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February 15, 2019  11:47 AM

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

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a UK deal for leaving the European Union (and by the time you read this, that statement could quite possibly have been superseded by events), so the government is starting to reach out to the tech sector to ease its ongoing concerns.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


November 2, 2018  1:02 PM

Chancellor’s Budget boost for tech is tempered by Brexit realities

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Gone, or so it seems, are the days when Computer Weekly laments after every Budget statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer that tech has been overlooked. There is little doubt that


October 19, 2018  3:27 PM

Can Matt Hancock be the minister that finally gets NHS technology right?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

A large and toxic cloud has hung over NHS IT since the failure of the £12bn National Programme that saw billions wasted on systems that barely worked. Since...


October 10, 2018  3:09 PM

GDS must share the lessons of Verify – good and bad – to boost the digital identity ecosystem

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Depending on your perspective, Gov.uk Verify is now either secure in its future at the heart of the UK’s emerging digital identity ecosystem, or it has one foot in the grave and is on the way to its inevitable demise. The Cabinet Office has produced a carefully worded announcement that leaves...


September 21, 2018  8:53 AM

DCMS plan aims to open up digital identity market – and might kill off Gov.uk Verify

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been conducting a review of digital identity since taking over policy responsibility from the Government Digital Service (GDS) in...


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