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December 6, 2019  11:34 AM

Everyone in UK tech must hold the new government to account on its digital promises

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

When Computer Weekly set out to compare and analyse the tech and digital policies in the major political parties’ manifestos for the 2019 General Election, the article...

November 29, 2019  11:58 AM

Looking back at 10 years of UKtech50 – what can we learn?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Every year when Computer Weekly announces its UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK technology, it’s an opportunity to look at what the names that feature tell us...


November 15, 2019  3:47 PM

Labour’s broadband plan won’t work – but let’s have a national debate to find a plan that does

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

So, the Labour Party wants free full-fibre broadband for all, and to nationalise Openreach. Cue bedlam on social media as the telecoms industry...


October 25, 2019  10:30 AM

IT employers must recognise benefits of flexible workforce and not hit contractors over IR35 reforms

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

For any IT professional who has managed to make a living as a contractor for the past 20 years, the acronym IR35 must be like a crucifix held up to a vampire. The tax reforms were considered controversial when first introduced in 2000, and now – just when you thought you’d got used to how it...


October 11, 2019  9:59 AM

IT leaders must recognise and acknowledge the growing mental health issues from working in tech

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

As Computer Weekly readers will know, there are many great reasons for working in tech – it’s fast-moving and creative, it’s changing the way we live and work, and mostly it’s well remunerated. Feel free to add your own. But IT can also be a highly pressured environment – running...


September 11, 2019  1:29 PM

Could Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ ‘secret’ data sharing plan work?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Prime minister Boris Johnson and his controversial special advisor, Dominic Cummings, are “secretly” working on a plan to gather citizen data from across Whitehall to be used for targeting communications to people in the run-up to Brexit, according to


August 30, 2019  3:42 PM

GDS reveals details of digital identity pilot for passport data checks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has published details of the planned pilot project for opening up passport data to companies that wish to offer digital identity...


August 28, 2019  12:07 PM

Gov.uk Verify’s £40m bill for losing Experian

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Government Digital Service (GDS) insists that its plans for Gov.uk Verify “remain on track” despite the withdrawal of three of the five remaining identity...

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August 5, 2019  12:55 PM

Why Gov.uk Verify faces a critical few months – again

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gov.uk Verify – the government’s flagship digital identity system – faces a critical few months ahead. Again. As the clock ticks down towards the end of March 2020, when


July 25, 2019  12:52 PM

The only tech question that matters for a new PM: are you ready for the digital future, Mr Johnson?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s traditional upon the coronation of a new Prime Minister to write a list of all the things they need to address in the tech and digital...


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