Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

March, 2017


March 30, 2017  1:46 PM

Can GDS avoid becoming just another Whitehall silo? Analysing the NAO’s scathing critique

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital transformation, GAAP, GDS, NAO, Verify

Prior to this week’s publication of the latest National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Government Digital Service (GDS), rumour had it the Whitehall watchdog had pulled back from serious criticism and tempered its observations. A first draft, so it was said, was subsequently toned...

March 29, 2017  11:58 AM

The digital revolution is unstoppable, inevitable – and bigger than Brexit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Digital economy, digital technology, DigitalEurope, EU, innovation, techUK

Let’s start with the disclosure. I voted for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU). My reasoning at the time was that the EU is an over-bureaucratic, dysfunctional organisation that ought to celebrate the difference between European nations not attempt to homogenise them; its leaders are...


March 24, 2017  12:36 PM

Securing the post-Brexit future of the great British tech success story

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"east london tech city", Brexit, CBI, Digital economy, Digital government, innovation, research

With the UK’s formal Brexit notification due on 29 March, heralding two years of uncertainty, the tech sector’s lobbying for consideration in negotiations with the EU is likely to...


March 17, 2017  11:41 AM

UK digital progress must not be hindered by Brexit uncertainty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, Digital government, EU, fibre, IT jobs, IT skills

Let’s think about the UK in 2027 for a moment. By then, just 10 years from now, we will have been out of the EU for eight years. We might not even be the UK any more, but if we are, the population is likely to have grown to 70 million,


March 10, 2017  12:36 PM

NICs increase is least of the tax worries for public sector IT contractors as IR35 fears grow

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

The otherwise obscure topic of taxation for the self-employed hit the headlines this week after chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond announced in his latest Budget a...


March 2, 2017  4:50 PM

UK government’s digital strategy has to be welcomed – but it could have been so much more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
5G, Broadband, Data infrastructure, Digital government, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, Government IT, IT training, tech startups

The very best thing about the government digital strategy is that it exists. The areas covered by the strategy are vitally important for the UK’s economic future...


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