Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

November, 2015

November 27, 2015  11:24 AM

GDS gets a £450m budget boost – and a £3.5bn incentive to prove digital really works

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital strategy, GDS

Even people close to the Government Digital Service (GDS) seem surprised - pleasantly so - by the announcement of a £450m budget over the rest of this Parliament.

While it's still not clear exactly how that cash will be allocated, it's a far cry from expectations in the months leading...

November 20, 2015  2:32 PM

Software is never perfect – and that includes the Post Office’s controversial Horizon system

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Horizon, Postmasters, Software, Software development

Software goes wrong. Every developer knows that. Even the most thoroughly tested piece of software can come up with an unexpected set of circumstances that cause it to behave in an...

November 20, 2015  11:20 AM

Spending review: GDS continues but big cuts ahead in Cabinet Office

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CCS, GDS

The Cabinet Office is set for higher than average budget cuts in next week's spending review, while the future of the Government Digital Service (GDS) appears to be secure - but...

November 13, 2015  11:26 AM

Spending review will show how – or if – digital is the future of the public sector

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GAAP, GDS, HMRC, local government, NHS, Verify

November 25th is highlighted in red ink for any IT leader in the public sector. That's the day the chancellor, George Osborne, reveals the winners and losers in the 2015 spending review, which determines how much cash each department, agency and council gets to spend over the next five years.

November 5, 2015  4:36 PM

Women are breaking the glass firewall in IT – but they need the men in IT to do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Education, jobs, mentors, recruitment, Skills

One of the most pleasing aspects of this year's UKtech50 - Computer Weekly's annual list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT - is that over one-third of the nominees...

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