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April 12, 2019  10:33 AM

When will we see the digital transformation of politics?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The digital transformation of government and public service delivery is well under way and is by now – hopefully – unstoppable. It’s taken longer to...

March 25, 2019  12:52 PM

MPs hear more revelations about Gov.uk Verify as troubled project gets a new leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Hello and good luck, to Lisa Barrett  - the newly appointed director of digital identity at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She's taken on what many people outside GDS see as something of a poisoned chalice. You might think it strange, that this job has been created for the first time...


March 22, 2019  11:39 AM

Hubris over Horizon? Post Office shocks High Court with accusation of bias

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Post Office likes to describes itself as “the nation’s most trusted brand”. Anyone following the


March 6, 2019  10:24 AM

NAO hammers another nail into Gov.uk Verify

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s not commonly known outside Whitehall that by the time the National Audit Office (NAO) – Parliament’s independent spending watchdog – publishes a report, it will have been through several iterations. The subjects of the report – government departments and agencies, civil servants and...


February 15, 2019  11:47 AM

NHS takes a small digital step into the 21st century – with bigger ones to come

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Here is our quote of the week: “We spend £8m a year on paper. We spend £2m a year on envelopes. We can save lives, save staff time and cut costs by using an extraordinary piece of technology that has the ability to allow two people to communicate instantaneously, and to allow groups of people...


February 7, 2019  2:57 PM

Of course there’s technology for the Irish border – that doesn’t mean it will work

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It’s understandable that people express cynicism when a politician – particularly one with a clear ideological bent – proclaims that “digital” or “technology” can solve the core Brexit issue of the Irish border. With very few honourable exceptions, politicians have the same...


January 4, 2019  2:34 PM

Hello 2019, same as 2018 (mostly)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

“Nothing changes, on New Year’s Day,” sang U2 many years ago. This piece of self-evident wisdom doesn’t stop the world of tech punditry from excitedly making hyperbolic forecasts at the start of every year on the assumption that opening up their new wall calendar will magically change the...


December 7, 2018  12:57 PM

O2 outage proves the weakest link in the digital revolution is fallibly human

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

So it turns out the O2 mobile network failure that took out data access for some 30 million people this week, was


November 22, 2018  4:34 PM

IT community needs to counter concerns behind ‘big tech’ backlash

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Sometimes reporting the latest tech news at Computer Weekly throws up an entertaining juxtaposition. Take these two headlines, for example, from last week: TechUK calls on Matt...

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November 8, 2018  3:36 PM

Brexit and tech – the big ‘if’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

As we, seemingly, edge closer to something resembling a UK deal for leaving the European Union (and by the time you read this, that statement could quite possibly have been superseded by events), so the government is starting to reach out to the tech sector to ease its ongoing concerns. This...


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