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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,

March 27, 2014  4:45 PM

Cloud economics will challenge every IT supplier

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Google, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

The over-used phrase "price war" has rarely had a lot of relevance in the corporate IT market.

At best, we may have seen PC or server makers cutting prices by a few percentage points, or more typically bundling in new features to keep prices steady.

But now


January 14, 2014  12:23 PM

When will government IT teams learn they are not as different as they think

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Cloud Computing, Government IT, MOD, Procurement, Project management, Software development

We learned today of another government IT fiasco - millions of pounds being wasted at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a system for recruiting soldiers and reservists for the...


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...


July 12, 2013  10:24 AM

Microsoft CEO Ballmer wins Buzzword Bingo – but are customers playing a different game?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Google Apps, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, Office 365, PC, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer, Windows

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be celebrating today. He is the clear winner of the latest Super Buzzword Bingo competition, with his entry for the internal memo announcing Microsoft's biggest...

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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...


May 14, 2013  5:01 PM

Is G-Cloud changing the behaviour of the big IT suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, CloudStore, datacentre, G-Cloud, Government IT, Memset, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SME

The government's G-Cloud has its critics, who like to cite the relatively few millions of pounds of spending put through the programme as being tiny compared to the annual £16bn government IT spend.

But - putting aside the obvious counter argument that such change takes time and...


March 21, 2013  1:08 PM

Will George Osborne ever increase his IT budget?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, datacentre, IT jobs, IT training, Skills

Once again, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's red briefcase remained firmly in the analogue world.

George Osborne made his first tentative steps into the modern world by joining Twitter on the day of the 2013 Budget (well, some unfortunate Treasury press officer did at least, and then...


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


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