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May 20, 2016  11:58 AM

Here’s the obligatory ‘What IT leaders can learn from Leicester City FC’ story

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, Data Analytics, football, Information management, Leicester, sport

As a football fan, it’s not often I get to indulge in a bit of technology-football crossover, but the Leicester City fairytale is too good an opportunity to miss. It seems...

April 29, 2016  12:55 PM

Next in the digital revolution: commoditisation of processes

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Artificial intelligence, Big Data, commoditisation, Internet of Things

One of the questions most commonly asked of technology journalists is, “What’s the next big thing in tech?” It’s easy enough to answer – at the moment, you would point to emerging trends such as internet of...

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April 7, 2016  5:36 PM

In the digital revolution, the Luddites are the ones in charge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Data protection, Luddites, privacy, Security

Between 1811 and 1813, English textile workers and weavers conducted a campaign of protests, sabotage and occasional rioting against the spread of new technology that threatened their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution. At times they also tried to prevent lower-paid immigrants from...


June 17, 2015  4:31 PM

If you want big data, start small

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Big Data, Customer engagement, Government IT, Open data, RBS

If you believe everything the IT industry tells you, then by now "big data" should have resolved all your decision-making problems and presented executives and employees with the insights they need to do their jobs...


January 8, 2015  5:24 PM

A 2015 technology prediction: Nothing much will happen

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, Cloud Computing, digital, Digital skills, innovation, Internet of Things, Mobile

It's usual at this time of year for journalists to make predictions - something I've tended to avoid as a fool's game beset by needless optimism, over-excitement or the patently obvious. But for 2015, I'll make an exception and offer one forecast as a counterpoint to some of the hyperbole you will...


May 30, 2014  10:42 AM

Large firms are turning to tech startups because traditional IT suppliers are failing to innovate

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, cloud, innovation, Mobile, Startups, tech startups, Unilever

Amid all the talk of the growth of the UK's tech startup scene in recent years, there has been one significant development that has gone relatively unremarked - the failure of...


April 11, 2014  10:26 AM

Does Heartbleed show it is time to ‘corporatise’ open source?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, GDS, Heartbleed, IT security, OpenSource, OpenSSL, Software development

The exposure of the Heartbleed bug that causes a major security vulnerability in many websites has handed a gift to the anti-open source lobby.

One of...


February 18, 2014  12:03 PM

The lesson from the NHS Care.data row: You can’t keep privacy issues private any more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Care.data, Database, IT security, NHS, privacy

The rumbling, growing row over the NHS England Care.data service has become an instruction manual for how not to handle data privacy in the digital age.

For anyone not aware of the...


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...


February 8, 2013  11:05 AM

Place your bets – who will fall off the cliff of technology change?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
2e2, Big Data, BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, cloud, Dell, innovation, Mobile, social media

We've all become used to the idea of constant change working in a sector like IT. We're so familiar with coping with the pace of innovation, that sometimes it's easy to miss the scale of what is happening around us.

Make no mistake, we're seeing change at a pace and scale that even for...


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