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April 24, 2015  12:32 PM

Amazon Web Services is showing traditional IT players how they need to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, AWS, Cloud Computing, HP, IaaS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PaaS, Public Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is clearly doing something right. The e-commerce giant has split out AWS revenues for the first time in its latest financial results, revealing

June 10, 2013  4:39 PM

Morality and ethics – the ‘next big thing’ for IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, privacy, snooping, trust

Nobody in the IT profession can be disappointed that technology has become such a central part of the way we all live and work.

For anyone who has been in the industry for 10 or more years, it is fantastic to see IT taking its central place in business and society; for technology to...


March 28, 2013  11:52 AM

The predictability of what you’re going through

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, Dell, Google, Hackers, HP, Information security, innovation, nokia, Recession, Strategy

While we marvel and despair at the pace of changes being wrought by the technology industry, there's a body of opinion that everything we are seeing now was entirely predictable.

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November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and


September 28, 2012  1:40 PM

Cloud is an economic opportunity for the UK – does the government know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data protection, dreamforce, European Commission, European Union, regulation, Salesforce.com

It has long been the case that governments and regulators struggle to keep up with the pace of change in technology. With the growth of cloud computing - the first genuinely globalised, commoditised, off-the-shelf IT service - that challenge threatens to become a serious problem for the European...


September 21, 2012  1:05 PM

What the cloud means (and it isn’t cutting costs)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, cloud, Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Software as a Service

What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the cloud? Low cost, perhaps. Pay as you go, maybe. Probably also: not secure, too complex, regulatory headaches,


July 25, 2012  1:13 PM

UK’s IT skills base gets the thumbs-up – government please take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, iCity, IT careers, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills

As the Olympic Games finally opens in London this week, there are 300 or so highly skilled IT experts about to be out of a job. Thanks to some of the leading lights of the new technology economy, they might not have far to look for a new employer.


March 7, 2012  12:22 PM

Tech leadership must drive economic activity – the other bit of Vince Cable’s letter to the PM

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Google, government, innovation, Intel, Leadership

There was plenty of national coverage of business secretary Vince Cable's leaked letter to the prime minister, in which he lamented the lack of a...


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...


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