Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

March, 2014

March 27, 2014  4:45 PM

Cloud economics will challenge every IT supplier

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Google, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

The over-used phrase "price war" has rarely had a lot of relevance in the corporate IT market.

At best, we may have seen PC or server makers cutting prices by a few percentage points, or more typically bundling in new features to keep prices steady.

But now

March 18, 2014  12:02 PM

What you won’t see in Budget 2014 – the digital opportunities being missed by every political party

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, cloud, Digital skills, Government IT, Mobile, Networking, politics

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announces the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19 March), and the media is full of speculation over what his speech will include.

I would, however, like to make a confident prediction about a few things the Budget will not include.

March 13, 2014  12:01 PM

Labour: ‘This is not a review of GDS. It is a review of digital government’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly

Labour formally launched its Digital Government Review at an event in London last night.

It's clearly going to attract a lot of interest and scrutiny, if

March 11, 2014  1:00 PM

GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, SME

Government IT - and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service - is about to get political.

Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme...

March 6, 2014  4:03 PM

The supplier landscape is changing as IT buyers shun inflexible traditional vendors

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
innovation, IT suppliers, Outsourcing, tech startups

IT suppliers have always been an easy target for criticism and cynicism. IT managers will raise their eyebrows at the mention of vendors and share war stories with their peers of the relentless sales pressure to buy more products.

They are often seen as a necessary evil, and as such,...

March 5, 2014  12:09 PM

Is DWP about to lose its CIO?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, dwp, GDS, Government IT, Universal Credit

I've been told that the Department for Work and Pensions CIO, Andy Nelson, is about to step down from the role.

The information came from a usually reliable source, but at the time of writing this, the DWP press office has yet to confirm or deny what I was told, despite repeated...

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