:33 PM

The new vocabulary of IT leadership

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, digital, innovation, IT Strategy, Startups

Surrounded by rapid changes in the technology environment - what with cloud, mobile, big data and all the other topical industry buzzwords - the vocabulary of IT leaders has shifted noticeably in recent months. Where once the talk was about strategic suppliers, outsourcing, datacentre...


November 15, 2013  11:25 AM

Those deleted Tory speeches – how technology holds politics to account

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Google, Labour, politics, ROBOTS

It was only two weeks ago that I wrote a post on this blog titled "The risky politics of open government", highlighting the expectations placed upon any prime minister who declares his...


November 8, 2013  11:46 AM

What is the public interest in Universal Credit IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?

My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the


November 6, 2013  12:19 PM

Universal Credit – now the role of IT suppliers must come under scrutiny

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, Universal Credit

It is increasingly likely the government will have to write-off most, if not all, of the £303m spent so far on developing IT to support Universal Credit.

Multiple sources told Computer Weekly that


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