Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

October, 2016


October 31, 2016  4:23 PM

The clampdown on IT contractors in Whitehall is another risk for digital government progress

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Government IT, IR35, IT contractors, IT jobs, IT skills

IT contractors working in government are under pressure like never before over their tax status, and many people in Whitehall IT fear that a clampdown on the use of temporary staff could lead to a damaging exodus of vital digital skills. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is closely scrutinising...

October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...


October 24, 2016  12:08 PM

GDS under Kevin Cunnington (so far) – different, and yet the same

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Digital government, dwp, GDS, IT Strategy, Whitehall

Computer Weekly’s first opportunity to meet with Kevin Cunnington, the new director general of the Government Digital Service (GDS) answered a lot of questions –...


October 21, 2016  10:55 AM

A welcome change of tone from government over FTTP broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", "Theresa May", Brexit, Broadband, BT, Digital economy, Digital government, fttc, FTTP, telecoms

As citizens of the UK try to decipher the new thinking and emerging rhetoric of a post-Brexit-vote government and a new Prime Minister, for us in tech there is already a welcome change of tone in one vital area. For six years, we were constantly told by


October 13, 2016  2:29 PM

GDS: Will the strategy still be delivery?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, IT Strategy, Whitehall

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is an uncertain place at the moment – or so the rumour mill says. The team are carrying on with their pre-existing strategy – one that was written last year to justify


October 7, 2016  11:17 AM

Government must not ignore the historic international nature of UK IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", Digital economy, Digital government, Digital skills, Government IT, IT jobs, IT skills, IT training

We didn’t hear much about the digital economy during the recent political party conferences. Prime minister Theresa May made a throwaway comment in her big set-piece...


October 5, 2016  11:51 AM

Even GDS creator Francis Maude is worried about future of GDS

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

Followers of the ups and downs of the Government Digital Service (GDS) will be aware of the question marks surrounding the future of the...


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