Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

June, 2014

June 26, 2014  4:31 PM

Big IT vs SME IT in government – it’s really about changing IT suppliers’ behaviour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Procurement, SME

The Cabinet Office plan to bring in more SME IT suppliers and reduce dependence on the old

June 18, 2014  11:51 AM

Invest in the UK’s IT heartland to secure the future of our digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, IT education, IT training, Skills, tech startups

It's the first ever London Technology Week this week, an apparent attempt to make tech a part of the capital's international trendy calendar alongside the likes of London Fashion Week and London Film Festival.

It has certainly grabbed some headlines - when was technology ever the...

June 13, 2014  11:10 AM

Can social science save the web?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Web

Pretty much every week these days you can expect a story in Computer Weekly on one of two topics: the growing importance and influence of the web to business and economic development; and the growing threats to the web from cyber attacks, surveillance, or the possible demise of net neutrality.

June 6, 2014  2:42 PM

Russia invests £2.8bn to deliver 10Mbps fibre broadband across the country

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, fibre, Russia, Skolkovo, tech startups, telecoms

Earlier this week, I was in Moscow, visiting the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russia's $15bn attempt to create a tech startup environment to

June 5, 2014  10:20 AM

Russia’s investment in tech startups depends on overcoming concerns of its new web-savvy generation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
3G, 4G, Broadband, innovation, Mobile, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

According to Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative countries in the world, Russia ranks only 18th - ahead of China but behind not only most of its global competitors, but also relative...

June 3, 2014  8:36 AM

Bringing the technology world to Russia

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cisco, IBM, innovation, Intel, SAP, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

The billions of rubles of government money being invested in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow (

June 2, 2014  9:31 AM

How Moscow money and the post-Soviet generation hope to create Russia’s Silicon Valley

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
innovation, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

The Skolkovo Innovation Centre is about a half-hour drive from Red Square, in a 400 hectare building site on the outskirts of Moscow. Today and tomorrow, it's the venue for the second annual

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