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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


May 22, 2015  4:19 PM

Business is going digital but IT departments have yet to grasp the way they have to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
bimodal, DevOps, digital, GAAP, Gartner, Hailo, Microservices, OpenStack, Software development

"Digital" is undoubtedly the buzzword of the day in conversations between IT leaders and their executive counterparts in the organisation. But it's only recently that the full implications of "going digital" are becoming clear in the IT department.

We hear plenty about


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


March 6, 2015  12:52 PM

Mobile and cloud adoption is accelerating – don’t miss out

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, digital, It spending, IT Strategy, Mobile, Mobile Working

With 90,000 people attending this year, Mobile World Congress has become one of the definitive events on the technology calendar. Nobody is surprised to hear experts saying mobile is...


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...


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...


October 9, 2014  5:14 PM

HP split fails to answer questions over long-term future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cloud Computing, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Leo Apotheker, Palm

Leo Apotheker must be tearing out whatever hair he has left. The former HP chief executive was sacked in 2011 less than a year into his reign for...


September 4, 2014  4:53 PM

Speak English! IT industry must take its jargon out of the cloud

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, cloud, consumerisation, Cyber security, Hacking, icloud, Jargon

We all had a bit of a giggle, didn't we, when the Daily Mail tried to explain "the cloud" to its readers.

In a story about the apparent hacking of Apple's iCloud service...


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