Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

January, 2016


January 29, 2016  11:35 AM

Google tax debate is just an early example of social upheaval from the digital revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, government, HMRC, Internet of Things, mobile apps, Uber

In many ways it is a shame that the most likely reason for a technology company to hit the headlines in national newspapers and on TV is because they don't pay enough taxes.

For all the largely justified criticism of

January 18, 2016  3:30 PM

We need coordination between old economy job cuts and digital economy job creation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Digital skills, jobs, recruitment, Skills

BT has one of its main contact centres in a tower block in Swansea city centre - it's the highest office building for miles around, just a short stroll to the sea front. From its upper-floor windows you can see across Swansea Bay to the lights and smoke from the giant steel works in neighbouring...


January 15, 2016  12:19 PM

The government’s patrician approach to privacy risks a spiral into ever greater surveillance

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, Encryption, GCHQ, privacy, Security, snooping

It must be 15 years since the first time I wrote the phrase, "Privacy will be one of the defining challenges of the internet age". In the intervening years, that challenge has grown enormously.

Allied with privacy is trust, and it's clear nobody trusts a word the government has to say...


January 8, 2016  10:39 AM

Will 2016 be the year we find out which ‘traditional’ IT suppliers survive the digital revolution?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, digital, innovation, IT Strategy, Open source, research, Software

The combined revenue of the five biggest global corporate IT suppliers declined by more than $12bn over their past four financial quarters - at a time when the use of technology worldwide is booming.  

That $12bn isn't money that has disappeared from the market - it's simply being...


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