Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

October, 2014


October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...

October 27, 2014  9:41 AM

Socitm 2014: The digital challenges for local government IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital strategy, G-Cloud, GDS, local government, Socitm

A big thank you to Socitm, the society for local government IT leaders, for inviting me to chair their annual conference, which took place last week in Manchester.

As a Liverpool FC supporter, the awkward choice of Old Trafford as the venue...


October 24, 2014  12:01 PM

A bad week for retailers, or a good week for digital retailing?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Argos, digital, homebase, multichannel, Retail IT, Tesco

It's not been a great week for retailers. Look at Tesco - terrible; online sales grew by a whole 11%. And ailing


October 16, 2014  1:01 PM

An alternative three-point plan for IT suppliers to government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, HP, IT suppliers, techUK

TechUK, the IT industry trade body, kindly invited me to chair a panel debate at their launch this week of a "three-point plan" to improve the relationship between IT...

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October 14, 2014  9:58 AM

What has happened to the Prime Minister’s Digital Taskforce?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Digital skills, Government IT, Labour

In July, the government revealed the existence of the Prime Minister's Digital Taskforce - notable at that time mainly for the fact that


October 9, 2014  5:14 PM

HP split fails to answer questions over long-term future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cloud Computing, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Leo Apotheker, Palm

Leo Apotheker must be tearing out whatever hair he has left. The former HP chief executive was sacked in 2011 less than a year into his reign for...


October 3, 2014  10:47 AM

Credit where it’s due – this government has made huge progress on digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, Government IT, IDA, Identity assurance, Labour

It was hugely welcome to see the prominence that digital issues were given during the Labour and


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