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December 12, 2013  7:27 AM

Universal Credit IT: What we know; what we don’t know

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Agile, BT, GDS, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

"There is no debacle on Universal Credit" declared Iain Duncan Smith in his opening salvo to MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee this week.

The...

November 8, 2013  11:46 AM

What is the public interest in Universal Credit IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?

My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the


November 6, 2013  12:19 PM

Universal Credit – now the role of IT suppliers must come under scrutiny

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, Universal Credit

It is increasingly likely the government will have to write-off most, if not all, of the £303m spent so far on developing IT to support Universal Credit.

Multiple sources told Computer Weekly that


September 12, 2013  11:33 AM

How much worse will Universal Credit IT problems get?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?

Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...

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September 9, 2010  12:52 PM

NHS National Programme for IT – the last of the government mega-projects

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, NHS, NPfIT

And so it came to pass - the £12bn NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) is no more, replaced by a decentralised approach that aims to save £700m.

The...


March 22, 2010  3:54 PM

Let the online giants deliver online government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Amazon, Broadband, Ebay, EDS, government, HP, IBM, Web

Prime minister Gordon Brown has today put some flesh on the bones of his long-standing promises to put technology at the heart of the UK's economic future. 

He says the aim is to make the UK the "world leader in the digital economy" by 2020, with the key headline-grabbing...


February 8, 2010  2:52 PM

What Larry wants, Larry gets: what next for acquisitive Oracle?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BEA, EDS, HP, IBM, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel

Several years ago, I sat next to then-Oracle UK managing director Ian Smith at an industry event. At the time, the software giant was pursuing an aggressive and increasingly contentious purchase of rival PeopleSoft, and for a while looked like losing.

Discussing this with Smith, he...


December 8, 2009  9:52 AM

Time has come for IT to heal and prosper

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, budgets, CRM, Ecommerce, It spending, Recession, Recovery, Strategy

The IT industry's bruises from fighting the downturn in 2009 are still pretty raw, but as the year approaches its end many will be applying the ointment with a bit more of a smile.


The mood of cautious optimism among IT directors was confirmed by


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