Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

April, 2016


April 29, 2016  12:55 PM

Next in the digital revolution: commoditisation of processes

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Artificial intelligence, Big Data, commoditisation, Internet of Things

One of the questions most commonly asked of technology journalists is, “What’s the next big thing in tech?” It’s easy enough to answer – at the moment, you would point to emerging trends such as internet of...

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April 20, 2016  5:03 PM

EC’s anti-competitive stance is laudable, its action over Google & Android is laughable

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, anti, Apple, European Commission, European Union, Google, Mobile, mobile apps, Operating systems, smartphone

As a football fan, one of my primary experiences of European antitrust law comes through watching the English Premier League on TV.

Once upon a time, I paid Sky Sports for a subscription and saw any and all of the games that the Premier League allowed to broadcast live.

Then...


April 19, 2016  10:43 AM

Liam Maxwell: The man who checks the homework

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CTO, GDS, Government IT, It spending, oligopoly

Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude used to call Liam Maxwell "the man who checks the homework".

First as an advisor to Maude, then


April 15, 2016  11:12 AM

Universal Credit shows it is time to make all major government projects open and transparent

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, freedom of information, Government IT, Project management, Universal Credit

After four years of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spending taxpayers' money on legal fees to prevent the release of key Universal Credit documents, the only surprise revealed by their eventual publication this week was there was so little to be surprised about.

We knew...


April 7, 2016  5:36 PM

In the digital revolution, the Luddites are the ones in charge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Data protection, Luddites, privacy, Security

Between 1811 and 1813, English textile workers and weavers conducted a campaign of protests, sabotage and occasional rioting against the spread of new technology that threatened their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution. At times they also tried to prevent lower-paid immigrants from...


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