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September 11, 2015  1:37 PM

Buy vs build and the rise of open source are driving digital transformation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, commoditisation, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Linux, OpenSource, Software, Software development, Software licensing

One of the defining characteristics of digital transformation for most organisations is the realisation that software development is a core business activity. For much of the 1990s and 2000s, building your own software was something to be outsourced - often to low-cost offshore providers. "We're...

June 26, 2015  5:09 PM

Make eliminating legacy IT your personal legacy as an IT leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Agile development, API, cloud, DevOps, Digital strategy, IT Strategy

The term "legacy IT" is, in reality, something of a misnomer. It's recognised by every IT leader to represent the old software and hardware in their infrastructure, especially...


March 23, 2015  1:45 PM

After rural payments embarrassment – the test for GDS is to ‘make things open, make it better’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Defra, GDS, Government IT

The failure of the rural payment digital service last week - and its subsequent replacement by paper forms - is not the IT disaster some would claim, but it is


March 9, 2015  12:41 PM

Does IT have a problem with people?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, BCS, BYOD, digital, GDS, Project management, Shadow IT, Strategy

Does IT have a problem with people?

That's a question I found myself asking, after listening to the speakers at a BCS event last week. It's not a new question by any means, but when you consider a few topical challenges facing IT leaders and the IT industry, it's one that perhaps gives...


December 16, 2014  6:08 PM

Introducing the Devereux-Hodge shambolicness scale for rating progress of Universal Credit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

If Universal Credit were made into a Hollywood rom-com, you just know that Margaret Hodge and Robert Devereux would be the central characters. Thrust into repeated opposition on different sides of a heated Public Accounts...

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November 7, 2014  10:45 AM

This is the age of ‘just do it’ for IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, digital, Ecommerce, GDS, HP, Internet of Things, Microsoft, Smartwatch

Without wishing to sound like a Nike advert, IT is entering the age of "just do it".

One of the most important aspects of the digital...

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August 20, 2014  4:49 PM

Standing up for government IT – despite the e-Borders fiasco

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Cabinet office, e-borders, GDS, Government IT, Home Office, IT skills, raytheon, Universal Credit

It may be an unfashionable thing to do this week, but I'd like to stand up for government IT.

Whitehall IT has been under particular scrutiny lately, eliciting a Financial...

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January 31, 2014  4:33 PM

It isn’t easy being agile, as Universal Credit and BBC DMI have learned

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, BBC, digital, DMI, Software development, Universal Credit

It is becoming a truism that if you want to be a digital business, you need to adopt agile software development.

It's certainly true that most pure-play e-commerce companies are built around agile thinking, as are most tech startups. And there is growing acceptance in big corporates...


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 21, 2013  12:33 PM

The new vocabulary of IT leadership

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, digital, innovation, IT Strategy, Startups

Surrounded by rapid changes in the technology environment - what with cloud, mobile, big data and all the other topical industry buzzwords - the vocabulary of IT leaders has shifted noticeably in recent months. Where once the talk was about strategic suppliers, outsourcing, datacentre...


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