Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

July, 2014


July 24, 2014  11:12 AM

Congratulations to GDS on open document formats – but will Microsoft resort to litigation?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Microsoft, ODF, office, OOXML

Back in February, when the UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats closed, I described the decision to be made by the Cabinet Office as

July 17, 2014  4:10 PM

Apple/IBM tie-up provides historic counterpoint to Microsoft’s massive job cuts

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, AWS, cloud, IBM, ipad, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, office, WIndows Phone

Sometimes news stories coincide fortuitously in a way that highlights the significance of major trends transforming the IT landscape - and we have a big one this week.

Yesterday,


July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


July 4, 2014  10:49 AM

To every male IT leader – it is your responsibility to get more women into IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Digital skills, Diversity, IT leadership, recruitment, Skills

Congratulations to the 25 most influential women in UK IT - our annual list was announced yesterday, and it contains some amazing, high-achieving individuals (who happen to be...


July 3, 2014  11:35 AM

Labour’s digital rhetoric is increasingly positive towards GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, GDS, Labour

Labour MP Jon Cruddas gave a speech this week that was barely reported in the press, but contained his party's most significant statements yet about the role of digital and technology in...


July 3, 2014  9:47 AM

Dear HP, Microsoft (and others) – stop bleating, start competing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, HP, Microsoft, oligopoly

There's an interesting story in The Independent today that highlights the issue


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