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October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...

September 30, 2016  10:03 AM

Not Strictly Windows – how Satya Nadella is teaching Microsoft new dance moves

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, microsoft windows 10, Office 365, Satya Nadella, Software licensing

Not that long ago, Microsoft was a mess. A 1990s giant losing its way in a world of smartphones and cloud services, but still a hugely important legacy supplier...


May 27, 2016  10:38 AM

The incredible shrinking Hewlett Packard – where does it go next?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, cloud, Dell, HP, HPE, IaaS, IBM, Mergers & Acquisitions, SaaS, Salesforce.com, Server

In 2011, Hewlett Packard’s annual revenue was $127bn, making it the largest technology company in the world by sales at that time – yet its market worth was a comparatively meagre $42bn. It had just


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


October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...


July 17, 2014  4:10 PM

Apple/IBM tie-up provides historic counterpoint to Microsoft’s massive job cuts

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, AWS, cloud, IBM, ipad, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, office, WIndows Phone

Sometimes news stories coincide fortuitously in a way that highlights the significance of major trends transforming the IT landscape - and we have a big one this week.

Yesterday,


October 24, 2013  2:42 PM

Is virtualisation the next big market to be ripe for disruption?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, BlackBerry, Hyper-V, Microsoft, nokia, Public Cloud, Virtualisation, VMware

People often ask, what makes Computer Weekly different among the ever-growing variety of technology news websites?

One of the main things is our focus on the often-boring topics that are central to corporate IT. Smartphones, tablets, apps and social media may make headlines in the...


June 28, 2013  2:09 PM

IT leaders need to pressure cloud providers for open standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Google, Interoperability, OpenStack, standards

If there is one area more than any other that the IT industry has consistently let its customers down, it is standards.

The old adage says that the great thing about standards is there are so many of them. But the history of IT suppliers agreeing to open and interoperable standards is...


May 30, 2013  4:59 PM

Which IT suppliers have not yet seen the cliff approaching?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Dell, digital, Google, HP, Open source, PC

Watching the IT industry at the moment is a little like reading a good crime novel. There are pieces of evidence appearing, from various sources, often apparently unconnected, but which all point to one inescapable conclusion.

The difference in IT is that this is not a question of "Who...


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