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June 6, 2014  2:42 PM

Russia invests £2.8bn to deliver 10Mbps fibre broadband across the country

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, fibre, Russia, Skolkovo, tech startups, telecoms

Earlier this week, I was in Moscow, visiting the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russia's $15bn attempt to create a tech startup environment to

June 5, 2014  10:20 AM

Russia’s investment in tech startups depends on overcoming concerns of its new web-savvy generation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
3G, 4G, Broadband, innovation, Mobile, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

According to Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative countries in the world, Russia ranks only 18th - ahead of China but behind not only most of its global competitors, but also relative...


March 18, 2014  12:02 PM

What you won’t see in Budget 2014 – the digital opportunities being missed by every political party

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, cloud, Digital skills, Government IT, Mobile, Networking, politics

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announces the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19 March), and the media is full of speculation over what his speech will include.

I would, however, like to make a confident prediction about a few things the Budget will not include.


July 18, 2013  1:33 PM

BT: Caring corporate or vampire death squid?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
4G, Broadband, BT, NAO, Ofcom, PAC, regulation, telecoms, Virgin Media

MPs on Parliamentary select committees do enjoy starting a good meme.

Thanks to Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, it is commonplace to describe


March 22, 2012  12:43 PM

Budget 2012: Promising, but not yet enough for UK IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, budget, Internet access, Mobile, Osborne, R/D, research

Every year we assess what the Budget means for the UK IT community. Most years we conclude: Nothing much. This year, we'd have to acknowledge progress, by concluding: Well, a bit,...


March 24, 2011  10:57 AM

How to make sure this was a Budget for business IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, budget, Careers, CIO, government, Leadership, recruitment, Skills, SME, Start up

Chancellor George Osborne labelled the latest contents of his tattered red briefcase as a Budget for business, and if that proves to be the case then it would be a good one for the IT sector and IT professionals.

It's going to be a big "if" though.

On paper,


December 10, 2010  12:34 PM

Broadband will be an ideological test case for this government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, EU, fibre, government

The future for broadband in the UK is a critical economic and political issue - perhaps the only technology that has come to deserve such high-level government attention.

It has also become an increasingly emotional topic of debate. After last week's announcement of the government's...


September 27, 2010  11:42 AM

Digging for victory in next-generation broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre

Broadband coverage outside of major towns and cities has been a sore point for rural communities for some time. It is easy for well-connected urban users to forget just what a pain the lack of service can be for individuals and small businesses in remote parts of the UK.

BT seems to win...


May 12, 2010  5:18 PM

10 urgent IT questions for the new government to answer

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Careers, Government IT, ID cards, innovation, NHS, Skills, SME, Strategy, twitter

So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the


April 1, 2010  9:56 AM

IT managers beware Sunday night / Monday morning syndrome

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, innovation, Internet, Strategy, Virtualisation

I came across a new phrase recently, one that I liked so much that I plan to adopt it and use it myself in future articles, thereby claiming all the glory for its conception.

But to alleviate any feelings of guilt, I shall first give credit where it's due, and thank Peter Hambling, CIO...


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